Building Mechanic - Second Shift at University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado

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Job Description:

Building Mechanic - Second Shift

Requisition Number: 44487

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type: University Staff

Schedule: Full Time

Posting Close Date: 28-Nov-2022

Date Posted: 18-Nov-2022

Job Summary

Housing Facilities Services (HFS) at the University of Colorado Boulder is now encouraging applications for a Building Mechanic - Second Shift! This role is a multiple trades focused position. This role exists to keep all aspects of Housing Facilities Services and Dining Facilities buildings in working order. This will involve the alteration, maintenance, and repair of a variety of building and mechanical systems; as well as providing on-call assistance to all areas of Housing Facilities Services during the second-shift on an emergency on-call basis.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Housing Facilities Services (HFS) is a comprehensive facility management operation that provides around-the-clock support to over 10,000 residents and 20,000 conference guests annually. Services include maintenance, repair, renovation, project management, capital construction, housekeeping, and grounds-keeping operations. HFS has approximately 190 full-time employees, as well as approximately 80 part-time and student staff, who all strive to give residents the best living experience possible.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Carpentry/General Building Maintenance

  • Repairing doors, door jambs, windows, cabinets and doors and counter tops.

  • Hanging new doors including outside, security, and closet doors (bi-fold, accordion, by-pass type) and installing all affiliated hardware (closures, panic bars, locks, hinges).

  • Other responsibilities include: minor furniture repairs, repairing drywall damage, painting, and solid surface fabrication and repair.


  • Repair/replace garbage disposals, drain wastes and p-traps, unplugs tubs, toilets, sinks, garbage disposals, floor drains and main lines using both hand and power auger. Repair or replace faucets, shower valves, shower heads, water stops, ball valves, gate valves. Repair, rebuild or replace toilet tank ballcocks, replaces wax ring and handle kits, supply tubes and flappers.

  • Assist Plumbers with the installation of water heaters, boilers and other equipment and fixtures.

  • The use of University vehicle is required for the performance of some of these duties.


  • Analyze and make repairs on electric appliances (stoves, refrigerators, water heaters) including installation and rewiring of new burners, controls and burner elements, using appropriate wiring diagrams. Hang new light fixtures, replace light switch outlets, and ballasts on light fixtures.

  • Rebuild and overhaul bathroom fans and furnace motors.

  • Install new range hoods and makes required electrical hook ups.


  • Analyze and determining malfunctioning furnaces, fan coil units, air handlers, exhaust fans and boilers, making required repairs, replace gas valves, limit switches, blower motors, thermocouples and thermostats and calibrating all the above.

  • Troubleshoot electronic ignition systems, maintaining and replace all heat and domestic hot water circulating pumps and motors.

General Duties

  • Board up broken windows, re-glaze windows, cut and hang new mirrors, change lock cylinders, install detectors, repair or replace curtain rods, towel bars, closet rods.

  • Repair and or replace window and door screens.

  • Removal of ACM using O&M techniques.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

  • This position is considered Essential Services and is 100% on campus.

  • This position will operate a University vehicle and requires an active Driver's License.

  • This position requires a Pre-Placement Physical.

What We Can Offer

  • The annual salary for this position is $50,000.

  • The shift for this position is 2pm – 12:30am, Wednesday through Saturday.

  • Shift differential is available, as follows:

    • Weekend shift-differential is 20%.

    • For Friday, weekend shift differential shall be paid for all hours worked when half or more of the scheduled work hours fall between 4pm and 11pm.

    • Second shift differential Monday through Thursday is 7.5%

    • For Mon-Thurs, second shift differential shall be paid for all hours worked when half or more of the scheduled work hours fall between 4pm and 11pm.

  • This position is eligible for the following benefits: 22 vacation days; access to medical, dental, vision and life insurance; tuition reimbursement (up to 9 units per semester); retirement plans, and more! Check out our Total Compensation Calculator to realize the full compensation potential for this position.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Two years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.

  • Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program will substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • 1 year of experience in Building Maintenance related fields, including but not limited to: electrical, HVAC, or plumbing/sewer machine.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.

  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by November 28
, 2022, for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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