Job Description

Grand Canyon University’s Facilities department is seeking a full time Commercial Food Service Technician


  • Install, service, repair, maintain, operate and adjust for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and kitchen cooking equipment and any other equipment including calibration of related instruments, gauges and controls.
  • Install, service, repair, maintain, operate and adjust all types of industrial, commercial mechanical refrigeration, ventilation, and ventilating equipment,  food service equipment and air dryers.
  • Install, service, repair, maintain, operate and adjust all gas fired appliances as well as auxiliary heating specialties.
  • Conduct necessary tests, including standard industry approved trouble shooting methods to determine malfunctions and/or causes of breakdowns of all assigned equipment; remove, repair or replace faulty parts, subassemblies and major components; retest equipment with repaired or replaced components and make required adjustments and/or corrections to restore complete/proper operation.
  • Recommend and/or order necessary parts and supplies for installation, service, repair and maintenance of all assigned equipment.
  • Instruct and advise users of proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Service, repair, maintain, adjust and calibrate gas and electric ovens and grills.
  • Install additional electronic, electrical, plumbing to improve or enhance performance, or to adapt to existing systems.
  • Review work with State Inspectors, as required, to ensure compliance with State regulations.
  • Report, organize and maintain all necessary records of materials purchased/work performed to service, repair, maintain and operate all equipment, including applicable records/paperwork associated with EPA mandates and refrigerant transition/recovery.
  • Service, repair, calibrate, regulate, fine-tune, or test machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Service, repair, adjust, and test machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
  • Check and change air filters and condensate pans tablets/pads on a regular basis.
  • Perform general maintenance tasks as needed.
  • Perform and maintain work to local, state and Federal codes.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attends classes and seminars (classroom or online) to update skills.
  • Work Schedule requires to be available on a rotational basis with other technicians to respond to emergency situations on a twenty-four-hour, seven day, basis.


  • Technical school graduation or equivalent apprenticeship in refrigeration units all types and sizes.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience at the journey level.
  • Work experience must involve all levels of refrigeration, ice machines, walk-ins, cold wells.
  • Must have certificate of completion for refrigerant transition/recovery and be certified as universal.  (EPA)
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow refrigeration and electrical blueprints and schematics.
  • Thorough knowledge of heating, ventilation, commercial kitchen equipment and refrigeration equipment, electrical systems as applicable to trade specialty.
  • Knowledge of local and national Fire Underwriters Code and ASHREA Standards for the refrigeration industry.
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot (sometimes without schematics for installed equipment) and resolve.
  • Thorough knowledge of materials, methods and hazards of the refrigeration trade with proficiency in the use of related tools.
  • Ability to perform delicate and intricate repairs.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places and confined spaces.
  • Sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform the duties and responsibilities of this job including heavy lifting.
  • Ability to wear and use personal protective equipment, as needed (including respirator, subject to pulmonary test.)
  • Available for on-call and rotating schedule.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Must pass background check requirements
  • Knowledge of blueprints.
  • Knowledge of commercial mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Knowledge is mandatory of: principles of HVAC/R systems, controls, and components; combustion systems; air and water balancing; kitchen equipment; kitchen cooking equipment; interpreting drawings and schematics; fundamentals of HVAC/R equipment and troubleshooting techniques; environmental regulations for fuels, refrigerants, and hazardous materials.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, indoor air quality (IAQ) investigation and problem solving.
  • Highly proficient in handling electronic and mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of refrigeration, able to pass all state and local testing requirements
  • Knowledge of single systems, display cases and walk-in boxes
  • Highly proficient in installing and troubleshooting refrigeration units.
  • Must have the physical skills and endurance to move about campus and the buildings in order to fulfill daily maintenance tasks and activities.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety requirements and precautions.
  • Ability to conduct one’s self in a professional manner in all interactions.
  • Good communications skills with a good command of the English language
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, or extended hours as needed and be in on call rotating pool to handle emergencies
  • Ability to proficiently handle work ticketing system and utilize computer to handle communication to management and/or customers.
  • Ability to follow all work procedure/department and safety guidelines.
  • Must have own tools.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


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