Job Description

Grand Canyon University!  One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning. Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

GCU Facilities manages and services all university-owned property. By the development and maintenance of the GCU campus and surrounding areas, GCU aims to support and ensure the accomplishment of the university’s mission. By working creatively and collaboratively, we fulfill the needs of the university by successfully managing our resources while delivering excellent customer service.

GCU’s Facilities Department is seeking a fulltime commercial food technician. This role is responsible for the repair and maintenance of commercial kitchen appliances and refrigeration equipment. Typical cooking equipment (gas, stem, and electric) examples:  dishwashing equipment, ranges, fryers, steamers, and combi-ovens. 

Schedule: Sunday-Thursday 7:00am-4:00pm

What you will do:

  • 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 pan 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.

What you need:

  • 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.)

  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

  • Must pass background check requirements.

Why work at GCU?

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan.

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events.

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms at all our office location

Application Instructions

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