Job Description

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

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


  • Install, service, repair, maintain, operate and adjust for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, commercial mechanical refrigeration, auxiliary heating specialties, and kitchen cooking equipment and any other equipment including calibration of related instruments, gauges and controls.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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, and cold wells.
  • Must have certificate of completion for refrigerant transition/recovery and be certified as universal.
  • 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.
  • Thorough knowledge of materials, methods and hazards of the refrigeration trade with proficiency in the use of related tools.
  • 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.
  • Available for on-call and rotating schedule.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Must pass background check requirements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Good communications skills with a good command of the English language.
  • Must provide own tools.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 6 Days Ago

Full time


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