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.

Grand Canyon University is seeking a fulltime Kitchen Refrigeration Technician. This role is responsible for the repair and maintenance of commercial kitchen refrigeration equipment. Refrigeration mechanics must complete various tasks pertaining to the operation of refrigeration systems. Refrigeration mechanics are typically responsible for repairing and maintaining medium to low temp systems and some specialize only in this area.

What you will do:

  • Troubleshoot various kitchen equipment: Including, ice machines, mid and low temp walk-ins, open air display cases, reach-ins, 3 door make tables.

  • Install, service, repair, maintain, operate, and adjust all types of industrial, commercial mechanical refrigeration, ventilation, and ventilating equipment, food service equipment.

  • 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.

  • Perform general maintenance tasks as needed.

  • Observe safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Attend 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.

What you will need:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the HVAC/R Field

  • E.P.A. Universal Certification required.

  • Technical school graduation or equivalent apprenticeship in refrigeration units all types and sizes.

  • Work experience must involve all levels of refrigeration, ice machines, walk-ins, cold wells.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow refrigeration and electrical blueprints and schematics.

  • Thorough knowledge of heating, ventilation, commercial kitchen equipment and refrigeration equipment and electronic, electric, and pneumatic control systems, as applicable to trade specialty.

  • 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 locations.

Application Instructions

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