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Utility Plant Technician Trainee (No minimum entry requirements, 3 vacancies)

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Facilities Management
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Classification Title
LTC Trainee VII

Posting Number: 202100341P

Position Type: State Classified

Open Date

Close Date: 11/01/2021


Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) and the State of Colorado are committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time classified employees in the following University benefit areas: and

Full/Part Time: Full-time

State Classified Hourly

Description of Work Unit

The Utility Services work unit exists to provide, manage, operate, and maintain utility service for the University. Utilities managed by this work unit include electric, domestic water, sanitary sewer, stormwater, natural gas, steam, chilled water, and distributed heating and cooling generation. Unit activities also include master planning for utilities, design review, utility construction inspection, customer allocation, forecasting, billing, support through relevant expertise of other Facilities Management work units, and liaison with utility providers.

Position Summary

Does this sound like you?
  • Do you like figuring out how something works?
  • Do you like fixing things?
  • Do you like working with your hands?
  • Do you want to be a member of a high-performance team?
The Remote Boiler and Chiller Shop at Colorado State University is looking for great boiler and chiller technicians and wants to train you for the job! There are no minimum qualification requirements. This four-year program is designed to take the selected candidates from trainee level to fully qualified journeyman boiler or chiller technician, with corresponding advancements in responsibility and compensation. The program involves online classwork, hands-on learning, and first-class mentorship from experienced technicians. At the end of four years, successful candidates will achieve nationally recognized NATE Certification. We want positive, motivated, and energetic individuals with a willingness to serve others to build our team.

Apply now! Three positions are available.

Minimum Qualifications
  • The Utility Plant Trainee (LTV VII) does not outline minimum qualifications for the position, as the successful candidate receives on-the-job training. This recruitment process will evaluate candidates based on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and other personal characteristics directly related to the job duties - outlined further in Preferred Qualifications
  • Valid Colorado driver's license.
  • Successful completion of background check.
  • Successful completion of WorkSTEPS.
Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies and experience outlined as highly desired for this position:
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Hard worker
  • Well mannered, professional, polite
  • Dependable
  • Punctual
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic understanding of hand tools
  • Flexible and adaptable to shifting work demands
  • Willingness to study coursework outside of work hours
  • Safety-minded
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
  • Able to use a computer and common computer software
  • Skill in communicating with others
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to serve others
  • Creativity
Job Duty Category: Utility Plant Operator Training Program

  • Responsible for working toward and completing all requirements established for a Utility Plant Operator Trainee.
Percentage Of Time: 40%

Job Duty Category: Boiler Operation and Maintenance Program

  • Assist in the safe and efficient operation of the satellite District Heating plants and the distributed boiler inventory, including relevant auxiliary equipment. This includes assisting in maintenance, minor repairs, and equipment modifications.
Percentage Of Time: 20%

Job Duty Category: Chiller Operation and Maintenance Program

  • Assist in the safe and efficient operation of the satellite District Cooling plants and the distributed chiller inventory, including relevant auxiliary equipment. This includes assisting in maintenance, minor repairs, and equipment modifications.
Percentage Of Time: 20%

Job Duty Category: Chemical Treatment Program

  • Assist in the effective chemical treatment of the satellite District Heating plants and the distributed boiler inventory. This includes assisting in maintenance on chemical feed systems, taking samples, and providing observational feedback for optimal product selection, issue remediation, and the ongoing analysis of the treatment levels for individual equipment.
Percentage Of Time: 10%

Job Duty Category: Other Duties as Assigned


Support the RBC Shop Supervisor and the Utility Services Manager as needed with short-term projects and assignments.

Percentage Of Time: 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience. Please note: Part-time experience will be calculated to determine the full-time equivalent.
  • The Work Experience is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.
  • If an Application is considered "Incomplete", the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
  • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
  • An Application is incomplete if "see resume" (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
  • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor's) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.
  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
  • Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.
  • Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.
  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s) and interview(s) which require candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates' own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from, OR the Employment Consultant facilitating the search process. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Colorado State University

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Colorado State University is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Human Resources - Employment Office, at or call (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - must successfully complete WorkSTEPS evaluation, Valid Driver's License, Shift Work - Plant operations is a 24 hour 365 days / year function, On-call Status - Fill in on shift and plant emergencies , Special Requirements/Other - As a part of the Utility Plant Operator Training program, entry into this classification requires successfully acquiring a NATE Ready to Work certificate within 6 months of hire.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
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