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HVAC Technician-Plumber


Denver Botanic Gardens
909 York St. Denver
Denver , CO 80206

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Job Description 

Job Summary: Under general supervision performs skilled work at the journeyman level in the inspection, installation, maintenance, adjustment and replacement of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems according to manufacturer’s recommendations, department standards and applicable State and Federal code and regulations. Requires knowledge of both preventive and applied maintenance techniques in order to efficiently diagnose and resolve difficult heating and cooling problems, complete work order requests, and inspect HVAC equipment and/or projects. Further, performs other skilled work at the journeyman level in the inspection, installation, maintenance, adjustment and replacement of all plumbing equipment systems

Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Essential Job Duties:

• Inspects and maintains equipment according to manufacturer’s recommendation and
generally accepted department standards for all HVAC and Automatic Temperature
Control (ATC) systems.
• Performs seasonal overhauls and trouble shoots transition of systems from heating to
cooling and vice versa.
• Repairs and maintains all HVAC controls, including air compressors and air dryers, on all
HVAC equipment; whether pneumatic, electrical or electronic.
• Maintains reverse osmosis/ deionization filter systems and components including
• Performs housekeeping duties on all HVAC systems and in all mechanical rooms to
maintain a clean, uncluttered and safe work environment.
• Reads, interprets, and works from sketches, blueprints and schematics that relate to
HVAC systems.
• Carries out other limited trade tasks including but not limited to electrical repair and
minor sheet metal duct work as required.
• Maintains air distribution systems.
• Ensures shop equipment is in proper working condition.
• Performs work tasks to plumbing & fire codes and industry standard trade practices
while determining and laying-out pipe runs, equipment, and accessories from
• Responsible for performing assigned tasks including, but not limited to installs drain &
vent lines, domestic water piping, chilled & hot water supply & return lines,
steam/condensate piping, compressed air, hydraulic & fuel oil piping, exotic gas lines,
fire protection piping, waste treatment piping systems, and pipe support hangers &
• Utilizes piping math to determine correct pipe run offsets; installs and maintains valves,
meters, gauges, and any manner of piping system; and installs and water-seal tests
sanitary plumbing fixtures such as wall mounted toilets, urinals, & lavatory sinks, floor
mounted water closets, janitor & floor sinks, wash basins, kitchen & counter-top sinks,
and drinking fountains.
• Maintains and repairs all components for both the water and low-pressure steam
distribution systems.


• Instruct assigned personnel on the proper and safe use of equipment.
• Operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
• Ensure the equipment is in safe operating condition.
• Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including
lifting and climbing, etc.
• Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not
correctable to management immediately.

Other Job Duties:

• Operates and maintains the Energy Management System as required; inspects rooms
and/or buildings to ensure adequate environmental comfort.
• Completes permits such as hot work, confined spaces, etc., as required; follows
applicable permit protocol.
• Use computer to access email, receive work instructions and other administrative
information to include electronic payroll forms.
• Communicates daily using a two-way radio, and/or pager system in order to respond to
work-related routine and emergency information.
• Test and recommend HVAC supplies and equipment to be used.
• Prepare, implement and maintain preventive maintenance schedules for HVAC
• Order equipment and supplies and maintain accurate records.
• Recommend replacement of existing equipment
• Conduct inventory of physical existing equipment.
• Participates with snow removal duties.
• Maintains a positive and professional working relationship with managers, co-workers
and others.
• Maintains a positive, helpful and solution-oriented demeanor when responding to or
serving members, visitors or others.
• Work irregular hours and respond to after hour’s emergency calls as needed.
• Attends all meetings “on site” as required.
• Assists with carpentry duties as needed with other team members.
• Performs other duties or special projects as requested by management.

Education and Experience 

Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Plus, a Journey level license/certification in a related field or a minimum five years’ experience in the HVAC field with related experience with low pressure steam systems and minimum three years as a journeyman technician. Also possess an EPA 608 Universal certification. Must be flexible and able to handle multiple and changing priorities, maintain confidentiality, and have experience working in a team environment. Plus, five (5) years of professional experience in building trades construction and maintenance (to include corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance); three (3) of the five (5) years must be specialized in the plumbing, pipe-fitting and steam fitting trades with an emphasis on design, installation and the corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance of water distribution, sanitary drainage and boiler operations.

Full Name 
Sue Caravas