Repair Technician

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Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Facilities Maintenance, Mechanical

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

To perform technical master journey level installation, diagnostic troubleshooting and repairs on commercial industrial-grade food service appliances, equipment, and systems; manage maintenance schedule, order and maintain inventory and stock; perform related work.

Level Scope:

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the Commercial Appliance Repair Technician must:

Intalls, conducts technical diagnostics and performs specialized repairs on a wide variety of commercial/industrial grade refrigeration and freezer units and compressors, dish machines, disposals, specialized gas ovens, grills and other electrical equipment

Diagnostic testing of coils, valves and connections for leaks, pressure and performance

Flushes refrigerant and recharges refrigeration units, maintains electrical and pneumatic controls, thermostats, heating elements, and plumbing systems

Replaces electronic components such as circuit boards, igniters, digital controls, alarms, commercial-grade electrical motors and fixtures

Installs and connects piping for gas appliances and oversees and approves contractor work.

Ensures compliance with applicable laws regarding refrigerant recycling and disposal and maintains required Environmental

Protection Agency documentation

Purchases and procures parts, tools, and supplies.

Manages and maintains inventory and determines stock levels.

Estimates repair costs and recommends replacement of damaged appliances and equipment; coordinates with equipment manufacturers and vendors on equipment warranties.

35% of the time the Commercial Appliance Repair Technician must:

Be responsible for maintenance and repair on all types of commercial ovens, dishwashers, deep-fryers, and other related equipment. Qualified applicants should be skilled in troubleshooting and repair of commercial refrigeration. The technician will maintain kitchen ventilation make-up and exhaust systems.

General understanding of Electronics, Electrical, Plumbing, and Refrigeration:

• Be competent in reading wiring schematics.
• Be able to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment.
• Have good customer service skills.
• Have basic computer knowledge to operate field software.
• Be willing to work safely in a variety of different situations.
• Be able to lift up to 75 lbs.
• Be able to ascend ladders and access roof equipment.

5% of the time the Commercial Appliance Repair Technician must:

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Looking for a team player with a positive attitude and excellent work ethic.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Experience performing installation and repair of a variety of commercial and industrial-grade food-service appliances and equipment.

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Quality Control Analysis.

Knowledge of inventory and records management.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensure: EPA Refrigerant Certification; valid standard driver’s license/ Successful completion of an accredited refrigeration technician program.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Maintenance Technician: 2 years
• HVAC: 1 year
• Equipment repair: 1-2 years
• Restaurant and food equipment repair: 2 years
• Electrical and gas experience
• Commercial refrigeration skills
• TIG and MIG welding is a bonus
• Bunn certified
• Factory ice machine trained

Preferred: Idaho HVAC Journeyman Card or 2-5 years experience in restaurant commercial appliance and refrigeration repair.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary of $19.50/per hour. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at



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