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Job Standard for Commercial Appliance Repair Technician

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Commercial Appliance Repair Technician Overview

  • Work Type: Classified
  • Job Code: 06630
  • Pay Grade: H
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Skilled Trades


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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Knowledge, Skills, and 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

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Commercial Appliance Repair Technician must:

  • Installs, 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 Time the Commercial Appliance Repair Technician

Sample Text: Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Commercial Appliance Repair Technician

Sample Text: Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Commercial Appliance Repair Technician

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.