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San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, SDSU has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including in terms of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
OPEN TO CURRENT CSU EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY STATE EMPLOYEES TRADES COUNCIL (SETC, Unit 6) ONLY.
Full-time, permanent (probationary) position. Work Schedule is Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lead Building Service Engineer - Under general supervision, the Lead Building Service Engineer (Lead BSE) works with and provides lead work direction to a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers involved in the installation, operation, preventive maintenance and repair of mechanical systems related to heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, energy management, electronic controls, power, water and sewer systems and equipment as related to HVAC and/or Mechanical systems throughout a campus.
Incumbent is responsible for the maintenance and repair of campus main steam and condensate distribution systems. Incumbents typically prioritize and coordinate the work of a small work group or crew including providing direction for work sequencing and technical expertise and leadership; ensure necessary materials, supplies and equipment are available to complete assigned work orders and perform preventive maintenance; instruct staff on work and safety rules and ensure that they are observed; inspect work to ensure it meets quality requirements and specifications; provide input on performance evaluations; establish and maintain effective working relationships; and maintain computerized maintenance management systems, including accounting for labor, materials and purchasing, as well as prepare reports. On specific projects, work may involve coordinating with other departments and coordinating the work of other skilled crafts workers.
Objective - Provide an “Industry Best Practice” preventive maintenance organization to the SDSU Community.
Expectations - Properly functioning equipment and a safe and clean working environment, thorough and accurate accounting of time and materials. Completion of routine work assignments and performance of additional duties as assigned. Consistent meeting of university needs in a timely and professional manner with increasingly improved skill. Provide proper follow-up on every project or task to insure that all items are completed to the satisfaction of the FS Director. Maintains a responsible attendance record, punctuality and consistent meeting of deadlines. Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization. Seeks customer feedback, is responsive to customers and takes appropriate action for the situation.
Perform work in a manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in Facilities Services and the university community. Maintains a positive and cooperative working relationship with members of the department and campus community by practicing individual dignity, using tact and diplomacy, and always being respectful and civil. Respectful communication when dealing with people in all situations; demonstrating restraint, fairness and firmness. Works effectively to understand by carefully listening and working to be understood.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,810 - $6,207 per month (CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,370 - $6,807 per month). The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
Daily Work Assignment and Oversight – Makes individual/crew work assignments, monitors work in progress and inspects completed work to ensure compliance with specifications. Provides input on performance evaluations.
Skilled BSE Work - Performs the full range of skilled building service engineer. Must be able to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems; demonstrate a high degree of mechanical skill equivalent to journey-level. Repair and install piping systems utilizing soldering, brazing and welding skills. Maintains all mechanical equipment spaces designated as support systems for HVAC operations; assists in operation, maintenance and installation of equipment, piping and all associated instruments vital to the function of utility/support systems (steam, condensate, control air, chemical injection, natural gas and fuel oil); makes recommendations and implements strategies/equipment adjustments to optimize energy usage.
Work Coordination - Interprets plans and drawings; collaborates with others to interpret plans and drawings; coordinates work schedules and sequence of work to meet construction/modification objectives; prepares working sketches; calculates shop estimates, estimates material costs; obtains phone quotations and prepares requisitions for ordering material, takes inventory of shop stock material and re-orders when necessary. On specific projects, works with other trade supervisors to create schedule of work.
Documentation - Maintains records and retrieves data related to work performed using manual/computerized record-keeping systems; prepares standard reports; keeps accurate accounting of job/project costs and is responsible for tracking and entering daily labor on the automated facilities management system; keeps daily records for all shop personnel; completes the necessary documentation for work orders.
Training and Instruction - Provides on-the-job training in trade and safety practices.
Maintenance and Operation of Shop – Maintains and services tools and equipment used in the performance of duties; performs shop clean-up and maintains a safe and clean work area. Assists custodial services, grounds, trades and mechanical services staff in the accomplishment of their work (projects, events, on-going programs), and performs other tasks as assigned by the manager in support of the university and Facilities Services.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Work requires thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, and heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and other mechanical equipment; thorough knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment; general knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems; working knowledge of energy management systems including the ability to understand and use system features; and a general knowledge of the applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems.
Must be able to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems; demonstrate a high degree of mechanical skill equivalent to journey-level in one or more related trades such as plumbing, pipe fitting, electrical, or air conditioning; read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of mechanical work; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
Experience and Education
Journey level skill equivalent to that acquired through two years of journey-level experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of boiler, heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems or the equivalent combination of formal course work in mechanical technology and hands-on experience.
Ability to effectively communicate and successfully interact with a variety of individuals in a diverse environment at all levels of the organization.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and work appropriately within the department hierarchy communicating effectively to resolve problems; and to proactively resolve conflicts or disagreements in the workplace, makes suggestions and ask pertinent questions to facilitate effective communication.
Ability to implement safety procedures, resolve problems and improve safety in the workplace. Ability to instill in others the importance of workplace safety rules and regulations and take appropriate actions.
Ability to conduct hazard assessments, and address those hazards accordingly, and applies Engineering controls as appropriate to address/mitigate hazards; promptly follows-up on health and safety risks, taking appropriate actions(s) and provides the necessary reports and documentation.
Valid California Driver's License.
Two years of lead or supervisor experience in the mechanical trades
Five years of work experience as Journey Level HVAC Mechanic
Training and working knowledge of Building Automation Systems (BAS)
Training and working knowledge in Predictive Maintenance Technologies (PDM)
APPA EFP Credential
LEED Green Associate
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Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 17, 2016; position will remain open until filled. The on-line application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.
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SDSU employees are required to sign an Oath of Allegiance.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be a "designated position" under the Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to t...he state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.