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.
Full-time, permanent (probationary) position.
Facilities Maintenance Mechanic, Residence Hall – Under general supervision, incumbent performs a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation work on facilities and systems. Incumbent tests and performs corrective and preventive maintenance on building elements and fixtures, electrical and mechanical equipment and systems, including HVAC and plumbing systems; performs electrical maintenance and repair work including work on low voltage control systems.
Objectives – Properly installed, maintained and repaired Residence Hall facilities, fixtures, equipment and systems, (including plumbing equipment and systems and HVAC equipment and systems).
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. Follow-up on every project or task to insure that all items are completed to the satisfaction of the supervisor/manager. A responsible attendance record, punctuality and consistent meeting of deadlines. Performance of work in a manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in Facilities Services and the university community. A positive and cooperative working relationship with members of department and campus community.
Compensation and Benefits
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,354 - $5,635 per month (CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,807 - $6,142 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.
Emergency building service work – Responds to trouble calls and minor work requests: Troubleshoots and repairs interior light fixtures, exterior lights and lighting systems, emergency lighting, fire, alarm and access systems; motors; controls; clocks; etc.Troubleshoots and repairs or adjusts air flow, temperature, humidity balances; repairs leaks in distribution systems (steam, natural gas, water, etc.).Troubleshoots and repairs dripping faucets, clogged toilets/urinals, malfunctioning flush valves, water heaters, gas and water laboratory fixtures, etc.
Building service maintenance and repair work – Troubleshoots, repairs or replaces existing windows, doors, walls, ceilings, floor tiles and base; installs room fixtures (whiteboards, chalkboards, screens, monitors, etc.); builds concrete molds and forms. Repairs damaged walls and finishes, prepares existing surfaces for painting and applies finishes in residential halls, restroom facilities, common areas, etc.Troubleshoots, repairs or replaces interior and exterior lighting systems; electrical distribution systems; electrical apparatuses and equipment (transformers, main switchgear, distribution panels, motor control centers, relays, lighting, heating and ventilation controls); master clock systems.Troubleshoots, repairs or replaces existing plumbing equipment and systems. Troubleshoots, repairs or replaces mechanical system components and equipment, changing filters, v-belts, greasing bearings, etc.; services cooling towers, air conditioning and plumbing systems, water softeners, pumps, motors, and associated equipment. Under journey-level direction assists in more complex HVAC equipment/system maintenance, repairs or replacements.
Performs journey-level work – Performs journey level plumbing work including the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and refrigeration-related plumbing systems, including automated plumbing systems. Work includes the installation of plumbing fixtures and piping in new construction and remodel projects and the maintenance and repair of existing plumbing fixtures and piping including restroom and residential hall fixtures, fire sprinkler systems, and associated piping. Incumbent repairs existing and installs new appliances (water heaters, garbage disposals, kitchen ranges, drinking fountains, dish washers, washing machines, forced air furnaces, etc.).
Work coordination and accountability – Provides instruction and direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; interprets plans and drawings; prepares working sketches; calculates shop estimates, estimates material costs; obtains phone quotations and prepares requisitions for ordering material, takes inventory of bench stock material and re-orders when necessary. Maintains records and retrieves data related to work performed using manual/computerized record-keeping systems; prepares standard reports; consults and works with other trades workers.
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.
General support - 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 Housing Facilities Services.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge – Work requires thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and tools used in one skilled trade area; working knowledge of materials, methods, equipment and tools in related trade areas pertaining to facilities, systems, construction and renovation; thorough knowledge of generally accepted trade practices in trade specialty; working knowledge of computerized maintenance and building automation systems; working knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.
Abilities – Must be able to demonstrate journey-level skill in one trade and strong skills in other applicable trades; operate construction and related equipment; use considerable judgment and discretion in performing duties; read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation 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 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
Four years of increasingly responsible experience leading to journey-level skills in a mechanical or facilities/building trade, or any equivalent combination of training and experience as a facilities and systems mechanic which demonstrates the achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of an applicable apprenticeship program.
Must have ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations and to recognize, secure and report unsafe conditions immediately. Must have knowledge of safe working techniques and safety equipment and must be aware of the typical hazards of the work place as well as the special hazards that maybe encountered (biohazards, chemicals, asbestos/lead containing materials).
Must have ability to understand and apply university and departmental policies and procedures.
Must be able to work unsupervised on a variety of job tasks from simple to complex. Must be able to perform strenuous physical work; utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination. Must be able to read and write at a level appropriate to the position; must be able to follow simple written and oral instructions.
Work requires thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and tools used in one skilled trade area.
Working knowledge of materials, methods, equipment and tools in related trade areas pertaining to facilities, systems, construction and renovation.
Thorough knowledge of generally accepted trade practices in trade specialty.
Working knowledge of computerized maintenance and building automation systems.
Working knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.
Ability to demonstrate journey-level skill in one trade and strong skills in other applicable trades.
Ability to operate construction and related equipment.
Ability to use considerable judgment and discretion in performing duties.
Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications.
Ability to make rough sketches.
Ability to estimate cost, time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation work.
Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
Ability to prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
Ability to analyze and respond to emergency situations.
Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position.
Ability to perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
Valid California Driver's License.
Review of applications will begin on January 27, 2017; 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.