Requisition Number: 03023452 Final Filing Date: 09-25-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: PHYSICAL PLANT MECHANIC Number of Positions: 2 Salary: $21.98 - $36.29/HR. Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% Fixed, Variable schedule Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: STUDENT HOUSING - 068090 Department Description: Student Housing provides a home to over 8,000 UC Davis undergraduate and graduate students. Over 5,000 students reside in the residence halls, most of them in their first year at the university. Almost 1,000 students live in apartments as part of the Student Housing transfer student housing program, and more than 2,000 students live in one of several campus apartments, enjoying the diversity and campus proximity these communities provide.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter
Job Summary: This position reports to the Assistant Director in charge of dining facilities or the Physical Plant Mechanic Supervisor for Dining Services. Dining maintenance staff identify and perform preventive maintenance and repairs on buildings, their related infrastructure and appliances which are managed by Student Housing & Dining Services in order to maintain an excellent living and learning environment for our residents. Mechanics are expected to systematically maintain and proactively inspect buildings and departmental equipment; to respond to equipment failure, power outages and building flooding; and to perform mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and appliance work as appropriate for a generalist.
Physical Demands: Wear and maintain standard approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves, hearing, and eye protection.
Wear and maintain respirator, protective suit, and all other PPE required by OSHA regulations for work in areas where VOC, asbestos, or lead-containing materials are found.
Work in restricted areas around large noisy equipment; climb ladders or stairs to top of machinery, crawl, stoop, bend, and work in close quarters or cramped conditions.
Operate and work from various types of lifts including scissor lifts and boom lifts. Tasks may be performed from ladders, lifts, portable scaffold or from above.
Lift up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment: This position is a critical position and subject to background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.
Successful completion of a Pre-Placement Medical Exam provided by Employee Health Services.
Work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present; specific hazards of the position include, but are not limited to, asbestos-containing insulation, gypsum-based materials and finishes, and adhesives; lead-containing paint and other surface treatments; paint solvents and petroleum distillates; mercury-containing fluorescent light tubes, PCB-containing ballasts, etc.
Work alone or in a team environment and within heavily populated spaces.
Valid CA driver's license required. Position will participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System. A copy of DMV record will be required as a final condition of employment.
If the successful applicant does not already have certifications to safely abate asbestos and lead-containing materials, they will be required to obtain such certifications as provided by the Department.
May be required to work a non-standard work week including one or both days of the weekend. Occasional overtime will be required. Will occasionally be asked to work during UC or national holidays. Vacation usage may be limited during peak workload periods. Will be required to work on-call.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: Experience in basic mechanical (HVAC), electrical and plumbing maintenance and repair tasks.
Experience performing maintenance in a commercial kitchen, including rudimentary knowledge of gas ovens, gas grill tops, meat slicers, steam kettles, combi ovens, dish machines and disposer/pulper.
Skill to perform preventive maintenance on mechanical (HVAC), plumbing, electrical and access control (lock/latch) systems.
Experience needed to use common hand and power tools safely and effectively.
Experience successfully working within a team environment.
Knowledge to understand technical data, mechanical and structural specifications, blueprints, schematics, diagrams and craft terminology.
Interpersonal and oral communication skills to explain repair problems, repairs made, transfer messages, explain repair methodology and train student assistants.
Math skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide simple 4-digit numbers.
Customer service skills, which include ability to follow through on customer requests to resolve problems, answer questions and ability to use available resources and references.
Preferred Qualifications: Expert level experience in mechanical (HVAC) systems installation or repair.
Expert level experience in electrical systems installation or repair.
Expert level experience in plumbing systems installation or repair.
Expert level experience in rough and/or finish carpentry including door and window installation.
Certification as asbestos and/or lead maintenance or remediation worker.
Comprehensive knowledge of trade shop safety regulations and procedures.
Ability to make prompt and appropriate decisions under emergency conditions.
Computer and typing skills to operate a personal computer, use email, and operate other software programs and mobile devices needed to perform job functions.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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