USC Auxiliary Services,Â one of the largest divisions at The University of Southern California, is focused on making a difference for over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, staff, and guests who visit our campuses each day.Â Â Through our innovative services, our six central business units (USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, theÂ USCÂ Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) collectively create the best USC experience for future leaders, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, and doctors alike. Auxiliary Services works tirelesslyÂ to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family.Â We are driven to succeed by our commitmentÂ to upholdÂ our six unifying values inÂ Integrity, Excellence, Well-Being, Open Communication, Accountability, and Diversity, Equity,Â and Inclusion.Â
The city of Los Angeles boasts endless attractions and tourist destinations. Amongst all of the sights and sounds, theÂ USC HotelÂ offers a modern and convenient place to unwind, with 240 spacious, comfortable guest rooms and over 15,000 square feet of flexible event space. Owned and operated by the University of Southern California, and the site of a recent multi-million dollar renovation, the hotel features luxurious fabrics and artwork depicting the storied traditions of USC. Additional renovations, which include the restaurants and kitchens, are in the planning stage.
We are seeking a Maintenance Engineer (General Maintenance Worker) to join our rapidly growing team.
The Maintenance Engineer (General Maintenance Worker) will monitor our facilities and ensure that we maintain our high standards of excellence. As an expert in all forms of repairs, you will examine and repair our facilities, as needed. You will use your expertise to communicate with management and outside vendors, as well as train other workers. Most of all, your focus on customer service will demonstrate to our students, faculty, and staff that we put their needs first!
Analyze, troubleshoot, install, rebuild, adjust, and replace commercial kitchen appliances, commercial refrigeration equipment andÂ HVACÂ equipment. May include, but not limited to: Walk-ins, steamers, convection ovens, dishwashers, booster heaters, warmers, serving lines, ice machines, bearings, motors, heating elements, soup wells, steam wells, air conditioner compressors, exhaust systems, blast chillers and fryers.
Maintain room wiring systems and emergency exit signs; adjust timers; and test and replace smoke detectors and emergency lights. Secure electrical wires.
Prepare walls for painting, patch holes, replace dry wall, and paint. Stain and refinish wood work. Assist in roof repairs; repair or replace tiles; and perform caulking.
Maintain appliance part inventory. Fabricate cabinets, drawers, and screens and assemble furniture. Repair or replace closet doors, drawers, non-fire rated doors, door locks, closers, hinges, tiles, and bathroom fixtures.
Perform preventive maintenance.
Repair or replace various plumbing fixtures and hardware. Unclog sluggish or stopped drains.
Perform light welding and vehicle maintenance. Perform utility work, e.g.. installing or removing posts and signs, patching street holes with asphalt, and repairing gates.
Order, track, record, and maintain inventory parts for commercial kitchen appliances, commercial refrigeration equipment and allÂ HVACÂ equipment as needed.
Respond to emergencies in kitchen and dining facilities during scheduled hours as well as after hours and Holidays, including on call situations as needed.
Responsible for attending new equipment training, training staff and demonstrating proper safe use and operation of equipment to staff. Identify and correct unsafe conditions and practices.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Presents oneself professionally, in line with higher education environment.
What We Prefer:
Specialized or technical training.
2 â 3 years of experience in appliance repair, plumbing, HVAC, outlet repair, and/or electrical.
Experience supporting a hospitality/restaurant/retail department.
Experience troubleshooting/and performing basic repairs (i.e. carpentry) and painting maintenance.
Experience working in a fast paced environment, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to train students, temporary, and/or resource workers.
The Trojan Family Rewards:
We pride ourselves in creating theÂ BEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families. For more information please visit http://benefits.usc.edu.
This support advocates work-life balance and employee well-being. As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans!
As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.
USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!
Minimum Education: Specialized/technical training, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 6 - 12 monthsMinimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of thermodynamic laws, refrigerator cycles, electricity principles, test/detection instruments, hand/power tools, wood finishing, AC/DC currents, wiring, painting, construction and plumbing
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.