Sep 10, 2020

Building Service Engineer-Facilities Services (Housing) (10319)

  • California State University
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
Full time Engineering Civil Engineer Mechanical Engineer Plumbing Engineer

Job Description

Description

Working Title
Building Service Engineer

SF State University
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

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San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Department*
Facilities Services (Housing)

Department Description
The Facilities Operations - Campus, Facilities Operations-Housing, Central Support Services, Custodial, Operations, Grounds, Facilities Services - maintains and manages all facilities, utilities, grounds and property owned, leased or controlled by the University, in support of strategic plans and initiatives, in a manner ensuring the facilities grounds and operations are appropriately and safely prepared, maintained, managed and operated.

Appointment Type*
This is a one year probationary position.

Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*
Monday to Friday; 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Anticipated Hiring Range*
$5,742.00 per Month ($68,904.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*
The Building Service Engineer is distinguished by the independent and ongoing performance of maintenance and repair work on a wide range of heating, ventilating, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, refrigeration, air conditioning, and water systems. The Building Service Engineer performs work on complex heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning and other mechanical systems. Position makes decisions based upon sound maintenance practice.

Rotates through various shift assignments at stations either in a central plant or in the utilities centers of individual buildings or campus centers for the operation, service and repair of low, medium or high-speed revolution cogeneration equipment.

Position Information

Performs Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance Including

Tests, adjusts, and calibrates boiler and air conditioning machinery and mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and microprocessor control instruments.
Tests and chemically treats boiler, condenser, and cooling tower water and water from other systems.
Lubricates, cleans, prepares and paints mechanical systems, machinery and piping as part of corrosion control for preventive maintenance.
Maintains swimming pools mechanical pumping & filtering equipment.
Repairs and replaces bearings, shafts, seals, rings and electrical wiring and installs central system parts, gauges, valves and pipes which requires the application of journey-level skills in one or more of the applicable trades.

Completes scheduled maintenance tasks of cleaning/replacing filters, calibration of controls, and functional task to ensure continuous operation of equipment including:
Regularly uses features of building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in the HVAC systems while optimizing energy usage.
Operates, maintains, repairs and inspects heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and water systems and equipment.
Monitors building automation systems data and adjusts system accordingly.
Responds to service requests to adjust airflow, temperature and humidity balance for individual rooms, building areas or buildings. Interacts with customers at all levels of the University using tact and diplomacy.
Completes necessary repairs to heating ventilation and air conditioning related equipment as requested by work orders.

Maintains logs of maintenance and repairs using manual and computerized record-keeping systems.
Reports problems and needed repairs to supervisor to be documented and scheduled.
Responds promptly to, and assists with, urgent needs in order to prevent injury, damage or further incident.
Maintains clean work areas, tools, equipment and associated structures.
Uses protective equipment as required for personal safety.

Other duties as assigned.

At All Times

  • Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P3OD)
  • Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.

All of the above functions are performed to provide an operationally sound and safe
instructional environment for learning using a variety of power and hand tools, equipment
and materials.

At All Times

  • Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P3OD)
  • Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.

All of the above functions are performed to provide an operationally sound and safe
instructional environment for learning using a variety of power and hand tools, equipment
and materials.

Nature And Scope Of Decisions

This position receives specific direction and supervision. This position may instruct and lead
semi-skilled or unskilled assistants, and is expected to make decisions directly related to the functional operation, maintenance, and repair tasks described herein.

Project Coordination/Lead Responsibilities

This position may instruct and lead semi-skilled, or unskilled assistants in the performance of projects related to the functional operation, maintenance, and repair tasks described herein.

Contacts On And Off Campus

Interfaces with all members of the university community as requited carrying out assigned duties and responsibilities. May interact with vendors supplying products and services related to the functional operation, maintenance, and repair tasks described herein.

Minimum Qualifications*

Knowledge

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.

Abilities

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

These abilities normally would be 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.

Preferred Qualifications

No specific degree or diploma is required. Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English and perform basic mathematical computations.

Five years of journey-level experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of boilers, heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems or the equivalent combination of formal course work in mechanical technology and hands-on experience and/or completion of a certified, verifiable Building Service, HVAC apprenticeship program.

Ability to proficiently use computerized building automation systems to diagnose overall building performance and troubleshoot problems.

Provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations.

Ability to operate various motorized vehicles, and forklifts; Use scaffolds, ladders, compressors and pneumatic tools; Use a variety of power, hand and machine tools and test instruments; computer and office equipment, precision tools and measuring instruments.

Core Competencies - Embody The Following Competencies

  • Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
  • Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
  • Diversity and inclusion.

License/Certification Required
Possess a valid non-restricted Valid California Driver's License; comply with the Defensive Driver's Training program requirements' if a vehicle is used on official business.

Environmental/Physical/Special
Considerable physical effort and intermittent exposure to inclement weather/working conditions; must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds; exposure to work environments that include; lack of adequate ventilation, cramped quarters, and toxic conditions; superior hand/eye coordination for manipulation tools; utilizes powerful hand, power, and machine tools.

Wears distinctive clothing, safety shoes, and personal protective equipment provided by the University at all times when in pay status.

Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Benefits

Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

How To Apply
**THE ONLINE RECRUITMENT SYSTEM WILL ALLOW ONLY ONE FILE ATTACHMENT FOR EACH SUBMISSION**

Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume, cover letter, describing your specific qualifications for each position AND three (3) professional references who can comment upon your education and/or job related experience.

SF STATE IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS. (i.e. H1-B VISAS).

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.

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