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Building Service Engineer

California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA Full-time
Posted on September 2, 2018
Building Service Engineer
Classification Title Building Service Engineer
Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Building Service Engineer operates, maintains, repairs and inspects heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and associated water systems; tests, adjusts, and calibrates boiler and air conditioning system mechanical, electrical, and electronic controls; tests and chemically treats boiler, cooling tower, open and closed loop heating and cooling, and swimming pool water systems; maintains, inspects, analyzes and makes emergency repairs to steam and heating and cooling water piping distribution systems; regularly uses features of building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in HVAC systems while optimizing energy usage; monitors building automation systems data and makes adjustments as appropriate; performs service calls with a high level of customer satisfaction focus; maintains logs of maintenance and repairs using manual and computerized record-keeping systems; and may instruct and lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants. Incumbent also repairs and replaces bearings, shafts, seals, rings and electrical wiring, and installs distribution system parts such as: regulators, gauges, valves and pipes, which require the application of journey-level skills in one or more of the applicable trades. Additionally, incumbent may be assigned to alternate work schedules, including weekends.

FLSA Non-Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is non-exempt, (eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

$5,373-6,938 monthly

Hiring Range $5,373-5,600 monthly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Temp
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday – Friday: 7:45 am to 4:30 pm
Department Information

Housing Facilities & Grounds provides of a broad spectrum of maintenance and custodial services to assist our student residents and summer conferencing attendees. In addition to providing custodial service for the residential facilities, the department provides card access and room keys; electrical systems maintenance; grounds and landscape maintenance; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning maintenance; plumbing system maintenance; room and common area repairs; and project coordination and oversight.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

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.

Required Qualifications

1. Ability to perform duties in compliance with all safety practices and regulations
2. Ability to perform preventative and planned maintenance
3. Ability to use an energy management system
4. Effective communication skills
5. Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to provide excellent customer service in a diverse working environment
6. Ability to use standard office equipment (e.g. desktop computer), standard office software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Reader), and the Internet

Work Schedule Requirements:
7. Ability to work irregular work week or shift work, as necessary

Conditions of employment
- Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications

8. Completion of an apprenticeship program leading to journey-level HVAC technician or operating engineer
9. Four or more years of journey level experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment
10. Abestos abatement certification, or ability to obtain certification
11. EPA approved “Universal” certification in refrigerant usage

Physical Demands

12. Ability to safely move up to 50 pounds in a variety of work environments
13. Ability to wear personal protective equipment as necessary

Required Licenses/Certifications

Valid driver’s license and maintenance of safe driving record required.

Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate selected will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest


California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

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