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Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, Trades

Position Summary

Housing Facilities Services supports the Office of Housing Administration (OHA) which is responsible for planning, providing, and administrating housing services and facilities for over 6,000 students. This includes the operation of residence halls and apartments, off-campus housing, and conferences. The OHA supports the educational mission of the Residential Education Office while providing the business operations for all housing related functions in support of a quality environment to enhance the students’ educational experience. The OHA staff consists of approximately 21 employees and generates annual residence hall revenues exceeding $100,000,000.

Working under general supervision, the Facilities Maintenance Mechanic performs a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation work on facilities and systems. Incumbents typically operate, test, install, repair, and perform corrective and preventive maintenance on mechanical facilities equipment and systems including HVAC and plumbing systems; perform electrical maintenance and repair work; use computerized maintenance systems to ensure preventive maintenance program objectives are met; perform a wide range of facilities renovation, maintenance, and repair work; estimate costs of materials and labor; determine the priority for requisitioning materials and supplies.

For more information regarding the Office of Housing Administration department, click here.

Multiple full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.  Available shifts: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 am.

The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of training/coursework in HVAC, electrical theory or mechanical equipment/systems.
  • Prior experience, within the previous seven years, in a large multi-building facility operation performing maintenance and repair work.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,402 per month.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,402 - $6,904 per month.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine. 

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 9, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by November 8, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.

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. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

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.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

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.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at

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