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Building Service Engineer

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

Position Summary

SDSU Facilities Services is a customer service-based organization providing facility maintenance activities through a transparent and deliberate process. The department is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, renovation, remodel and alteration activities in support of the academic and research mission of the university.

The Building Service Engineer performs the full range of skilled building service engineer work inclusive of operating, maintaining, inspecting, diagnosing and repairing campus HVAC systems and equipment. Duties include testing, adjusting, and calibrating boiler, air-conditioning machinery, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and/or microprocessor control instruments. The Building Service Engineer will possess ability to efficiently test and chemically treat boiler, condenser, and cooling tower water and repair steam, natural gas, water, refrigerant, air and oil distribution systems. The incumbent is responsible for effectively repairing and replacing bearings, shafts, seals, rings, and electrical wiring, as well as installing central system parts, gauges, valves and pipes.

For more information regarding Facilities Services, click here.

This is a 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. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

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

Education and Experience

Journey level skills equivalent to that acquired through two years documented journey-level experience on the operation, maintenance and repair of boiler, heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems, or a combination of formal course in mechanical technology and hand-on experience.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

Must possess a valid California Driver's License or have the ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience, within three years, at a similar higher education environment, government or a large multi-building facility environment.
  • Experience using a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Completion of OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 Safety Trainings.
  • Five years of verifiable employment experience performing work in one or more of the following trades: Mechanical, HVAC, or closely related field; technical trade school certification may substitute for one year of work experience.
  • Two years or more experience in servicing commercial BAS and DDC systems

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 $6,020 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.

Classification Salary Range: $5,742 - $7,414 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.  Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine.  Afterward, a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.  

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 May 17, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by May 16, 2022. The 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 or 619-594-1139.

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