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Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Temporary, Full Time, Trades, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

Under general supervision, the Facilities Maintenance Mechanic performs a variety of complex skilled maintenance, repair, and renovation work. Completes all routine work assignments and performs all additional duties as assigned. The incumbent maintains equipment and a safe and clean working environment. Consistently meets university needs in a timely and professional manner with increasingly improved skill. Completes every project or task to the satisfaction of the Facilities Services Associate Director. Maintains an accurate attendance record, is punctual and consistently meets deadlines. Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization. Seeks feedback, is responsive to stakeholders and takes appropriate action for the situation.

The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic performs work in a manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in Facilities Services and the university community. Maintains a positive and cooperative working relationship with members of the department and campus community by practicing individual dignity, using tact and diplomacy, and always being respectful and civil. Utilizes respectful communication when dealing with people in all situations, demonstrating restraint, fairness, and firmness. Works effectively to understand by carefully listening and working to be understood. Demonstrates restraint, fairness, and firmness with all people in all situations. Must be able to effectively communicate and successfully interact with a variety of individuals in a diverse environment at all levels of the organization. Maintains confidentiality and works appropriately within the department hierarchy. Communicates effectively to resolve problems Maintenance and proactively resolve conflicts or disagreements in the workplace, makes suggestions and asks pertinent questions to facilitate effective communication.

Must be able to perform strenuous physical work while using mechanical aptitude and motor coordination. Implements safety procedures, resolves problems, and improves safety in the workplace. Works to instill in others the importance of workplace safety rules and regulations and takes appropriate actions. Conducts hazard assessments, addresses hazards appropriately and applies controls as appropriate to address/mitigate hazards; promptly follows-up with health and safety risks, taking appropriate action(s), and provides necessary reports and documentation.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), temporary position anticipated to end six months from the start date. This position is eligible for ACA (medical only) benefits. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. 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.

Department Summary

SDSU Facilities Services is a customer-service based organization providing facility maintenance activities through a transparent and deliberate process. It is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, renovation, remodel, and alteration activities in support of the academic and research mission of the university. Facilities Services employs over 235 employees (full time and students) and supports approximately eight million square feet of building space (including residence halls and parking structures) and 280 acres of improved and unimproved land.

For more information regarding the Facilities Services Department  click here

Education and Experience

These abilities normally would be acquired through 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.

Key Qualifications

  • Prior experience at a similar higher education environment, government or a large multi-building facility environment is preferred.
  • Experience using a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Five years of verifiable employment experience performing work in one or more of the following trades Electrical field is preferred; technical trade school certification may substitute for one year of work experience.

Licenses/ Certifications Required

Valid California Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,787 per month. 

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.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,787 - $7,396 per month. 

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community. 

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement.  For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 7, 2024.  To receive full consideration, apply by June 6, 2024 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 and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate 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 military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Michelle Puentes at

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