Building Service Engineer (2 Positions)

Jan 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Building Service Engineer (2 Positions)

Job ID: 101914

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Code: 6702

Job Grade: Range A

Salary and Hours Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Must be able to work irregular work week or shift work, as necessary.

Salary Range: $5,109.00 - $6,597.00 Monthly

These are temporary, full-time positions, ending one year from date of hire, renewable annually contingent on funding, work performance, and the recommendation of the supervisor. Employment in a temporary assignment may end before or be extended beyond the appointment expiration date, and/or be converted to a full-time or part-time probationary position contingent upon availability of funds and operational needs of the university. 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.

For more information on the Housing Facilities Department,visit: Benefits/FLSA This position is covered by health benefits, and is non-exempt, (eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

For more information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: 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.

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 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
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 written and verbal communication skills
5. Effective interpersonal skills
6. Ability to provide excellent customer service in a diverse working environment
7. Ability to use standard office equipment (e.g. desktop computer), standard office software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Reader), and the Internet

Physical Requirements:
8. Ability to safely move up to 50 pounds in a variety of work environments
9. Ability to wear personal protective equipment as necessary

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

Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check Preferred Qualifications 11. Completion of an apprenticeship program leading to journey-level HVAC technician or operating engineer
12. Four or more years of journey level experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment
13. Asbestos abatement certification, or ability to obtain certification
14. EPA approved "Universal" certification in refrigerant usage Eligibility Verification Candidate selected will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management Positions (i.e. H1-B VISAS) Background Check 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. Child Abuse and Neglect Report 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.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit Application Deadline OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 will be given priority review. How To Apply Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs webpage located at Once there, applicants can also click on the instructions link to see how to apply. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Please note: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.

Candidate must attach the following materials to the on-line application:

1. Letter of interest (Cover letter).
2. Current curriculum vitae/resume.
3. Three (3) references who can speak to a broad range of candidate's professional qualifications (including name, title, and telephone number).

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Robert Bartley

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