Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

Seaside, California
Mar 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

Facilities Services & Operations


Apply Today!  Open until filled.  Application screening begins:  Monday, March 27, 2017


Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Facilities Services and Operations and the daily direction of the Facilities Project Supervisor, the Facilities Maintenance Mechanic is a skilled generalist performing at a journey-level in one trade with good skills in other trades.  The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic will be responsible for performing a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation work on buildings and equipment.

Work hours consisting of an 8-hour shift, including weekend shifts.  Overtime based on CSUMB’s operational needs may be required.  This position will be assigned to work from 1pm to 10pm with a one-hour lunch break. The days of work will be Sunday through Thursday. This schedule may be altered according to the operational needs of the University.  There will be a $1.25 shift differential for Swing Shift hours.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Operates, tests, installs, repairs and performs corrective and preventive maintenance on buildings and  equipment including HVAC and plumbing systems, mechanical systems, shop equipment, domestic water systems, sewer systems, carpentry and cabinetry, painting, wall systems (doors/windows) roofing systems and commercial food service appliances.  Performs basic electrical maintenance and repair work including work on low voltage control systems.  Responds to routine maintenance and service requests as dispatched by work control and the Supervisor.
  2. Uses computerized maintenance systems, including preventive maintenance systems to ensure maintenance department objectives are met.  Maintains records and retrieves data related to work performed on various buildings, equipment and service information using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; keeps detailed records of work finished.
  3. Performs a wide range of facilities renovation, maintenance, and repair work; estimates costs of materials and labor; determines the priority for requisitioning parts, materials, equipment, tools, and supplies.
  4. Maintains a safe and clean work environment to include assigned tools, equipment, and vehicle in good working order, and enters equipment and service information into computer maintenance management system.  Provides instruction and direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

Other Functions:

  1. Consults with, provides support to and engages in cross training with other Skilled Crafts workers. 
  2. Rotates call back shifts (after-hours) with other Facilities Maintenance staff.
  3. Safely analyzes and responds to emergency situations
  4. Communicates through computer e‑mail, central computer calendar system, telephone voice mail systems and two‑way radio systems.
  5. May monitor contractor performance and work progress.
  6. Operates and maintains computer controlled HVAC system.
  7. Reads, interprets and works from drawings and specifications.
  8. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Knowledge: Work requires thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and tools used in one skilled trade area; working knowledge of materials, methods, equipment and tools in related trade areas pertaining to facilities, systems, construction and renovation; thorough knowledge of generally accepted trade practices in trade specialty; working knowledge of computerized maintenance and building automation systems; working knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.

Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate journey-level skill in one trade and strong skills in other applicable trades; operate construction and related equipment; use considerable judgment and discretion in performing duties; read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation 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 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 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.


Ability to operate ½ to 2-ton service vehicles.  Familiarity with desktop computers and word processing software such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Working knowledge of computerized maintenance and building automation systems; and working knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.  Ability to prioritize assigned tasks; follow procedural oral and written directions; communicate effectively, both written and orally, with faculty, staff, students, consultants and contractors; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, multi‑cultural environment.


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

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.

This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.

Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations.


Required to work indoors and outdoors in University buildings and grounds year-round, including inclement weather. Includes working in the presence of loud noise, vibration, dark and/or confined spaces, moving mechanical parts, automobile exhaust, dust, chemical and paint fumes. Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials, and risk of being exposed to fire and electrical shock. Position required full range of motion and a variety of movements necessary to perform strenuous manual labor, including but not limited to lifting and moving moderate sized equipment up to 10 to 50 pounds (moving up to 100 pounds is required rarely). Position requires bending, climbing, reaching, moving heavy objects and equipment, and applying force.  Requires use of a video display terminal. Standard vision requirements with/without corrective aides: Close (clear vision at 20 inches or less); Distance (clear vision at 20 feet or more); Color (ability to identify and distinguish colors); Peripheral; Depth Perception; Ability to adjust focus.  Requires travel between campus offices and to off-campus locations.


Anticipated hiring salary in the high $4000s/monthly range. For salary range info see: Salary Range information. CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R06.  The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.


For full consideration, submit the required documents by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours.

Tentative Timeline:

Interviews scheduled for April 6, 2017 and April 7, 2017                                                                                             Start date by May 8, 2017

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center – first floor (map).   Please check the links provided for the respective hours and location of each site.  For additional campus information visit CSUMB.edu

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

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