Building Service Engineer, Non-Exempt

Carson, California
May 16, 2017
Recruitment 3072
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information  

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Special Working Conditions: 
Must be willing to work Monday thru Friday - 1:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. or Monday thru Friday - 7am to 3:30pm. May be required to work weekends (Saturday and Sunday) - 7a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Salary Range and Max Salary   The application deadline is: Monday, May 29, 2017.
The salary range for this classification is: $5,109 - $6,597 monthly.  

Conditions of Employment   Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Employment is contingent upon candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

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.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.  

Campus Marketing Statement  

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system.  CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide.  The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.  

Department Marketing Statement  

Department:  Facilities Services

Facilities Services is responsible for the upkeep, repair and maintenance of buildings and grounds at the University, totaling in excess of 1,250,000 gross square feet of building space and 346 acres of grounds.  The mission of the department is to provide an aesthetically appealing, well-maintained, safe and comfortable physical environment conducive to learning and productivity.  

Major Duties  

Under general supervision of the Manager, Central Plant, the Building Service Engineer is primarily responsible for working with, operating, maintaining, repairing, and inspecting heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and water systems and equipment; testing, adjusting and calibrating boiler and air conditioning machinery and mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and/or microprocessor control instruments;  testing, maintaining and treating water in hydronic  loops, cooling towers, and chilled water loops; maintaining, diagnosing, and making emergency repairs to natural gas, water, refrigerant, and air distribution systems; regularly using features of building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in the HVAC systems, while optimizing energy usage; monitoring building automation system data and adjusting systems accordingly; responding to service requests to adjust air flow, temperature and humidity balances for individual rooms, building areas or buildings; maintaining swimming pools, maintaining logs of maintenance and repairs using manual and computerized record keeping systems; and may instruct or lead semi-skilled or non-technical assistants.  Incumbents also repair and replace bearings, shafts, seals, rings and electrical wiring and install central system parts, gauge, valves and pipes.  Additionally, incumbents may be required to work swing shift, and/or weekends.  


Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Education:  High School graduation or equivalent.

Formal training via an apprenticeship program, trade school, or community college in a field related to the mechanical or HVAC trades.

Required Experience:  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.

Preferred Experience:  Three years journey level experience as a Building Service Engineer or Refrigeration Mechanic within the last five years.
Experience working in a public sector environment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers,  heating, ventilating , air conditioning  equipment, cooling  towers,  pneumatic systems, hydronic heating and closed loop cooling systems, chemical treatment procedures and practices used on closed loops and cooling towers, and maintenance of all common equipment found in an institutional central plant. 

A Building Service Engineer must be able to maintain currency in applicable industrial safety orders and regulations relative to facilities, HVAC and related equipment; instruct and plan the work of semi-skilled workers and entry level/student workers.  The incumbent must be able to read blueprints and work from plans and specifications;  prepare rough drawings and sketches including electrical ladder diagrams; read and interpret complex operating manuals; analyze and respond appropriately to emergencies, ensure accuracy of and maintenance of record keeping systems; prepare reports, read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.

Additional Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Computer literacy in MS Windows 98 or higher and a familiarity with Johnson Controls Metasys Software.  Skill in Customer Service, complaint resolution and comfort control.

Certification:  Valid Drivers License  


60% - Building Maintenance and Repair:
- Operate, maintain, repair, upgrade and inspect equipment to include bearings, shafts, seals, rings, and install central system parts, gauge, valves, pipes, and etc.
- Building construction and repair work on remodels and renovations.
- Monitor Building Automation Systems (BAS) data and adjust system accordingly.
- Respond to all hot and cold calls via email, computer, phone, work orders, or as directed.
- May maintain the swimming pool.

20% - Equipment Maintenance:
- Conducts testing and treatment of water for both closed and open loop systems.
- May inspect the work of contractors working in his area of expertise.
- Responsible for, laundry, shop and machine tools.
- Inspects tools and equipment to ensure safe and good condition.

10% - Administration:
- Keeps records and prepares reports.
- Prepares estimates and requisitions for cost of labor, materials and supplies.

10% - Perform other duties as assigned by the director and/or designee.  

To Apply, please visit:  

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Closing Statement  

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms please visit,

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.    

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