San Jose, California
Jul 21, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification: Facilities Worker II
Salary Range: $4,318/month to $5,426/month
FLSA status: Non-Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package.  For more information on programs available,  please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/

About the Position

Facilities Development & Operations (FD&O) is comprised of four primary departments: Planning Design & Construction (PDC); Maintenance & Operations (M&O); Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and Administrative Services (AS).   San Jose State University is comprised of a main campus, a south campus, and a center at Moss Landing.  In total, the facilities inventory comprises of approximately 6M square feet of buildings on approximately 160 acres of land. With a staff of approximately 240 facility professionals comprised of managers, engineers, architects, administrative staff, journeymen, groundskeepers, custodians, and others.

Under general supervision, independently performs a wide range semi-skilled and basic skilled facilities and systems maintenance, repair and renovation work which does not require journey-level skills. This position must be able to perform basic trade work in three or more trades; analyze and troubleshoot problems across multiple trade functions; perform necessary repairs independently; and perform other related facilities and systems support functions as assigned.

The Facilities Worker II works independently and under direction of a journey level person to make repairs to building systems, performs semi-skilled duties using hand tools, power tools and equipment associated with the trades; this includes the troubleshooting, maintenance, minor repair, and adjustments of various hardware; performs minor semi-skilled duties; Operational needs vary daily and are based on individual assignments on a given date which is determined by available staffing, campus needs, and customer expectations.  Other duties listed in the Classification and Qualification Standards of the CSU system may be assigned as non-essential functions in order to meet customer and campus needs

- Performs and assists with basic and advanced level maintenance and minor repair work for various trades including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, custodial, grounds keeping, and HVAC as assigned.

- Performs various types of preventive maintenance including: starting/stopping equipment, general cleaning, removing/installing serviceable parts, and painting and lubricating.  Identifies problems and needed repairs.

- Uses hand and power tools for the completion of various types of preventive maintenance and related repairs.

- Works with other trade workers, as needed, for completion of repairs and maintenance work.

- Maintains clean work areas, tools, equipment and associated structures.

- Inspects various types of equipment, systems, and areas to identify problems and needed repairs.

- Disables and clearly identifies (lock out and tag out) unsafe equipment, and immediately notifies appropriate personnel.

- Reports problems and needed repairs to be documented and scheduled.

- Records work details in log sheets, and keeps time records to assists in completion of documentation.

- Operates radio or cellular phone for communication of urgent needs, critical information and status updates.

- Drives a state vehicle; operates powered equipment, operates utility cart, scissor lift, and forklift (as certified) to access transport personnel, equipment, or waste material.

- Responds promptly to and assists with urgent needs in order to prevent injury, damage or further incident.

- Attends and participates in departmental meetings, trainings and functions.

- Uses protective equipment as required for personal safety.

Inspection/Record Keeping

The incumbent maintains records and retrieves data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.  Keeps time records to assist in completion of documentation.

Emergency Service Calls during both normal and after hours 

Provides response to Service Desk to responds to facility services related emergency situations around campus and miscellaneous trouble calls as assigned.

Education and Experience

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to three years of hands-on experience in general facilities and systems maintenance and repair, or comparable experience as a trades assistant or laborer with demonstrated proficiency in the required duties. 

Requires the possession and the ability to maintain a valid California Driver's License for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required for position and in any emergency situation. Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience working with computerized maintenance management systems
- Experience working with low voltage electrical systems
- Experience in general plumbing

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Comprehensive knowledge of specific methods, practices, and tools related to facilities and systems maintenance and repair and semi-skilled and basic skilled knowledge across multiple trades.
- General knowledge of applicable trade safety practices.
- Working knowledge of building codes and basic knowledge of electrical theory and mechanical principles.
- Ability to operate all applicable tools, equipment and systems.
- Ability to follow standard written instructions and procedures, read and write at a level appropriate to the position, and perform simple arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
- Ability to plan and schedule work according to weather, time and material.
- Ability to determine whether or not an item or fixture is repairable and to estimate type and quantity of material needed for project.
- Ability to use plastering and roofing equipment.
- Ability to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours.


Posting Date

Announcement Refreshed  July 20, 2017   

Application Screening

Application Screening Begins August 3, 2017  
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university. 

Required Application Material:


Letter of Interest
List of References

Complete SJSU Online Employment Application to apply, please visit our website at: Complete SJSU Online Employment Application to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/careers/jobs/index.html

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.   

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire. 


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.  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.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.




Contact Information


One Washington Square  San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250

Vision 2017 Goals

SPARTAN PRIDE: Develop vibrant, safe and welcoming communities that create a sense of belonging and instill Spartan pride. 

UNBOUNDED LEARNING: Enhance student success through continuous learning innovations. 

HELPING AND CARING: Create a culture of helping. 

AGILITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: Improve organizational responsiveness through an advanced technology infrastructure and by elimination of procedural obstacles. 

21st CENTURY SPACES: Provide gathering spaces and up-to-date facilities.

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