6443 Facilities Maintenance Mechanic, Housing Facilities Services

San Diego, California
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,050 per month. CSU Classification Salary
Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution




San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 12, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by October 11, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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Position Information


This is for two (2) full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) positions. These positions are designated non-exempt under FLSA and are eligible for overtime compensation. Work hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Facilities Maintenance Mechanic, Residence Hall – Under general supervision, incumbent performs a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation work on facilities and systems.  Incumbent tests and performs corrective and preventive maintenance on building elements and fixtures, electrical and mechanical equipment and systems, including HVAC and plumbing systems; performs electrical maintenance and repair work including work on low voltage control systems.

Objectives – Properly installed, maintained and repaired Residence Hall facilities, fixtures, equipment and systems, (including plumbing equipment and systems and HVAC equipment and systems).

Expectations - Properly functioning equipment and a safe and clean working environment.  Thorough and accurate accounting of time and materials.  Completion of routine work assignments and performance of additional duties as assigned.  Consistent meeting of university needs in a timely and professional manner with increasingly improved skill.  Follow-up on every project or task to ensure that all items are completed to the satisfaction of the supervisor/manager.  A responsible attendance record, punctuality and consistent meeting of deadlines.  Performance of work in a manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in Facilities Services and the university community. A positive and cooperative working relationship with members of department and campus community.

For more information regarding Housing Facilities Services, please click here.


Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,050 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,903 - $6,265 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. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here




Minimum Qualifications 

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.

Must have a valid California Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

Must have ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations and to recognize, secure and report unsafe conditions immediately.  Must have knowledge of safe working techniques and safety equipment and must be aware of the typical hazards of the work place as well as the special hazards that maybe encountered (biohazards, chemicals, asbestos/lead containing materials).

Must have ability to understand and apply university and departmental policies and procedures.

Must be able to work unsupervised on a variety of job tasks from simple to complex.  Must be able to perform strenuous physical work; utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination. Must be able to read and write at a level appropriate to the position; must be able to follow simple written and oral instructions.

  • 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.
  • Ability to demonstrate journey-level skill in one trade and strong skills in other applicable trades.
  • Ability to operate construction and related equipment.
  • Ability to use considerable judgment and discretion in performing duties.
  • Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications.
  • Ability to make rough sketches.
  • Ability to estimate cost, time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation work.
  • Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
  • Ability to prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
  • Ability to analyze and respond to emergency situations.
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

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. 

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

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

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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