Lead Zone Mechanic
Salary: $62,974 - $72,287
Title: Lead Zone Mechanic
Category: Campus Operations and Facilities
Department: Plant Services
Date Posted: 01/17/2018
Position Information: The Lead Zone Mechanic leads, guides and assists with the preservation and repair of all structures, building systems, infrastructure and grounds in order to promote a safe, secure and comfortable campus environment. The Lead Zone Mechanic is responsible for, but not limited to: skilled maintenance and troubleshooting on HVAC, plumbing, electrical, painting & carpentry, etc. Responsible for responding to jobs and service requests generated through work orders, scheduled maintenance programs or by emergency call-in. Oversees critical day-to-day operations in supervisor's absence; acts as a subject matter expert and provides leadership to custodial/housekeeping tasks to be performed. Maintains a positive attitude and communicates effectively with colleagues, supervisors, staff, faculty and students.
Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services provides exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive of teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains buildings, facilities and landscape totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus. We are a team of service oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities.
**UC Riverside career employees who have passed their probationary period will receive priority consideration for this position. If a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified, qualified external candidates may be considered at the discretion of the hiring department.**
Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
Minimum Requirements: Five (5) years of responsible experience performing skilled maintenance and/or troubleshooting in one or more of the trades including HVAC, carpentry, concrete, drywall, plumbing, access control and electrical work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven experience and knowledge in safely using and operating hand and power tools common to all trades; including experience working with 120V, 208V, 230V and 277V wiring and equipment.
Ability to read, write and communicate in English and perform basic mathematical calculations. Ability to read blueprints and electrical schematics.
Knowledge of building codes, industrial safety standards and code procedures. Working knowledge of the safe and proper procedures when asbestos, lead paint or mold is suspected while performing any of the essential job duties.
Basic working knowledge and skill with computers with Windows operating systems.
Prior experience and ability to safely perform physically demanding work, moving materials weighing up to 70 pounds to and from pick-up trucks, carts and loading docks. Ability to work under constant turning, pulling, pushing, bending and twisting. Must be able to work in confined areas while looking or reaching straight up to repair materials on ceilings, wall and floors. Ability to work in dusty, vaporous and malodorous environments that include but are not limited to: solvents, paints, human waste and sawdust, etc. Ability to work in conditions of high heat and humidity to below freezing. Ability to work in areas with constant noise from, but not limited to, supply and exhaust fans.
Prior experience and ability to safely work from ladders and scaffolding up to 30 feet high and on roofs up to four stories high.
Time management skills with ability to prioritize daily work orders to complete assignments in a timely and accurate manner.
Prior job experience in accurately determining the cause of and correction of malfunctions in HVAC units, and the skill to use all HVAC testing equipment and tools for diagnosis and repair.
Must be able to work occasional scheduled, unscheduled and emergency call-in overtime. Must be able to work nights and weekend shifts.
Hired candidate must possess or obtain a valid CA Driver License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles; and will be maintained on the annual DMV Pull Notice. Must successfully pass a background check through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI; and must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.
Preferred Qualifications: Certification of training and experience in two different building trades.
Certification of training as a Pool Operator and experience with commercial pool maintenance.
Knowledge of UC/UCR policies.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview