Facilities Worker - I (Temporary)

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24454
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job Code: 6250
Department: Maintenance & Operations


Classification: Facilities Worker - I
Salary Range: $4,001 /month - $5,032 /month
FLSA status: Nonexempt

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

***This is a One (1) Year Temporary Appointment***

Reporting to and receiving work schedules from the Facility Project Supervisor, the Facilities Worker I performs the full range of semi-skilled cleaning, preventative maintenance, maintenance and repair's related to building maintenance, construction and facilities renovations work. The incumbent sets up specific jobs and performs manual labor preparation. Working independently when assigned and under general supervision, this position ensures a clean, safe, and attractive learning environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

- Performs basic entry level maintenance and minor repair work for various trades, including carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, lock and painting, as assigned.
- Performs various types of preventive maintenance work including: starting/stopping equipment, general cleaning, removing/installing serviceable parts, filters, motors, pumps, painting and lubricating.
- Performs preventive maintenance (PM) as defined for area of responsibility. Typical PM could consist of the following: roofing, downspouts, drains and gutter cleaning, mechanical room inspections and cleaning, safety showers inspections, restroom, classroom and common area inspections, HVAC filter changes, equipment lubrication, belt replacements, door and door closers inspections, and lighting.
- Performs general maintenance and repairs for facilities, buildings, offices, classrooms, restrooms, with a focus on electrical ballasts and bulb replacement, soap/toilet paper/paper towel dispenser replacement, leaky faucets, and toilet repairs. Sets up jobs, does manual labor preparation.
- Cleans, maintains and repairs fixtures and equipment, assists in the repair of electrical and plumbing fixtures, assists in renovations and new construction work, and in painting buildings and equipment, participates in construction site/remodel tear down and set up, and makes simple interior and exterior repairs.
- Responds to Service Calls (DIN) during normal and after hours.
- Assists Journey Level employees with the more complex work assignments.
- Works independently on work assignments such as interior and exterior building 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.
- Operates radio or cellular phone for communication of urgent needs, critical information and status updates.
- Operates utility cart, pick-up truck, scissor lift, and forklift (as certified) to access, repair and transport personnel and/or equipment.
- Unlocks and secures facility areas to access equipment and items to be repaired and/or maintained.
- Records work details and time spent on work orders in the maintenance management system data base.
- Uses computer for communication, research of parts and specifications, documentation of job specific details, and recording time log.
- 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 safety functions.
- Uses protective equipment as required for personal safety.

Education and Experience

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to six months of experience as a trades assistant or laborer, or six months of hands-on experience in general facilities and systems maintenance and repair work. Requires the possession of 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 on a school/college campus

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.
- A valid California Driver's license is required for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required for this position.
- Must be able to complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses.
- Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations.
- Possession of a valid California Driver's license is required for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required for this position.
- Must be able to complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses.

Posting Date

February 12,2018

Application Screening

This position is open until filled.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

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 Jos 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


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