Job #6952 Building Service Engineer, Housing Facilities Services

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Job Title: Building Service Engineer, Housing Facilities Services
Location: San Diego Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 6952


Position Overview:

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.

For more information on San Diego State University, please click here.


Position Summary:

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


The Ideal Candidate:

The Building Service Engineer is a member of the Office of Housing Administration team. In conjunction with the Director, Associate Directors, other managers, staff, and students, this position assists in carrying out the mission, vision, and values, of the Office of Housing Administration and is responsible for supporting and contributing to an atmosphere that facilitates respect, inclusivity, collaboration, and growth.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Under general supervision, incumbent is responsible for the maintenance of the residence hall facilities and associated mechanical equipment. Incumbent is responsible for working independently on a wide range of heating, ventilating, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, refrigeration, air conditioning, and water systems.

Incumbent must be proficient using building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot HVAC and building mechanical problems; create accurate materials lists and procure all supplies to complete projects; maintain and service tools and equipment used in the performance of duties; and perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures while maintaining a safe and clean work environment. Incumbent must maintain records and logs; retrieve and edit maintenance data using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; and consult and work with other trades workers.

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


Essential Qualifications:

Journey level skill equivalent to that acquired through 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.

Valid California Driver’s License required.


Two years of experience maintaining water quality in closed loop hydronic systems and cooling towers.

Two years of experience operating a central plant, utilizing a central Building Automation System that maintained optimal building comfort while running central plant equipment at peak efficiency.

Ability to coordinate activities with Housing Maintenance Services crew to provide reliable building services to all occupants.

Ability to read and interpret equipment operating manuals, electrical, mechanical and plumbing schematics and building construction drawings.


Compensation and Benefits:

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,810 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 5,534 - $ 7,146 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.


How to Apply:

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.

Initial review of applications will begin on Friday, May 24, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by Thursday, May 23, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Rich Roder at (619) 594-6390.


General Information:

The person holding this position may be 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. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

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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Job No: 6952
Posted: 5/4/2019
Application Due: 9/4/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,810 per month