Senior Building Maintenance Worker (8212C) 17841
Senior Building Maintenance Worker (8212C) 17841 About Berkeley
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 19, 2021
Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of RSSP. RSSP provides student housing, residential life programs, self-operated dining services for undergraduate and graduate students and their families, and child care services for students, faculty, and staff; it also conducts a year-round conference business, operates eleven campus restaurants, and manages twenty-six faculty apartments. The Central Maintenance, Design, and Minor Capital Projects units provide a comprehensive group of services to all units within RSSP. These services include performing or managing all building trades and related maintenance services, performing interior design services, space planning, renovation project planning and management services, major maintenance, minor capital planning and project management for RSSP.
Under general direction, The Senior Building Maintenance Worker (SBMW):
- Assists with coordination and oversight for the performance of maintenance services or project work within assigned facilities.
- Performs hands-on maintenance work on facilities and equipment at SBMW level.
- Assists with purchasing for self-performed projects and for projects performed by others.
- Performs work according to unit priorities as established by the Lead Building Maintenance Worker (LBMW) and supervisor.
- Performs, assists with performing, and coordinates preventive maintenance work.
- General (Repair, replace, adjust and/or conduct installations of): Screens, dry erase boards, chalk and bulletin boards, toilet paper dispensers, food service equipment and similar items.
- Carpentry (Repair, replace, adjust and/or conduct installations of): Ceiling tile; molding and trim; furniture, fences, gates, door jambs, railings, and similar items. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
- Electrical (Test, reset, clean, change batteries, repair, replace and/or conduct installations of): Light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, ballasts and starters, breakers (reset only, as directed), timers, hard-wired smoke detectors, battery operated items including: door alarms, battery powered smoke detectors; bathroom ventilation fans, vacuum cleaners, appliances and related food service equipment. With the exception of ballasts and breaker resets, incumbent must not work with live electricity. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
- Plumbing (Repair, replace, adjust, unclog, clean-out and/or conduct installations of): Aerators, faucet washers, hoses and shower heads, drains in sinks/showers/floors (non-powered auger). Repair, adjust, unclog, clean-out, clean: Faucets and valve stems, garbage disposals, toilets, dish machines, showers, patios, floors. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
- Wall/ceiling treatment (prepare, clean): Walls for painting. For areas under 16” X 16”: Patch and repair damages as necessary; texture, touch up/repaint surfaces. Paint and/or match existing paint using brushes, rollers, and spray cans. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
- Doors (Repair, clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace): Closers, latches, hinges, partitions, pilasters and similar items. Repair, clean, adjust, lubricate, crash (door exit) hardware. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.-
- Windows, mirrors, glass (board-up/tape): Broken windows and tape cracks for safety prior to replacement. Take accurate measurements. (Repair, replace, adjust and/or install): Sash Rollers and glass (not to exceed 9 sq. ft.) where appropriate. Install and replace residential mirrors. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
- Flooring (Repair, replace, adjust and/or conduct installations of): Tile (VC and ceramic), baseboard, linoleum, carpet, carpet squares, thresholds, safety strips, etc. Install carpet/linoleum under 9 square feet. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
- Furniture: Assemble/disassemble and move and store as needed. Tear down/set up bunk beds and lofts.
- General Cleaning-Room/Apartment Turnover Cleaning:
- Properly clean and remove grease/stains from various areas, including: walls, windows, sills, tracks, light fixtures; all interior surfaces (e.g. closets, shelves, blinds, and drapes), refrigerators, ranges, ovens, sinks, countertops, cabinets, ventilation fans and hoods, water heaters, other appliances, sinks, toilets, showers, tubs, cabinets, stairwells, storage closets, patios, decks and balconies, etc.
- Clean, extract and vacuum carpets; sweep, mop, strip, buff, wax floors. Remove trash, debris and abandoned property. Prepare apartments for painting.
- Preventative Maintenance (PM): Establish timelines and perform PM work in all areas of SBMW duties, including changing filters on mechanical systems as required or requested.
- Under the direction of the supervisor, train and schedule student and limited term assistants, inspect their work, and provide input for evaluations.
Maintenance Operations Coordination:
Safety and Health Awareness/Responsibilities:
- IIPP Requirements: Provides health and safety training, guidance on safe work practices, provides proper equipment, observes work practices and correct methods, and investigates accidents. Work in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk. This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations, using personal safety gear, observe warning signs, learning about potential hazards, and reporting unsafe conditions.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Service Unit (SX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
To apply, visit https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=17841&PostingSeq=1
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