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Viejas Arena Operations Assistant

San Diego State University
San Diego

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Viejas Arena Operations Assistant Date Posted: 9/19/2023 Location: VA Repair Maintenance Address: 5500 Campanile dr City: San Diego State: CA Country: United States of America Category: Viejas Arena Description

Under the direction of the Viejas Arena Building Services Coordinator, the Operations Assistant assists the building service staff in performing repairs and maintenance on a wide range of building equipment tasks in Viejas Arena, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, and Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center as assigned. The Operations Assistant performs a variety of tasks on the interior and exterior of the buildings, performing basic/minor repairs to floors, walls, fixtures, equipment and furniture.


Primary Functions
  • On a daily basis, check equipment and annotate logs of facility systems according to Viejas Arena policies and procedures
  • Assist with cleaning, maintenance and repairs of building fixtures and equipment including, but not limited to locks, windows, doors, plaster, linoleum and concrete repairs
  • Assist in making minor repairs, including changing ballasts, light bulbs/lamps and repairs to mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment
  • Assist in maintaining and repairing plumbing fixtures
  • Assist in painting and preparing surfaces for painting
  • Assist with the maintenance of stock material and supply inventories
  • Other maintenance work as required

Customer Service and Collaboration
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with various A.S. and University departments
  • Works closely with the various departments within Viejas Arena to ensure collaboration and communication

  • Ensures all operations are conducted with safety of staff and customers as first priority, and in accordance with the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and other safety policies
  • Adheres to Associated Students' Code of Safe Practices
  • Reports accidents to supervisor and reviews changes required to avoid reoccurrence
  • Ensures proper documentation is completed for each accident (employee and/or non-employee) and forwards to supervisor
  • Reports maintenance problems and/or broken and unsafe equipment to the appropriate party immediately
Minimum Requirements

Minimum & Preferred Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled at San Diego State University, taking a minimum of 6 units
  • Engineering majors preferred
  • Work Study Preferred

  • Basic knowledge and experience in working with hand tools and power tools
  • Background in fixing and repairing building fixtures and equipment preferred
  • Basic experience with carpentry and painting preferred

License & Certification:
  • Must possess a valid CA driver's license

Trainings to be completed within 30 days of hire:
  • Anti-Harassment Training for Non-Supervisors
  • Gender Awareness Training

  • Adheres to the Viejas Arena and Associated Students Codes of Safe Practices
  • Reports maintenance problems and/or broken and unsafe equipment to the appropriate party immediately
  • Continually work toward improving technical skills
  • Capable of maintaining positive working relationships with other staff, customers and vendors
  • Must be able to exercise tact and exhibit sound judgment
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions and follow projects through to completion
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to interact effectively with a diverse population of people and support Associated Students' values and mission

  • Must have strong critical thinking skills, a willingness to help others, and a strong desire to learn a wide variety of skills
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to relate and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, colleagues and guests
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong problem solving skills


This is a part-time position. Flexibility and willingness to work up to 20 hours per week including evenings and weekends; employee schedules vary according to business needs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work conditions may vary depending upon the location of job tasks required; may occur indoors and outdoors, therefore requiring exposure to a variety of elements. While working indoors, the lighting and temperature are adequate. The work environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: chemicals, dust, fumes, cold, heat, noise, vibrations and dampness.

While working outdoors, the work environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: sun, heat/cold, dust, pollens and other environmental risks.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical requirements include but are not limited to: walking, walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, climbing, and working in confined space, lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying loads.

Depending on job tasks, physical demands may require standing and walking for extended lengths of time and may require lifting, pushing, pulling, moving and carrying items up to 50 pounds (unassisted) and 75 pounds (with assistance), and using ladders and high scissor lifts.


Inside the Organization:
  • Reports to the Viejas Arena Building Services Coordinator
  • Receives direction from Viejas Arena Associate Director of Operations and Viejas Arena Facilities Operations Manager
  • Works closely with other part-time Viejas Arena Operations staff
  • May work with other full-time A.S. staff

Outside the Organization:
  • Contractors and vendors

EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Range I, Step I - $16.30 per hour

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

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5500 Campanile Drive
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