Facilities Maintenance Mechanic (504519)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Facilities Management

Job Description


Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $5,402.00/month to $6,904.00/month. PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $5,402.00/month to $6,153.00/month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit https://www.csueastbay.edu/hr/benefits/index.html

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic is a skilled generalist, performing at a journey-level in one trade with strong skills in other trades. Incumbents independently perform a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation work on facilities and systems.

Incumbents typically operate, test, install, repair and perform corrective and preventive maintenance on mechanical facilities equipment and systems including HVAC and plumbing systems; perform electrical maintenance and repair work including work on low voltage control systems; use computerized maintenance systems to ensure preventive maintenance program objectives are met; perform a wide range of facilities renovation, maintenance, and repair work; estimate costs of materials and labor; determine the priority for requisitioning materials and supplies; may perform welding to make repairs and fabricate and construct parts; may monitor contractor performance and work progress; respond to routine maintenance and service requests; and provide instruction and direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.

Typical work includes skilled and semi-skilled mason work; select and prepare lists of materials for jobs; order concrete; maintain stock materials; inspect mason work to ensure it meets quality requirements and specifications; maintain work records, time cards and material requisitions.


Service calls - work will include but is not limited to the following tasks:
  • Replacement/repair of blinds
  • Replacement/repair of screens
  • Replacement of lights/ballasts/switches
  • Replacement/repair of exterior lighting
  • Replacement/repair of floor tile
  • Replacement of filters
  • Replacement/fabrication of signage
  • Response to hot/cold calls
  • Replacement of bulletin boards
  • Replacement of minor door hardware
  • Mover assistance/seismic bracing
  • Plumbing fixture installation
  • Keyboard repair installation
  • Replacement of ceiling tiles
  • Smoke detector maintenance

Preventative Maintenance
  • Scheduled minor carpentry inspections and tasks
  • Scheduled minor plumbing inspections and tasks
  • Scheduled minor electrical inspections and tasks
  • Scheduled minor painting inspections and tasks
  • Scheduled minor mechanical inspection and tasks

  • Customer Driven
  • Time Sensitive

  • Asbestos O&M
  • Lead Training
  • Aerial/Scissor Lift Training
  • Departmental Meetings
  • Confined Space
  • Attend mandatory tailgate meetings
  • Mandatory CSU/CalState East Bay trainings
  • Staying abreast of new methods and technology

Time Keeping/Reports
  • Ordering of Material and supplies using the department MSR form.
  • Shop Clean-up
  • Daily time card submission
  • Vacation and overtime forms submission

Required Qualifications

  • Work requires thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and tools used in one skilled trade area.
  • Working knowledge of materials, methods, equipment and tools in related trade areas pertaining to facilities, systems, construction and renovation.
  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted trade practices in trade specialty.
  • Working knowledge of computerized maintenance and building automation systems.
  • Working knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.
  • General knowledge of Cal OSHA regulations.

  • Must be able to demonstrate journey-level skill in one trade and strong skills in other applicable trades.
  • Operate construction and related equipment.
  • Use considerable judgment and discretion in performing duties.
  • Read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications.
  • Make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation work.
  • Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping system.
  • Prepare standard reports.
  • Provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
  • Analyze and respond to emergency situations.
  • Perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and respond clearly in written and oral language.
  • Demonstrate understanding and comply with the current Teamsters Unit 6 bargaining agreement.
  • Effectively listen and understand sensitivity and awareness in relating to individuals of diverse backgrounds,
  • Work with trust and respect, and ability to manage conflict constructively.
  • Ability to anticipate conditions/plan ahead; ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to take on new projects/methods, willingness to support organizational goals, flexibility in response to changing circumstances.
  • Excellent customer service skills

Specific physical and/or environmental working conditions that relate to the essential requirements of the position:
  • Employee must be able to work in high locations on ladders, scaffolds, motorized equipment, etc.
  • Employee must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Employee must be able to work in varying climatic conditions, to include inclement weather.
  • Employee must be able to wear a respirator.
  • Some work on weekends and holidays may be required, and the workweek will be adjusted accordingly.
  • May be required to work alone if working conditions dictates.
  • Position may be needed during campus emergencies such as power outages, minor and major natural disasters, pandemics, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of increasingly responsible experience leading to journey-level skills in a mechanical or facilities/building trade, or any equivalent combination of training and experience as a facilities and systems mechanic which demonstrates the achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of an applicable apprenticeship program.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.csueastbay.edu/smokeandtobaccofree/

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at: http://www.csueastbay.edu/upd/safety-and-security-reports.html

Special Conditions:

Under general direction of a bargaining unit supervisor and/or lead, Maintenance Mechanics will be assigned to a unique and newly formed Facilities Response Team (FRT). The objective of the (FRT) is to become first responders to the campus community repair requests, and take on non-journey level work in each shop to utilize our journey level trades workers to focus on the more technical driven work assignments. The (FRT) members will respond to assigned TMA work orders and a 5-year scheduled maintenance plan in an effort to create and promote a predictive method to address CSU East Bay's aged infra-structure. The (FRT) members will independently perform a wide-range of semi-skilled and basic-skilled facilities maintenance, repairs, alterations and construction work resulting in minor non-journey level repairs of electrical, painting, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC and mechanical systems. As needed (FRT) members will be assigned as necessary to support shop work loads. Typical duties are listed in goals responsibilities and work activities of the position.


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat. com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@csueastbay.edu.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Hayward, California 94542 United States View Map