Chill Plant Supervisor (Supervising Building Service Engineer) (504582)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Engineering

Job Description


Position Summary

The Division of Business and Financial Affairs is responsible for ensuring a safe, productive campus environment while providing the highest quality service in support of academic excellence through thoughtful stewardship of financial, technological, infrastructure and human resources at San Diego State University.

SDSU Facilities Services is a customer service based organization providing facility maintenance activities through a transparent and deliberate process. It is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, renovation, remodel and alteration activities in support of the academic and research mission of the university. Facilities Services employs over 235 employees (full time and students) and supports approximately eight million square feet of buildings (including residence halls and parking structures) and 280 acres of improved and unimproved land with an operating budget of approximately forty-five million dollars.

Supervising Building Services Engineer (BSE) - Under general supervision, the Chill Plant Supervisor is responsible for directing the work of the Central Chill Plant, making individual/crew work assignments and supervising skilled (building service engineers, refrigeration and maintenance mechanics), semi-skilled workers, and assistants in the performance of air conditioning and refrigeration work.

Chill Plant Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all equipment associated with the campus chilled water distribution systems. They are responsible for the maintenance and operation of the electrical/steam chillers, chilled water and all supporting systems, as well as the proper method of handling hazardous material, keeping track of the MDS for these substances as directed by Environmental Health and Safety. The ideal candidate possess both the trade and technical knowledge as well as effective communication, conflict resolution, time management and problem solving skills/abilities.

The Supervising BSE will provide a thorough and accurate accounting of time and materials; complete routine assignments; maintain equipment and a safe/clean working environment; effectively communicate and successfully interact with a variety of individuals in a diverse environment at all levels of the organization; maintain confidentiality and work appropriately within the department hierarchy; communicate effectively to resolve problems and proactively resolve conflicts or disagreements in the workplace, makes suggestions and ask pertinent questions to facilitate effective communication.

For more information regarding Facilities Services, click here.

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, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience
  • 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.
  • Two or more years of experience as a journey-level Building Service Engineer that included some work or project coordination responsibilities.
  • Three or more years of experience working as a journey-level crafts worker in one or more applicable mechanical or related trades, including one to two years in a lead/supervisory capacity.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience, within three years, at a similar higher education environment, or a large multi-building facility environment.

Specialized Skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and successfully interact with a variety of individuals in a diverse environment at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work appropriately within the department hierarchy communicating effectively to resolve problems; and to proactively resolve conflicts or disagreements in the workplace, makes suggestions and asks pertinent questions to facilitate effective communication.
  • Ability to implement safety procedures, resolve problems and improve safety in the workplace. Ability to instill in others the importance of workplace safety rules and regulations and take appropriate actions.
  • Ability to conduct hazard assessments, and address those hazards accordingly, and applies engineering controls as appropriate to address/mitigate hazards; promptly follows up on health and safety risks, taking appropriate action(s) and provides the necessary reports and documentation.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

Valid California Driver's License or the ability to acquire one within 10 days of hire.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $7,283 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,375 - $8,080 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.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on September 16, 201. To receive full consideration, apply by September 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is 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.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Employment Services at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map