Job No. 513746 Facilities Maintenance Mechanic (513746)

  • California State University (CSU) Bakersfield
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Facilities Management

Job Description


CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Facilities Maintenance Mechanic


FT/PT: Full-time

PAY PLAN: 12-month

SALARY RANGE: $5,402 - $6,904

PAY BASIS: Monthly

CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Open to all qualified applicants


FOR PRIORITY CONSIDERATION, applications must be received by May 9, 2022 ; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The incumbent must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam and background/fingerprint check.

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 CSU Vaccination Policy [] and questions may be sent to

POSITION PURPOSE: Within the Business and Administrative Services Division, Facilities Management is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that enables faculty and staff to fulfill the educational mission of California State University, Bakersfield through the continued maintenance of campus facilities and grounds, by providing services in a reasonable and timely manner, and by maintaining a best-in-class organization geared toward the enhancement of the educational environment.

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



Building Systems Repairs/Maintenance
  • Implement and adhere to safe working practices.
  • Maintain secure, safe, and orderly shop and yard spaces.
  • Operate, test, install, repair, and perform corrective and preventive maintenance on mechanical facilities equipment and systems including HVAC, pool, low-voltage controls, and plumbing systems.
  • Perform facility general preventive and corrective maintenance, construction, and renovation to include the trades of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, HVAC, and metal work. Provide skilled preventive and maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation work in journey-level skill expertise.
  • Consult, coordinate, and work with other trades.
  • Perform welding and brazing to make repairs and fabricate and construct parts.
  • Coordinate and procure materials and supplies.
  • Maintain an appropriate shop inventory of repair parts and consumables.
  • Determine, oversee, and coordinate contracted/procured maintenance and equipment repair, and maintenance services.
  • Ensure all repair, renovation and construction work performed is in accordance with CSU policy; and life, safety and building codes.

Planning and Record Keeping
  • Maintain and keep current records and logs.
  • Assist in the development of facility and systems preventive maintenance program.
  • Maintain and keep current computerized maintenance management system.
  • Prepare standard and complex reports.
  • Retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
  • Use computerized maintenance management systems to ensure preventive maintenance program objectives are met.
  • Estimate maintenance and repair cost, time, and materials for projects.

  • Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Provide training, instruction, and direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
  • Support and assist other trades in maintenance and repair task.
  • Attend training and maintain skill currency as appropriate to safely and effectively complete assignments.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Four (4) 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.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, CREDENTIALS: Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

  • Ability to demonstrate journey-level skill in one trade and strong skills in other applicable trades.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  • Analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Ensure work is performed in sequence.
  • Estimate cost: time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation work.
  • Excellent computer skills and competence with a variety of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, internet as well as online calendaring and email.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.
  • Knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and building automation systems.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, equipment and tools in related trade areas pertaining to facilities, systems, construction and renovation.
  • Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
  • Make rough sketches.
  • Operate construction and related equipment.
  • Perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
  • Performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
  • Prepare standard and complex reports.
  • Provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
  • Read, interpret, and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications.
  • Read and write at the level appropriate to the position.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Use considerable judgment and discretion in performing duties.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.

  • Associate or higher education degree
  • Six (6) to eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience leading to journey-level skills in a mechanical or facilities/building trades.
  • Certified Pool Operator, Asbestos Abator, and/or Welder.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill in ServiceNow or other CMMS.
  • Demonstrated skills in a college or university environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: HEAVY WORK - 50% or more of the activities involve walking, standing, squatting, kneeling or climbing; lifting heavy weight objects which may exceed 50 pounds.
  • Working on ladders at varying heights.
  • Exposure to chemicals, fumes; noise from vehicle and equipment operation, dust, dirt, oil/grease, gases, and pollen.
  • Working with or around machinery with moving parts.
  • Subject to loud noises.
  • Sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling object(s) weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasional stooping, kneeling.
  • Repeated bending.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate grounds equipment and tools.
  • Repetitive use of wrists and/or hands.
  • Ability to maintain balance.
  • Reaching overhead, horizontally and above the shoulders.
  • Rapid mental/muscular coordination.
  • Verbal, auditory, and written capabilities to effectively communicate in an articulate manner.
  • Accurate depth perception.
  • Clarity of vision at varying distances to see small details and have color vision/distinguish shades.
  • Working with chemicals, tools, and powered machinery.
  • Work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.


SCREENING: Only those applicants possessing experience most directly related to the immediate needs of the office will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience, and interest in the position.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SENSITIVE POSITION: Sensitive positions are designated by the CSU as requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position, based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of the people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSU or individuals in the university community.

MANDATED REPORTER: Limited: The person holding this position is considered a limited 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, revised July 21, 2017.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: A "designated position" in the CSU's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

GENERAL INFORMATION: It is the policy of California State University, Bakersfield to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to present documentation verifying their right to accept employment. You will also be requested to present a social security card at the time of initial appointment in compliance with state payroll regulations. State regulations require that every state employee sign the Oath of Allegiance prior to commencing the duties of his/her State employment, except legally employed non-citizens. These individuals are required to sign the Declaration of Permission to Work.

EEO STATEMENT: California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Bakersfield, California 93311 United States View Map