Facilities Maintenance Mechanic (524284)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Feb 18, 2023
Full Time Facilities Management

Job Description


Position Summary

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. The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic is distinguished from the Facilities Worker classifications by the independent performance of skilled, journey-level trade work, particularly in the electro-mechanical trades.

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.

The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic provides a proactive and comprehensive preventive maintenance program for the University. Participates in the efficient and successful completion of projects while respecting the learning environment and the educational mission of the university. Responds to emergencies to protect life-safety, property, the educational mission, and the reputation of San Diego State University.

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, 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego

Department Summary

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 250 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.

For more information regarding the Facilities Services Department click here .

Education and Experience

These abilities normally would be acquired through 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.

Key Qualifications
  • Five years of verifiable employment experience is preferred, performing work in one or more of the following: Carpentry, Mechanical, HVAC, Electrical or Plumbing, or closely related field; technical trade school certification may substitute for one year of work experience.
  • Prior experience, at a similar higher education environment, government, or a large multi-building facility environment, within three is years preferred.
  • Experience using a computerized maintenance management system.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required

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

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,787 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 .

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,787 - $7,396 per month.

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here .

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on March 3, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by March 2, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

CSU Vaccine Policy : The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.

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 and is required for employment. SDSU 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 SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here .

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Michelle Puentes at mpuentes2@sdsu.edu .
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map