Facilities Systems Mechanic (Open Competitive)

  • 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $6,049.43 - $7,353.12 Monthly USD

Job Description

The current vacancy is for a Facilities Systems Mechanic full-time position in the Public Works Department.

This recruitment process is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. The first review of applications will be completed on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after May 9, 2023, may not be considered. Applicants appearing best qualified based upon a review of the application and responses to supplemental questions will be invited to participate in the testing process.
The City of El Segundo, incorporated in 1917, is a unique, quaint city by the sea. Home to approximately 17,000 residents and over 75,000 private sector employees of major aeronautical, sports, media, industrial and multiple Fortune 500 companies including Mattel, Chevron and most recently, the Los Angeles Times and Beyond Meat. Further, El Segundo has become the headquarters for major sports franchises, including the LA Lakers and LA Kings. As the economy broadens, El Segundo is becoming home to a variety of high tech and “creative economy” start-up companies. This is reflected in the City motto "Where Big Ideas Take Off!"

Definition: Under general supervision, diagnoses, repairs and maintains electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems for City buildings and facilities.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of duties and responsibilities is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Position in this classification typically perform a full range of duties at a level of complexity represented by the following types of responsibilities:

  • Diagnoses, installs, repairs and maintains electrical distribution to 480 volts including lighting, alarm and audio systems and computer cables, scoreboards, generators, air compressors and golf course equipment;
  • Diagnoses, installs, repairs and maintains heating, venting and air conditioning equipment including air handlers, motors, compressors, pumps, valves, electrical components, electric and pneumatic controls;
  • Diagnoses, installs, repairs and maintains plumbing systems including pumps, valves, piping, water heaters, irrigation systems, fixtures and faucets;
  • Installs, repairs and maintains doors, hardware, locks and closers;
  • Repairs carpet and ceiling tile;
  • Constructs walls, prepares surfaces for painting and paints;
  • Hangs pictures and window coverings;
  • Assembles and repairs wood and metal office furniture and workstations;
  • Provides technical advice to departments;
  • Oversees work performed by contractors;
  • Approves progress payments to contractors;
  • Maintains records of supplies, materials, equipment and time spent on repairs;
  • Reviews bids;
  • Prepares specifications for new equipment;
  • Purchases materials and equipment;
  • Updates fire extinguishers and asbestos reports;
  • Responds to complaints and determines appropriate corrective action; and
  • Coordinates activities with other City staff in resolving complaints as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics:
To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential function. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Knowledge of:
  • Tools, equipment and procedures used in the maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities and electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems;
  • Computerized building management programs;
  • Equipment capabilities, limitations and safe operating characteristics;
  • Safe work practices; and
  • OSHA safety standards related to all aspects related work.
Skill in:
  • Reviewing, monitoring, and prioritizing building maintenance/repair work;
  • Reading blueprints and schematic diagrams;
  • Reading technical instruction manuals;
  • Installing plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems;
  • Trouble-shooting systems and performing journey level plumbing, electrical and HVAC maintenance and repair work;
  • Operating HVAC computer programs;
  • Operating a variety of technical diagnostic equipment;
  • Using appropriate hand and power tools associated with mechanical/facility diagnosis, maintenance and repair;
  • Analyzing emergencies and effecting accurate corrective action;
  • Maintaining records;
  • Understanding and following complex directions and instructions; and
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, other City employees and the public.

Working Conditions: Routinely required to lift and/or carry up to 75 pounds. Required to enter confined spaces, hot and cold areas and climb ladders.

Minimum Qualifications:
A combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: T hree (3) years increasingly responsible experience in building and facility maintenance, specialized plumbing, electrical and HVAC training.

Education: Graduation from high school or GED.

Licensing/Certification Requirements: A valid California driver's license. Trade Electricity Journey level and/or Certification. HVAC Universal Journey level and/or Certification. EPA Asbestos Abatement Worker Certification.

Please Note: Candidates deemed most qualified, as reflected in their application materials, will be invited to continue in the recruitment process.

Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of El Segundo Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

Probationary Period: All employees must successfully complete a 12-month probationary period in order to attain permanent status with the City of El Segundo.

The City of El Segundo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to supporting Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives to build and sustain an environment that values diversity, welcomes opportunities to engage and understand others, and fosters a sense of belonging.

Benefit Summary - Effective 5/17/2019

PERS Retirement : Tier I-2%@55 . Tier II-2%@60 for individuals employed by the City on or after 12/30/12 who are already PERS members. Tier I and II members single highest year coordinated with Social Security and Medicare. Employee required contribution is 8% of pensionable income. PERS 2%@62 for new employees/members hired on or after 1/1/13 have three year average coordinated with Social Security and Medicare and payment of 50% of normal cost (6.75%).

Social Security: The City matches employee’s Social Security contribution, which is 6.2% of your salary and is made on a pre-tax basis. The 2023Social Security income cap is $160,200.

Retiree Medical: City offers paid retiree medical insurance at same rate as active employees.

Medical Insurance : $1,600 per month for employee and dependents' medical insurance under PERS.

Educational Incentive : Up to $334.21 for B.A. if job doesn't require it. Must be approved by Department Head. Future employees hired on or after May 10, 2017 not eligible.

Optical/Dental/Life/AD&D : $135 per month City contribution. Employee & eligible dependents may be covered for optical and dental. $30,000 term life policy provided by City; employee can purchase additional self and dependent coverage at group rates. AD&D insurance policies provided for employees.

Flex Plan : Section 125 Plan, allows for payment of employee-paid insurance, medical treatment, and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

State Disability Insurance : Coverage provided through State Employment Development Department for short-term disability. Costs borne by union employees.

Long-Term Disability: City provides fully-paid LTD insurance. Continuance of 66 2/3% of first $9750 of employee's salary after a 60-day waiting period. Applies to non-job related occurrences.

Work Schedule: 9/80 with alternating Fridays off.

Holidays : 11 fixed paid holidays plus 1 day of personal leave/floating holiday per year.

Vacation Leave : 96 hours (1-5 years); 120 hours (6 - 10 years); 144 hours (11 - 15 years): 176 hours (16+ years). Leave can be used after 6 months of service. Annual cash conversion option.

Sick Leave : 8 hours per month. 100% payment for accrual over 600 hours and percentage of unused leave paid upon retirement or separation.

Bereavement Leave: Three (3) working days [one workweek where travel is 500 miles or more] for qualifying incident.

Tuition Reimbursement : Up to $1,750 per year for tuition and books.

Longevity Pay: Up to $66.84/mo for 5 yrs of service; Up to $133.68 for 10 yrs of service; Up to $200.53/mo for 15 yrs of service. Future employees hired on or after May 10, 2017 not eligible.

Uniform Allowance : Dollar amount varies for specific classes.

Other : Voluntary participation in Credit Union; Long-Term Care (premiums paid by employee); Mission Sqaure 457 Deferred Compensation Program; Payroll Direct Deposit.

Revised: 12/12; 2/13; 1/14; 2/15; 8/16; 5/17;5/19; 8/22

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

350 Main Street, El Segundo, California 90245 United States View Map