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Job ID: 5093

Job Title:
Building Service Engineer, Facilities Services

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Date Posted:
May 13, 2013

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Job Title: Building Service Engineer, Facilities Services
Job ID: 5093
Location: San Diego Main Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Information
Two Full-time, permanent (probationary) positions.

Building Service Engineer - Under general supervision, incumbent performs the full range of skilled building service engineer work necessary to operate, maintain, inspect, diagnose and repair campus HVAC systems and equipment. Incumbent tests, adjusts, and calibrates boiler and air conditioning machinery; tests, adjusts, and calibrates mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and microprocessor control instruments; tests and chemically treats boiler, condenser, and cooling tower water; makes repairs to steam, natural gas, water, refrigerant, air and oil distributions systems. Incumbent repairs/replaces bearings, shafts, seals, rings, and electrical wiring and installs central system parts, gauges, valves and pipes.

Objectives -
Properly installed, repaired and maintained HVAC equipment and systems.

Expectations -
Properly functioning equipment and a safe and clean working environment, Thorough and accurate accounting of time and materials. Completion of routine work assignments and performance of additional duties as assigned. Consistent meeting of university needs in a timely and professional manner with increasingly improved skill. Provide proper follow-up on every project or task to insure that all items are completed to the satisfaction of the supervisor/manager. Punctuality and a responsible attendance record consistent meeting of deadlines and performance of work in a manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in Physical Plant and the university community. Maintain a positive and cooperative working relationship with members of department and campus community.

Salary Range
Salary Range: $4,659 - $6,015 per month (Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,659 - $4,900 per month). The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

Maintenance and repair work - Incumbents repair and replace steam traps, heat exchangers, coils, pump bearings, shafts, seals, rings and electrical wiring and installs central system parts, gauges, valves and pipes which requires the application of journey-level skills in one or more of the applicable trades. Repair and install piping systems utilizing soldering, brazing and welding skills required for proper steam utilization. Maintains all mechanical equipment spaces designated as support systems for HVAC operations; maintains all steam/condensate underground utility manholes, piping and pumping systems. Assists in design and installation of equipment, piping and all associated instruments vital to the function of utility/support systems (steam, condensate, control air, chemical injection, natural gas and fuel oil); makes recommendations and implements strategies/equipment adjustments to optimize energy usage. Maintains underground piping infrastructure located in and including manholes, chases, and building confined spaces as directed.

Preventive maintenance work - Maintains, troubleshoots and tests utility manholes, building heating/cooling systems, HVAC installations and performs PM tasks required to maintain correctly functioning and safe utility systems. Perform scheduled maintenance as directed, maintain logs of maintenance and repairs using manual and computerized record-keeping systems; and may instruct and lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants. Maintain chemical treatment operation logs for heating/chiller systems as required.

General/Emergency HVAC work - Responds to trouble calls and minor work requests; troubleshoots and repairs or adjusts air flow, temperature, humidity balances (for buildings, building areas and individual rooms); repairs leaks in distribution systems (steam, natural gas, water, etc.); makes related urgent minor repairs. Under general supervision, incumbents operate, maintain, repair and inspect heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and water systems and equipment; test, adjust, and calibrate boiler and air conditioning machinery and mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and/or microprocessor control instruments; test and chemically treat boiler, condenser, and cooling tower water and water from other systems; maintain, inspect, diagnose and make emergency repairs to steam, natural gas, water, refrigerant, air and oil distribution systems; regularly use features of building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in the HVAC systems while optimizing energy usage; monitor building automation systems data and adjust system accordingly; respond to service requests to adjust air flow, temperature and humidity balances for individual rooms, building areas or buildings. Additionally, incumbents may rotate through various shift assignments at stations either in a central plant or in the utilities centers of individual buildings or campus centers for the operation, service and repair of low, medium or high-speed revolution steam/cogeneration equipment. Adjusts and calibrates environmental controls (direct digital, centrally located energy management system, stand alone building management controllers, time clocks and manual mechanical controls, etc.).

Specialized HVAC work - Assists Refrigeration Shop in operation and repair of centrifugal/absorption chillers and conventional air conditioning systems (maintains the water/steam-side system of cooling systems); repairs/replaces chill water coils, valves, piping, and pumps, condenser water pumping and piping systems.

Work coordination and accountability - Provides instruction and direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; interprets plans and drawings; prepares working sketches; calculates shop estimates, estimates material costs; obtains phone quotations and prepares requisitions for ordering material, takes inventory of bench stock material and re-orders when necessary. Maintains records and retrieves data related to work performed using manual/computerized record-keeping systems; prepares standard reports; consults and works with other trades workers.

Maintenance and operation of shop - Maintains and services tools and equipment used in the performance of duties; performs shop clean-up and maintains a safe and clean work area.

General support - Assists custodial services, grounds, trades and mechanical services staff in the accomplishment of their work (projects, events, on-going programs), and performs other tasks as assigned by the manager in support of the university and Facilities Services.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Must have thorough knowledge of the latest methods, materials and equipment used in the HVAC trade and thorough knowledge of the proper use and care of the tools and equipment used in that work.
Thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, steam systems, fire tube boilers, hot water heating systems, ventilation systems and equipment, piping, pumps, valves, condensers, heat exchangers, steam traps and methods, tools, materials and equipment used in the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment.
Must have general knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems.
Working knowledge of energy management systems.
Must have thorough knowledge of current applicable state and federal regulations including current health and safety codes referencing CALOSHA and Federal OSHA.
Must be able to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems and perform skilled work on all applicable equipment and systems.
Must have ability to make rough sketches of HVAC installations; read and work from operating manuals, blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; estimate materials and labor cost of standard HVAC maintenance and repair work.
Must be able to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual/computerized record keeping systems.
Must be able to work unsupervised on a variety of job tasks from simple to complex.
Must be able to perform strenuous physical work.
Must be able to utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination.
Must be able to read and write at a level appropriate to the position.
Must be able to follow simple written and oral instructions.

Experience and Education
Two years of journey-level experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of boiler, heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems, or a combination of formal course work in mechanical technology and hands-on experience.

Specialized Requirements
Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Valid California Driver¿s License within 10 days of hire.
EPA approved certification in refrigerant recovery may be required.
Work includes driving pickups and other automotive equipment and operating various machines (oxy/acetylene rigs, arc welding equipment, manhole cover pullers, pipe freeze kits, electrical test equipment, air and water balance equipment, bearing and sheave pullers, genie and man lifts, power tube bundle cleaners, hand tools and power tools, including powder actuated tools) and lifting and transporting equipment, material and supplies up to 50 pounds (in excess of 50 pounds with assistance).

Preferred Qualifications
Experience soldering, brazing and welding of pipes.
Experience working with energy management and/or other electronic control systems.

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2013; position will remain open until filled. The on-line application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Employment Opportunities Website.

Applicants with disabilities requiring special attention and/or interview arrangements may call (619) 594-7099.

SDSU employees are required to sign an Oath of Allegiance.

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.

This position may be funded by a qualifying federal contract, requiring new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS), in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

This position may be a "designated position" under the Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.

This position may require a background check, including, but not limited to employment verification and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s). The selected candidate will be required to submit fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services. If required for the position, a background check must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU.

Equal Employment Opportunity
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.