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Job ID: 5097

Job Title:
Supervising Building Service Engineer (Building Service Engineer

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Date Posted:
May 28, 2013

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Position Information
Full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Supervising Building Service Engineer - Under general supervision, incumbent is responsible for directing the work of the Residence Hall Mechanical Shop, making individual/crew work assignments and supervising skilled maintenance mechanics and semi-skilled workers, and student assistants in the performance of HVAC work.

Incumbent is responsible for the maintenance of all equipment associated with the delivery of HVAC to the residence halls. Incumbent is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the energy management systems, assisting the refrigeration division in the operation and maintenance of electrical/steam chillers, chilled water and all supporting systems, as well as the proper method of handling hazardous material, keeping track of the MSDS for these substances as directed by Environmental Health and Safety.

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. Follow-up on every project or task to insure that all items are completed to the satisfaction of the supervisor/manager. A responsible attendance record, punctuality and consistent meeting of deadlines. Performance of work in a manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in Facilities Services and the university community. A positive and cooperative working relationship with members of department and campus community.

Salary Range
Salary Range: $5,174 - $6,556 per month (Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,174 - $6,250 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.

Skilled Building Service Engineer work - Performs the full range of skilled building service engineer work necessary to operate, maintain, inspect, diagnose and repair campus HVAC systems and equipment. 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. Follows safety practices appropriate to the trade and complies with all rules and regulations established by the University, State, and Federal agencies. Log necessary operating information required for maintenance and upkeep of large HVAC equipment and field notes to make sound judgment on repairs or preventive maintenance. Knowledge of operation of computerized building management systems and software and ability to operate effectively for trouble shooting and implementing repairs.

Work coordination - Makes individual/crew work assignments, monitors work in progress and inspects completed work to ensure compliance with specifications. Provides input on performance evaluations. Interprets plans and drawings; collaborates with Engineering and Design to interpret plans and drawings; coordinates work schedules and sequence of work to meet construction/modification objectives; prepares working sketches; calculates shop estimates, estimates material costs; obtains phone quotations and prepares requisitions for ordering material, takes inventory of shop stock material and re-orders when necessary. On specific projects, works with other trade supervisors to create schedule of work. Advises manager of delays, problems, and work assignment progress. Coordinates work with manager to address specific housing schedules to accommodate work necessary for facilities operation (varies due to use). Notifies manager of any situation that may affect the safety, health, interruption of services, or comfort of students, tenants, or staff.

Documentation - Maintains records and retrieves data related to work performed using manual/computerized record-keeping systems; prepares standard reports; keeps accurate accounting of job/project costs and is responsible for tracking and entering daily labor on the automated facilities management system; keeps daily records for all shop personnel; completes the necessary documentation for work orders. Reports injuries/accidents; prepares and submits reports in accordance with campus procedures.
Training and instruction - Provides on-the-job training in trade and safety practices.

Maintenance and operation of shop - Safeguards, 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
• 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.
• General knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems; working knowledge of energy management systems.
• Thorough knowledge of current applicable state and federal regulations, and current health and safety codes, including appropriate references of Cal OSHA and Federal OSHA.
• Thorough knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques required and must demonstrate initiative and sound problem-solving skills.
• Working knowledge of job design and work sequencing related to construction projects.
• Ability to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems and perform skilled work on all applicable equipment and systems.
• Ability to make rough sketches of HVAC installations; read and work from operating manuals, blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications;
• Ability to estimate materials and labor cost of standard HVAC maintenance and repair work;
• Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual/computerized record keeping systems.
• Ability to determine and coordinate staffing, material and equipment needs for multiple jobs and projects.
• Ability to operate and control a central EMS to utilize mechanical systems and central plants efficiently.
• Ability to coordinate activities with Maintenance Services crew to provide reliable building services to all occupants.
• Ability to determine and coordinate staffing, material and equipment needs for multiple jobs and projects; ability to perform design work for plumbing systems.
• Ability to work unsupervised on a variety of job tasks from simple to complex.
• Ability to perform strenuous physical work; utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination.
• Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position; must be able to follow simple written and oral instructions.
• Ability to work independently or as a member of a team; consult and work with other trades workers; develop and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to analyze situations, procedures and work methods and exercise appropriate judgment in resolving problems and establishing priorities and work methods.
• Ability to be flexible and respond to changes in demands for service and priorities.
• Ability to maintain acceptable attendance record, punctuality, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to maintain strong customer relationships through a professional approach when handling customer needs and problems.
• Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations and to recognize, secure and report unsafe conditions immediately. Must have knowledge of safe working techniques and safety equipment and must be aware of the typical hazards of the work place as well as the special hazards that maybe encountered (biohazards, chemicals, asbestos/lead containing materials).
• Ability to understand and apply university and departmental policies and procedures.

Experience and Education
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; Two or more years of experience as a journey-level Building Service Engineer that included work or project coordination responsibilities.

Specialized Requirements
• Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid California Driver’s License within 10 days of hire.
• Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs.
Preferred Qualifications
• Two years of experience at the journey-level in the electrical/mechanical trades at SDSU including responsibilities for the planning, organizing and coordinating of assigned work orders or projects.

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin on June 11, 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 link above 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.