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Job ID: 5352

Job Title:
Lead Building Service Engineer, Facilities Services

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Date Posted:
March 4, 2014

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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

Lead Building Service Engineer – Under general supervision, the Lead Building Service Engineer (Lead BSE) works with and provides lead work direction to a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers involved in the installation, operation, preventive maintenance and repair of mechanical systems related to heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, energy management, electronic controls, power, water and steam systems and equipment as related to HVAC and/or Mechanical systems throughout a campus. The Lead BSE is distinguished by the additional responsibilities of providing lead work direction to multiple and diverse journey-level crafts workers and semi-skilled assistants, laying out and coordinating the work flow for jobs, and preparing materials lists and ordering supplies for jobs. Unlike the Supervising BSE, the Lead BSE spends the majority of time working as a Building Service Engineer or in a related HVAC trade while performing lead work coordination and project planning responsibilities for a work crew and typically is not overseeing the work of multiple work crews.

Incumbent is responsible for the maintenance and repair of campus main steam and condensate distribution systems. Incumbents typically prioritize and coordinate the work of a small work group or crew including providing direction for work sequencing and technical expertise and leadership; ensure necessary materials, supplies and equipment are available to complete assigned work orders and perform preventive maintenance; instruct staff on work and safety rules and ensure that they are observed; inspect work to ensure it meets quality requirements and specifications; provide input on performance evaluations; establish and maintain effective working relationships; and maintain computerized maintenance management systems, including accounting for labor, materials and purchasing, as well as prepare reports. On specific projects, work may involve coordinating with other departments and coordinating the work of other skilled crafts workers.

Objectives – Properly installed, maintained and repaired HVAC equipment/systems, steam and condensate distribution systems, and EMS 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 Facilities Services and the university community. Maintain a positive and cooperative working relationship with members of department and campus community.

Salary Range
Salary Range: $4,963 - $6,290 per month (Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,963 - $6,000 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.

Daily work assignment and oversight – Makes individual/crew work assignments, monitors work in progress and inspects completed work to ensure compliance with specifications. Implements Preventive Maintenance Program as directed and provides input on performance evaluations.

Skilled BSE work - Performs the full range of skilled building service engineer. Repairs and installs 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 and 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.

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.

Work coordination - 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.

Training and instruction - Provides on-the-job training in trade and safety practices.

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
Knowledge –Thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, and heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and other mechanical equipment. General knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems; working knowledge of energy management systems including the ability to understand and use system features. General knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems. Must possess a thorough mechanical and technical knowledge; a working knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques; working knowledge of project sequencing; and a thorough knowledge of the applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems.

Abilities - Must be able to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems; demonstrate a high degree of mechanical skill equivalent to journey-level in one or more related trades; read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; make rough sketches of HVAC installations; estimate cost, time, and materials of mechanical work; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual/computerized record keeping systems; prepare standard reports; provide instruction to skilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position. Must be able to lead, instruct and coordinate the work of a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers; provide direction on the interpretation and use of blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications to the work crew; accurately estimate costs, supplies and materials needed for jobs and projects; prepare material lists; ensure work is performed in sequence; inspect and assess work to ensure it meets requirements and specifications; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; and maintain computerized maintenance management systems and records and prepare more complex reports.

Experience and Education
Journey level skill equivalent to that acquired through two years documented 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; two or more years of journey-level experience as a Building Service Engineer that included some work or project coordination functions.

Preferred Qualifications
• 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. Thorough knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques and must demonstrate initiative and sound problem-solving skills. Working knowledge of job design and work sequencing related to construction projects.
• 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. 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 and must be able 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; ability to follow simple written and oral instructions.
• 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.
• Completion of apprenticeship program in mechanical/electrical trade.
• Two year Associate’s degree in related field.
• Prior experience in a multi-building facilities operation.
• Two years of lead/supervisory experience.

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, March 18, 2014; 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.

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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.