Building Service Engineer, Energy Management and Utility Plant (2020-1610)

  • San Marcos
  • San Marcos, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Engineering Utilities

Job Description

Under general supervision, the position has varying responsibility for the independent and ongoing operation, maintenance, and repair of a wide range of heating, ventilating, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, refrigeration, air conditioning, water systems, and related building automation systems. The position also maintains services, inspects, and repairs the mechanical, electrical, electronic, and digital controls associated with these systems, as well as fire alarm systems. May perform duties under an alternate work schedule, i.e., swing shift.

1. Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects systems 35%
2. Tests, adjusts, and calibrates systems 45%
3. Responds to service requests 10%
4. Prepares estimates, coordinates with trades, and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor 10%


1. Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects systems
a. Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and water systems and equipment
b. Makes emergency repairs to steam, natural gas, water, refrigerant, and air distribution systems
c. Repairs and replaces bearings, shafts, seals, rings, and electrical wiring
d. Installs central system parts, gauges, valves, meters, and pipes
e. Performs major overhauls involving disassembly and inspection of parts, replacement of defective and worn parts, reassembly of equipment instruments and/or controls, and the testing of equipment to ensure proper functioning
f. Tests, maintains, and operates emergency diesel generators, compressors, and vacuum pumps

2. Tests, adjusts, and calibrates systems
a. Tests, adjusts, and calibrates boiler and air conditioning machinery, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and/or microprocessor control instruments
b. Tests and chemically treats boiler, condenser, and cooling tower water and water from other systems
c. Regularly uses features of building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in the HVAC systems while optimizing energy usage
d. Monitors building automation systems data and adjusts accordingly

3. Responds to service requests
a. Adjusts airflow, temperature, and humidity balances for individual rooms, building areas, or buildings
b. Troubleshoots basic elevator problems
c. Maintains logs of maintenance and repairs using manual and computerized record-keeping systems

4. Prepares estimates, coordinates with trades, and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
a. Interfaces and teams with trades for various projects and repairs
b. 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 cogeneration equipment

a. May instruct and lead apprentices, semi-skilled or unskilled assistants

1. List education and experience required
a. Two years of journey-level experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of boiler, chiller, heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment and systems, or the equivalent combination of formal course work in mechanical technology and hands-on experience.
b. Valid California driver's license
c. Must successfully meet and pass a pre-employment medical examination, and drug screen

a. Completion of a related certificate or other vocational training preferred
b. Experience in an academic setting preferred

2. List knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position
a. Thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers
b. Thorough knowledge of heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and other mechanical equipment
c. Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools, and materials used in the operation, maintenance, and repair of such equipment
d. General knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems
e. Working knowledge of electrical voltage, plumbing refrigeration, electrical & plumbing codes, thermodynamics, and energy management systems, including the ability to understand use systems
f. General knowledge of elevators
g. Working knowledge of energy management systems, including the ability to understand use systems
h. Demonstrated ability to install, operate, and repair HVAC equipment and systems
i. Skill equivalent to journey-level in one or more related trades such as plumbing, pipe fitting, electrical, or air conditioning
j. Demonstrated ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications
k. Demonstrated ability to make rough sketches
l. Demonstrated ability to estimate cost, time, and materials of mechanical work
m. Demonstrated ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems
n. Demonstrated ability to prepare standard reports
o. Demonstrated ability to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants
p. Demonstrated ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations
q. Demonstrated ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position
r. Demonstrated ability to perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position
s. Ability to accurately distinguish colors
t. Ability to follow oral and written instructions
u. Demonstrated ability to demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the University community, and establish and maintain cooperative and effective relations with University employees, students and the public

3. List machines, tools, equipment, and motor vehicles used in the performance of the duties
a. Computers necessary to operate building automation systems and the work management system for work order and timecard reporting
b. Various power equipment
c. Welding and soldering equipment
d. Ladders, personnel lifts, and forklifts

4. Unique working conditions
a. Regular work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday 3:30pm to 11:30pm
b. Overtime and emergency call backs.
c. Ability to work an alternate work schedule, i.e., swing shift or early mornings
d. Extended periods of standing, stooping, and reaching to maintain equipment.
5. Other Employment Requirements
a. This position is subject to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

b. This position is required to complete Sexual Harassment Prevention training "EDU Supervisor: Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation"

c. Must participate in required campus trainings including, but not limited to, Information Security Awareness Training and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention "EDU: Eliminate Campus Sexual Misconduct".

d. This position is required to complete mandatory campus Defensive Driving training.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Marcos, California 92096 United States View Map