Building Service Engineer (63039)

  • Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Engineering

Job Description

Type of Appointment: Full-Time, Probationary
Collective Bargaining Unit: Teamsters Local - Unit 6

Classification Salary Range: $5,742 - $7,414 per month
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,742 - $6,299 per month

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*Unless instructed otherwise

Recruitment Closing Date: October 12, 2020

Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) serves as the lead organization for planning, developing, and maintaining the campus 'natural and built environments in support of the university's mission. The department seeks to preserve and enhance CPP's history, aesthetics, physical assets, and natural ecosystems through coordinated planning, design, and construction of buildings, roads, infrastructure, landscaping and other physical improvements. As an advocate on behalf of the university and its auxiliaries, FPM strives to provide facilities that meet scope, budget, operational needs and functional requirements. FPM is comprised of approximately 200 facilities professionals (FTE) that also provides maintenance services including custodial services, landscaping, recycling, building and mechanical trades, energy and utility management, fleet and auto services.


The Building Service Engineer will work in a team environment, under the general supervision of the Manager of Mechanical Services and the Supervising Building Service Engineer, and will inspect, diagnosis, and perform repair and overhaul of all stationary equipment on campus which involves, natural gas, water, refrigerant, and air distribution systems; and perform preventative maintenance on boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, fans, compressors, water treatment systems controls, and all associated equipment.

The incumbent will respond to periodic calls from faculty members, staff and students for adjustment of air handling equipment to achieve air flow, temperature and humidity balances for individual rooms, building areas or buildings; inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable codes and regulations; maintain a safe and clean work environment; and consult and work with trades workers in a team environment to accomplish multi-trade work orders; and may provide instruction and lead direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants in accomplishing assigned work.

The incumbent will test, adjust and calibrate control instruments to maintain proper environmental conditions, peak operations and energy conservation; and conduct water chemical tests, analysis and treatment for campus cooling towers and chiller condensers.


Two (2) years of journey-level experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of boiler, heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems or the equivalent combination of formal course work in mechanical technology and hands-on experience AND 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 such as plumbing, pipe fitting, electrical, or air conditioning; read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of mechanical work; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled 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. Work requires thorough knowledge of high- and low-pressure boilers, and heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and other mechanical equipment; thorough knowledge of the methods, tools and materials 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
including the ability to understand and use system features, and a general knowledge of the applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems.


Five (5) years of experience as a journey-level in the HVAC trade; ability to communicate timely, clearly, and effectively with staff, students, and contractors in daily electronic and personal conversations; work overtime both scheduled and on call emergency repairs; plan, organize and coordinate work effectively; use work judgment that reflects logic that is in the best interest of the University; conduct yourself with professionalism, courtesy, co-operation and respect; accept direction, constructive criticism and change to work duties; meet deadlines; take initiative and keep abreast of new technology; care for tools and equipment including cleaning up after work and insuring safe operation of equipment; work safely with others; and be part of a team-oriented environment.


A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following: Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


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.
Closing Date/Time: October 12, 2020

Job Address

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