Building Service Engineer, Facilities Management - Heating and Air (513658)

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
  • San Bernardino, California
  • May 19, 2022
Full Time Engineering Facilities Management

Job Description



California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:
  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want

Department Summary

Facilities Planning & Management is here to provide, maintain, and enhance the campus community in support of the University's mission. Facilities Planning & Management consists of two divisions whose combined scope encompasses all aspects of Facilities at California State University, San Bernardino: Facilities Management and Facilities Planning, Design & Construction.

Job Summary

Under general direction for the support of the San Bernardino And Palm Desert Campus, BSE maintains, services, repairs, and inspects heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, water and plumbing equipment, systems and controls both in the Central Heating and Air Conditioning Plant and in decentralized utility centers throughout the campus on a regular basis and as listed on the CSU Classification Standards of a Building Service Engineer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Maintenance & Repairs:
  • As assigned and scheduled or as necessitated by emergency conditions. Work shall be of journey-level quality and shall meet applicable building and safety standards. Supervisors shall be kept informed of progress on jobs. Employee shall be expected to determine necessary parts and materials. The status of equipment and/or abnormal conditions shall be communicated to the Central Plant Operator as well. All work shall be promptly and accurately documented on work orders and history cards other appropriated records as instructed.
  • Performs Reactive, Preventative, Predictive maintenance, and repairs on Hvac equipment and control systems which include determining the root cause of failure, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment & or systems. Utilizes specialized equipment to make repairs to return the equipment back into operation.
  • Installs OEM, aftermarket parts, and equipment, controls and makes modifications and alterations to equipment with approval of Supervisor or Chief Engineer.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC equipment both in Central Plant and in decentralized facilities.
  • As scheduled per posted PM sheets and as scheduled by supervisors. All work shall be promptly documented on appropriate forms and records.
  • Calibrate, test, adjust and repair HVAC & equipment which will include compressor changeouts and refrigerant charging and evacuating, and recovery. DDC controls and ancillary systems in the Central Plant and on-campus buildings, as assigned and required to maintain safe proper operations and as necessitated by system upsets and/or emergencies.

Hot & Cold Calls:
  • Responds to heating and air conditioning trouble calls in campus buildings and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Response shall be as assigned by Supervisors or in their absence as dictated by the nature and seriousness of the reported problem. Occupants shall be treated courteously and informed of the action taken. The Plant Operator shall be informed of adjustments which may affect HAC operations and trouble log should be filled out promptly.
  • Respond to temperature calls generated from State & Non-State facilities as indicated by set forth MOU's,

Plant Operator:
  • Operates and maintains Heating and Air Conditioning Plant machinery and systems in accordance with accepted "Good Engineering Practices" regarding methods, housekeeping and general practices and in accordance with posted instructions, memos and verbal orders.
  • Performs routine shift duties in accordance with posted instructions and at times and frequencies specified.
  • Test and treats water in accordance with posted instructions and as necessary insure proper protections of all affected systems.
  • Maintains logs, charts and records in accordance with posted instruction logs. Entries shall be neat, complete and legible. Records shall be completed at times and frequencies specified.
  • Operates DDC Facility Control Networks which include: not limited to
    • 1) Monitoring of environmental conditions of remote HVAC systems and equipment (including remote room temperatures)
    • 2) Scheduling of various HVAC systems for routine and special events;

Equipment Inspections:
  • Inspections shall normally be conducted daily or weekly basis. The purpose of the inspections is to determine the safe and functional operating conditions of the equipment. Use of journey-level trades knowledge is essential. Malfunctions and/or abnormal conditions which require additional corrective action shall be reported to your supervisor after completion of rounds and written on to the control room status board.
  • Equipment shall be inspected based on Manufacture recommendations or by the policy of the University based on factual data.

House Keeping:
  • Maintains the inventory of materials and supplies and keeps supervisors informed of needs.
  • Keeps floors, equipment rooms, Utility tunnel, and aisles clear and clean. Promptly cleans up debris from work processes. Keeps floors, tools, and equipment grease-free and clean so as to continually affect a safe and clean work environment. Uses all required safety devices and equipment, and follows all verbal and written safety instructions. Conducts fire safety practices such as storing oil rags in a covered metal container.

Swimming Pool:
  • Inspects, operates, repairs, and maintains the Utilities needed to operate the University swimming pool which periodically may include cleaning, chemical testing, and treatment of water.
  • When assigned, all tests maintenance procedures and cleaning shall be carried out in accordance with posted pool duties schedule. Pool and water shall be clean and clear and meet applicable Safety and Health standards.

Other duties as assigned.
  • As mutually understood and as directed based on day-to-day conditions and needs of the campus.

Employment Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt, Probationary with the possibility of converting to permanent.

Multiple Vacancies: This recruitment is to fill multiple vacancies.

Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning on June 1, 2022.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.

Key Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, and heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and other mechanical equipment.
  • Working 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.
  • Ability to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of mechanical work.
  • Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports.
  • Ability to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
  • Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.

Education and Experience
  • Two 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.
  • EPA _ Universal License.
  • Valid CA driver's license and insurance.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 years as Journey level experience or equivalent education.
  • Basic Computer based Programs( Excel, Word, Adobe).
  • CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).


Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,742 per month

Classification Salary Range: $5,742 - $7,414 per month

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. 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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Bernardino, California 92407 United States View Map