Lead Building Service Engineer

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Lead Building Service Engineer

Classification: Lead Building Service Engineer
Department Name: Facilities Svcs & Operations
Job Number: MB2020-SA2651
Status: INTERNAL CSUMB APPLICANTS ONLY Apply today! Applicaton screening begins on Thursday, December 17, 2020
Priority Screening Date: 12/09/2020
Recruitment Status: Apply today! Applicaton screening begins on Thursday, December 17, 2020

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.


Under general supervision of the Associate Director of Facilities Services & Operations, the Lead Building Service Engineer is responsible for performing the full range of skilled journey-level operation, maintenance and repair work on boiler, HVAC and refrigeration equipment and related building automation systems. Additionally, the incumbent provides lead work direction, project planning, prioritization and coordination of the repair and preventive maintenance work of a small work group or crew

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Operates, tests, calibrates, repairs, installs, and performs preventive maintenance on a wide range of buildings and equipment including: Boilers and HVAC, pneumatic and microprocessor controls, plumbing and sewer systems; mechanical and electrical systems, shop equipment, domestic and industrial water systems, food service appliances. Tests and chemically treats boiler and cooling tower water and water from other specialized systems. Analyzes efficiency on a wide range of heating, ventilating, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and water systems. Uses building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in HVAC systems while optimizing energy use. Monitor building automation systems data and adjust systems accordingly. Must be capable of instructing less skilled crafts trades in proper operation and maintenance of such systems.
  • Responds to, or directs assigned staff to respond to, service requests to adjust airflow, temperature, and humidity balances for individual rooms, building areas or buildings. Troubleshoots, locates, diagnoses and repairs equipment malfunctions or directs others to perform same. Performs major overhauls involving disassembly, inspection and re-assembly of all parts, or directs others in performance of same. Tests, or directs others to test equipment for proper functioning.
  • Uses computerized maintenance systems, including preventive maintenance systems to ensure maintenance department objectives are met. Maintains, retrieves and creates records or schedules for buildings and pieces of equipment, including work performed and future work required, using manual and computerized record-keeping systems. Reviews and makes changes in computerized systems to the frequency of required preventive maintenance based on equipment condition and available resources. Maintains logs of maintenance and repair records and retrieves data related to work performed using manual and computerized record keeping systems. Prepares standard reports of maintenance activity, labor and parts consumed.
  • Manages assigned staff in the performance of repairs and preventive maintenance to buildings and equipment using computerized system to include assigning work orders to individuals, balancing workload between assigned staff, and ensuring that needed parts are available to complete workload in a timely way. Inspects work to ensure it meets quality requirements and specifications. Uses computerized maintenance management systems to account for labor, materials and purchasing. Cooperates with other FSO functional area leaders, sharing assigned resources to maximize overall departmental capabilities and productivity. Informs supervisor of project status and deviation from goals. Prepares and submits reports as requested and required. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions.
  • Provides direction for work sequencing, technical expertise and leadership; instructs staff on work and safety rules and ensures that they are observed; provides input on performance evaluations; establishes and maintains effective working relationships. On specific projects, work may involve coordinating with other departments and coordinating the work of other skilled crafts workers. Makes decisions based upon sound operating and maintenance practices.
  • Recommends initiatives and changes to improve quality of services. Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices. Maintains contact with customers and solicits feedback for improved services. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools; planned training and performance initiatives. Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow. Develops and recommends budget, as assigned. Implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit. Properly represent yourself and your team (Shop/FS&O/Division/University). Follows and promotes the University's Vision Statement, Quality Policy and Core Values. Contributes, participates, and functions in a team environment. Acts with consideration towards others when working in their areas, operating equipment, tools, and vehicles, etc. Communicates and conducts business in a professional manner.
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment, to include assigned tools, equipment, and vehicle in good working order, and enters equipment and service information into computer maintenance management system. Provides instruction and direction to skilled and semi-skilled workers. Inspects completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

Other Functions:
  • Consults with and provides support to, and engages in cross training with other Skilled Crafts workers.
  • Rotates call back shifts (after-hours) with other Facilities Maintenance staff.
  • Safely analyzes and responds to emergency situations, participates in decisions that lead to safe resolution of situation, participates in planning for potential future situations.
  • Communicates through computer e‑mail, central computer calendar system, telephone voice mail systems and two‑way radio systems.
  • May monitor contractor performance and work progress.
  • Operates and maintains: computer controlled HVAC system and computer based maintenance management system.
  • Reads, interprets and works from drawings and specifications, Equipment manuals, provides design development input on capital projects.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge: Work requires high level of mechanical and technical 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. Work requires a more thorough mechanical and technical knowledge; 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 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. Ability to lead, instruct, and coordinate the work of a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers; provide direction ont eh interpretation and use of blueprints, plans, drawings, and specification to the work crew, accurately estimate costs supplies and materials needed for jobs and projects; prepare materials 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
These abilities normally would be acquired through 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 to include some work or project coordination responsibilities.

Specialized Skills:

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong knowledge and experience with: CMMS maintenance management software systems and Johnson Controls energy management systems. Valid certifications(s) in Backflow Prevention Testing, Plumbing, Hazard Materials, HVAC, and/or Automatic Controls. Ability to operate forklift. Ability to use personal computers and word processing software, such as Microsoft Word.

Special Conditions of Employment:
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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 will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and responsibility for operating commercial vehicles, machinery or equipment that could pose environmental hazards or cause injury, illness, or death.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evening and/or weekend work


Maintenance environment with a high level of background noise. Position requires working indoors in university buildings, outdoors, and on campus grounds year-round, including during inclement weather. Includes working in the presence of loud noise, vibration, dark and/or confined spaces, moving mechanical parts, dust, automobile exhaust and paint fumes. Requires the use of a video display terminal and standard office equipment. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.


Position requires full range of motion, and a variety of movements necessary to perform strenuous manual labor, including but not limited to lifting and moving moderate sized equipment up to 10 to 50 pounds (moving up to 100 pounds is required rarely). Position requires bending, climbing, reaching, moving heavy objects and equipment, and applying force. Requires use of a video display terminal and standard office equipment.

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Type of Appointment: Full-Time, Probationary
  • Collective Bargaining Unit: Teamsters Local 2010
  • Anticipated Campus Hiring Salary: Low to mid $7,000’s/month
  • CSU Salary Range
  • FLSA Status: Non Exempt

CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit: CSU Benefits R06. Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability, visit: Employee Housing.

How to Apply:
To apply, visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/5991

For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at csumb.edu/jobs. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map). All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. 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 State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://csumb.edu/clery

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


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