Senior Maintenance Worker

California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Employment Opportunity

Cabrillo College is seeking a full-time, 12-months per year, Senior Maintenance Worker who performs semi-skilled to skilled general maintenance and repair of District buildings, facilities and related equipment; assists maintenance technicians with skilled building main­tenance and repair in plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry and general maintenance; may lead small maintenance projects; maintains facilities in a safe and secure condition.

As a classified staff member at Cabrillo College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals working together to provide a positive educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives.


Starting Salary Range: $3,829 to $4,222 per month; maximum initial salary step placement on the classified salary schedule is step 3.

Work Hours: Hours are typically Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with evenings and weekends as required. Due to current COVID facility requirements, hours are subject to modification based on the needs of the College.

This position scheduled to begin as soon as possible, pending continued funding and Governing Board ratification. Salary is subject to proration based on beginning date of assignment.

Excellent Benefits:
Cabrillo College currently provides a generous benefit stipend that applies toward benefit selections for medical, dental, life, and short-term/long-term disability insurance. Depending on the health plan selections you make for yourself (plus dependents), the net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be as low as $0.

Classified staff are required to join the Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) and as such must contribute 7% of their monthly salary to PERS on a pre-tax basis. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Work-Life Balance:
This opportunity is a full time assignment, 12 months per year. Cabrillo classified employees currently enjoy 16 paid holidays per year, earn vacation time, longevity salary increases and generous retirement benefits after 10 years of service.

Examples of Duties

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
  • Performs a variety of routine semi-skilled to skilled maintenance, repair and plant operations work on District buildings, facilities, parking lots and other infrastructure.
  • Provides work direction to lower-level maintenance employees and student maintenance crews on a per-project basis; plans and leads semi-skilled projects such as power washing, classroom moves and furniture installations; coordinates setup and teardown of chairs, tables, stages and other equip­ment for events and classes.
  • Performs routine installation, repair or replacement of plumbing fixtures, flushing mechanisms, seals, fittings and gaskets; utilizes appropriate tools to clean and clear clogged drains and obstructed sewer lines.
  • Performs routine painting, staining and sealing on a variety of interior and exterior surfaces; performs graffiti abatement; performs masonry, concrete and asphalt repair.
  • Performs basic electrical repair assignments including replacing/repairing outlets, switches, lights and ballasts; assists electrician with maintaining and repairing motors, circuits, relays, panels and other major electrical repairs.
  • Fabricates and installs signage; performs ongoing upkeep and revisions to existing District signage; welds to repair signs, handrails, tables and fences.
  • Installs, repairs or replaces locks, handsets, latches, hinges and related hardware; tests building fire alarms and other security systems.
  • Monitors and ensures adequate inventory levels of equipment and supplies.
  • Uses or operates a variety of hand, power and shop tools or equipment to perform minor carpentry, plumbing, painting, mechanical, masonry and concrete repairs; operates a light-duty truck and power washing equipment; properly loads and unloads tools and equipment; maintains tools and equip­ment in effective and safe working condition.
  • Creates work orders, logs, checklists and reports; enters data into computers and appropriate systems.
  • Disposes of hazardous waste, chemicals and biological materials, observing applicable safety and regulatory guidelines/procedures.
Other Duties:
  • Coordinates maintenance activities with other departments and staff; responds to questions or complaints from user departments.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabil­ity, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff, AND
  • Graduation from high school or a GED program AND
  • Three years of experience in building and facilities maintenance OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience.
Knowledge , Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:
  • Repair methods, standards, materials and equipment involved in the operation, inspection and main­tenance of District buildings and facilities, including basic plumbing, carpentry, lock­smithing, painting and minor electrical.
  • Basic knowledge of boilers, HVAC, plumbing and mechanical systems.
  • Operations and organizational processes, procedures and techniques of modern building mainten­ance and plant operations at a community college.
  • Operation of hand and power tools/equipment common to building maintenance and repair functions.
  • Surface preparation techniques for paint application; appropriate painting techniques and methods.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations including applicable OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Safety policies and work practices applicable to the work being performed.
  • Regulations and applicable laws regarding the use and disposal of various hazardous materials.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Proper English usage including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Basic computer operations.
  • Shop and trades mathematics.
  • Safety policies and work practices applicable to the work being performed.
Skills and Abilities to:
  • Work independently with limited supervision.
  • Perform semi-skilled and skilled building maintenance and repair work applicable to plant operations at a community college.
  • Determine work priorities during peak workload periods, using sound judgment in the application of policies, rules, regulations and standard operating procedures.
  • Safely operate and maintain a variety of maintenance equipment.
  • Read and understand blueprints, shop drawings, manuals and specifications.
  • Understand, explain and apply applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Operate a computer.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Uphold the District’s mission, values and objectives including equity and Guided Pathways.
  • Support an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.
Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements:
  • A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance program may be required in some assignments.
  • A Class B license may be required in some assignments.
  • Forklift certification and First Aid/CPR-AED certification must be acquired within 60 days of employment or promotion.

Additional Information

Application Process:
  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Answer Supplemental Questions
Please note : All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas. A position eligibility pool may be established in order to fill other full-time, part-time, or substitute assignments as needs arise.

Selection Procedure

A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and can also be accessed through your application profile.

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at (831) 479-6217.

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