The Facility Maintenance Mechanic works independently or as a team
member under the general supervision of the Utilities Ops
Supervisor. The incumbent works as a skilled generalist and
performs at a journey-level in one trade with strong skills in
other trades to perform a variety of skilled preventive and general
maintenance, repair, construction and renovation work on facilities
and systems, particularly in mechanical facilities equipment and
systems including HVAC and plumbing systems, to ensure a clean,
safe and attractive learning environment. The incumbent uses a
computerized maintenance system to ensure the preventive
maintenance program objectives are met. The incumbent provides
safety instructions and directions to unskilled or semi-skilled
The Central Plant unit of Facilities Development & Operations
provides services to a University campus spread across nine sites
comprised of +150 acres, 81 buildings, and more than seven million
gross square feet. Maintenance & Operations employs
approximately 250 full-time permanent staff and up to an additional
nine part-time, seasonal, or contract staff. In FY20-21, the
assigned operating budget for the unit is $49 million not including
funds associated with purchased utilities or maintenance and repair
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Performs at a journey level in at least one trade and assists
with basic and advanced level maintenance and minor repair work for
various trades including HVAC/Controls, plumbing, electrical,
carpentry, painting, and lock.
- Performs various types of preventive maintenance and routine
maintenance work to include: motors, pumps, fans, controls, duct
work, drains, meter readings, condensate sampling, filters repairs,
and general cleaning. Identifies problems and needed repairs.
- Inspects various types of equipment, systems, and areas to
identify problems and needed repairs.
- Inspect completed work for conformance with specifications,
requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety
codes and regulations.
- Read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and
specifications; make rough sketches; and estimate cost, time and
materials of maintenance, repair and renovation work.
- Operates state vehicle and equipment to include; utility cart,
scissor lift, boom lift and forklift (as certified) to be used for
maintenance, delivery of supplies, tools and equipment to job
- Attends and participates in departmental meetings, training
sessions and functions.
- The incumbent maintains records and retrieves data related to
work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping
systems. Prepares standard reports, to include as-built for
database update. Keeps time records to assist in completion of
- Provides response to Service Desk to responds to facility
services related emergency situations around campus and
miscellaneous trouble calls as assigned (during both normal and
- Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and
tools used in one skilled trade area.
- Working knowledge of materials, methods, equipment and tools in
related trade areas pertaining to facilities, systems, construction
- Thorough knowledge of generally accepted trade practices in
- Working knowledge of computerized maintenance and building
- Working knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and
regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.
- Ability to demonstrate journey-level skill in one trade and
strong skills in other applicable trades.
- Ability to operate construction and related equipment; use
considerable judgment and discretion in performing duties
- Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans,
drawings, and specifications; make rough sketches; and estimate
cost, time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation
- Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work
performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems
and to prepare standard reports.
- Ability to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled
- Ability to analyze and respond to emergency situations.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
- Ability to successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training
Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses and
pass the course exam.
- Ability to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to
operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours
- Knowledge, skills, and ability to assess, formulate, and
evaluate the impact of recommended or implemented policies from a
strategic and operational perspective.
- Ability to effectively interpret, organize and present
information, ideas and concepts in written or presentation format
and use consultative, collaborative and facilitation skills to
obtain decisions required to move forward toward
- Ability to implement a customer (constituent) service approach,
with a commitment to high ethical standards and to present work to
a wide variety of audiences.
- Ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with a
diverse group of individuals throughout the organization as well as
those outside of the organization who are directly or indirectly
involved with projects and/or assignments. Work often requires
active problem solving and effective interpersonal skills.
- Ability to independently recognize and accommodate changing
priorities; meet deadlines/goals; and complete routine tasks
despite intermittent interruptions. This includes managing multiple
tasks and working proactively to avoid crisis and backlog.
- Ability to initiate, establish, and foster a positive,
cooperative, productive work atmosphere while establishing
effective working relationships within a diverse population and
with those from various cultural backgrounds.
- Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economic
justice, social justice, environmental justice) into all aspects of
performing job duties.
Must possess those abilities normally would be acquired through
four years of increasingly responsible experience leading to
journey-level skills in a mechanical or facilities/building trade,
or any equivalent combination of training and experience as a
facilities and systems mechanic which demonstrates the achievement
of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through
completion of an applicable apprenticeship program.
- General experience with building plumbing and pump systems
- General experience with toilet and urinal repairs and
- General experience with unplugging drains, sinks, toilets, and
- General experience with electrical and carpentry
Classification: Facilities Maintenance Mechanics
Anticipated Hiring Range: up to $5,402/month
Salary Range: $5,402/month - $6,904/month
San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits
package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more
information on programs available, please see the
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- Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period:
July 19, 2021 through August 2, 2021
. This position is open
until filled; however, applications received after screening has
begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
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