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Building Service Engineer

Apply now Job no: 515087
Work type: Staff
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Probationary, Full Time, Trades

Facilities Services

Building Service Engineer


Under general supervision, must be able to proficiently use building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems. Operate, maintain, repair and inspect heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, water systems and equipment test, adjust, and calibrate boiler and air conditioning machinery and mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and/or microprocessor control instruments; test and chemically treat boiler, condenser, and cooling tower water and water from other systems. Maintain, inspect, diagnose and make emergency repairs to steam, natural gas, water, refrigerant, air and oil distribution systems. Regularly use features of building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in the HVAC systems while optimizing energy usage; monitor building automation systems data and adjust system accordingly. Respond to service requests to adjust air flow temperature and humidity balances for individual rooms, building areas or buildings. Maintain logs of maintenance and repairs using manual and computerized record-keeping systems; submit daily labor cards. May instruct and lead skilled and semi-skilled assistants. Repair and replace bearings, shafts, seals, rings, and electrical wiring and install central systems parts, gauges, valves and pipes which requires the application of journey-level skills in one or more of the applicable trades. Additionally, incumbents may rotate through various shift assignments and stations either in a central plant or in the utilities centers of individual buildings or campus centers for the operations.  Estimate cost, time and materials for projects; participate in the maintenance and operations of applicable heating and air conditioning systems and equipment; maintain and service tools and equipment used in the performance of duties. Retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; consult and work with other trades. Perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures and maintain a safe and clean work environment. Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials.


Knowledge: Work requires thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, and heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, steam absorption chillers, speed drives and other mechanical equipment; thorough knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in the operations, maintenance and repairs of such equipment, general knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems, water chemistry, and working knowledge of energy management systems including the ability to understand and use system features.

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 blue prints, plans, drawings and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate costs, 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 skilled 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. Must possess interpersonal skills in order to interact and communicate effectively with all management, staff, and co-workers. Must interpret a wide variety of written rules and regulations. Ability to successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program; must have the ability to provide proof of eligibility to lawfully operate a motor vehicle in the state of California. Must be able to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs which may include evening and weekend hours. This 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 50 lbs, bending, climbing, reaching, and applying force; work may involve exposure to hazardous materials.

Experience: These abilities normally would be acquired through two years of journey-level experience in the operations, 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.

Special Requirement:  Incumbents must possess certification in the use of refrigerants.

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.   

Hiring Salary:  $6,000 - $6,750 per month

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California State University Channel Islands 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.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources Programs (805) 437-8490.

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Faculty Employment: Academic Personnel at (805) 437-8455 (8-5 M-F PST) or email.
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