Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50510
Classification Title Supervising Building Service Engineer
Collective Bargaining Unit SETC/Bargaining Unit 6)
College/Department University Housing Services
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Probationary
Application Materials Required

University Application, Resume, Valid CA Drivers License & DMV Report

Classification Salary Range $5,174 - $6,556
Anticipated Hiring Range $5,174 - $5,635
Recruitment Closing Date 2/11/13


University Housing Services (UHS) is responsible for delivering comprehensive student housing experience, which includes operations in residential life, business operations, facilities management, conference services, and information systems. The department has an annual operating budget of $15.7 million, makes $1 million in annual capital improvements, and houses 2,400 students. The department has 45 full-time professional staff and is complemented by a student staff of approximately 200 students.


The Supervising Building Service Engineer will supervise the facilities staff and student workers; supervise and perform preventative maintenance on mechanical control system, boilers, chillers, cooling tower, building plumbing and electrical systems, pumps, exhaust fans, compressors, water treatment system controls, and all other mechanical equipment; issue and monitor all work orders, order supplies and coordinate all vendor services. The incumbent must maintain all the necessary documentation in conjunction with the requirements of SCAQMD, Fire Marshall, environmental health and safety; monitor the computerized energy management system; respond to periodic calls from residents and staff for the adjustment of air handling and steam generation equipment to achieve air flow, steam flow, temperature and humidity balances for individual rooms, building areas or buildings; repair and replace exhaust fans, air handlers and a/c filters; oversee, coordinate and monitor the schedule for the on-call schedule for all UHS facilities emergency related calls; mechanical equipment, electrical, lockouts, floods, lock changes and building related safety issues, and will be the point person for facilities in the absence of the Associate Director of Facilities; assist with all in house UHS projects; painting, door replacement, furniture repair and assembly; participate in all UHS sponsored and sanctioned events; committee assignments, student related move in and move out functions; coordinate and follow up on all safety inspections, OSHA inspections, SCAQMD compliance issues; must maintain all the necessary documentation in conjunction with the requirements of SCAQMD; monitor the computerized energy management system; inspect and maintain all fire safety equipment; fire extinguishers, pull stations, alarm panels, smoke detectors and perform other duties as assigned.  


Three years or more years of experience working as a journey-level crafts worker in one or more applicable mechanical or related trades, including one to two years in a lead/supervisory capacity. Must possess journey-level skills in a mechanical and/or related HVAC trade; must be able to maintain currency in applicable industrial safety orders and regulations pertaining to facilities, HVAC and related equipment; plan and direct the work of skilled crafts workers and semi-skilled workers; determine and coordinate staffing, material and equipment needs for multiple jobs and projects; perform basic design work; read blueprints and work from plans and specifications; prepare rough sketches; read and interpret complex operating manuals; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; ensure accuracy and maintenance of assigned record-keeping systems; prepare more complex reports; read and write at a level appropriate to this position; perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position; ability to lift and carry 50lbs; must be able to climb ladders; must be able to operate a genie hydraulic lift to a height of 30 feet; work requires thorough 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; and working knowledge of energy management systems including the ability to understand and use system features; high degree of mechanical skills in one or more related trades such as plumbing, pipe fitting, electrical, or air conditioning; estimate cost, time and materials of mechanical work; provide instruction; analyze and respond to emergency situations. The final candidate for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a LiveScan criminal records check prior to being hired.


Experience working in a university, school or hotel environment; must have at least five years experience working in a similar environment with similar equipment in a lead/supervisory position; must have a working knowledge of the following mechanical equipment: walk-in refrigerators, freezers, steam and gas boilers, chillers, air handler units, HVAC control systems and a variety of food service equipment.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

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 Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


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.



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