Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50623
Classification Title Building Service Engineer
Collective Bargaining Unit SETC/Bargaining Unit 6
College/Department Facilities Planning & Management
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Temporary for 1 year
Application Materials Required University Application, Resume, Valid CA Driver License & DMV Report
Classification Salary Range $4,569 - $6,015
Anticipated Hiring Range $4,659 - $5,111
Recruitment Closing Date This position is subject to close at anytime.


Facilities Management provides maintenance and construction services for Cal Poly Pomona including Custodial Services, Landscape Services, Building and Mechanical Trades, Fleet Management, Energy and Utility Management and Waste Recycling Management.  


The Building Service Engineer works in a team environment, under the general supervision of the Manager of Building and Mechanical Services and the Supervising Building Service Engineer. The incumbent will inspect, diagnose and perform repair and overhaul of all stationary equipment on campus which involves steam, natural gas, water, refrigerant, and air and oil distribution systems; perform preventive maintenance on boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, fans, compressors, water treatment systems controls, and all associated equipment; respond to periodic calls from faculty members, staff and students for adjustment of air handling equipment to achieve air flow, temperature and humidity balances for individual rooms, building areas or buildings. The incumbent will inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable codes and regulations; maintain a safe and clean work environment; and consult and work with other trades workers in a team environment to accomplish multi-trade work orders; may provide instruction and lead direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants in accomplishing assigned work; test, adjust and calibrate control instruments to maintain proper environmental conditions, peak operations and energy conservation; conduct water chemical tests, analysis and treatment for campus cooling towers and chiller condensers; assist Construction Project Managers and Energy Program Managers in reviewing and interpreting plans and specifications, coordinating schedules for utilities shut downs and tie-ends, reading utility meters, inspecting and commissioning contractors work to achieve the overall objectives for constructing and operating sustainable buildings on campus. The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.   


Two (2) years or more 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. Must be able to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems; demonstrate a high degree of mechanical skills 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 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. In addition, the incumbent may be required to drive a state vehicle within the surrounding community to obtain various parts/tools needed for repair jobs.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check prior to being hired.


Five (5) years of experience as a Journeyman in the HVAC trade.


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.

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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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