Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50646
Classification Title Supervising Building Service Engineer
Collective Bargaining Unit Skills and Crafts/Bargaining Unit 6
College/Department University Housing Services
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Probationary
Application Materials Required University Application, Resume, Current California Driver License and DMV Report Required
Classification Salary Range $5,174 - $6,556
Anticipated Hiring Range $5,174 - $5,635
Recruitment Closing Date 3/3/14


University Housing Services is responsible for delivering a 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 $2 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 of 200 students.


The Supervising Building Service Engineer will:

  • Supervise the facilities staff and student workers.
  • Supervise and perform preventative maintenance on mechanical control systems, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, building plumbing and electrical systems.  
  • Issue and monitor all work orders, order supplies as well as coordinate all vendor services.
  • Maintain all the necessary documents for SCAQMD, Fire Marshall, Environmental Health and Safety requirements.
  • Monitor the computerized energy management system.
  • Respond to periodic calls from residents and staff for adjustments, including: air handling and steam generation equipment.
  • Repair and replace exhaust fans, air handlers and A/C filters.
  • Oversee, coordinate and monitor the schedule for all UHS facility emergencies: mechanical, electrical, lockouts, floods, lock changes, and building related safety issues.
  • Participate in all UHS sponsored and sanctioned events, committee assignments, student related move in and move out functions.
  • Coordinate and follow up all safety and OSHA inspections as well as SCAQMD compliance issues.
  • Monitor computerized energy management system.
  • Inspect and maintain all fire safety equipment: fire extinguishers pull stations, alarm panels and smoke detectors.
  • Ability to carry equipment and trash containers, weighing up to 50lbs.
  • Climb ladders and operate Genie hydraulic lift to a height of 30ft.
  • Ability to reach overhead to replace light bulbs and perform other duties as assigned.  


Three (3) 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 AND must possess a valid California Drivers License and SCAQMD Refrigeration/Recovery Certification. Must be knowledgeable in the operation, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems, hot water boilers steam boilers and life safety equipment; must have a thorough understanding in the operation of Energy Management Systems (EMS); ability to diagnose and repair HVAC equipment, boilers, steam boilers and life safety equipment.

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


Experience working in a university, school, or hotel environment, Must have at least 5 years experience working in a similar working environment with similar equipment in a lead/supervisory position. Must have working knowledge of the following mechanical equipment: walking in refrigerators, freezers, steam and gas boilers, chillers, air handlers 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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