(HVAC) Building Service Engineer | California State University, Sacramento

(HVAC) Building Service Engineer

Job No: 532054

Work Type: Staff

Location: Sacramento

Categories: Unit 6 – Teamsters Local 2010, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Building Service Engineer

Classification Title: Building Service Engineer

Posting Details

Priority Application Date: Monday, May 27, 2024 mailto:@ 11:55pm PST (Posting will remain open until filled)

Please Note: As of May 13, 2024 this position has been reposted and is under active recruitment. Apply today!

Prior applicants need not re-apply.

Position Summary

Under general supervision, the Building Service Engineer operates, maintains, repairs and inspects heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and associated water systems; tests, adjusts, and calibrates boiler and air conditioning system mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and electronic controls; tests and chemically treats boiler, cooling tower, open and closed loop heating and cooling, and swimming pool water systems; maintains, inspects, analyzes and makes emergency repairs to steam and heating and cooling water piping distribution systems; regularly uses features of building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in HVAC systems while optimizing energy usage; monitors building automation systems data and makes adjustments as appropriate; performs service calls with a high level of customer satisfaction focus; maintains logs of maintenance and repairs using manual and computerized record-keeping systems; and may instruct and lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants. Incumbents also repair and replace bearings, shafts, seals, rings and electrical wiring and install distribution system parts such as: regulators, gauges, valves and pipes, which require the application of journey-level skills in one or more of the applicable trades. Additionally, incumbents may be assigned to alternate work schedules, including weekends.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA). Position is benefits-eligible.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,151.00 per month – $6459.00 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 6,151.00 per month – $7,942.00 per month

Best-in-class Benefitshttps://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/employment-services/work-at-sac-state.html

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. Possible shift work and weekends. Position works on-site.

Department Information

The Central Plant building is the heart of the campuses heating and air conditioning system. Within the building our equipment produces steam and chilled water which is then circulated across the campus through a network of below and above ground piping. Once the steam and chilled water enters the buildings, a series of pumps, valves, and fans are operated by an automated, computerized system. The system works to maintain a balance between building occupant comfort and energy efficiency. However, not all of the campus is served by the Central Plant. There are boilers and air conditioning units located in other facilities around the campus.


Minimum Qualifications


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; working knowledge of energy management systems including the ability to understand and use system features; and a general knowledge of the applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems.


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 blueprints, 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.


These abilities normally would be acquired through two 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.

Required Qualifications

• An EPA approved “Universal” certification in refrigerant usage.
• Must demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
• Must demonstrate an attitude and ability to work cooperatively with the students, faculty, and staff of the University.
• Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
Conditions of employment:

• Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

5. Completion of an apprenticeship program leading to journey-level HVAC technician or operating engineer.

6. Two or more years experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment.

Required Licenses/Certifications

1. EPA approved “Universal” certification in refrigerant usage

2. CA Drivers License and maintenance of safe driving record

Documents Needed to Apply


Failure to upload required documents to the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

http://www.csus.edu/ is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to https://www.csus.edu/experience/student-success/https://www.csus.edu/diversity-inclusion/https://www.csus.edu/experience/anchor-university/https://www.csus.edu/university-advancement/, and https://www.csus.edu/campus-safety/.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our https://www.csus.edu/student-affairs/_internal/_documents/hornet-honor-code.pdf, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/work-at-sac-state.html? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
Per the https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/11030468/latest/, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/10899725/latest/ prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/benefits/reasonable-accomodation.html

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/learning-development/csu-learn.html.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: May 13, 2024 (11:45 AM)

Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5257468