Food Service Mechanic


Posting Category: Facilities, Trades, Custodial

Work Location: US – Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Title: Food Service Mechanic

Job#: 30170

Work Hours: 4 P.M. to 12:30 A.M.

Work Days: To be determined

Job Type: Full-Time, Career

Salary Range: $37.64 Hourly

Bargaining Unit: K4 – Skilled Crafts

Posted Date: 07/23/2019

Job Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Department Manager and the Supervisor/Lead, incumbent is responsible for providing support to properties managed by UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services. The Food Service Mechanic shall perform semi-skilled and skilled maintenance and repair tasks associated with diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining commercial food service equipment components, their associated electrical, mechanical, and plumbing feeds and connections, and their control systems. Duties shall also include diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining electrical, mechanical and plumbing system feeds and components associated with kitchen/dining areas as a whole. These shall include feeds, components and controls for water, waste, grease waste, gas, electric, steam and exhaust distribution or removal systems.

  • Responsible for determining and implementing all required planned and preventive maintenance associated with the kitchen equipment and systems. Maintain all logs and records as required by regulation or department policies and procedures. The position will need to operate a university vehicle to take equipment and complete work orders and repairs throughout campus.
  • At UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services (H&HS), you become part of UCLA’s tradition of excellence by providing quality housing, dining, and hospitality services to student-residents, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.
  • We believe there’s more to a job than simply being employed. In addition to competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and retirement plans, H&HS team members enjoy significant opportunities for professional and personal growth in a supportive work environment.
  • No matter what your role, you will join more than 2,600+ H&HS team members who understand that our motto Hospitality First! means that a warm, gracious attitude makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

Job Qualifications

  • Incumbent must have general knowledge of the theory and operation of major types of refrigeration equipment and of the materials, equipment and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of such equipment.
  • Must have working knowledge necessary to diagnose, repair and maintain commercial foodservice equipment (i.e. dishwashers, ice machines ovens, fryers, garbage disposals, etc) utilizing a variety of test equipment and instruments.
  • Must have working knowledge of plumbing maintenance and repair procedures including pipe and fixture repair and replacement.
  • Must have working knowledge of low voltage 120/208/480 volt electrical systems, components and automatic controls.
  • Must have working knowledge of multi-meters, compound gauges and other test and measurement equipment.
  • Must have working knowledge of mechanical components including motors, gears, bearings and fans.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to independently perform semi-skilled plumbing, electrical, mechanical and carpentry repairs.
  • Must be able to read and understand plumbing, mechanical and electrical plans, diagrams, drawings and schematics.
  • Must have knowledge of regulations, building codes, safety codes and safe-working practices related to the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of commercial food service equipment and refrigeration systems.
  • Must possess a universal certificate from EPA for handling and purchasing CFS’s and HFC’s.
  • Must be skilled in operating all hand and power tools associated with food service maintenance and repair work.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English to a level sufficient to carry out job duties.
  • Must possess basic math skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. The ability to understand fractions, decimals and percentages. The ability to compute basic formulas such as Ohm’s law and area calculations.
  • Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with staff, management and residents.
  • Must be skilled in prioritizing assignments and adjusting those priorities when there are changes in workload and/or competing deadlines.
  • Must be able to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to stand, climb, stoop, push, pull and crouch for extended periods of times, as required to complete job assignments. Ability to lift tools & materials weighing up to 50 pounds from floor to waist high and rotate upper torso. Ability to lift materials and parts, up to 50 pounds, from shoulder to above head while standing on ladder.
  • Must be able to differentiate colors.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license. Ability to drive a car, pick-up truck, van or electric cart.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that have general knowledge of low-pressure steam boilers.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that possess some operational knowledge of personal computers and some experience with basic computer software including Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel.

Application Instructions:
Qualified applicants may apply for this position using the UCLA Career Opportunities website. Go to and search for Requisition 30170. Or, quicklink:

UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks of vacation per year; an average of 12 days sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan; various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, the University Credit Union, and much more!

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.