Jul 01, 2021

Building Service Engineer - Facilities Services (6465)

  • San Francisco State University
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
Full time Engineering Civil Engineer Electrical Engineer Mechanical Engineer

Job Description


Working Title
Building Service Engineer

Positions Available
4 Positions Available
SF State University
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit titleix.sfsu.edu for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing vpsaem@sfsu.edu.

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Facilities Services

The Facilities Services (FS) Division works within the Administration & Finance Cabinet and consists of four main functional areas: Facilities Operations (Campus & Housing), Central Support Services, Grounds and Custodial Operations. FS maintains and manages all facilities, utilities, grounds and property owned, leased or controlled by the University, in support of strategic plans and initiatives, in a manner ensuring that facilities, grounds and operations are appropriately and safely maintained, managed and operated.

Appointment Type*
This is a one (1) year probationary position.

The employee will become permanent at their classification, upon successful completion of the probationary period.

Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Anticipated Hiring Range*
$5,742.00 - $5,900.00 Monthly ($68,904.00 - $70,800 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*
The Building Service Engineer is distinguished by the independent and ongoing performance of maintenance and repair work on a wide range of heating, ventilating, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, refrigeration, air conditioning, and water systems. The Building Service Engineer performs work on complex heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning and other mechanical systems. Position makes decisions based upon sound maintenance practice.

Rotates through various shift assignments at stations either in a central plant or in the utilities centers of individual buildings or campus centers for the operation, service and repair of low, medium or high-speed revolution cogeneration equipment.

Minimum Qualifications*
No specific degree or diploma is required. Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English and perform basic mathematical computations.


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 skill 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.

These abilities normally would be acquired through two years of journey-level experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of boilers,heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems or the equivalent combination of formal course work in mechanical technology and hands-on experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years of journey-level experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of boilers, heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems or the equivalent combination of formal course work in mechanical technology and hands-on experience and/or completion of a certified, verifiable Building Service, HVAC apprenticeship program.

Ability to proficiently use computerized building automation systems to diagnose overall building performance and troubleshoot problems.

Provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations.

Ability to operate various motorized vehicles, and forklifts; Use scaffolds, ladders, compressors and pneumatic tools; Use a variety of power, hand and machine tools and test instruments; computer and office equipment, precision tools and measuring instruments.

License/Certification Required
Possess a Valid unrestricted California Driver's License; comply with the Defensive Driver's Training program requirements if a vehicle is used on official business. Position requires the use of state vehicle to attend events and visit off campus locations during work hours.

Considerable physical effort and intermittent exposure to inclement weather/working conditions; must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds; exposure to work environments that include; lack of adequate ventilation, cramped quarters, and toxic conditions; superior hand/eye coordination for manipulation tools; utilizes powerful hand, power, and machine tools.

Wears distinctive clothing, safety shoes, and personal protective equipment provided by the University at all times when in pay status.

Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

How To Apply

Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume, cover letter, describing your specific qualifications for each position AND three (3) professional references who can comment upon your education and/or job related experience.


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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