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Lead Building Service Engineer

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Probationary, Full Time, Trades
Position Description

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Lead Building Service Engineer (Lead BSE) works with and provides lead work direction to a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers involved in the installation, operation, preventive maintenance and repair of mechanical systems related to heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, energy management, electronic controls, power, water and sewer systems and equipment as related to HVAC and/or mechanical systems throughout campus. The Lead BSE is distinguished by the additional responsibilities of providing lead work direction to multiple and diverse journey-level crafts workers and semi-skilled assistants, laying out and coordinating the work flow for jobs, and preparing materials lists and ordering supplies for jobs.  The Lead BSE spends the majority of time working as a Building Service Engineer or in a related HVAC trade while performing lead work coordination and project planning responsibilities for a work crew and typically is not overseeing the work of multiple crews.  Additionally the Lead BSE will support the Shop Supervisor in monitoring shop assigned maintenance, chargeback, and project work task volume and backlog and monitoring various IWMS shop metrics and providing solution input for improvement.

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities, grounds, and infrastructure. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Customer & Business Services; Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; and Facilities Operations. In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Facilities Management and Development department is committed to sustainability, responsible stewardship of natural resources, and promoting an inclusive culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, equity, and diversity.

Key Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, and heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and other mechanical equipment as well as knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in the installation, operation, and repair of HVAC equipment and systems.
  • Working knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques including the ability to lead, instruct and coordinate the work of a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers.
  • Working knowledge of project sequencing, and ability to prepare materials lists and ensure work is performed in sequence.
  • Thorough knowledge of the applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems.

Education and Experience

Two 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 AND two years of experience as a journey-level Building Service Engineer that included some work or project coordination responsibilities. 

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $89,124 per year

Classification Range: $72,408 - $91,812 per year

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit calpoly.edu.

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to humanresources@calpoly.edu.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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