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Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Probationary, Full Time, Trades, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the University Housing Maintenance Manager, the Facilities Maintenance Mechanic is a skilled generalist, performing at a journey-level in one trade with strong skills in other trades. The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic works within the Facilities Operations Department of FMD which is responsible for providing quality maintenance and minor repair and renovation ·services that meet or exceed our customers' expectations. This position independently performs a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation work on facilities and systems, particularly in the electro-mechanical trades. With general supervision, this position also performs scheduled preventive maintenance on installed equipment including scheduled inspections, documentation of results, grease and lubrication, filter and belt replacement, fluid level checks, and repair or replacement of broken parts.

Hours are Monday - Friday 3:00-11:30pm or Tuesday - Saturday 3:00 - 11:30pm. Employees would be eligible for shift differential.

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 FMD 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

  • Demonstrated journey-level skills in one trade area and strong skills in other applicable trades.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and tools used in one skilled trade area as well as the generally accepted trade practices associated with that trade.
  • Working knowledge of methods, materials, equipment and tools in related trade areas pertaining to facilities, systems, construction and renovation.
  • Working knowledge of computerized maintenance and building automation systems.
  • Working knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.

Education and Experience

  • Four years of increasingly responsible experience leading to journey-level skills in a mechanical or facilities/building trade OR any equivalent combination of training and experience as a facilities and systems mechanic which demonstrates the achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of an applicable apprenticeship program.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $72,917 - $83,056 per year

Classification Range: $72,912 - $93,192 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

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

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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