Senior Building Engineer California College of the Arts
Under direction of Associate Vice President, Operations, performs skilled work in the installation, servicing, repair, and maintenance of refrigeration, heating, ventilation, air conditioning equipment and controls systems, electrical and plumbing; makes a variety of independent decisions related to HVAC systems ensuring timely completion of repairs and projects that this position is responsible for. Performs daily maintenance work as needed; coordinates assigned projects related to HVAC controls and mechanical systems and serves as the point person for contractors; operates and maintains a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment; performs a variety of special projects; and assists in performing other skilled maintenance duties as assigned. Directly supervises, trains, and supports facility technicians and specialist in SF and facilities maintenance specialist in Oakland.
35 % of time Responsibilities
Responsible for and make independent decisions regarding HVAC, engineering, machinery and controls systems repairs and upgrades
Maintains logs of all inspections, repairs, upgrades, replacements and installations of building systems and major equipment for all college buildings within college adopted CMMS system.
Apply trouble-shooting skills to analyze maintenance and construction problems, and design and implement solutions.
30 % of time Responsibilities
Supervises, trains and supports the technical work and development of facilities technicians and specialists.
Teaches, coaches and develops technical skills of facilities staff.
Ensures all facility engineering and technician work is coordinated and scheduled through Operations management
Insures best practices for safe and effective work are adhered to in the work environment.
25 % of time Responsibilities
Responsible for on-site day-to-day maintenance and repairs including electrical work, and plumbing, some structural and finish carpentry,
Coordinate with shop technicians on improvements and maintenance of departmental shops and machinery.
Initiate special projects as warranted.
Confer with AVP, Operations on scheduling major equipment repairs and replacements.
Operates trucks and forklift, loads, hauls and moves furniture and equipment, retrieves materials from vendors.
10 % of time Responsibilities
Works with AVP in coordination and implementation of improvements and maintenance of campuses.
Serves as a member of the Emergency Response Team.
Performs additional duties as required.
Education:Minimum of a GED/ high school diploma and/or equivalent to college level or trade school training in one or more of the trades:
Specialized knowledge: Journey Level HVAC/R, Electrical, and plumbing
Experience:10-15 years in trades, additional skills in carpentry or other specialty trades desired; supervisory experience of 3 years.
Preferred certification: Possession of a valid EPA Refrigerant Handling certificate.
Knowledge of the identification and use of common and specialty hand and power tools, common and specialty building and maintenance equipment and materials; knowledge of methods and terminology associated with HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other trades; awareness of and ability to perform physical work following OSHA standards and other relevant workplace safety protocols for facility maintenance.
Ability to perform the physical work requiring manual dexterity, agility, strength and coordination.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to train, coach, support, and supervise general technicians and maintenance technicians in the proper performance of skilled tasks. Ability to conduct verbal and written performance reviews of supervised employees.
Ability to organize shops and workspaces in an effective manner for efficient and safe work operations.
Skilled in verbal communications.
Must possess a valid California driver's license and drive the company truck as required.
Familiarity with and ability to apply technological innovations to Facilities office operations with strong computer skills in Google suite and comfortable learning and using CMMS.
Lifting 50 pounds, standing , kneeling, bending, contorting of body and limbs to reach equipment, and apparatuses. Physically demanding for long periods of time.
Note:The Facilities Department operates a seven-day per week work schedule, and the ability to work a flexible work week is required.
Location San Francisco
Additional Locations Oakland
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Application Deadline For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
EEO Statement As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.