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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 29, 2019
Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Associate Vice Chancellor, Asset Management, Business Operations, Cal Zero Waste Services, Custodial Services, Customer Service Center, Engineering and Technical Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operation, Inspection Services, Maintenance Operations, and People's Park.
Perform elevator mechanic duties in the construction, maintenance and alteration or repair of building elevators, dumbwaiters, conveyors and moving stages.
Install, replace, repair, and maintain electrical motors, wiring controls, alarms, lighting, mechanical and hydraulic mechanisms and devices typical of elevators and other type lifts. Support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
Prepare isometric drawings in detail showing measurements and materials with information obtained from blueprints and verbal instructions.
Perform complex electrical hydraulic and mechanical troubleshooting.
Wire panels, switches, control boards, electronic circuit boards, motors, pumps and other mechanisms.
Troubleshoot complex computer control devices and software control operating programs.
Select correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific elevator projects by applying working knowledge of codes and the skills of a crafts-person.
Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required.
Consult shop superintendent and/or lead for technical information.
Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments.
Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner.
Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences.
Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent. Obtain materials and equipment as required.
Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines.
Attend job-related and safety training as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Ability to prepare isometric drawings in detail showing measurements and materials with information obtained from blueprints and verbal instructions.
Ability to climb 10 flights of stairs with a minimum amount of tools to repair elevators and to rescue trapped passengers with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multicultural environment.
Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements; able to work and support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
Must possess knowledge and ability to utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific elevator mechanic projects by applying thorough knowledge of codes and the skills of a crafts person.
Knowledge of and ability to conform to PP-CS, University, state, and federal policies and procedures including safety policies such as the IIPP, Hazardous Materials Communications Program, Health and Safety Manual.
Ability to work with a fitted work respirator as required.
Must be able to read and interpret information from equipment manufacturers' manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform.
Knowledge of relevant building codes and regulations.
Ability to distinguish colors and use of color codes effectively.
Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, watch, rotating swing shift and holidays.
Shall demonstrate working knowledge of local, state, building and uniform fire, mechanical, electrical and elevator codes and standards.
Must be able to interpret complicated circuitry designs and have a good understanding of electronic devices such as relays and controllers.
Must be able to work in confined spaces.
Must be able to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Must possess certification as an Elevator Mechanic in the State of California.
Must have completed a five year an elevator mechanic or electrical apprenticeship program or equivalent.
Must have three years journeyman experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex.
Education and training can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university.
Salary & Benefits
This is a non-exempt position. Hourly rate pay for this role is step 1, $88.74.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.