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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 4/28/20
The Stationary Engineer reports directly to the RFS Superintendent and provides support on a variety of projects and tasks requiring specialized skills in the area of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The incumbent may work independently, as part of a maintenance crew, or with skilled craft personnel. The incumbent may also be assigned to perform tasks for the RFS Manager.
80% General Duties:
Work with blueprints, drawings and/or oral instructions in the maintenance and repair of HVAC systems supplying RFS research facilities and other building spaces in compliance with the Uniform Building Code and UC campus standards.
Operate computerized HVAC system.
Ensure maintenance and proper chemical treatment of cooling towers, boilers and chillers.
Perform work while conforming to RFS, Facilities Services and University of California's policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct, Injury Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP), Hazardous Materials Business Plan, Health and Safety manual, Facilities Emergency Plan, as well as other documents authorized by management that impact employee safety and conduct. Regularly attend safety, technical and general meetings.
Make labor and material estimates on various types of HVAC installation projects. Work from drawings, models, spec sheets and/or oral instructions and select necessary materials.
Provide guidance to other trades and general contractors working at the facility.
Keep up-to-date, accurate records of chiller performance, boiler maintenance, fire pump tests, and backup generator tests and maintenance.
Keep up-to-date, accurate maintenance records of refrigerant stock, leak checks and repairs.
Demonstrate a team-focused behavior, customer service and communication skills including the ability to exhibit a can-do approach while working with staff, contractors, vendors and other departments. Maintain good working relationships with clients, co-workers and staff.
Work safely and efficiently.
Have a record of reliability, good attendance, punctuality, and follow-through on jobs.
Track jobs to completion and prepare detailed reports of work done, time spent and materials used
Complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner
Have good written and verbal skills, ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Perform basic arithmetic calculations.
Have a good working knowledge of basic computer skills; ability to use, prepare detailed reports of work done, time spent and materials used through computerized work scheduler and preventative maintenance program.
Work during construction conditions that include use of hardhat, gloves, and/or protective equipment.
Work in small, tight, confined spaces.
Safe use of power and hand tools appropriate to a task.
Applies thorough knowledge of codes, trade-specific manuals and practices to determine how the equipment or system should perform
Work on ladders up to 25 ft. tall
Move up to 75 lbs safely
Knowledge of recycling and hazardous waste streams.
Be available to be on call, on occasion, for after hour emergencies.
Be accessible and responsive via phone/email during work hours.
Report to work M-F at 7:00AM
Knowledge of Siemens Apogee, Desigo and Vesda systems.
Salary & Benefits
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The hourly salary range designated for this position: $42.32.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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