$34.28 per Hour
Job Closing Date
Posting may close any time after March 7th, 2021 without notice.
About UC Merced
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
The University of California, Merced, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement and sustainability. Come be a part of history through our staff position opportunities where you can help build a legacy in Central California.
About the Job
Provides technical skills to operate and maintain central heating and cooling production distribution systems. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of medium and high-pressure boilers, steam system, cooling towers, chillers, 30,000 ton-hour thermal energy storage system, monitor electrical distribution & potable water supply systems and related equipment. Perform maintenance, inspection, testing, log and reporting as needed on all utility systems. Make routine inspections of all Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) equipment in Central Plant, potable water pump-station, and in various buildings to insure proper operations, check, record and adjust operating pressures, flows and temperatures to efficiently operate various MEP equipment. Perform equipment maintenance, clean and change air filters; grease and oil motors, rotating parts and fans; check for leaking pipes, plugged drains, electrical short circuits; turn off equipment in the event of improper operation or breakdowns, report needed repairs to Supervisor. Monitor, test, log and record results of water treatment program applied to boilers, chillers, cooling towers, and TES tank, following water treatment vendor guidelines make adjustment to water chemistry to ensure HVAC equipment operates at optimal efficiency. Monitors mechanical & electrical systems using a sophisticated Building Automation System. Must possess excellent customer service skills, perform miscellaneous clean-up work as needed. Respond to emergencies and after-hour work requests. Work is performed on a variety of building systems, sometimes in emergency repair situations. This class must take the necessary safety precautions when working around machines, equipment, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Judgment is required in troubleshooting plumbing system problems and in determining methods of repair. This class is expected to resolve problems occurring in daily assignments and discuss unusual problems with the supervisor. This position will be required to work a non-standard work schedule with the ability to work variable and irregular hours and shifts, weekends and holidays, and participate in an on-call program. This class is the first journeyman level position of this series and works under the general direction of the Operations Supervisor, and or Lead Stationary Engineer, and involves full responsibility for the performance of the more advance plant operator tasks. Incumbents in this class perform work independently with considerable latitude for determining work methods used and are subject to periodic spot checks; and performs related work as required.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Completion of a State or Federally recognized (minimum four-year), apprenticeship in the Stationary Engineer trade.
Possession of a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Five or more years of progressively responsible related experience in commercial, institutional and/or industrial Plant Operations.
Possess and maintain a license to operate a Class:
C motor vehicle in the state of California.
A combination of experience and training may be substituted for education.
Requires the ability to read and interpret mechanical, electrical, and plumbing schematics and drawings, to prepare estimates, plan in addition, manage own projects within allotted budgets.
Ability to instruct and guide semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.
Knowledge and skills to review and understand technical data, specifications, blueprints, schematics, diagrams, and craft terminology to insure job performance.
Knowledge of all applicable codes including but not limited to NEC, ICBO, NFC, UMC, and Title 24.
Current knowledge of approved safety devices, practices, and job-related equipment through self-study and selected training.
Demonstrated experience to work within a team environment with other crafts and to assist fellow crafts persons when required.
Ability to show team leadership.
Ability to maintain proficiency in the trade through self-study and selected training.
Highly motivated and result orientated. Must maintain flexibility in a continuously changing and fast-paced work environment.
Ability to train apprentices or trainees if required.
Demonstrated experience to work independently and use initiative in solving problems.
Proficient in the use of computers, mobile devices, etc. and learn the use of software programs for work management, retrieve workflow information, job assignments and material and labor data entry.
Must be accurate and timely in the use of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
Organizational skills to understand and meet established unit goals and objectives and meet project deadlines within estimated budget.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate technical/non-technical problems or concerns with supervisors, co-workers and Campus personnel as required.
Must be able to provide clearly written and understandable reports and instructions.
Familiar with physical and electrical hazards involved with MEP system repairs, troubleshooting, etc.
Ability to troubleshoot, maintain and repair utility and distribution systems.
Excellent customer service skills, which include ability to handle difficult situations such as a complaint from customers and exhibit a positive demeanor at all times.
Ability to perform duties in inclement weather, climb ladders and scaffolds and routinely work in dark, hot, cold or damp working environments in tiring, physically demanding positions for long periods of time.
Ability to inspect systems and buildings to detect existing or potential problems.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Ability to learn related job functions in order to perform a variety of related tasks under general supervision at a semi-skilled level.
Ability to coordinate with project managers and building inspector.
Ability to maintain up-to-date, accurate, comprehensive project records including plans, specifications, submittals, schedules, requests, changes, approvals and costs.
Ability to consult lead/supervisor or project superintendents who administer requirements and standards for modification of projects.
Ability to support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments.
Ability to complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner.
Ability to serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
Ability to work and support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely over the telephone and radio.
Ability to attend safety, technical and general meetings.
Ability to interpret, learn and apply University and Operations & Maintenance policies and procedures.
Ability to perform all work while conforming with EH&S health and safety policies, OSHA and other applicable federal, state and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention policies, UC Merced policies and procedures and University of California’s policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct, IIPP (Safety and Health Procedures), Hazardous Materials Communications Program, Health and Safety Manual, as well as any other document authorized by the UC Merced management to have bearing on employee safety and conduct.
Background check and fingerprinting may be required.
How to Apply:
An online application is required for each position to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:
The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.
All employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/