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The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
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.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 10, 2023
A. STATIONARY ENGINEER
Manage environmental control of facilities on Campus which includes; temperature of individual rooms and zones, operation and maintenance of pneumatic and electronic control systems.
Monitor and adjust chiller systems, air conditioning, refrigeration and steam heating systems to include all equipment pertaining to each system.
Manage building conditions through the utilization of computerized EMS and other control systems.
Provide preventative maintenance to all existing building systems. These systems include but are not limited to fans, VFD's, humidifiers, cooling towers, PRV's, boilers, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, vacuum pumps, heating and cooling coils.
Replace air filters and belts as required.
Lift and maneuver up to 75-pound objects safely and be able to work safely on ladders and in small spaces within the campus environment.
Coordinate appropriate repairs with other trades at Facilities Services.
Work with all other trades to maintain all buildings in a good working order.
B. ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required.
Consult Manager 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 operate and adjust the building environment and control all systems through the use of computerized and manual HVAC controls.
Ability to operate absorbers and chillers, related auxiliary pumps, control valves and controlling instruments.
Ability to perform testing and treatment to maintain the condition of the cooling tower water systems.
Ability to maintain auxiliary pumps, control valves and temperature controls. Clean and replace strainer baskets.
Ability to operate, adjust, troubleshoot and provide PM on steam and hot water boilers and their immediate auxiliaries. This includes valves and their control instruments necessary for normal operation.
Ability to operate, adjust and provide PM on building heating and ventilation systems. This is inclusive of fans, blowers, heat exchangers, pumps, air compressors, vacuum pumps, heating and cooling coils, air filters, control valves and repair or replacement of their diaphragms up to and including one-inch diameter.
Ability to operate, adjust and maintain thermostats and all main receiver controls.
Ability to adjust, troubleshoot and monitor equipment using the EMS where applicable.
Ability to operate, adjust and provide PM on radiators, convectors, and baseboard heaters.
Ability to operate, adjust and provide PM for temperature controls, strainers and traps on HHW, DHW and IHW heat exchangers.
Ability to receive specific training to analyze boiler combustion using the appropriate instrument and refer necessary repairs to another trade if required.
Ability to installation, repair and adjustment of existing pneumatic controls, related control lines, pneumatic air dampers, damper motors and valve diaphragms up to and including one-inch diameter, includes installation of plastic lines.
Ability to operate, and adjust pressure reducing valves on steam, air and water equipment.
Ability to operate, adjust and provide PM on controls for stills, water softeners, demineralizers and deionizers.
Ability to operate, adjust and provide PM on controls for air compressors and vacuum pumps.
Ability to operate air driers to include temperature adjustment and repair or replacement of moisture traps.
Ability to provide chemical treatment for HHW and CW, cooling towers and any equipment requiring chemical treatment.
Knowledge of and ability to conform to Facilities Services, University, state, and federal policies and Procedures, including safety policies such as the IIPP, Hazardous Materials Communications, Program and Health and Safety Manuals.
Be able to work with a fitted respirator as required.
Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multi-cultural 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 be able to read 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 communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
Five-year apprenticeship program or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $52.96 (step 1.0).
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
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.
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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.