Job Details

California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 3145889
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

506601 - Supervising Building Service Engineer

Classificaiton: Supervising Building Service Engineer
Department: Building Service Engineers
Sub-Division: AVP Facilities Management
Salary Range: $6,829 - $8,655 per month (Anticipated hiring range is $6,829 - $8,080 per month)
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
Facilities Management is committed to planning, developing, and maintaining a safe, sustainable, and high quality learning and working environment for the campus community. Facilities Management provides oversight of university resources and assets and is responsible for the development of the University's facilities including land use planning, capital improvement, project development, construction, as well as facilities operations and maintenance including custodial services, landscape services, building trade services, mechanical and electrical, and recycling services. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Building Service Engineers team as a Supervising Building Service Engineer. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under supervision of the Mechanical Trades Manager, the Supervising Building Service Engineer (BSE) supervises the operation, maintenance, repair and installation of the heating and cooling equipment and related mechanical system equipment in the Central Plant and Campus buildings. The Supervising Building Service Engineer has expertise in central plant operations, power production, as well as chilled and hot water production in conjunction with thermal storage and PV power production. Supervises the daily operation of the Central Plant and schedules and assigns the work of the Building Service Engineers. Interacts with a diverse group of individuals and promotes team work. Performs scheduled maintenance and diagnostic tasks designed to reduce failures and to predict avoidable failures, well in advance of their occurrence. Modifies and installs components within the existing plumbing infrastructure as required, to meet the university's programmatic needs. The Supervising BSE has strong initiative and communication skills, and ensures timely and professional communication throughout all levels of the organization. Incumbent takes pride in every aspect of their work, leads by example, is inclusive of others thoughts and ideas, and creates and maintains an excellent environment of trust and teamwork. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Two years of journey-level experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of boiler, heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment and systems or the equivalent combination of formal course work in mechanical technology and hands-on experience. Two or more years of experience working as a journey-level crafts worker in one or more applicable mechanical or related trades, including at least one year in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and other mechanical equipment. Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools, and materials used in the operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment. General knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems. Working knowledge of energy management systems including the ability to understand and use system features. Thorough knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques. Working knowledge of job design and work sequencing related to renovation and installation projects. Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems. Ability to install, operate, and repair HVAC equipment and systems. Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications. Ability to make rough sketches and estimate cost, time, and materials for mechanical work. Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems. Ability to prepare standard reports, provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants, and analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations. Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position. Ability to maintain currency in applicable industrial safety orders and regulations pertaining to facilities, HVAC, and related equipment. Ability to plan and direct the work of skilled crafts workers and semi-skilled workers and coordinate staffing, material, and equipment needs for multiple jobs and projects. Ability to perform basic design work, read blueprints, and work from plans and specifications. Ability to prepare rough sketches and read and interpret complex operating manuals. Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations. Ability to ensure accuracy and maintenance of assigned record-keeping systems.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with a full range of mechanical systems including the operation, maintenance and service of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. DX systems, chilled water, hot water and steam systems, heat exchangers, centrifugal chillers, thermal energy storage, and cooling towers, chemical feed system, water treatment and chemicals, hot water and steam boilers; deionizers and water softeners, vacuum pumps, air compressors and pneumatic systems, automated energy management systems, sensors and controls, pumps, fans, valves and tanks, variable speed drives, and thermally stratified energy storage tanks; ability to use the Campus Energy Management System . Ability to use Word and Excel to complete work assignments.

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

This position will remain open until filled; but only those applications received by September 1, 2022 will be assured full consideration.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Application Deadline: Sep 29, 2022 (9:00 PM)

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