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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 3481845
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

518820 - Lead Building Service Engineer

Classificaiton: Lead Building Service Engineer
Department: Building Service Engineers
Sub-Division: Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
Salary Range: $6,464 - $8,196 per month (Anticipated hiring range is $7,000 - $7,450 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, 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 the Lead 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 general supervision of the Supervising Building Service Engineer, the Lead Building Service Engineer works with and is in charge of a small group or crew of skilled Building Service Engineers and semi-skilled assistants involved in completing work assignments.

Provides lead work direction to several Journey-level crafts workers and semi-skilled assistants. Lays out and coordinates Job workflow. Prepares materials lists and orders supplies for jobs. Completes Lead Building Service Engineer work assignments with ancillary project planning responsibilities. Operates, maintains, services, troubleshoots, repairs, and inspects the mechanical equipment and components related to the central plant including the trigeneration plant absorption chillers and turbine. Operates, maintains, services, installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and inspects a full range of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, mechanical, and related systems and components throughout the campus facilities. Serves as the lead and performs responsibilities in the absence of the Supervising Building Service Engineer.

This is a key position that cares for campus buildings and systems to support the University's mission, vision, and values in higher education. The Lead Building Service Engineer will interact with a diverse group of individuals, works well in a team environment, understands the balance of sharing duties, taking ownership, and will take the initiative to complete tasks as needed. This Lead Building Service Engineer takes pride in every aspect of their work to create and maintain an excellent learning environment at Cal State University Fullerton. A Lead Building Service Engineer thrives in a university environment where staff are empowered for personal growth, and supported in professional growth. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Two or more years of experience as a journey-level Building Service Engineer that included some work or project coordination responsibilities. Thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, and 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 such equipment. Thorough mechanical and technical knowledge. Working knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques project sequencing. Thorough knowledge of the applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems. 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.

Ability to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems. Ability to lead, instruct and coordinate the work of a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers. Ability to provide direction on the interpretation and use of blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications to the work crew. Ability to accurately estimate costs, supplies and materials needed for jobs and projects, prepare materials lists, ensure work is performed in sequence, and inspect and assess work to ensure it meets requirements and specifications. Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations. Ability to maintain computerized maintenance management systems and records and prepare more complex reports. Excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization. Ability to use a computer and a variety of computer-based tools including Microsoft applications. Ability to create reports and maintain equipment logs.

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:
Previous experience in a large, institutional facility. Experience with Andover Infiniti EMS and BMS. Experience with PLC Logic controls. Experience with, turbine generators and absorption chillers, centrifugal chillers, pumping stations and associated piping and piping components, thermal energy storage systems, and HVAC.

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

Must have the ability to wear a respirator. Work in confined spaces and in varied temperatures. This position may be required to work off hours and or weekends. This position will carry a master key.

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).

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: Oct 06, 2022 (9:00 PM)

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