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Facilities Maintenance Mechanic - hiring multiple positions

Apply now Job no: 526815
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Probationary, Full Time, Trades, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification:   Facilities Maintenance Mechanic 
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week
FLSA:  Non-exempt 

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:  $5,787 - $6,434 per month
CSU Salary Schedule
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date: Extended to May22, 2023
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled - hiring multiple positions


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. 


Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Facilities Maintenance & Operations and the lead direction of either a Lead or a Facilities Project Supervisor, the Facilities Maintenance Mechanic is a skilled generalist performing at a journey-level in one trade with strong skills in other trades.  The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic will be responsible for performing a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation work on campus buildings and equipment. Position makes decisions based upon sound operating and maintenance practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for independently performing a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, installation, construction, and renovation work on campus buildings, systems, and equipment. Operates, tests, installs, repairs, and performs corrective and preventive maintenance on buildings, mechanical facilities equipment and systems including HVAC and plumbing systems. Performs electrical maintenance and repair work including work on low voltage control systems.  Safely analyzes and responds to emergency situations.
  • Responds to routine maintenance and service requests as dispatched by work control and Supervisor.  Maintains a safe and clean work environment, to include assigned tools, equipment, and vehicle in good working order, and enters equipment and service information into computer maintenance management system. Provides instruction and direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.  May monitor contractor performance and work progress.
  • Uses computerized maintenance systems, including preventive maintenance systems to ensure maintenance department objectives are met.; maintains records and retrieves data related to work performed on various buildings, equipment and service information using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; keeps detailed records of work finished; estimate cost, time and materials for locksmith projects; participate in the maintenance and operations of a locksmith shop; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems
  • Performs a wide range of facilities renovation, maintenance, and repair work; estimates costs of materials and labor; determines the priority for requisitioning parts, materials, equipment, tools, and supplies.  Reads, interprets and works from drawings and specifications.

Other Functions:

  1. Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned
  2. Consult with and provides support to, and engages in cross training with other Skilled Craft workers.
  3. Operates and maintains computer-based maintenance management systems (e.g., TMA)
  4. As assigned on a de minimis basis, safely and effectively monitors, operates, maintains, and adjusts all pool mechanical systems including recirculation pump, filters and backwash, boilers, and associated controls to achieve proper pool operations. May require obtaining and maintaining a CPO (Certified Pool Operator Certification) or an AFO (Aquatic Facility Operator Certification)


Knowledge: Work requires thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and tools used in one skilled trade area; working knowledge of materials, methods, equipment and tools in related trade areas pertaining to facilities, systems, construction and renovation; thorough knowledge of generally accepted trade practices in trade specialty; working knowledge of computerized maintenance and building automation systems; working knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.

Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate journey-level skill in one trade and strong skills in other applicable trades; operate construction and related equipment; use considerable judgment and discretion in performing duties; read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation work; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond to emergency situations; read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.


Four years of increasingly responsible experience leading to journey-level skills in a mechanical or facilities/building trade, or any equivalent combination of training and experience as a facilities and systems mechanic which demonstrates the achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of an applicable apprenticeship program.


Five or more years of experience as a journey-level skills in a mechanical or facilities/building trades. Familiarity with desktop computers and word processing software such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Working knowledge of computerized maintenance and building automation systems; and working knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.  Ability to prioritize assigned tasks; follow procedural oral and written directions; communicate effectively, both written and orally, with faculty, staff, students, consultants and contractors; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, multi‑cultural environment.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083  as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and responsibility for operating commercial vehicles, machinery or equipment that could pose environmental hazards or cause injury, illness, or death.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evening and/or weekend work.


Required to work indoors and outdoors in University buildings and grounds year-round, including inclement weather. Includes working in the presence of loud noise, vibration, dark and/or confined spaces, moving mechanical parts, automobile exhaust, dust, chemical and paint fumes. Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials, and risk of being exposed to fire and electrical shock.

Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. 

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be vaccinated.


Position required full range of motion and a variety of movements necessary to perform strenuous manual labor, including but not limited to lifting and moving moderate sized equipment up to 10 to 50 pounds (moving up to 100 pounds is required rarely). Position requires bending, climbing, reaching, moving heavy objects and equipment, and applying force.  Requires use of a video display terminal. Requires travel between campus offices and to off-campus locations.


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit CSU System Benefits. Additionally, as a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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