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#96144 Senior Building Maintenance Worker

Filing Deadline: Tue 2/19/2019

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/15/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Performs semi-skilled tasks independently or as part of a regular maintenance crew. Responsible for the maintenance and repair of buildings and related facilities and equipment using tools of the trade. Tasks include, but are not limited to, repairing appliances, disposals, pumps, heating systems, interior lighting, soldering and pipe fitting, furniture and window treatment repair, installation and replacement, e- electronic lock installation, general maintenance, and repairs.

Responsible for troubleshooting residential maintenance problems and for preventive maintenance work. Responsible for managing and documenting all work performed in a computerized maintenance work order systems via MAXIMO and handheld technologies (including asset and part management). Provide customer service to residents and guests through the year. Will be assigned to cover campus housing and dining buildings and grounds Work may be dispatched by Customer Service Center dispatcher and/or maintenance supervisor.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with approximately 700 career employees, 1000-1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of greater than $189 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 5.3 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which will add 5000 new beds and almost double our square footage by 2021.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

  • Available for overtime and call-ins

  • Available for shift work, including rotating and permanent – may need to work five 8-hour or four 10-hour shifts, including day shift, evening shift and night shift. Proper notice will be given.

Please click here for more information - http://hds.ucsd.edu/


  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations; two years of experience in the performance of semi-skilled building maintenance work, or one year as a Building Maintenance Worker; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to read technical instruction manuals and drawings.

  • Ability to perform maintenance and repair on natural gas heaters. water heaters, and residential hydronic heating systems.

  • Ability to maintain and repair domestic appliances, such as electrical ranges, garbage disposals, ventilation fans, including repair of refrigerator door switches, defrost timers, and freezer fans.

  • Ability to install, maintain and repair interior and exterior lighting systems including transformers and ballast used in fluorescent lighting. Ability to repair free-standing light fixtures.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to use soft soldering equipment (propane/MAPP/acetylene gas hand torch).

  • Demonstrated knowledge in sizing pipe, piping materials, types and schedules.

  • Proven ability to use hand tools and utilize all equipment common to the building maintenance trades.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work effectively in an environment subject to frequent changing priorities.

  • Technical ability to learn and use a computer and handle device to communicate via email and complete MAXIMO work order.

  • Ability to function effectively as a team member, including working cooperatively and positively with co-workers to achieve unit and area goals. Ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds, including students, staff, faculty, and guests.

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service, including greeting the customers, completing work in a professional, cooperative manner, providing a solution or an estimated time when you can get back to them, and following up till the job is completed.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
  • A valid CA driver’s license is required and must participate in the DMV Pull program.
  • Must be physically able to perform indicated tasks.

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, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$20.22 - $26.14 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable