Building Service Engineer, Facilities Management – Heating and Air (533468)

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
November 11, 2023
San Bernardino, CA
Job Type



Job Summary:

Under general direction for the support of the San Bernardino And Palm Desert Campus, BSE maintains, services, repairs, and inspects heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, water and plumbing equipment, systems and controls both in the Central Heating and Air Conditioning Plant and in decentralized utility centers throughout the campus on a regular basis and as listed on the CSU Classification Standards of a Building Service Engineer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Maintenance & Repairs:

  • As assigned and scheduled or as necessitated by emergency conditions. Work shall be of journey-level quality and shall meet applicable building and safety standards. Supervisors shall be kept informed of progress on jobs. Employee shall be expected to determine necessary parts and materials. The status of equipment and/or abnormal conditions shall be communicated to the Central Plant Operator as well. All work shall be promptly and accurately documented on work orders and history cards other appropriated records as instructed.
  • Performs Reactive, Preventative, Predictive maintenance, and repairs on Hvac equipment and control systems which include determining the root cause of failure, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment & or systems. Utilizes specialized equipment to make repairs to return the equipment back into operation.
  • Installs OEM, aftermarket parts, and equipment, controls and makes modifications and alterations to equipment with approval of Supervisor or Chief Engineer.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC equipment both in Central Plant and in decentralized facilities.
  • As scheduled per posted PM sheets and as scheduled by supervisors. All work shall be promptly documented on appropriate forms and records.
  • Calibrate, test, adjust and repair HVAC & equipment which will include compressor changeouts and refrigerant charging and evacuating, and recovery. DDC controls and ancillary systems in the Central Plant and on-campus buildings, as assigned and required to maintain safe proper operations and as necessitated by system upsets and/or emergencies.

Hot & Cold Calls:

  • Responds to heating and air conditioning trouble calls in campus buildings and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Response shall be as assigned by Supervisors or in their absence as dictated by the nature and seriousness of the reported problem. Occupants shall be treated courteously and informed of the action taken. The Plant Operator shall be informed of adjustments which may affect HAC operations and trouble log should be filled out promptly.
  • Respond to temperature calls generated from State & Non-State facilities as indicated by set forth MOU's,

Plant Operator:

  • Operates and maintains Heating and Air Conditioning Plant machinery and systems in accordance with accepted "Good Engineering Practices" regarding methods, housekeeping and general practices and in accordance with posted instructions, memos and verbal orders.
  • Performs routine shift duties in accordance with posted instructions and at times and frequencies specified.
  • Test and treats water in accordance with posted instructions and as necessary insure proper protections of all affected systems.
  • Maintains logs, charts and records in accordance with posted instruction logs. Entries shall be neat, complete and legible. Records shall be completed at times and frequencies specified.
  • Operates DDC Facility Control Networks which include: not limited to
    • 1) Monitoring of environmental conditions of remote HVAC systems and equipment (including remote room temperatures);
    • 2) Scheduling of various HVAC systems for routine and special events;

Equipment Inspections:

  • Inspections shall normally be conducted daily or weekly basis. The purpose of the inspections is to determine the safe and functional operating conditions of the equipment. Use of journey-level trades knowledge is essential. Malfunctions and/or abnormal conditions which require additional corrective action shall be reported to your supervisor after completion of rounds and written on to the control room status board.
  • Equipment shall be inspected based on Manufacture recommendations or by the policy of the University based on factual data.

House Keeping:

  • Maintains the inventory of materials and supplies and keeps supervisors informed of needs.
  • Keeps floors, equipment rooms, Utility tunnel, and aisles clear and clean. Promptly cleans up debris from work processes. Keeps floors, tools, and equipment grease-free and clean so as to continually affect a safe and clean work environment. Uses all required safety devices and equipment, and follows all verbal and written safety instructions. Conducts fire safety practices such as storing oil rags in a covered metal container.

Swimming Pool:

  • Inspects, operates, repairs, and maintains the Utilities needed to operate the University swimming pool which periodically may include cleaning, chemical testing, and treatment of water.
  • When assigned, all tests maintenance procedures and cleaning shall be carried out in accordance with posted pool duties schedule. Pool and water shall be clean and clear and meet applicable Safety and Health standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • These abilities normally would be acquired through 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.
  • Valid CA driver's license and insurance

Required Qualifications

  • Work requires 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; 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; and a general knowledge of the applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems.
  • Must be able to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems; demonstrate a high degree of mechanical skill equivalent to journey-level in one or more related trades such as plumbing, pipe fitting, electrical, or air conditioning; read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of mechanical 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 appropriately to emergency situations; read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years as Journey level experience or equivalent education
  • EPA _ Universal License
  • Basic Computer based Programs( Excel, Word, Adobe)
  • CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,151 per month

Classification Salary Range: $6,151 - $7,942 per month

The salary offered will take into account internal equity and experience among other factors.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here .

Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Non-Exempt/Probationary

Work schedule: Monday through Friday (7:00 am - 3:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.

Staff: The application deadline is: November 26, 2023.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

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

Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

Drivers License Check

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Mandated Reporter

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.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at .

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit

Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Nora Jean Fernandez, ADA Manager at


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at .

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:
Closing Date/Time: November 26, 2023

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