Supervising Building Service Engineer-University Housing

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)


Working Title: Supervising Building Service Engineer-University Housing

Classification Title: Supervising Building Service Engineer

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 11:55pm Pacific Daylight Time

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

Under general supervision, the Supervising Building Service Engineer primarily is responsible for supervising and working with one or more small groups of crews of skilled and semi-skilled workers involved in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical systems including heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning, power, water and sewer systems, and equipment as related to HVAC and/or Mechanical systems throughout a campus. The Supervising Building Service Engineer is distinguished from the other trades and lead classifications in the HVAC Series by the scope of supervisory, project planning and coordination duties and the greater amount of time devoted to these activities. May require irregular shift work or an irregular work week.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,829 - $7,500 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,829 - $8,655 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type: Regular

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 7:45am-4:30pm 

Department Information 

Facilities Management is the steward for the university buildings, infrastructure, grounds and landscape. We perform maintenance and renovation to facilities, plan and manage new building construction and support the Redefine the Possible initiative through our commitment to building a welcoming campus and by creating a dynamic physical environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Minimum Qualifications 


In addition to the knowledge required of the Lead Building Service Engineer, the Supervising Building Service Engineer must possess a thorough knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques; working knowledge of job design and work sequencing related to renovation and installation projects; and through knowledge of the applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems.


 In addition to the abilities required of the Lead Building Service Engineer, the Supervising Building Service Engineer must possess journey-level skills in a mechanical and/or related HVAC trade. Also, incumbents must be able to maintain currency in applicable industrial safety orders and regulations pertaining to facilities, HVAC and related equipment; plan and direct the work of skilled crafts workers and semi-skilled workers; determine and coordinate staffing, material and equipment needs for multiple jobs and projects; perform basic design work; read blueprints and work from plans and specifications; prepare rough sketches; read and interpret complex operating manuals; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; ensure accuracy and maintenance of assigned record-keeping systems; prepare more complex reports; read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.


In addition to the experience required of the Lead Building Service Engineer, the abilities of the Supervising Building Service Engineer normally would be acquired through three or more years of experience working as a journey-level crafts worker in one or more applicable mechanical or related trades, including one to two years in a lead/supervisory capacity.

Required Qualifications


  1. Journeyman-level experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment involving the use of automatic controls


  1. Through knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, pneumatic, refrigeration, controls, and other mechanical equipment.
  2. Effective interpersonal skills.
  3. Strong knowledge of preventive maintenance programs
  4. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a diverse environment
  5. Ability to use computerized maintenance systems
  6. Good organization and prioritization skills
  7. Strong written/verbal communication skills and be able to accurately and thoroughly describe work details to management and customers
  8. Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships
  9. Excellent customer service skills

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as needed.
  2. Ability to occasionally lift and carry equipment up to 50 lbs.

Work Schedule Requirement:

  1. Ability to work irregular shift work or an irregular work week. 

License Requirement: 

  14. CA Driver's License and maintenance of good driving record

Condition of Employment

  • Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications

   15. Six or more years of journey level experience including one or two years in a lead/supervising role.

   16. Universal certification in refrigerant handling.

   17. Any university experience.

Documents Needed to Apply

List documents needed for this position: Resume and Cover Letter 

Failure to upload required documents to the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

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

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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