Supervising Building Service Engineer

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

Working Title: Supervising Building Service Engineer 

Classification Title: Supervising Building Service Engineer

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, November 13, 2023 at 11:55pm PST

Position Summary

Under general supervision, the Supervising Building Service Engineer primarily is responsible for supervising and working with one or more small groups or crews of skilled and semi-skilled workers involved in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical systems including heating, ventilating, 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.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA). Position is benefits-eligible.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $7,800.00 per month - $8,655.00 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,829.00 per month - $8,655.00 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. Possible shift work and weekends. Position works on-site.

Department Information 

The Central Plant building is the heart of the campus heating and air conditioning system. Within the building our equipment produces steam and chilled water which is then circulated across the campus through a network of below and above ground piping. Once the steam and chilled water enters the buildings, a series of pumps, valves, and fans are operated by an automated, computerized control system. The system works to maintain a balance between building occupant comfort and energy efficiency. However, not all of the campus is served by the Central Plant. There are boilers and air conditioning units located in other facilities around the campus.

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


  1. Thorough 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
  10. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

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:

  1. Valid CA Driver’s License and maintenance of a good driving record.

Condition of Employment:

  • Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

   16. Six or more years of journey level experience.

   17. Universal certification in refrigerant handling.  

Required Licenses/Certifications 

Valid CA Driver’s License and maintenance of a good driving record.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

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

About Sacramento 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 is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and 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.

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.

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.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

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.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. 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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