Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$19.47 - $24.71/Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable

#117123 Building Maintenance Worker

Filing Deadline: Tue 7/5/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 6/24/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/5/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with over 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget greater than $200 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 18,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering over 8 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which added 10,000 new beds in the next 10 years and will almost double our square footage by 2032.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 65% by 2032. 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.

Housing/Dining/Hospitality commits to facilitating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment, fostering a sense of belonging for our students and staff. As HDH we understand, each unique individual with their varied thoughts and experiences is what makes our department strong. Aligning with UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic goals, Housing/Dining/Hospitality is proud to promote and create opportunities for greater equity, diversity and inclusiveness within our division.

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The Building Maintenance Worker will perform a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks in the maintenance and repair of buildings and related facilities and equipment. May work independently, as part of a regular maintenance crew, or as an assistant to a skilled tradesman. Duties include but are not limited to: installing fire extinguishers and blackboards; cleaning roofs and patio drains, piping, clearing stoppages in sinks and toilets; doing preparatory work for painting projects including washing walls, filling in or smoothing surfaces, masking areas and setting up scaffolding; painting markings on asphalt, concrete floors and similar surfaces; replacing door closers, locks, latches, hinges and other building hardware; making minor repairs to office furniture and equipment; making repairs to fences and gates; operating and maintaining a variety of power and hand tools of the various trades. May drive a truck or other vehicle in the course of duty.

  • Overtime may be required.


  • Two years experience in building trade. Ability to trouble shoot mechanical problems and make necessary adjustments or repairs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to use hand tools and utilize equipment common to the building maintenance trade.

  • Demonstrated ability to request supplies, maintain inventory, and control stock for assigned areas.

  • Proven knowledge and ability to work in a safe manner according to local, federal, state, and university requirements.

  • Ability to safeguard keys issued for assigned areas.

  • Technical ability to learn and use a computer and handle device to communicate via email and complete work orders via the MAXIMO system. Knowledge and ability to use handheld devices.

  • Proven 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.

  • Demonstrated skill in setting priorities in a changing work environment and assuring these priorities are met. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and understand and follow written and verbal instructions. Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with diverse groups of people. Ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds, including students, staff, faculty, and guests.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team or alone. Ability to function effectively as a team member, including working cooperatively and positively with co-workers to achieve unit and area goals.


  • Background check required.

  • Current State of California Driver License and clean driving record required to drive University vehicle. Must participate in the DMV Pull program.

  • Physical ability to perform indicated tasks. Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds for long distances.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

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