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#TP122997 Building Maintenance Worker Sr

Filing Deadline: Fri 6/30/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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

Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


Temporary Employment Services (TES) places employees in departments that have temporary staffing needs. TES offers a variety of assignments, and an excellent benefits package, as well as opportunities for skill enhancement and exposure to career opportunities at UC San Diego. Hours, salary, and locations vary by assignment. TES has current openings for Building Maintenance Workers (BMW) in various areas around campus.

Expected Assignment Duration: 6 months

Job Duties: 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 industrial appliances, disposals, pumps, heating systems, interior/exterior lighting, soldering and pipefitting, furniture and window treatment repair, installation, and replacement, trouble shooting, maintenance, and repair. Responsible for trouble shooting maintenance problems and managing/completing preventative computerized maintenance work orders via MAXIMO and handheld technologies. Provide customer service to all customers through the year. Will be assigned to cover campus buildings and grounds, performing maintenance work. Work may be dispatched by Customer Service Center dispatcher, Central Utilities Plant, and/or maintenance supervisors.

  • Perform maintenance and repair on natural gas furnaces
  • Visually inspect furnace cabinets for fire hazards
  • Soap test all fittings for gas leaks
  • Change furnace filter and clean heater cabinets
  • Perform maintenance and repair air handlers, exhaust fans, pumps, heat exchangers, pneumatic and electronic controls, AC&R equipment, and associated building equipment
  • Install and repair residential plumbing fixtures, water supply lines, valves, traps, and any associated piping.
  • Install sinks, disposals, water closets, tanks, and hot water heaters
  • Maintain and repair interior and exterior lighting systems
  • Repair of transformers and ballast used in fluorescent lighting, walkways and driveway lighting standards.


  • Demonstrate strong customer service by presenting a professional appearance and effectively communicate with faculty, staff and students in a helpful and respectful manner.
  • Ability to safely lift, carry, move, push and pull 50 lbs.
  • Knowledge of the construction, painting, plumbing and electrical trades and mechanical and electromechanical systems.


  • Background checks and DMV CHECK required.
  • Position requires a valid CA Drivers License
  • Applicants must be able to travel to various UC San Diego locations as needed.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $47,502 - $61,429 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $22.75 - $29.42

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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:

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