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La Jolla Medical Center
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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117129 Facilities Plant Operation Supervisor

Filing Deadline: Thu 7/7/2022

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 06/27/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/07/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Involves overseeing and / or managing activities relating to skilled crafts and trades, including one or more of the following: heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), boiler operators, electrical, machinist, sheet metal, abatement and insulators, structural (carpentry, painting, roofing, glazer, blinds), plumbing or other skilled crafts and trades.

Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction and supervision to skilled crafts and trades workers, according to established policies and management guidance. Examples of specialties include carpentry, plumbing, boiler operators, HVAC, abatement and insulation, electrical, and painting. Administers policies that directly affect subordinate staff. Recommends changes to department policies and practices. Identifies risks and responds accordingly. Provide priority setting and work flow analysis.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent combination of experience / training.

  • Five (5+) or more years of experience in the building trades from roofing, painting wall repairs, plumbing, doors, locks, and electrical and outside appearance such landscape and fencing.

  • Experience in the following areas of maintenance and repair on the following equipment: emergency diesel generators, low/high voltage (120/277/480) electrical distribution systems, electrical equipment Water softeners, DI water, water heaters and water pumping systems, medical gases, air and vacuum systems, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems.

  • Demonstrated experience carpentry, Painting, Roofing, Plumbing, Metal Shop and Electrical Shop.

  • Certification in a specialty skilled trade required.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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