Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$45.74 Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
K6 Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 Hours , Tuesday - Saturday or Sunday - Thursday

#TP129798 Maintenance Mechanic

Filing Deadline: Fri 5/31/2024

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.

Position available through UC San Diego Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UC San Diego 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!


TES is hiring two (2) HVAC Controls Systems operators to help support campus operations and provide emergency response services to campus building HVAC systems.

Duration: These roles are anticipated to last roughly 5- 6 months.

Compensation and Benefits: $45.74 per hour. Eligible for Mid-level Medical Benefits, Vacation, Sick, and Holiday pay

Location: 100% on site

Available work schedules: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00PM - 6:00AM OR Sunday - Thursday 10:00PM - 6:00AM


Under general supervision, the Maintenance Mechanic will perform journey level work independently or as part of regular maintenance crew. May be assigned duties in a variety of skilled tasks in building maintenance and surveillance for the entire campus to identify a variety of problems inside and outside of campus buildings with focus on building systems and sub-systems; perform minor repairs while on rounds. Assess and determine severity of problems in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, sheet metal, building controls, and locks; make adjustments, reset or perform minor repairs to bring equipment back in service. Perform a variety of readings, test procedures on boilers, chillers, refrigeration systems, soft water systems, deionized water, electrical and electronics systems. Perform preventive maintenance tasks such as: fan greasing, filter changing, water treatment, valve exercising, and chilled and hot water system flushing and balancing. Demonstrate strong customer service by presenting a professional appearance and effectively communicate with faculty, staff and students in a helpful and respectful manner. Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with members of the campus community.

  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required by the University's needs. Must be able to work overtime for training purposes.


  • Journey level skill in one or more of the following skilled trades: building systems, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, electrical, electronic, pneumatic controls, sheet metal, and/or locks. Knowledge and understanding of engineering fundamentals with respect to building systems and equipment.

  • Proven experience working with main utilities including: gas mains, water mains, sewer mains, main electrical feed to buildings, street lighting, storm drain systems, sea water systems and irrigation systems.

  • Experience assessing and repairing pumps, air handlers, air compressors, vacuum pumps, heat exchangers, refrigeration systems, flush valves, faucets, p-traps, urinals, fume hoods, exhaust fans, boilers, chillers, electronic controls, sheet metal components, and locks. Work experience resetting electrical breakers.

  • Experience working in all building codes including but not limited to, Uniform Building Code (UBC), Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), National Electrical Code (NEC) and Fire Codes.

  • Experience performing diagnostic tests for system operations and determining repair needs. Experience troubleshooting operational problems and making necessary adjustments or repairs.

  • Demonstrated experience using and maintaining of hand and power tools related to job functions.

  • Proven experience reading and interpreting blueprints, system diagrams, isometric drawings and schematics.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety codes, rules and regulations. Experience in the safeguarding and securing of keys issued.

  • Experience operating personal computers using a variety of software packages such as, but not limited to: Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Access, Oracle, online electronic timekeeping system, Internet Explorer and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (such as MAXIMO).

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds including students, staff, faculty and guests.


  • DOJ, FBI, and DMV Background checks and clearances required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain valid California Driver license and participate in DMV Pull Program.

  • Must be able to walk long distances with tool pouch through mechanical cores, upstairs and through utility tunnels via ladders.

  • Must be able to move through limited access spaces such as small spaces and ceiling overheads.

  • Must be willing and able to work in morgues/gross anatomy/pathological laboratories where human/animal bodies or parts thereof may be exposed to view of worker and/or contaminated by radioactive bio-hazardous substances.

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $95,505 - $95,505 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $45.74 - $45.74

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).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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