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#TP121218 Sr Building Maintenance Worker

Filing Deadline: Tue 2/14/2023

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!


Under the supervision of the Facilities Director and the work direction of the Carpenter, the incumbent assists with the installation, maintenance and/or removal/relocation of the entire range of laboratory equipment required for the research performed by faculty and researchers. These duties are performed in any designated research support area and office spaces for researchers and lab staff. Duties include performing skilled and semi-skilled work, but are not limited to, minor plumbing- installing specialty gas lines and fixtures, fabrication of specialized cabinetry needed for equipment, Installation of specialized shelving systems, repairing drywall and assisting with the installation of new walls, paint prep and priming, cleaning and providing assistance in remodeling of spaces to accommodate specific research needs or equipment.


*Skill and ability to organize tasks, schedule time effectively, and set priorities.

*Ability to create fundamental drawings and sketches of planned projects.

*Ability to assess and solve problems related to the design, construction and repair of research spaces equipment.

*Ability to operate standard power tools including: drills, sanders, saws and other machine shop equipment.

*Ability to perform basic carpentry and woodworking using related tools and measuring devices.

*Demonstrated knowledge of installation and anchoring practices of various cabinets, shelving and gas cylinder restraint systems.

*Demonstrated knowledge of the fabrication and installation of seismic restraint systems for various pieces of laboratory equipment.

*Ability to perform minor plumbing and alterations using standard related tools and materials.

*Ability to perform interior painting jobs using standard related tools and materials.

*Demonstrated knowledge of proper drywall repair and installation and finishing techniques.

*Demonstrated knowledge of safe lab and fume hood cleaning practices and the ability to recognize hazardous conditions.

*Demonstrated knowledge of safety practices applicable to shops, construction, and a variety of research environments including magnetic NMR labs.

*Demonstrated knowledge of safe moving practices for the relocation of various laboratory equipment and apparatus'.

*Ability to recognize hazardous conditions while working in a laboratory environment.

*Willingness and ability to receive appropriate safety training in order to work in a variety of research environments. Willingness and ability to update safety education and/or certifications, via online training or classroom-based coursework, as required by the department.

*Demonstrated ability to use a computer running Windows OS and a variety of standard business software including email , browsers, word processing and spreadsheet. Willingness and ability to update and increase skills as needed to meet the goals of the unit and the division.

*Proven ability to effectively and accurately communicate with researchers, maintenance personnel, contractors and tradespersons.

*Ability to prepare and maintain, accurately and completely, a variety of drawings, forms, documents and files.



Must have a valid California driver's license.Must be able to lift over 50 lbs.Must be able to cover distances on foot to a variety of buildings/facilities, in widely separated areas of campus.Must be able to work on a ladder.Must be willing to work in areas which may contain radioactive or biohazardous materials.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $47,502 - $61,429 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, 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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