Building Service Engineer Apprentice (530553)

San Diego State University
September 15, 2023
San Diego, CA
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Position Summary

Under immediate supervision of the mechanical shop supervisor, in a trainee capacity, the Building Service Engineer Apprentice performs a variety of progressively more complex tasks in the maintenance, service, repair and inspection of heating, ventilation, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, air-conditioning systems. Incumbents also learn the operation of the mechanical electrical and electronic controls associated with such systems in either a centralized plant or decentralized utilities centers located throughout the campus, according to specific training objectives. Upon evidence of satisfactory completion of apprenticeship and upon the recommendation of the apprenticeship committee, each apprentice will be issued a Certificate of Completion by the authority of the California Apprenticeship Council.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Work hours are Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This is a temporary position anticipated to end upon completion of the apprenticeship program (approximately two years from date of hire).

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Department Summary

SDSU Facilities Services is a customer-service based organization providing facility maintenance activities through a transparent and deliberate process. It is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, renovation, remodel and alteration activities in support of the academic and research mission of the university. Facilities Services employs over 250 employees (full time and students) and supports approximately eight million square feet of buildings (including residence halls and parking structures) and 280 acres of improved and unimproved land.

For more information regarding Facilities Services, click here .

Education and Experience

Entry to this apprentice classification requires the possession of a high school diploma, California GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience including on year of high school algebra with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.

As this position is an apprenticeship position, incumbent must sign the CSU Apprenticeship agreement and commit to the full 4-year training program including all necessary classwork. Classwork is to be completed outside the normal working hours and the time dedicated to classwork and homework is not compensated.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Key Qualifications

  • Qualified applicants will be required to pass a math proficiency test prior to being interviewed for the position.
  • Personal and professional references from current and former employers will be heavily weighted in the consideration for acceptance into this program.
  • Completion of a certificate or other vocational training preferred

Licenses/Certifications Required

Valid California Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,998 per month.

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here .

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,998 - $5,843 per month.

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here .

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.

SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on August 25, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by August 24, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here .

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Michelle Puentes at
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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