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GENERAL SERVICES-RESD-BUILDING AND PROPERTY MGT BRANCH

Title:  MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
Salary: $3,835.00 - $4,207.00
Posted: 07/03/2013

Job Description:
Please put the RPA #6321 on your application. The Department of General Services’ (DGS) Core Values are key to the success of the Department’s Mission to “Deliver results by providing timely, cost-effective services and products that support our customers.” The Department of General Services (DGS) expects its employees to adhere to the DGS Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Communication, Excellence, Innovation and Teamwork. Our employees are expected to perform their duties with these values in mind. SELECTION CRITERIA - The selection criteria will be in the following order: • Local bidders (DGS employees) must file their bid requests for this position by the “Post & Bid File By” date above with the contact person listed above using the Local Work Area Post and Bid form, OHR-R12L (Rev 10/01/08). The employee with the greatest amount of continuous “local work location” seniority in the class shall be selected over other employees and notified of start date. If no local bidders, then • The Outside Local Post and Bid bidders will be contacted who indicated interest in positions in this location. If no outside bidders are interested, then • SROA/Surplus employees will be considered prior to other recruitment methods. • Transfers, reinstatements, or recruitment from the employment list may be considered after the Post & Bid process is cleared. Consideration may be given to applicants who are on a DGS employment list or on another department’s employment list. Transfer of list eligibility must meet the criteria to transfer the eligibility from the other department’s employment list to DGS’ employment list. • Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and desirable qualifications and interviews may be scheduled. Under the general direction of the Chief Engineer II and/or the Office Building Manager II, the incumbent performs miscellaneous skilled work in the maintenance, repair and alteration of multiple facilities in State-owned and occupied buildings while working independently in a wide variety of skilled maintenance tasks in the Mission Valley Management Unit in the Southern San Diego Region. The Southern Region, San Diego Mission Valley Management Unit is located at 7575 Metropolitan Drive, San Diego, CA 92108 that occupies a three-story structure and is approximately 250,000 square feet of office space. The San Diego Mission Valley Management Unit (Mission Valley) also provides maintenance services to Partial Service Buildings (Route) at the CHP, Cal Trans, DMV and EDD field office buildings which are located in both San Diego and Imperial Counties. The incumbent may be required to rotate from The Mission Valley State Office Building to the Partial Service Buildings (Route) Buildings at the request of the Mission Valley Office Building Manager. DUTIES All work to be accomplished in accordance with guidelines of the Department of General Services (DGS), Building and Property Management (BPM) manuals, Real Estate Service Division (RESD) and BPM strategic plans, and the Excellence in Public Buildings Initiative in order to maintain and repair all building systems following published guidelines (i.e., SAM, BPM, DGS) and published industry standards (i.e., BOMA, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers), SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractor’s National Association), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), NEI (National Energy Institute). Assignment may require temporary shift change, building location change or overtime to accommodate the tenant’s request. The incumbent applies sustainable (environmentally safe) work practices in the operation and maintenance of all buildings systems and equipment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS In order to maintain and repair all building systems following published guidelines and industry standards, under the supervision of the Chief Engineer II and/or the Office Building Manager II: • Inspects, maintains and repairs plumbing, heating, water, and sewer systems. • Lubricates and/or maintains mechanical equipment (e.g., portable generators, air compressors, injection pump systems, sewage pumps, elevator sumps, booster pumps, etc.) using oil, grease, spray, etc. to ensure proper maintenance and operations according to manufacturer and IIPP (Injury Illness Prevention Plan) guidelines. • Inspects, maintains, and/or repairs sewage, water, and heating systems (i.e., independent gas and electric heating) and equipment (e.g., wall furnaces, sewage pump, fire pumps, elevators, wells, etc.) by using various hand and/or power tools and equipment to regulate operation of critical systems according to manufacturer’s specifications and departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Performs electrical maintenance and repair work. • Performs minor building construction and repair work. Constructs and repairs interior/exterior walls by patching, matching finishes, and painting as required. • Performs miscellaneous interior and exterior painting. • Makes or assists with repairs to roofing systems, i.e. rubber or asphalt. • Inspects and/or test emergency shower and eye wash stations according to IIPP and Cal-OSHA regulations and guidelines. • Inspects fire extinguishers according to UFC (Uniform Fire Code) to ensure safety of the buildings’ occupants. • Inspects and test fire prevention equipment (e.g., fire hoses, standpipes, etc.) according to UFC to ensure safety of the buildings’ occupants. • Rebuilds pumps and compressors using hand and/or power tools in order to restore original operation of equipment (e.g., domestic water and waste systems, fire systems, compressed air systems, etc.) according to manufacturer specifications and industry standards. • Assists the Stationary Engineers in cleaning or replacing filters for HVAC equipment, parts, lines, tubes, valves, and/or drums to maintain proper operation according to manufacturer specifications and industry standards. • Assists the Stationary Engineers in replacing and/or repairs components of HVAC equipment systems (e.g., convection air heaters, fans, ducts, dampers, economizers, fasteners, etc.) to maintain proper operation according to manufacturer specifications and industry standards. • Operates State vehicles and/or motorized equipments (e.g., forklifts, cherry pickers, man lifts, boom trucks, etc.) to perform maintenance tasks at worksite and/or remote offsite locations in accordance with the Cal-OSHA safety requirements and/or rules and regulations of the State. • Assists all trades with maintenance and/or repair of standard plumbing equipment (i.e., stopped sewage and drain lines, faucets, toilets, sinks, valves, water lines, gas, oil, sewage, fire control, steam, and refrigeration systems), wood and metal surfaces (e.g., desks, cabinets, counters, doors, shelves, floors, etc.), building electrical system components (e.g., electric lights, motors, heaters, generators, transformers, switchboards, and other electrical apparatus/equipment, etc.) and/or painting of various buildings, structures and fixtures to support and aid all trades as directed by the supervisor of building trades. • Instructs and/or leads skilled and/or unskilled assistants to perform various tasks to ensure job completion and/or continuity of work process according to departmental procedures and best practices for the trades. • Installs, maintains, and/or repairs locksets and components of locksets (e.g., lock cylinders, lubrication, keying, manual and/or electrical keypads, etc.) to maintain proper operation, safety, and security of facilities under the direction of the supervisor and/or departmental practices and guidelines. • Records and tracks keys issued and purchased to ensure facility and/or equipment security according to departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Recommends maintenance work and/or repairs of building components and equipment to supervisors to ensure continuous operations and safety of facility under the direction of departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Secures and coordinates clearances (e.g., asbestos/lead code of safe work practices, protocols, building manager notifications, etc.) in order to work on equipment and systems within the facilities under the direction of departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Assembles and disassembles equipment (e.g., scaffolding, barricades/barriers, safety equipment, rescue apparatus, etc.) for preparation of various maintenance tasks under the direction of Cal-OSHA rules and regulations regarding safety. • Restocks parts to prevent time delays in the delivery of services according to departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Keep work areas, tools and equipment in good/clean working condition for optimum performance and to prevent injury as directed by departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Attends scheduled safety meetings to ensure that safety procedures and regulations are complied with to avoid accidents and injury as directed by departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Responds to emergency calls (e.g., power outages, flooding, fire, vandalism, etc.) to assist with services to safeguard occupants and building as directed by the supervisor and/or the Office Building Manager. Under the supervision of the Chief Engineer II and/or the Office Building Manager II, the incumbent responds to service requests as submitted by tenants or other BPM staff by following BPM guidelines and warranty requirements and reports to supervisor when appropriate: • Reads blueprints (e.g., construction drawings, schematics, etc.) for new and existing systems in analyzing and solving problems to ensure accurate identification of building components, parts, equipment, installation and location according to the architect’s design. • Prepares rough sketches of work to prepare for upcoming job projects to ensure successful job completion. • Prepares materials and/or supplies in order to perform daily repairs and preventive maintenance according to the job requirements. • Prepares reports and/or correspondence using computer software and/or standard paper forms to communicate job conditions and progress (e.g., unsafe working conditions, status/progress, requisitions, etc.) according to departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Estimates time, materials, and resources necessary utilizing standard departmental forms used in performing daily maintenance projects according to departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Completes regular visual inspection of building systems and equipment requiring walking, climbing stairs, entering small and noisy spaces. Records findings in building tour log and provides report to Chief Engineer II and/or the Office Building Manager. • Makes recommendations to the Chief Engineer II and/or the Office Building Manager concerning and takes appropriate action on repairs by evaluating functionality of equipment and systems. • Responds and performs repairs to office and common area comfort calls as needed, for heating, electrical, lighting, plumbing, etc. by going to the physical site and repairing electrical outlets, replacing lights, adjusting mechanical and/or electrical doors, fixing leaky sinks, clearing stuck flush valves, unplugging toilets and perform other simple and/or routine repair, comfort and convenient needs. • Responds to emergency calls in order to mitigate emergency conditions and minimize damage by performing repair at physical location according to health and safety and BPM guidelines regarding emergency situations. This may require working after hours, on days off or at another building location. • Completes locksmith requests such as duplication of keys, lockset keying and/or lockset rebuilding and maintains current locksmith records. • Maintains and monitors door access systems and records. • Orders parts and makes recommendations on more complex repairs when unable to complete service or repair requests and follows action through to completion. • Reads and analyzes blueprints and specifications in order to understand and provide information on system problems in accordance with design parameters. In order to maintain integrity and functionality to ensure reliability and long-term use of building, related systems and machinery used to maintain buildings, shops and grounds (various vacuums, blowers, grinders, electrical cords, sharpening tools, moving parts on office furnishing, etc.) as directed by the Chief Engineer II and/or the Office Building Manager II by following published guidelines, manufacturer’s specifications and industry standards by using appropriate hand and/or power tools: • Performs preventive maintenance, minor repairs or service on electric, pneumatic, and gas-powered equipment per manufacturer specifications. • Installs, inspects, maintains, repairs, troubleshoots or assists engineers, electricians, electronic technicians all building systems, including but not limited to power distribution systems, plumbing and sewer systems, domestic water pump stations, fire sprinkler systems, doors and related components, lighting fixtures, and ceiling components. • Repairs interior/exterior concrete surfaces and steps. • Makes simple furniture repairs. • Constructs and repairs interior/exterior walls by patching, matching finishes, and painting as required. • Makes or assists with repairs to roofing systems, (i.e., rubber, asphalt). Under the supervision of the Chief Engineer II and/or the Office Building Manager II organizes and maintains records, files and technical listings on equipment, tools, products, and monitors work on all building systems following published guidelines and industry standards by using Microsoft Office and/or Maximo in order to make recommendations on recurring maintenance, special repairs, equipment, tools and supply prices to the BPM budget in accordance with DGS and DOF guidelines: • Maintains records of job costs, daily time records, equipment histories, schedules and services using computer software and/or hard copy forms to ensure accurate record keeping of activities and/or events according to departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Prepares Cal-Card monthly statements. • Creates work order tickets in MAXIMO. • Updates work order tickets in MAXIMO or MS Office. • Inputs time into PAL in the ABMS program. • Utilizes the internet for product research. • Creates reports using MS Office. In order to maintain a safe and healthful environment for the benefit of all employees and the public, under direction of the Chief Engineer II and/or the Office Building Manager II and the BPM Environmental Safety and Health Unit (ESHOP), in compliance with laws and regulations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safety Training (AB 2189), Injury and Illness Prevention (IIPP and SB 298), Workers’ Compensation (Title 8 and SB 198), by promoting health and safety programs as follows: • Attends training in the handling of hazardous materials and use of environmental safeguards. • Participates in updating IIPP plans and records by completing reports and coordinating with the designated Branch Coordinator. • Participates in and/or leads team in executing the plans for Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption, and Hazardous Materials and Waste Manifest. • Monitors worksite to identify, and remedy, potential safety hazards to ensure public safety. • Wears proper personal protective equipment when performing hazardous activities (such as spraying chemicals, or using power tools) to ensure personal safety and minimize exposure to hazardous materials. • Safely operates motor vehicles to transport self and materials in compliance with CHP and DMV rules and regulations. In order to remain current and knowledgeable of operational needs according to BPM policies and procedures, or laws and rules: • Completes mandatory training. • Maintains and submits accurate records regarding the times, locations using appropriates forms. • Determines work that needs to be completed by reviewing work orders and product specifications, sketches, drawing, plans, and diagrams. • Ensures proper use of tools, equipment, and chemicals by reviewing manufacturer’s operation manuals and product labels. • Reports inventory needs to Supervisor by requesting equipment, supplies or materials, based on stock on hand. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS • Maintains and organizes records, files, technical information of equipment, tools, and products as instructed. • Prepares reports and/or correspondence using computer software and/or standard paper forms to provide requested lists, and reports (e.g., equipment, tools, recommended preventative maintenance etc.) according to departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Estimates time, materials, and resources necessary utilizing standard departmental forms used in performing daily maintenance projects according to departmental procedures and/or guidelines. • Participates in staff meetings to ensure current information is communicated within the unit at the direction of the Chief Engineer II or Office Building Manager. • Makes reports in Microsoft Office, Maximo or by manual reporting in order to report and track completed work per BPM procedures. • Acts as backup Maintenance Mechanic, as directed by BPM managers or supervisors, at any regional facility, in order to assure continuous and efficient operations of all buildings systems and equipment. • Attends current BPM training classes to maintain ethical work standards as directed by BPM managers and supervisors. • Assists supervisor, as needed, using current records programs (Microsoft Office, Maximo) and communicating with building staff in person or via cellular telephone, 2-way radio, or other electronic devices in order to facilitate building maintenance needs and take appropriate action in accordance with BPM guidelines. • May serve as, or assist the Unit Safety Coordinator in order to do thorough routine inspections of all state owned or occupied buildings for compliance with safety requirements. Prepares written status reports in order to report findings using Microsoft Office or manual report per BPM procedures and policies. • May attend with, lead, or instruct other BPM team members in on-going safety training conducted locally. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Methods, materials, and equipment used in the operation and repair of plumbing, heating, electrical, water, and sewer systems; materials, methods, and tools used in the repair of mechanical equipment and in miscellaneous building maintenance and repair work and skill in the performance of such work; Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety dealing with heating, electrical, plumbing, and other mechanical systems. Ability to: Read, interpret, and work from plans, drawings, and specifications; estimate materials needed; keep records; follow oral and written directions; get along well with others; communicate at a level appropriate to the classification. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: • The incumbent will be required to possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License, Class C in order to drive self, supplies and/or equipment from one job site to another while driving a State vehicle in order to perform the duties of the Maintenance Mechanic in the Mission Valley Management Unit. • The incumbent may be required to pass the Department of Justice background and/or fingerprinting checks prior to working in the CHP Traffic Management Unit (TMC) and other restricted security access floors/buildings located in the Mission Valley Management Unit, Southern San Diego Region. • The incumbent will be required to take a medical examination and must be approved by the State Personnel Board. SPECIAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS • Demonstrates superior mechanical ability. • Demonstrates interest in assuming increasing responsibility. • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Maximo, ABMS, PAL, and Outlook. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS • Ability to organize time efficiently and set effective priorities. • Uses good judgment and tact in making decisions and working with employees and interacting with clients. WORK ENVIRONMENT, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ABILITIES: Work Environment • Work in low-rise (6 floors and lower) to high-rise (7 floors and higher) office-building environment. • Wear unaltered BPM supplied shirts and pants according to current uniform requirements. • Stands for extended periods of time or walk extended distances. • Climbs stairs and ladders. • Reaches high spaces by climbing a ladder or operating a lift. • Work in mechanical equipment spaces environments. • Works in noisy spaces. • See and hear within normal parameters. • Willingness to work in any regional location. • May require ability to work overtime. • Requires fine motor skills/dexterity to manipulate small components and controls. Physical Abilities • Typical work activities involve frequent and prolonged periods of standing, walking extended distances, bending, stooping, kneeling or squatting while performing duties. • Repetitive grip, grasp, and hand movement while using tools or power equipment applicable to job being performed. Requires fine motor skills/dexterity to manipulate small components and controls. • Climb stairs or ladders, use power and noise producing tools or equipment; drive motorized equipment or vehicles applicable to job being performed. Reach high spaces by climbing a ladder or operating a lift. • Reaches or stretches by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. • Considerable physical activity that requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. • Works on elevated, high-reach areas using a vertical, motor-powered, MAN-LIFT. • Moves about and work in confined spaces. • Wears safety equipment during the performance of duties, i.e., ear plugs when working in machine spaces; dust masks when exposed to harmful dust particles, eye goggles when exposed to airborne particles, cloth gloves when working with abrasive materials, rubber boots or raingear and back support. • See and hear for visual inspection of the operation of machinery/equipment or sound inspection of proper operating machinery/equipment. Mental Abilities • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions or decimals. • Apply common sense in personal safety and safety of equipment in adverse weather conditions (light storms, downpours, etc.). • Read, write and understand written and verbal communications in English in order to follow instructions on manufacturer’s label for use of and/or mixture of products and enforce safety procedures.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Maintenance Mechanic 308 - 850 - 6940 - 001
Location County
San Diego SAN DIEGO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
07/16/2013 http://www.dgs.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Building and Property Management
7575 Metropolitan Drive, #101
San Diego, CA 92108
John Filehne
(619) 688-0200

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