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MiraCosta College
  • Position Number: 1346844
  • Location: Oceanside, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Building Maintenance Mechanic II 2019

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Facilities

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting $4,884.50 per month

Working Hours: One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus as well as the San Elijo campus, the CLC, SBDC & Technology Career Institute. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

Complete application packets submitted through the online system by Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019, will be included in the first screening. Additional applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Please submit the following documents directly in the online system until you receive a confirmation number:

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.
2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the essential duties.
3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience. NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the Supplemental Questions listed below. Your answers will appear at the bottom of the application form.

- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

- Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent? YES/NO

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to four (4) weeks following the first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five (5) days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.

Basic Function and Other Details:
Under general supervision, oversee and perform the skilled maintenance and repair of district buildings and facilities; coordinate with service contractors; maintain facilities in a safe and secure condition; maintain district lock and key system; and perform related duties as assigned.

Building Maintenance Mechanic I is the entry-level class in this series. Incumbents are expected to have skilled, journey-level knowledge in either electrical or plumbing and basic knowledge of the other trades. Under direct supervision, incumbents learn and perform a variety of skilled building maintenance duties including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, HVAC, locksmith and automated control programming through formal training and observing/participating in the work of a Building Maintenance Mechanic II or III.
Building Maintenance Mechanic II is the skilled journey-level in the class series and performs skilled maintenance of buildings and facilities. A Building Maintenance Mechanic II is distinguished from Building Maintenance Mechanic III in that an incumbent in the latter class works with greater autonomy on the more complex plumbing, electrical, HVAC and performs advanced programming of electronic locks.

Representative Duties:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
1. Maintain safe facilities; respond to work order requests and perform journey-level repair, installation and troubleshooting of all facility electrical systems including the installation of bus transfer switches, ballasts, relays, motors, transformers, controllers, conduit and cables; perform preventative maintenance including cleaning electrical components, bus bars, relays and controllers; identify issues requiring assistance from outside contractors.
2. Maintain security of district facilities by establishing and maintaining the lock system; install, repair or replace locks, door closers, latches, hinges and related hardware; unlock and lock doors and gates as required; repair and test building fire alarms.
3. Install, maintain, diagnose, repair and/or replace plumbing fixtures, flushing mechanisms, ballasts, water faucets, valves and seals, drinking fountains, fittings and gaskets; utilize appropriate tools to clean and clear clogged drains and obstructed sewer lines.
4. Prepare and paint a variety of surfaces; apply wood finishes, stains and sealers; perform masonry, concrete and asphalt repair; inspect and repair roof leaks; clear gutters and downspouts; install flashing, weather stripping, gutters, downspouts and roof drains.
5. Utilize computerized letter-making machine to generate self-adhesive letters and symbols for signage for directories, doors, passageways, classrooms, offices and buildings; design, fabricate and install signage; perform ongoing upkeep and revisions to existing district signage.
6. Make oral and written reports for work performed; maintain maintenance records for pumps, motors and compressors; maintain records and files related to vendors, keys, locks and combinations; complete and submit work orders and time sheets; attend meetings; participate in safety training.
7. Inspect heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; routinely check belts, filters, coolants and lubricants; monitor operation and make adjustments to control levels of fluid, pressure or temperature in refrigeration and air conditioning systems; operate computerized building control energy management systems.
8. Coordinate with outside contractors as required; conduct job walks and inspect the work of outside contractors.
9. Order and procure parts, materials, equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish day-to-day operations and assignments. OTHER DUTIES:
1. Reset and adjust time clocks controlling automatic, lighting, heating and air conditioning.
2. Remodel offices and classrooms, design, fabricate, install and modify shelves, partitions and counters; repair broken or damaged furniture, damaged floors, ceiling tiles, hand shades, bulletin boards, chalk boards, pictures and plaques.
3. Construct and/or make repairs to broken metal fixtures, components and other hardware by arc or acetylene welding.
4. Perform related duties as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
Based on the 2018-2019 classified salary schedule, the starting salary for this position will be $4,884.50 per month (range 20, step 1), plus a full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent;
2. Two years of equivalent or higher-level experience in skilled journey-level building and facilities maintenance including experience operating automated building controls; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

IMPORTANT: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours

Desirable Qualifications:
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: - 2 years of higher-level experience in skilled journey-level building and facilities maintenance - Experience with operation of automated building controls - Electrical and/or plumbing certification - Previous experience working in an educational environment

Licenses and Other Requirements: LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program.

Closing Date:

First Screening Date: 01/02/2019

Human Resources Contact Information: or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the colleges Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.

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