Job Requisition Number: 25537. Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community.
Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Associate Vice Chancellor, Asset Management, Business Operations, Cal Zero Waste Services, Custodial Services, Customer Service Center, Engineering and Technical Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operation, Campus Building Department, Maintenance Operations, People's Park Position engages in projects requiring the management of all facility needs for the campus buildings. This position requires general knowledge of all building systems.
•EQUIPMENT OPERATING ENGINEER The Equipment Operating Engineer is responsible for digging holes, trenches and ditches with the backhoe and loading soil, gravel, salt mix, or debris into trucks from a work site with the front bucket. The Equipment Operating Engineer uses the following tools and equipment to perform his duties: JCB 1700B – 215 Series 3, Case 590 or 570 Backhoe, 30 cm, 61 cm and 106 cm backhoe buckets, front scoop and clam bucket, tamper and jackhammer attachments, small hand tools. The Equipment Operating Engineer will perform a pre-trip vehicle inspection of the equipment each day, this inspection will include: greasing the equipment, checking and topping off fluid levels, checking brakes, tire pressure and ensuring all lights are in working order. After the pre-trip inspection the Equipment Operating Engineer will, if needed, load a second bucket, jack hammer and/or tamper into the front bucket of the backhoe, then drive through traffic to a work site. At the work site, the Equipment Operating Engineer will receive instructions from the Lead or his designate. The Equipment Operating Engineer will determine how the machine will be set up for the task. The Equipment Operating Engineer will check for overhead obstructions (power lines, trees, etc.) and set up barriers as required.
•ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required. Consult shop superintendent and/or lead for technical information. Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments. Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner. Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences. Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent. Obtain materials and equipment as required.
•SAFETY Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines. Attend job-related and safety training as required.
•OTHER Perform other duties as assigned.Education/Training: •Must have completed a four year apprenticeship program or equivalent. •Employee must possess three years journeyman experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex. •Education and training can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university.
Required Qualifications: •Employee must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays. •Experience using a variety of craft techniques and all tools pertaining to the trade, including digging holes, trenches and ditches. •Ability to gain access to work in confined spaces or small/tight areas and able to work or maneuver around obstacles that require stairs and ladders •Must be able to safely move and lift supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation. •Ability to operate heavy and light equipment including, but not limited to, bobcat, truck, backhoe, trenching machine and related earth moving equipment for maintenance and moving activities. •The ability to communicate using verbal and non-verbal cues with the Lead or designate. •Assists all crafts, as necessary, in a variety of other tasks, as assigned. •Ability to operate air compressors, jackhammers, rotary-operated sump pumps, and tampers, including all hand tools. Service and make minor repairs in the maintenance of equipment. •Ability to clear and level ground; transport and hoist, load and unload earth, equipment and supplies. Level roadways and paths. •Operate machinery for underground excavation, digging, building fences, walls and partitions, hauling wet concrete and finishing concrete. •Ability to set up and use scaffolding and perform tasks above ground level. •Knowledge of and ability to conform to Facilities Services, University, state, and federal policies and procedures including safety policies such as the EPA, IIPP, Hazardous Materials Communications Program, and The Health and Safety Manual. •Ability to work with a fitted respirator as required. •Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multi-cultural environment. •Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements; able to work and support project schedules to minimize interference with others. •Must be able to read information from equipment manufacturers’ manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform. •Knowledge of relevant building codes and regulations. •Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio. •Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner. •Adhere to Facilities Services' work rules and Code of Conduct. •Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions. This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Skilled Crafts Unit (KB) between the University of California and the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council (ACBCTC). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/kb/index.html
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