University of California Berkeley

HVAC Watch Mechanic (8193C), Facilities Services - 57036 - Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, California or sim

Job Description

HVAC Watch Mechanic (8193C), Facilities Services - 57036

Posted: Saturday, 8/5/2023
HVAC Watch Mechanic (8193C), Facilities Services - 57036 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles , our Principles of Community , and our Strategic Plan .

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit .

Departmental Overview

Facilities Services works to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the University community to ensure that classrooms, laboratories, and offices support teaching, learning and research. Through the efforts of over 400 dedicated staff members and serving over 10M building square feet and 1100 acres, Facilities Services includes the asset management program, custodial services, maintenance operations, engineering and technical services, environmental services, grounds operations, the Cal Zero Waste program.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 15, 2023


Responsible for environmental control of facilities on Campus which includes; temperature of individual rooms and zones, operation and maintenance of pneumatic and electronic control systems. Act as a first responder to campus emergencies. Primary first responders to OLAC and BSL3 alarms. Monitor and adjust chiller systems, air conditioning, refrigeration and steam heating systems to include all equipment pertaining to each system. Manage building conditions through the utilization of computerized EMS control systems. Responsible for maintenance and repairs to all existing building systems. These systems include but are not limited to fans, fume hoods, VFD's, humidifiers, cooling towers, PRV's, boilers, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, vacuum pumps, heating and cooling coils. Air filter and belt replacement as required. The ability to lift and maneuver up to 75-pound objects safely and be able to work safely on ladders and in small spaces within the campus environment. Coordinate appropriate repairs with other trades at Facilities Services. Work with all other trades to maintain all buildings in a good working order.
Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required. Consult manager 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.
Adhere to all University and Departmental safety guidelines. Attend job-related and safety training as required. Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
Employee must possess five years journeyman experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex. Must be able to: Knowledge of and ability to conform to Facilities Services, University, state, and federal policies and Procedures, including safety policies such as the IIPP, Hazardous Materials Communications Program and Health and Safety Manuals. Be able 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 shutdowns and 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. Employee must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating shifts, watch and holidays. Adhere to Facilities Services' work rules and Code of Conduct. Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.

Must have completed a five-year apprenticeship program or equivalent. Education and training in controls can be through documented experience and/or industrial/vocational or an accredited college or university.
Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. 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, analysis of internal equity, 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 budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $64.80 (step 1.0).
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits. This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly.

University of California Berkeley At A Glance

The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, California or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California.
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