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San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 3084092
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Maintenance Engineer

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141117S
Department: Facilities / Public Safety DIST (DEPT)
Location: District Office, Caada College, College of San Mateo, Skyline College
Position Number: 1C0506
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $73,380 (annual)
Max Salary: $90,096 (annual)
Position Type: Classified Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, "success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals." The Districts "Students First" Strategic Plan is focused on "Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, 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, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
The San Mateo County Community College District is home to Caada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions enrolling approximately 33,000 students each academic year. San Mateo County Community College District has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on the San Mateo County Community College Districts Educational Services & Planning website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The Maintenance Engineer performs journeyman-level work involved in complex installation, repair, and maintenance of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, telecom/datacom, roofing and building envelope, structural, access control, interior floor/wall/ceiling, building monitoring, control, swimming pools and water features/fountains, and other support systems for community college facilities. Under general supervision, the Maintenance Engineer works individually or as a team member to plan and implement major and minor installations, modifications, and repairs to buildings, vehicles, equipment, and grounds. Public contact is extensive, primarily involving department and outside staff, vendors, and contractors for the purpose of exchanging information pertaining to project assessment, procedures, materials, and timelines. A moderate to high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to follow and modify standard, prescribed trade techniques to troubleshoot, complete given assignments, and to resolve minor and some major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in materials, public relations and in employee time. A Maintenance Engineer can direct the work of student assistants and other staff as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
  1. Exchanges information with senior maintenance engineers, chief engineers, management, maintenance and other staff regarding ongoing and special maintenance projects, project priorities, materials, staffing, and timelines required
  2. Confers with management regarding safety procedures, equipment, supplies; provides information on repair and installation needs, as technical resource to outside department staff
  3. Attends workshops, meetings and other events to obtain current information
  4. Installs, adjusts, modifies, and repairs building systems and campus infrastructure systems
  5. Assesses condition of fixtures and parts
  6. Replaces parts and makes recommendations for and/or executes the purchase of new parts and supplies
  7. Works with contractors to complete a variety of projects, as assigned
  8. Schedules and monitors the work of other staff as assigned
  9. Services, repairs, and maintains vehicles and equipment according to a maintenance schedule
  10. Directs and participates in cleaning and painting of paintable surfaces
  11. Performs routine inspections of building systems, equipment, and vehicles to ensure proper working order
  12. Checks, adjusts, repairs, and monitors building systems, furniture, and fixtures for proper operation standards
  13. Inventories supplies and recommends and/or executes the purchase of replacement or additional supplies as needed
  14. Drives a motor vehicle to various work sites to pick up and deliver materials and equipment
  15. Cleans and maintains the maintenance center and related work areas
  16. Uses a computer and computer software to enter, modify and retrieve data related to maintenance schedules, work orders, equipment, and supply usage and inventory, equipment operations, and other data
  17. May perform swimming pool operation, including monitoring, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and performing skilled repairs and general maintenance on aquatic chemical & electrical systems, pumps and motors, circulation systems, concrete and tile. May participate in the preventative maintenance for pumps, suction lines, drains, piping, valves, skimmer traps and flow control switches of each system; may meet with contractors; reviews, inspects preventative maintenance or repair work in progress; performs water quality testing and adjusts pool water chemistry, interprets gauges, flow meters, and monitors equipment; maintains operational and re-circulation efficiency of various filters and filter media systems
  18. Identifies energy/process efficiency opportunities and assists in evaluation of appropriate measures to improve efficiency, effectiveness and safety
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from high school and completion of a recognized apprenticeship program in building maintenance or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successful experience of increasing responsibility that has included work with a variety of building and infrastructure systems, tools, vehicles, equipment, maintenance and repair
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated skill in reading, comprehending, and following complex oral and written instructions
  • Possession of a valid California Drivers License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle on campus and to off-campus locations
  • Possession of a forklift certification or successful completion of a forklift certification course within 6 months of assuming position
  • Possession of Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator Certification may be required
  • Possession of First Aid and AED certifications may be required

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires sustained physical activity indoors and outdoors with exposure to climate changes, chemicals, odors, and fumes; bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders and stairs; working on elevated platforms; pushing, pulling, moving moderate to heavy objects; manual dexterity; operation of electrical and mechanical equipment; standing for long periods; walking; the ability to safely drive a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned tasks, in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge of maintenance trade procedures, equipment, tools, and supplies commonly used to support the installation, maintenance, and repair of building and campus infrastructure systems, tools, vehicles, and equipment
  2. Knowledge of the safety procedures, terminology, equipment, and supplies applicable to installation, maintenance, and repair operations
  3. Knowledge of energy efficiency measures and ability to appropriately escalate opportunities for improvement
  4. Skill in assessing conditions and standards of building and infrastructure systems, tools, vehicles and equipment, and completed work
  5. Skill in working cooperatively as part of a customer service team; interacting with individuals and small groups
  6. Skill in reading and comprehending complex written and oral instructions, blueprints, and directions; Materials Safety Data Sheets
  7. Skill in using a computer, telephone system, radio communication system, and standard office equipment to enter, modify, and retrieve data
  8. Skill in safe operation and handling of tools, equipment and supplies, including driving a motor vehicle
  9. Ability to obtain forklift relevant certifications, including but not limited to forklift, Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator, and Building Operator Levels 1 & 2
  10. Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical labor on a sustained basis
  11. Skill in setting up, maintaining, and evaluating detailed records; attention to detail
  12. Ability to communicate effectively with people at various levels within the organization who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
  13. Ability to be flexible and adapt

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 03/23/2022
First Review Date: 04/06/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

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