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Building Maintenance Technician

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Work type: Restricted
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Skilled Craft/Trade/Maintenance

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Mechanical Services and the Manager, Maintenance Services for the department of Facilities Services (DFS) and in collaboration with your colleagues, perform all duties related to the maintenance operation for facilities equipment throughout campus facilities on assigned days of the week during the hours of 3:30 p.m - 12:00 a.m


  • Identify and address issues in need of attention and generate work orders accordingly. 
  • Using appropriate tools and following relevant plans and specifications, service, repair, replace, adjust, inspect, and test HVAC-R machines, equipment, and components that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles, including but not limited to detecting, locating, troubleshooting, and fixing malfunctions, defects, and deficiencies; connecting electrical wiring between controls and equipment according to wiring diagrams; testing electrical circuits and components for continuity; installing auxiliary components to heating-cooling equipment, such as expansion and discharge valves, air ducts, pipes, blowers, dampers, flues, and stokers; testing pipe and tubing joints and connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution. Ensure all work complies with all applicable laws, regulations, safety practices, standards, policies, and procedures. Maintain tools, equipment, and a clean work area and truck. 
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks on all mechanical equipment as directed by Supervisor or Manager. From time to time, provide support to Service Technicians, the Lead, or Manager while troubleshooting, installing, repairing, replacing, and maintaining mechanical systems, appliances, components, and fixtures throughout campus utilizing plans, specifications, and verbal instructions.
  • Manage materials, parts, and equipment needed for the preventive maintenance program, including inventory tracking, record keeping, product research, and supply procurement. Accurately record and report all work performed indicating the time and materials expended. Perform regular administrative tasks such as maintaining files, processing paperwork, entering data, and monitoring systems. Assist with the repair and replacement of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration components, including HVAC-R controls, domestic and radiant heat hot-water systems, and kitchen appliances using troubleshooting skills. 
  • Assist with the repair and replacement of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration components, including HVAC-R controls, domestic and radiant heat hot-water systems, and kitchen appliances using troubleshooting skills. 
  • Participate in continuous departmental and PM process improvements. Maintain required trade-specific training and certifications and obtain further training as needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of either two years of trade-specific schooling or two years of prior facilities experience. Willing and able to attend university-sponsored job-related training as required. Technical knowledge of practices, principles, and techniques in the maintenance field. Familiar with industry-standard preventive maintenance processes. Analytical and problem-solving skills to successfully resolve issues is required. The ability to interpret plans, design specifications, and manufacturers' instructions and recommendations to ensure their proper installation, and remedy issues are required. Experience using oxygen/acetylene torches (soft solder torch), Freon recovery machine, vacuum pump, electrical meters, pressure gauges, hand power tools, sheet metal tools, computer for EMS controls, hoist, come-along, chain fall rigging, power washers, and forklifts. Strong English written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. Must consistently project a professional demeanor and positive attitude, and be able to effectively and professionally communicate with University administrators and project clients. Willingness and ability to periodically work overtime hours, respond to emergency calls after hours/weekends, and work rotating weekend shifts providing general maintenance duties for the campus is required. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds (and occasionally up to 100 pounds), including up and down stairs. Must hold a valid California Driver's license, maintain an acceptable DMV driving record, and remain insurable by University insurance carrier at all times while employed. Must be able to bring a current DMV driving record printout on the first day of employment. Basic computer skills are required.

Preferred: Possession of, or the ability to quickly obtain, a Universal EPA certification is preferred. Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System, preferably TMA, is preferred.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Restricted, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Expected Pay Range: $21.63 - $24.04 per hour 

The above pay range reflects what Pepperdine University reasonably expects to pay for this position at time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. In addition to base pay, Pepperdine offers a robust and highly competitive benefits package.

Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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