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Facility Maintenance and Heavy Equipment Operator (8148C) - 27465
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 12, 2019
Title Facility Maintenance and Heavy Equipment Operator (8148C) - 27465
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Facility Maintenance and Heavy Equipment Operator (8148C) - 27465

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 20, 2019

Departmental Overview
When it comes to the world we live in, no detail is too small to be noticed and connected to something bigger. At UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources (CNR), we study how all aspects of our environment intersect and support each other so we are able to do more in the world, and do it wisely.

At CNR, we study natural and human systems from biological, ecological, economic, and social science perspectives. With more than 120 faculty and approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 500 graduate students, we engage the issues that shape the complex, interconnected world of the 21st century, from sustainable food systems to obesity, from water policy to energy policy, and from the far-reaching impacts of climate change to the linkages between the human genome, diet, and disease.

  • Maintains, repairs, and modifies research field station structures including cabins, workshops, meeting building, and storage sheds.
  • Rough and finish carpentry, drywall, plumbing, electrical, roofing, windows, doors, decks, paint, stains, concrete, block.
  • Maintains, repairs, and modifies research field station roads and paths; shaping and grading, snow removal, culvert installation and repair, cattle guards, gates, French drains, retaining walls, sediment ponds.
  • Maintains. repairs, and modifies research field station infrastructure; water systems, pumps, storage tanks, hydrants, propane supply lines, electrical distribution lines, fences.
  • Conducts forest cultural operations; site preparation, mastication, other heavy equipment use.
  • Operates, maintains, and performs minor repairs of heavy motor vehicles including water tender, backhoe, dump truck and excavator.
  • Operates, maintains, and performs minor repairs of Berkeley Forests equipment including vehicles, chainsaws, pruners, brush-cutters, pesticide mixer, and welder.
  • Performs forest research measurements and other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains operational records of equipment and personnel time, services used, etc

Required Qualifications
  • Facilities maintenance experience including electrical, plumbing, and carpentry (rough and finish).
  • Experience operating heavy motorized equipment including loader/backhoe and excavator.
  • Knowledge of safe working methods and procedures.
  • Experience operating power tools.
  • Class A license or ability to obtain within 2 years.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Vehicle and heavy equipment maintenance experience.
  • Experience with forestry operations such as mastication and site preparation.

Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $23.05 - $31.01, Steps 1.0 - 16.0.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Driving Required
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information
This position works off-campus out of a UC Berkeley Facility near Georgetown, CA.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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