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Job ID: 154570

Senior Maintenance Engineer
San Mateo County Community College District

Date Posted Feb. 24, 2021
Title Senior Maintenance Engineer
University San Mateo County Community College District
San Mateo, CA, United States
Department Facilities
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Senior Maintenance Engineer

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014898S

Department: Facilities / Public Safety DIST (DEPT)

Location: Caada College, College of San Mateo, Skyline College

Position Number: 1C0314

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)

Months per Year: 12

If other, please specify:

Salary Range:


Min Salary: $74,208 (annual)

Max Salary: $94,764 (annual)

Position Type: Classified Positions

Who We Are:

The San Mateo County Community 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 College 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 Senior Maintenance Engineer performs journey-level lead work, involved in the 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 Senior Maintenance Engineer schedules and coordinates work teams or 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, plan, schedule, and monitor the work of staff, 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 Senior Maintenance Engineer can direct the work of maintenance and other staff, student assistants and other staff as assigned. A Senior Maintenance Engineer can be assigned to work at an individual campus or at all campuses under the direction of higher level engineers and/or management, and in accordance with established schedules and needs.

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 management, maintenance, and other staff regarding ongoing preventive and special maintenance projects, project priorities, materials, staffing, and timelines required

2. Meets with engineers and other staff to give instructions, work assignments, and directions

3. Confers with management and staff regarding safety procedures, equipment, and supplies

4. Provides information on repair and installation needs as a technical resource to outside department staff

5. Attends workshops, meetings, and other events to obtain current information

6. Assesses the skills and abilities of maintenance engineers and utility engineers to ensure appropriate work assignments and identifies training needs

7. Develops and delivers training; directs the work of engineers and other staff

8. Assists higher level engineering and/or management staff in developing training and work procedures and information

9. Installs, adjusts, modifies, and repairs building systems and campus infrastructure systems

10. Assesses condition of fixtures and parts

11. Replaces parts and makes purchases of new parts and supplies

12. Works with contractors to complete a variety of projects, as assigned

13. Schedules and monitors the work of maintenance and other staff as assigned

14. Services, repairs, and maintains vehicles and equipment

15. Directs and participates in cleaning and painting of paintable surfaces

16. Performs routine inspections on a regular basis for proper working order

17. Checks, adjusts, repairs, and monitors building systems, furniture, and fixtures for proper operation standards

18. Inventories supplies and recommends and/or executes the purchase of replacement or additional supplies as needed

19. Drives a motor vehicle to various work sites and to pick up and deliver materials and equipment

20. Cleans and maintains the maintenance center and related work areas

21. Uses a computer and computer software to communicate with constituents, and to document procedures, protocols, and other relevant communication

22. Enters, modifies, and retrieves data related to maintenance schedules, equipment and supply usage, inventory, and other data

23. May oversee swimming pool operation including monitoring, diagnosing, troubleshooting and performing skilled repairs, and general maintenance on aquatic chemical and electrical systems, pumps and motors, circulation systems, concrete and tile. Responsible for overseeing preventative maintenance for pumps, suction lines, drains, piping, valves, skimmer traps, and flow control switches of each system; meets with contractors, reviews, inspects preventative maintenance or repair work in progress; Oversees water quality testing and adjusts pool water chemistry, interprets gauges, flow meters, and monitoring equipment; maintains operational and re-circulation efficiency of various filters and filter media systems

24. Identifies energy/process efficiency opportunities and assists in evaluation of appropriate measures to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and safety

25. 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

Skill in training and directing the work of others

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 indoor and outdoor physical activity 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; ability to operate electrical and mechanical equipment; standing for extended periods of time; walking; and ability to safely drive a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned tasks and in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of trade procedures, equipment, tools, supplies, and staffing commonly used to support the installation, maintenance, and repair of building and campus infrastructure systems, tools, vehicles, and equipment

2. Knowledge of 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

5. Skill in working cooperatively as part of a customer service team

6. Skill in reading and comprehending complex instructions, blueprints and directions, and Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

7. Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions

8. Skill in assessing, directing, scheduling, and monitoring the work of others, as well as developing and delivering training

9. Skill in using a computer, telephone system, radio communication system, and standard office equipment to enter, modify, and retrieve data

10. Skill in safe operation and handling of tools, equipment, and supplies, including driving a motor vehicle

11. Ability to obtain forklift certification

12. Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical labor on a sustained basis

13. Skill in setting up, maintaining, and evaluating detailed records

14. 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

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: 01/13/2020

First Review Date: 03/11/2020

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 request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report:

San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2019 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.

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