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Maintenance Machinist (8143C), Facilities Services - 35565
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 18, 2022
Title Maintenance Machinist (8143C), Facilities Services - 35565
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Maintenance Machinist (8143C), Facilities Services - 35565

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.

Departmental Overview

Facilities Services strives 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 500 dedicated staff members, Facilities Services manages the asset management program custodial services, maintenance operations, engineering and technical services, environmental services, grounds operations, the Cal Zero Waste program, the Campus Building Department, and the campus utility systems, including the cogeneration plant. The scope of the Facilities Services reaches across campus and is closely connected to the activities of staff, building managers, other campus departments and campus leadership.

Persons with military experience, MOS/Ratings in the MM, MR, 91E, and/or equivalent training or experience are encouraged to apply.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 31, 2022.


  • Physical repair of campus buildings including research labs and animal facilities. Tasks routinely performed include the following: Specification of appropriate materials needed for each job. Coordination of work with other shops in buildings, classrooms, research labs and animal facilities. Knowledge of processes and procedures utilized by each individual shop. Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, work with manufacturer representatives and technical support. Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and software through training and reading. Service, troubleshoot and repair all trade related equipment and other systems. Provide the end user with application information and technical support when needed. Reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and instructions for repair and maintenance of equipment. Uses milling, drilling, grinding and welding tools as well as other machines related to the craft. Troubleshoot and repair pumps, vacuum pumps, and compressors. Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and software through training and reading. Service, troubleshoot and repair all generators, engines, storage tanks and fuel delivery systems. Expertise in the fabrication of parts requiring exacting tolerances. This fabrication includes the use of calipers, welding equipment, and lathes, milling machines, drill presses, planers, balancers and grinders among others.

Uses gas and electric welding tools efficiently. May work in closed or confined spaces. The ability to work safely on ladders and in small spaces within the campus environment. Set up and operate rigging to relocate or isolate equipment for repair and maintenance. Diagnose and troubleshoot condensate drain systems. Takes direction from the shop superintendent and/or the shop lead. The ability to work with other trades, project managers, campus clients and others to complete assigned tasks. Able to work independently when required.

  • Consult lead/supervisor/or project superintendents who administer requirements and standards for modification projects. 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
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the use and operation of machine and hand tools as well as equipment used in the machinist trade. Working knowledge of metal fabrication principles and techniques. Additional knowledge in the working properties of various metals. Methods of operation, maintenance, installation and repair of industrial pumps, valves, hydraulic controls and actuators. General knowledge and a high level of skills in the use of welding and gas cutting equipment. Ability to perform a variety of repair and maintenance work around the shop, campus and outlying areas. The ability to take direction and pass on information to others in both written form and spoken direction. Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation. Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with campus community, including students, building managers, academic and craft personnel in a multi-cultural environment. Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize work to be done. Ability to read and understand equipment manufactures manuals, service requests, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices. Draft diagrams and schematics and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform. Knowledge of relevant Building Codes, DHI Standards, ADA Regulations, Fire Codes and/or ability to learn University Accessibility guidelines. Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio. All ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.

Salary & Benefits

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Driving Required

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

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Skilled Crafts Unit (KB) between the University of California and the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council (ACBCTC). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

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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