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Job ID: 138596

Senior Building Maintenance Worker, Project Crew (8212C) 1792
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 14, 2020
Title Senior Building Maintenance Worker, Project Crew (8212C) 1792
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Senior Building Maintenance Worker, Project Crew (8212C) 1792

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: October 11, 2019.

Position will remain open until filled.

Departmental Overview

Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of RSSP. RSSP provides student housing, residential life programs, self-operated dining services for undergraduate and graduate students and their families, and child care services for students, faculty, and staff; it also conducts a year-round conference business, operates eleven campus restaurants/retail operations, and manages twenty-six faculty apartments. The Central Maintenance, Design, and Minor Capital Projects units provide a comprehensive group of services to all units within RSSP. These services include performing or managing all building trades and related maintenance services, performing interior design services, space planning, renovation project planning and management services, major maintenance, minor capital planning and project management for RSSP.


This position performs work at all Residence Halls and Cal Dining residential and retail operations on an as-needed basis, according to priorities as established by the Lead Building Maintenance Worker (LBMW) or Supervisor of Single Student Housing. This position:
  • Plans, coordinates, directs, performs a wide variety of special projects including furniture and equipment moves, reconfiguration of systems office furniture, set-up of storage facilities including shelving installation, student room furniture installations, dis-assembly and reconfiguration of student room furniture, installation of playground equipment, and similar projects.
  • Requests, coordinates, trains, directs, structures tasks of contract staff to assist with performing special project work, including arranging for access, scheduling the work, on-site coordination, providing quality assurance verification for completed work, managing coordination with affected facility user groups.
  • Functions as the first line maintenance response staff for Residential and Student Services Office Building and Early Childhood Education facilities.
  • Works together with other Project Crew LBMW as a two-person crew on smaller special projects and augment their own capabilities as needed based on the size and complexity of the project.
  • Performs and coordinates general maintenance work or project work at the Senior Building Maintenance Worker level.
  • Performs repairs and coordinates outside repairs on equipment such as gasoline powered pressure washers, similar power equipment.
  • Performs planning, staffing level needs, material take-offs, purchasing of materials for self-performed projects and projects to be performed by others.
  • Function as service providers to other in-house project management staff performing selected portions of the overall larger project work scope.
  • Provides assistance to Skilled Crafts staff to move mechanical equipment, change filters, perform other non-trades level support functions.
  • Performs, assists with performing, and coordinates preventive maintenance work.
  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses, repairs, reconditions tools and equipment used in the performance of maintenance and special projects work.

SBMW Responsibilities:
  • General (repair, replace): Screens, dry erase boards, chalk and bulletin boards, toilet paper dispensers, and similar items.
  • Carpentry (repair, replace): Replace ceiling tile, perform minor repairs to furniture, rubber base, toilet partitions, railings, and similar items. Perform caulking, grouting under direction. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Electrical (test, reset, clean, change batteries, repair, replace and/or conduct installations of): Replace light bulbs, fluorescent tubes; working under direction replace ballasts and starters; reset breakers as directed, set timers, replace batteries, repair, service battery operated items including: door alarms, battery powered smoke detectors; working under direction replace bathroom ventilation fans, repair vacuum cleaners, other small equipment. Receive training and follow lock-out, tag-out procedures. Incumbent will not work with live electricity. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Plumbing (Unclog, clean-out): Drains in sinks/showers/floors (non-powered auger), toilets. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Wall/ceiling treatment: Prepare, clean, walls for painting. For areas under 16 X 16: Working under direction, patch and repair damage as necessary; texture, touch up/repaint surfaces. Paint and/or match existing paint using brushes, rollers, and spray cans. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Doors (Repair, clean, lubricate): Latches, hinges, partitions, pilasters (toilet partition systems) and similar items. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Windows, mirrors, glass (board-up/tape): Broken windows and tape cracks for safety prior to replacement. Replace residential mirrors. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Flooring (Repair, replace, adjust and/or conduct installations of): Working under direction, repair / spot replace only - Tile (VC and ceramic), baseboard, carpet squares, thresholds, safety strips, etc. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.


Working under direction, assemble/disassemble and move and store as needed. Disassemble/reassemble bunk beds and lofts.

Special Project Work:
  • Plan, manage, and perform major move projects including determining project phasing, move staff and equipment needs, length of time needed to complete the project, planning of special equipment needs based on move project logistics.
  • Plan, manage, and perform special events set ups including tent-type structure set-up, equipment delivery, provision and set-up of portable generators, logistics planning.
  • Assemble and install playground equipment, cushioned play surface materials.
  • Construct fences, gates, guard rails, parking bumpers; set bollards, posts; install signs, and similar items.
  • Perform major installations or replacements of window coverings: including drapery hardware, hanging draperies, blinds, all types of window shades.
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment, e.g. portable generators, pressure washers, similar equipment.
  • Replace pulleys, belts, hoses, bearings, and similar items in performing repairs on non-building system mechanical equipment.
  • Install student room systems furniture; plan, manage, perform reconfiguration projects, large scale repairs, retrofit projects; perform parts and material take-offs for purchase prior to projects.
  • Self-perform and direct others in office systems furniture installation, including planning for: project logistics, necessary project components, disassembly, reconfiguration, and reassembly of systems furniture in occupied office environments.
  • Lead temporary contract labor forces when needed on a per-project basis. Plan required staffing size, project duration, equipment needs based on crew size. Provide on-site transportation for contract crews as project needs dictate. Train, direct, and is responsible for project work quality and timely completion whether self-performed or performed by temporary contract help.
  • Manage own project work load base on individual client needs, determine when contract labor forces are needed and self-arrange for contract worker schedules.
  • Perform annual non-building system fire alarm testing and supporting documentation to ensure occupancy safety and building safety compliance.
  • Operates large, lift-gate equipped trucks (non CDL) as needed in the performance of duties.
  • Schedule preventive maintenance work in accordance with established PM schedules. Perform/coordinate work related to performance of PM's.
  • Assist in the coordination and execution of shutdowns, barricade work sites; provide access, power, and related items.
  • Coordinate and oversee on-site contract service providers including specialized equipment repairs, provide parts, materials where applicable, and related coordination issues.
  • Coordinate and provide on-site direction for special projects including furniture moves, furniture assembly or reconfiguration, special equipment moves, support work for emergency repairs, related work.
  • Ensure adherence to safe work practices for work performed either individually or by a crew.

  • Preventative Maintenance (PM): Establish timelines and perform PM work in all areas of SBMW duties, including changing filters on mechanical systems as required or requested.

  • Maintain records on the upkeep of University assigned vehicle (if applicable).
  • Log-in mileage.
  • Maintain vehicles according to fleet services.
  • Operate vehicle on UC business with valid CA driver's license while observing traffic laws.
  • Park vehicle in proper locations.
  • Responsible for any citations relating to the operation of the vehicle.

Maintenance Operations Coordination:
  • Purchasing materials, supplies, equipment
  • Sourcing parts and materials for projects
  • Sourcing of specialized services for specific projects
  • Exercise care and follow the manufacturer's instruction in the use of UC equipment, supplies, and power/hand tools.
  • Maintain the shop, storage, and various work areas in clean orderly and safe condition.
  • Maintain, secure, and inventory all tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Participate in: Maintenance shop set-up, clean-up, improvement and oversight
  • Follow the established priority repair system in performance of duties. At the end of each work day delivers completed work orders to the Unit office.
  • Maintain files to include, but not limited to, paint charts, supplier information, warranties, specifications, inventory, plan/blue prints, detailed floor plans

Administrative Functions (administer or complete):
  • Work requests/orders
  • Work order management/ TMA assignment and closeout (when available)
  • Open tag reporting
  • Daily log sheets
  • Departmental purchasing procedures
  • Process development participation
  • Departmental committees as assigned
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Safety and Health Awareness/Responsibilities:
  • Performs all work in conformance with EH&S health and safety policies, OSHA and other applicable federal, state and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention policies, RSSP policies and procedures and University of California's policies and procedures, including IIPP (Safety and Health Procedures), Hazardous Materials Communications Program, Health and Safety Manual, as well as any other document authorized by the RSSP management to have bearing on employee safety and conduct.
  • Aware of potential hazardous operations, and takes appropriate precautions.
  • Immediately stops work in the event of danger to people or property.
  • Proceeds with work only after ensuring that appropriate safety procedures have been implemented.
  • Reports all accidents and/or incidents immediately to supervisor for record keeping.

Interpersonal Relations:
  • Utilizes good judgment in interpersonal communications in situations requiring sensitivity and tact. Treats customers, co-workers, supervisors and managers with respect and courtesy.
  • Works in a cooperative manner with co-workers and promotes a cooperative team environment.
  • Has a good working relationship with a complete understanding of the roles of students, faculty, staff and other RSSP employees as clients.
  • Demonstrates at all times good communication skills with campus community, including students, building managers, faculty, and co-workers.
  • Interacts directly with all levels of clients throughout the division in defining project requirements.
  • Responds to requests for service in a timely manner.
  • Supports and achieves organizational goals established to maintain and enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Reports progress or delays and refers major problems to supervisor for resolution and informs customers as needed.

Required Qualifications
  • Possesses understanding of and experience with: buildings, building systems, construction terminology, maintenance practices, proper sequencing of operations on projects, methods, procedures, roles, equipment, tools, materials, sources for obtaining specialized materials and services, time required to perform work, and proper sequencing of the required steps in structuring and completing maintenance and special projects work.
  • Ability to perform all maintenance work performed at the Senior Building Maintenance Worker level.
  • Ability to effectively plan projects, take accurate measurements, estimate equipment and staffing needs on a per-project basis.
  • Thorough knowledge of residential and office systems furniture components, disassembly, and re-assembly; troubleshooting, repair of systems furniture and related equipment
  • Minimum of three years performing project coordination, building and equipment maintenance
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and repair of equipment including replacement of parts, wheels, drawers, glides and related items.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and furniture layout drawings
  • Ability to organize, lead, oversee, direct the activities of others.
  • Ability to function as an independent, self-directed work team that self-performs effective prioritizing, scheduling, and resource planning to meet client requests and project needs.
  • Knowledge and experience coordinating, troubleshooting and responding to customer service requests.
  • Ability to effectively set priorities based on impacts if work is deferred, prior scheduling commitments, special events schedules.
  • Ability to evaluate, trouble-shoot inquiries and resolve concerns of staff, contractors, outside consultants, and members of the campus community in an objective and constructive manner.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, by telephone, radio, and in writing with customers, supervisors and co-workers.
  • Skill to establish priorities, follow plans and complete goals/objectives.
  • Skill to contribute as a team player in a respectful and professional environment.
  • Skill to appropriately address inappropriate or unprofessional behavior.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, managers and supervisors, clients, contractors and consultants, and members of the campus community.
  • Skill to perform basic record keeping functions, organize material and equipment purchase documents - receipts, packing slips, invoices, related documents.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices and the ability to instruct others in the proper application of safe work practices.
  • Ability to perform basic construction math, take accurate measurements, write materials lists.
  • Understands preventive maintenance and its role in a comprehensive maintenance program. Assists with the development of and performs preventive maintenance work as directed
  • Able to work safely at heights; able to gain access to work in small/tight areas and be able to gain access to work or maneuver around obstacles that requires stairs and ladders, able to safely maneuver supplies and objects up to 75 lbs; sets up and uses scaffolding and/or ladders to perform tasks above ground level.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Specifically applicable work experience in performing apartment building, retirement home, or hotel maintenance or similar work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to weld using torch, stick, or MIG welding equipment.
  • Understanding of University environment, its mission, and operational needs.
  • Knowledge of department and campus purchasing procedures and requirements.
  • Knowledge of parts and materials sources, vendors, including location of obscure or obsolete parts or materials.
  • Knowledge of specialty services providers - metal, glass fabrication services, specialty welding services, custom machining services, related services.

Salary & Benefits

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Driving Required

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

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

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.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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