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Utility Steamfitter (8193C), Facilities Services - 34823
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 3, 2022
Title Utility Steamfitter (8193C), Facilities Services - 34823
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Utility Steamfitter (8193C), Facilities Services - 34823

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 works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services and People's Park.

Physical Plant's mission is to continuously improve facility services for the campus community in partnership with clients and staff. The department is comprised of several separate units which include: the AVC Office (including Employee/Labor Relations, Payroll and Benefits), Support Services, Operations, Grounds, Custodial and Environmental Services, and Sustainability and Engineering Services. Position engages in projects requiring the highly specialized skills of steamfitter/refrigeration mechanical work for campus clients under general supervision.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 16, 2022.


  • Specification of appropriate materials if needed for each job. Coordination of work with other shops. Reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and instructions for assembling and installing materials for each job. Knowledge of all processes and procedures utilized by each individual shop such as welding, pipefitting & trouble shooting. Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, work with manufacturers' reps 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. Coordinate warranty repairs when required. Must possess excellent ability to analyze workload and prioritize jobs. Provide field technical assistance and support. Work with other trades to coordinate shutdowns and maintain all buildings in good working order. Act as training resource for tradespersons.

  • Interact with UC shop personnel. Balance MOP and recharge responsibilities as directed by management. Check completed jobs for accuracy and perform timekeeping duties. Consult 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. Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent. Obtain materials and equipment when requested. Maintain records of materials ordered, utilized and billed to others.

  • 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 knowledge and ability to utilize the Work Order Scheduling Program review work orders, purchase material/equipment and enter notes/time.
  • Must possess knowledge and ability to utilize computers and electronic devices for workplace
  • communication.
  • Must possess knowledge to utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific tasks and projects by applying thorough knowledge of codes and the skills of a craftsperson.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of trade specific tasks and systems.
  • Experience in commercial, institutional and computerized repair and maintenance systems.
  • Must have the ability to operate all machinery and state-of-the-art-tools needed to perform skilled related job tasks.
  • 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 personnel, and craft personnel, in a diverse multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements.
  • Ability to read and interpret information from equipment manufacturers manuals, service requests, layout sketches, 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 University Accessibility guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio and by text and email.
  • Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner. Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays. Adhere to Facilities Services' work rules and Code of Conduct.
  • Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
  • Must be able to work in hot/confined spaces (manholes, crawlspaces, steam tunnels and under floors).

  • Must have completed a five year Steamfitter apprenticeship program or equivalent. Employee must possess two years journeyman experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex. Education and training can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university. Must be able to interpret complicated mechanical drawings and good understanding of latest mechanical national codes.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Welding certification/paper preferred.

Salary & Benefits
  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week), non-exempt, career position, eligible for full UC benefits. This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience up to $55.62. 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 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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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