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Refrigeration & Building Engineer

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/23/23

Job Description

Refrigeration & Building Engineer

Job No: 520465
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Probationary, Full Time, Trades

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Housing Facilities, the Refrigeration & Building Engineer provides skilled work necessary for daily operations and preventative maintenance to all mechanical, electrical, refrigeration, boilers, HVAC systems, and food service equipment to ensure that the equipment is functioning at its optimum capacity. Incumbent performs various duties related to refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, specializing in electrical, electronic, pneumatic controls, and testing of equipment. Responds to all emergency equipment related issues immediately and ensures that the equipment is repaired in a timely manner with the least impact to staff and residents for the Housing and Residential Life buildings, including the dining halls. Furthermore, the incumbent provides services that are equitable, inclusive, and culturally sensitive to enhance the quality of campus life. This position uses a student centered and equity minded approach in all communication and service efforts.
Key Responsibilities

  • Maintenance & Repair of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Boiler Systems
  • Installation of equipment and preventative maintenance
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of and experience inspecting and adjusting HVAC systems and experience overhauling various equipment, pumps, compressors, etc. Knowledge of and ability to work on systems from fractional H.P. to large tonnage. Ability to read and interpret technical material. Ability to operate tools and equipment specific to this trade. Working knowledge of electrical safety lockout procedures and basic electrical/electronic tools and electronic/pneumatic instrumentation, VOM meter, refrigeration gauges, and other trade-related tools. Ability to read and interpret schematic drawings. Skill in modifying or adapting building systems for efficient and economical operation. Working knowledge of UBC, OSHA, and ADA requirements as they relate to the trade. Knowledge of basic algebra concepts and principles sufficient to understand and apply trade formulas. Working knowledge of personal computer and software sufficient to review computerized building and maintenance management systems. Must have general knowledge of the theory and operation of major types of steam and gas boilers, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, automated controls, and of the materials, equipment and techniques used in their maintenance and repair. Working knowledge of standard safe work practices. Must have a full understanding of fire safety related equipment. Ability to distinguish among colors. Must possess California Driver's License, Class C, and ability to drive a truck or other light vehicle in the course of duties. Working knowledge of UBC, OSHA, and ADA requirements as they relate to the trade. Understanding of ADA and Fire/Life Safety Codes at each job and report to supervisor. Basic writing skills sufficient to complete forms and job status reports that are accurate and easy to comprehend. Ability to communicate in writing and verbally work-related matters to appropriate HRL stakeholders.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a high school diploma and Journey-level installation, adjustment, maintenance, and repair of commercial and domestic refrigeration, air conditioning systems involving modulatory and safety controls, thermostats, humidifiers, and duct stats, as well as one (1) year of experience in the installation and repair of central multi-zone air conditioning systems required.
Licenses / Certificates

Valid California driver's license. EPA Certificate Motor vehicles Section 609. Possession of EPA 608 Universal Technician Certification. Possession of Unlimited Steam License highly preferred. CFC Universal Certificate.

Housing and Residential Life

Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanic

The salary range for this classification is $6,464 to $8,196 per month.

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full time, regular position
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Nov 09, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.