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Building Maintenance Mechanic II

MiraCosta College

Last Updated: 5/27/23

Job Description

Building Maintenance Mechanic II
MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, normally on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will normally be Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm, and Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation and is required to be available to respond to emergencies that occur outside of regular hours of operation, such as on weekends (Saturday/Sunday), holidays and/or other days when the campus is closed and shall be eligible to receive on-call pay when required and properly authorized.
IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 within the workplace and to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit

Salary Range: 22
Compensation: Starting at $67,718 per year ($5,643.17 per month), range 22, step 1 on the 2022-2023 classified salary schedule, with annual salary step increases up to step 5. In addition, after five years of district service, employees earn a longevity stipend that increases over time.

The position may qualify for a shift differential, depending on the work schedule.

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees.

  • The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents
  • $100,000 life insurance policy
  • Up to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidays
  • State pension system retirement benefits (CalPERS)
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program
  • Wellness Program
  • Participation in the District’s Early Retirement Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition fee reimbursement
  • Childcare Facility (Oceanside Campus)

Position Term in Months: 12

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the Screening and Interview Committee which explains how you meet the desirable qualifications and how your job experiences relate to the duties, knowledge and abilities listed in this job posting.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing/first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the persons selected for these positions is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 3) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 4) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 5) fingerprint clearance; and 6) approval by the Board of Trustees.

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen]).

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under general supervision, oversee and perform the skilled maintenance and repair of district buildings and facilities; coordinate with service contractors; maintain facilities in a safe and secure condition; maintain district lock and key system; and perform related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Building Maintenance Mechanic II is the skilled journey-level in the class series and performs skilled maintenance of buildings and facilities. A Building Maintenance Mechanic II is distin­guished from Building Maintenance Mechanic III in that an incumbent in the latter class works with greater autonomy on the more complex plumbing, electrical, HVAC and performs advanced programming of electronic locks.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Maintain safe facilities; respond to work order requests and perform journey-level repair, installation and troubleshooting of all facility electrical systems including the installation of bus transfer switches, ballasts, relays, motors, transformers, controllers, conduit and cables; perform preventative maintenance including cleaning electrical components, bus bars, relays and controllers; identify issues requiring assistance from outside contractors.

2. Maintain security of district facilities by establishing and maintaining the lock system; install, repair or replace locks, door closers, latches, hinges and related hardware; unlock and lock doors and gates as required; repair and test building fire alarms.

3. Install, maintain, diagnose, repair and/or replace plumbing fixtures, flushing mechan­isms, ballasts, water faucets, valves and seals, drinking fountains, fittings and gaskets; utilize appropriate tools to clean and clear clogged drains and obstructed sewer lines.

4. Prepare and paint a variety of surfaces; apply wood finishes, stains and sealers; perform masonry, concrete and asphalt repair; inspect and repair roof leaks; clear gutters and down­spouts; install flashing, weather strip­ping, gutters, downspouts and roof drains.

5. Utilize computerized letter-making machine to generate self-adhesive letters and symbols for signage for directories, doors, passageways, classrooms, offices and buildings; design, fabricate and install signage; perform ongoing upkeep and revisions to existing district signage.

6. Make oral and written reports for work performed; maintain maintenance records for pumps, motors and compressors; maintain records and files related to vendors, keys, locks and combinations; complete and submit work orders and timesheets; attend meetings; partici­pate in safety training.

7. Inspect heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; routinely check belts, filters, coolants and lubricants; monitor operation and make adjustments to control levels of fluid, pressure or temperature in refrigeration and air conditioning systems; operate computerized building control energy management systems.

8. Coordinate with outside contractors as required; conduct job walks and inspect the work of outside contractors.

9. Order and procure parts, materials, equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish day-to-day operations and assignments.

Other Duties:
1. Reset and adjust time clocks controlling automatic, lighting, heating and air conditioning.

2. Remodel offices and classrooms, design, fabricate, install and modify shelves, partitions and counters; repair broken or damaged furniture, damaged floors, ceiling tiles, hand shades, bulletin boards, chalk boards, pictures and plaques.

3. Construct and/or make repairs to broken metal fixtures, components and other hardware by arc or acetylene welding.

4. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Methods, standards and equipment used in the operation, inspection, preventive mainten­ance and repair of buildings and appurtenant equipment and fixtures.

2. Operation of hand and power tools and equipment common to several skilled maintenance and repair trades.

3. Methods, procedures, tools and materials used in electrical and/or heating and air condition­ing systems, as well as troubleshooting motor control circuits.

4. Methods of laying out and installing, repairing and maintaining water, sewer and other piping systems.

5. Electronic and digital control systems.

6. Applicable building and safety code requirements.

7. Master lock systems.

8. Computer programs specific to the district’s HVAC system including basic programming language communication (PLC) protocols, topology and networking.

9. Safety hazards and necessary safety precautions/policies sufficient to establish a safe work environment for self and others.

10. Shop mathematics.

11. Written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spell­ing, punctuation and vocabulary.

12. Uses and operations of computers, standard business software and specialized database and spreadsheet applications.

13. Basic recordkeeping techniques.

14. District organization, functions, rules, policies and procedures applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.

Ability To:
1. Work independently with limited supervision.

2. Learn and perform skilled building maintenance and repair work applicable to multiple build­ing trades including plumbing, electrical, locksmith, HVAC, carpentry, painting and related areas.

3. Learn, operate and maintain specialized tools used in all building trades in a safe and efficient manner.

4. Coordinate and inspect contracted maintenance work.

5. Operate, monitor, maintain and perform basic programming and repair of the district’s build­ing automation systems.

6. Read and understand mechanical and electrical blueprints, drawings and schematics.

7. Prepare and maintain basic records accurately.

8. Operate a computer related to area of assignment.

9. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

10. Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

11. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; AND

Two years of equivalent or higher-level experience in skilled journey-level building and facilities maintenance including experience operating automated building controls.
NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Two (2) years of higher-level experience in skilled journey-level building and facilities maintenance

2. Experience with operation of automated building controls

3. Electrical and/or plumbing certification

4. One (1) year of database programming for an access control system such as OnGuard 2013 or Basis ET and the repair of the related hardware of these systems

5. Previous experience working in an educational environment

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort:

The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy physical labor with constant standing and walking for extended periods; walking over rough or uneven surfaces; frequent pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of heavy objects weigh­ing up to 75 pounds; frequent bending, stooping and kneeling; repetitive use of upper extremi­ties on a regular basis; manual dexterity to operate motorized equipment and vehicles in a safe manner; ability to operate an electric cart to pick up/deliver supplies to campus locations; ability to travel to various locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and com­munications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to effectively work alone or as a crew member; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meet­ing established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Indoor and outside environment in all weather conditions including rain and extreme heat; exposure to sun for extended periods of time; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work while wearing personal protection equipment including respirators, protective gloves and footwear, face shields, goggles, spray suits and rain suits; subject to exposure to dust, dirt, oil/grease, gasoline, diesel fuel, smoke and pollen; subject to exposure to hazardous materials such as pesticides, herbicides, solvents and other toxic chemicals and fumes; exposure to extreme noise and fumes/exhaust from equipment and vehicle operation; work with or around dangerous equipment and machinery with moving parts. May be required to work at any district location with occasional evenings, holidays and/or weekends on an as-needed basis; occasional local travel may be requested.

Posting Number: S22/23017P
Human Resources Contact Information: or [Register to View]
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
First Screening Date: Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at

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Oceanside, California, United States
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help...