Facilities General Maintenance Technician

Oakland, CA 94618

Posted: 7/17/19
Deadline: 8/15/19
Reference Number: 1534464

About This Organization

California College of the Arts

The Facilities Department at California College of the Arts provides oversight, planning, and management of all construction, maintenance, and support services for all campus buildings and grounds to ensure the optimal function and condition of the College’s most valuable physical assets. Under direction of the Senior Engineer, the General Facilities Technician performs a variety of service, maintenance, and repair work in support of the efficient operation and continual improvement of the College’s physical plant. The technician will be required to perform basic and skilled work in maintenance and construction trade areas, provide general operational support, and perform administrative functions.

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.

Job Duties

• Performs a variety of service, maintenance, and repair work in support of the efficient operation and continual maintenance of the College’s building and grounds including event and operational support and administrative functions.

• Provides excellent customer service and support. Regularly reviews, prioritizes, coordinates, and promptly responds to work-orders and service requests. Maintains an organized workflow including use of a shared calendar, document management system, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), and room scheduling system.

• Performs preventative maintenance routine, light construction, and repairs of commercial buildings and grounds including painting, carpentry, mechanical, plumbing, minor electrical, shop machinery, locksmith, and equipment maintenance.

• Performs some custodial and waste management work in coordination with custodial services. .

• Addresses maintenance or repair issues, assesses building mechanical systems, determines scope of work, materials and equipment needed, anticipates next steps, and coordinates with impacted parties.

• Conducts regular rounds of campus buildings and grounds. Identifies health and safety hazards, maintenance and repair issues, and proactively takes appropriate action to remedy hazards and repair issues including prompt notification of Facilities management.

• Performs minor classroom and office reconfigurations and renovations including furniture, fixture, and equipment assembly and installation.

• Provides event support including coordination with vendors and contractors, set-up and breakdown of event furniture, and general event support services.

• Provides a variety of project support services. Will be assigned specific tasks to support a variety of projects.

• Performs administrative tasks including requesting and reviewing bids and quotations, ordering and purchasing materials and supplies, and inventory.

• Operates equipment including company truck scissor lift, and forklift, to load, haul and move furniture and equipment and retrieve materials from vendors.

• Attend trainings and use other tools of professional development to maintain and develop professional skills as needed.

• Maintains safe working environment; adheres to safety procedures including hazard communication and secondary labeling programs; updates and maintains material data sheets (MSDS) and inventories.

• Performs additional duties as required.

Required Qualifications

• Must be able to demonstrate the experience and education required to perform duties in maintenance and building trades including but not limited to HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, or other special trades. Possession of a baccalaureate degree desirable. Makers, craft-persons, artists, fabricators, and hands-on problem solvers encouraged to apply.

• Experience performing a variety of maintenance and repair tasks. Knowledge of building and maintenance materials and applications. Ability to operate and maintain tools and equipment associated with the maintenance and construction trades. Or, relevant experience that supports your ability to master new skills quickly.

• Knowledge of building systems including mechanical, lighting, life-safety, and commercial electrical and plumbing and basic knowledge of building and maintenance materials and applications; or demonstration of genuine interest and capacity to learn.

• Confidence using technology in your daily workflow for research and ordering. Familiarity using a computer based CMMS system and proficiency using a web browser and Google Suite. Mac/ Apple proficiency is highly recommended.

• Strong oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in writing well-formulated emails. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, decipher schematics, diagrams and floor plans, and quickly comprehend work-order and task reports.

• Strong work ethic. Developed organizational and task management ability is essential. Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, Prioritize, and be respond to changing demands. Capacity to anticipate needs and problems and respond proactively. Ability to work independently and reliably.

• Commitment to quality of service and sensitivity to diversity. Ability to work with faculty, students, and staff in a dynamic, culturally diverse community. Experience working within a design-oriented, higher education, arts-based, or non-profit environment preferred.

• Must possess a valid California driver’s license and be insurable as your are required to drive company vehicle as needed.

Other Info

Working Conditions:
This position is scheduled to work 5 days a week either Monday-Friday, or Tuesday-Saturday, 37.5 hour work week. Hours are generally between 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM (7.5 hours daily), but occasionally require schedule adjustments. Must be able to occasionally work nights and/or during weekends. Work is indoors and outside at all campus buildings and sites. The Technician will work on both Oakland and San Francisco campuses when required; however, this position is primarily located on the Oakland campus.

Physical Requirements:
Capability to perform physical work requiring manual dexterity and strength to safely and effectively perform all required duties, including ability to lift 75 lbs.

Additional Locations
San Francisco
Application Instructions
Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline
For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement
As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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