The USC department of Facilities Management Services (FMS) is seeking an experienced Engineer Journeyman with superb mechanical maintenance, troubleshooting and repair capabilities to join its team.
FMS is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at USC. FMS is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FMS strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FMS values quality, transparency, dedication, collaboration, innovation, integrity and accountability. Learn more about FMS at: www.usc.edu/fms Â and http://bit.ly/WorkingAtFMS
The Engineer Journeyman performs standard engineering procedures for all boilers and related equipment on heating and ventilation systems. Determines need to repair and/or replace equipment. Estimates materials required for specific job components. Trains journeymen and other employees on specific skills and tasks as required. Provides leadership and guidance to journeymen and Zone Maintenance Technicians.
The ideal/preferred candidate for the position of Engineer Journeyman has the
High school diploma or equivalent and completion of four year apprenticeship program
A combined total of at least 9 years of experience (four years of experience as an apprentice/trade-related trainee AND additional five years minimum experience must be as a journeyman)
Steam Engineer â 500 HP License (or greater) issued by the City of LA Dept. of Building & Safety
Experience with Building Automation/Management Systems (BAS/BMS)
Valid/current California Driverâs License required
Must own designated hand tools
Repairs, replaces and adjusts pumps, fans, motors, steam valves, heat exchangers, mechanical seals, and building stationary equipment. Works from blueprints, specifications and schematic diagrams.
Inspects exhaust fans and motors, chemical fume hoods, sump pumps, sewage ejectors, air compressors, condensate pumps, circulating pumps, cooling water system, furnaces, heat exchangers and reverse osmosis units (distilled water system).
Performs routine safety check on boilers, heating furnaces and all heating and ventilating equipment.
Monitors and maintains emergency generators, fountains, water softeners and swimming pool equipment. Conducts analysis of water system (boiler water, condensate water, cooling water, soft water system, heating and hot water system, lab equipment and city water) and adjusts chemical levels as required.
Identifies and resolves operational and safety problems pertaining to heating and ventilating system.
Installs equipment and fabricates components for system and equipment.
Estimates materials required for specific job components.
Maintains clean job site throughout duration and cleans up job site following work completion. Maintains safe working conditions for self and others. Stores and maintains supplies, tools and equipment.
Prepares reports and/or maintenance records, as needed.
Responds to on-call emergencies.
Provides leadership and guidance to others who perform similar work. Sets priorities and timelines and monitors the work of others.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The hourly rate range for this position is $33.53 - $38.71. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limitedto) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Come and join the FMS team â a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence.
Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent and completion of four year apprenticeship programMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Four years experience as a trade-related trainee may substitute for completion of a four year apprenticeship program. Additional five years minimum experience must be as a journeyman. Experience performing standard trade-related procedures. General knowledge of trade-related methods, materials, tools, and equipment. Familiar with city and state building codes, OSHA rules and regulations, standard safety practices and equipment, and other requirements for workplace safety. 500 (HP) License (HSC Engineers).
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.