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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 15, 2023
Responsibilities include: physical repair of campus buildings including research labs and animal facilities.
Specification of appropriate materials needed for each job.
Coordination of work with other shops in buildings, classrooms, research labs and animal facilities.
Knowledge of processes and procedures utilized by each individual shop. Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, work with manufacturer representatives 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.
Responsibilities include: reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and instructions for repair and maintenance of equipment.
Uses milling, drilling, grinding and welding tools as well as other machines related to the craft.
Troubleshoot and repair pumps, shafts, bearings, hydraulic controls and regulators.
Equipment maintenance and repair of conveyers, vacuum pumps, and compressors.
Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and software through training and reading.
Service, troubleshoot and repair all generators, engines, storage tanks and fuel delivery systems.
Expertise in the fabrication of parts requiring exacting tolerances.
This fabrication includes the use of calipers, welding equipment, and lathes, milling machines, drill presses, planers, balancers and grinders among others.
Uses gas and electric welding tools efficiently.
May work in closed or confined spaces.
The ability to work safely on ladders and in small spaces within the campus environment.
Set up and operate rigging to relocate or isolate equipment for repair and maintenance.
Diagnose and troubleshoot condensate drain systems.
Takes direction from the shop superintendent and/or the shop lead.
The ability to work with other trades, project managers, campus clients and others to complete assigned tasks.
Able to work independently when required.
Consult lead/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.
Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences.
Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
Obtain materials and equipment as required.
Adhere to all University and Departmental safety guidelines.
Attend job-related and safety training as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must possess a thorough knowledge of the use and operation of machine and hand tools as well as equipment used in the machinist trade.
Working knowledge of metal fabrication principles and techniques.
Additional knowledge in the working properties of various metals.
Experience with methods of operation, maintenance, installation and repair of industrial pumps, valves, hydraulic controls and actuators.
General knowledge and a high level of skills in the use of welding and gas cutting equipment.
Ability to perform a variety of repair and maintenance work around the shop, campus and outlying areas.
The ability to take direction and pass on information to others in both written form and spoken direction.
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 and craft personnel in a multi-cultural environment.
Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize work to be done.
Ability to read and understand equipment manufactures manuals, service requests, 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 and/or ability to learn relevant Building Codes, DHI Standards, ADA Regulations, Fire Codes and University Accessibility guidelines.
Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
Four-year Apprenticeship program or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $60.59 (step 1.0).
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
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.
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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.