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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Company: Palomar College
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Facilities Maintenance Technician

Building Services

San Marcos

Full or Part Time


Hours per week

Number of Months
12 month

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.




Salary/Wage Frequency


In addition to a competitive compensation structure, Palomar College also offers an extremely generous benefits package.

  • Fully paid HMO medical, HMO dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents (additional buy up options available)
  • Vacation, sick leave and 25 paid holidays
  • $80,000 life/accident insurance policy (additional buy up options available)
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) - Free counseling, financial, legal, personal and professional development resources
  • Additional buy up options available for other voluntary insurance benefits
  • Enrollment in CalPERS (California Public Employees Retirement System)
    The estimated maximum value of this employer-paid benefits package is approximately $33,260 annually.

    Primary Function

    Performs a wide variety of building trades tasks in the maintenance, repair, alternation and construction of District buildings and facilities; assists other Facilities personnel who are performing journey-level electrical, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC and other duties.

    Minimum Qualifications

    To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

    --- Experience: Two years of experience performing semi-skilled work in one of the building trades (carpentry, electrical, HVAC, metal fabrication/welding, painting, plumbing or skilled maintenance)
    --- Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade

    --- For work experience, a "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months.
    --- Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at, or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) website at

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

    Palomar College serves over 30,000 students from a variety of backgrounds and we are proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our student body is rich in its diversity. Click here to see a quick overview of our student demographics on our recent Student Fact Sheet.

    Palomar College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, access and antiracism. We are dedicated to empowering students to succeed and are guided by our core values; some of which are the following:
    • Access - We make education possible for everyone.
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - We recognize and respect diversity, seek to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, and strive to address inequities.
      All positions require cultural competency which includes the sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

      Preferred Qualifications


      Licenses and/or Certificates

      Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license by time of appointment.

      Supervision Received and Exercised

      Supervision Received From: An Assigned Administrator or Supervisor

      Duties and Responsibilities

      Essential Functions: Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

      1. Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks involved in the maintenance, servicing and repair of plumbing, HVAC and electrical equipment, fixtures and systems; diagnoses equipment failures and problems; reads and interprets instructions, drawings, schematics, specifications and building codes; estimates and requisitions materials and supplies for assigned jobs; responds to emergency calls and routine calls for service.

      2. Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures on toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, water piping and other equipment and appliances; packs faucets, wipes and flushes joints; cleans out drains and obstructions in water systems.

      3. Installs, maintains and services air conditioning, heating, ventilation and refrigeration equipment including electrical controls; changes filters; cleans, oils and lubricates motors and bearings and adjusts belts and pulleys; performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance; cleans coils and vacuum equipment.

      4. Inspects, cleans, repairs and maintains lighting fixtures and systems, equipment, appliances and fixtures; rewires and replaces defective devices and worn parts.

      5. Alters, repairs or constructs articles and structures of wood and other materials, such as partitions, counters, doors, scaffolds and forms; constructs, assembles and installs cabinets, desks, tables and chairs; operates power saws, routers, planers, sanders, joiners and other woodworking equipment.

      6. Repairs and paints walls; installs white boards.

      7. Performs cement, block and tile work; digs footings, grades surfaces, installs rebar, pours footings and cement; grinds and patches cement; applies texture coating and color coating of block walls.

      8. Lays linoleum and ceramic tiles; repairs linoleum, tile and floor carpeting; hangs ceiling tiles.

      9. Performs parking lot maintenance activities including picking up trash, patching, crack filling, striping, sealing, asphalt overlay, and painting of lines, curbs and directional arrows.

      10. Operates and maintains a variety of hand and power equipment and tools such as backhoes, cement mixers and grinders, drills, saws, finishing tools and a wide variety of hand tools.

      11. Maintains a variety of records and logs of work performed.

      12. May oversee and direct public service workers.

      Marginal Functions:

      1. Performs custodial duties in classrooms, offices and restrooms; secures and locks assigned buildings and rooms after evening classes.

      2. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

      Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      Knowledge of:

      1. Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in rough and finish carpentry, cabinetry and wood finishing.

      2. Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the electrical trades.

      3. Shop mathematics.

      4. Methods, tools and equipment used in the plumbing trades, including HVAC maintenance.

      5. Methods and materials used in concrete work, surface patching, and brick and masonry repair.

      6. Surface preparation and application of paints appropriate to different internal and external surfaces.

      7. Operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment common to HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and related building trades.

      8. Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.

      9. Methods, safety and notification requirements applicable to the storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials.

      Skill in:

      1. Performing semi-skilled and skilled building maintenance and repair work applicable to the building trades including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and related areas.

      2. Operating and maintaining specialized tools used in HVAC, electrical, carpentry, plumbing and related building trades in a safe and efficient manner.

      3. Measuring and calculating angles, lengths and volumes.

      4. Understanding and following oral and written instructions.

      5. Estimating necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments.

      6. Exercising independent judgment and initiative without close supervision.

      7. Preparing basic records and reports.

      8. Reading and interpreting building codes, manuals, specifications, drawings and blueprints.

      9. Maintaining sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

      10. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work

      Working Conditions

      Environmental Conditions: The employee typically works in outside weather conditions, near moving mechanical parts, and/or is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock and the noise level is occasionally loud. The employee travels from job site to job site.

      Physical Conditions: Essential and marginal functions may require physical fitness requirements necessary to perform the job functions with or without accommodation, such as the ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling; standing and walking for prolonged periods; operating motorized equipment and vehicles; work in high, precarious places. The incumbent requires near visual acuity for the performance of assigned tasks and the ability to hear equipment operating sounds and alarms.

      Terms of Employment
      • The person selected for hire will be required to complete the following pre-employment requirements: live scan/fingerprinting, official transcript(s), and TB risk assessment. Other pre-employment requirements may be required depending on the position (i.e. certifications or licenses; see applicable job posting section for details). Successful completion of all pre-employment requirements is mandatory to be eligible for employment. These requirements are in accordance with the following Administrative Procedures and Board Policies: AP 7120, AP 7125, AP 7126, AP 7127, AP 7330, BP 7330, AP 7336, AP 7337, and BP 7335.
      • Full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year
      • Due to the working and physical conditions listed on this job posting, the person selected for hire will be required to complete a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug test. If selected, successful completion of all components of the physical is required to be eligible for employment.

        Posting Detail Information

        Open Date

        Close Date

        Open Until Filled

        Posting Number

        Additional Application Information

        The hiring committee will decide if interviews will be conducted in person at the College or via Zoom. Travel expenses are not reimbursed by the College.

Keywords: Palomar College, San Marcos , Facilities Maintenance Technician, Professions , San Marcos, California

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