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Engineer Journeyman- Module C

Facilities Management Services Los Angeles, California

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:  and

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 – 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 Driver’s License required
  • Must own designated hand tools

Job Accountabilities:

  • 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.

Come and join the FMS team – 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 program Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum 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).

REQ20046918 Posted Date: 10/26/2021

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