Office Building Engineer (#RC4001)
$32.54-$39.55 Hourly / $5,640.41-$6,855.96 Monthly / $67,685.00-$82,271.54 Yearly


Under direction performs responsible technical work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the mechanical systems of County building; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee of this class is assigned responsibility for a group of County office and institutional buildings and is responsible for the most complex maintenance and repair problems in those buildings.


  • Inspects, maintains, adjusts and repairs heating, lighting, air-conditioning, refrigeration, water treatment, and ventilating equipment in a variety of County buildings.
  • Operates and maintains building low-pressure boiler systems.
  • Maintains integrated building control panels and equipment.
  • Inspects and reports on the condition of office building equipment.
  • Cleans tubes; tests valves, gauges and other equipment; installs replacement parts; makes modifications of existing equipment.
  • Prepares maintenance charts and records; prepares oral and written reports.
  • Plans, assigns and supervises the work of subordinates assigned on a project basis to the maintenance and repair of various types of equipment.


Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of boilers, heating, ventilating, and central air-conditioning and power equipment of the type usually found in large office buildings or industrial plants.

Substitution: Completion of a two year college-level course in mechanical technology which must have included the actual operation of boilers and air-conditioning equipment may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


Low-pressure boilers, heating, lighting, ventilating, power, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and other mechanical equipment as it applies to the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment; methods, tools, materials and equipment used in the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment; air-conditioning and building electric and pneumatic controls; hazards and safety precautions of the work.


Operate, maintain and repair building mechanical equipment; plan, assign and supervise the work of others; prepare clear and concise oral and written reports; maintain accurate records.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC4001; EST: 3/11/1964; REV: 2/11/1981;