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Mechanical Work Leader

The Presidio Trust is seeking an experienced Mechanical Work Leader to join our Building Stewardship crew in our MEP shop. The Presidio of San Francisco, the 1,491-acre former Army base at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, is now a new kind of national park. The park includes 477 individually significant historic buildings, about 6 million square feet of office space, and more than 180 historic objects. To date, 325 historic buildings have been fully or partially rehabilitated and are now occupied. Now, these beautiful, historic buildings are revived with new life and new uses for our public visitors, tenants, and employees. The Building Stewardship Department keeps these spaces both beautiful and functional for their modern uses.

 

Our Turns crew keeps our buildings operational, looking beautiful and pristine, and so much more. Our ideal candidate will have one to two years related experience, education and/or training in leading and performing journey-level HVAC and plumbing work. You will lead a crew in preparing vacated residential and nonresidential spaces for their next tenants. Your crew plans, repairs, installs, inspects, tests, adjusts, and balances heating, cooling, ventilating, and plumbing systems. It is important that you are familiar with all aspects of HVAC and plumbing operations. You will work as a team, conveying project progress and finish schedule so that work can be coordinated with others. Because you will sometimes work in occupied buildings, impeccable customer service skills are must-haves.

 

This is a full-time position with benefits and a minimum pay of $49.47 per hour. This position is included in a bargaining unit, specifically The Laborer's International Union of North America, Local 792, United Public Employees of California. Applications received by July 8, 2022, will receive first consideration.

 

Responsibilities

HVAC Mechanic Duties

  • Studies system blueprints, specifications, and performance data to determine configuration and purpose of system components such as motors, pumps, fans, switches, ducts, or pipes.
  • Discusses system malfunctions with users to isolate problems; and inspects system to verify system compliance with plans and specifications and to detect malfunctions in system component parts.
  • Dismantles, repairs and reassembles units such as pumps, impellers, compressors, chillers, receivers, and evaporators. Installs and fits connecting rods, crank shafts, piston rings, bearings, and bushings; overhauls valves by adjusting or replacing gaskets, springs, floats, diaphragms, valve fittings, seals, and couplings, and aligning motors and flywheel drives; and replaces pipes and ducts.
  • Adjusts system controls to settings recommended by vendor to prepare to perform tests
  • Tests performance of air and hydronic systems to isolate problems and determine where adjustments are necessary
  • Opens or closes louvers in system ductwork or adjusts flow control valves in piping to balance system and discusses system operation with users to verify that malfunctions have been corrected.
               

Plumbing Duties

  • Studies building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations; inspects structures to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe. Locates and marks position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors
  • Cuts openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe, pipe fittings and cuts and threads pipe
  • Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass, and lead, and nonmetals, such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic.
  • Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulks joints.
  • Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking.
  • Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners.
  • Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains; and welds holding fixtures to steel structural members.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Passes on to other workers the instructions received from the supervisor in assigning the immediate tasks to be performed by individual members of the crew
  • Works along with others and sets the pace; demonstrates proper work methods; ensures that needed stock is obtained from supply locations
  • Obtains needed information or decisions from supervisors on problems that come up during the work and answers questions of other workers on, procedures, policies, written instructions, and other directives
  • Ensures that there is enough work to keep all work crew members busy
  • Checks work in progress and when finished to determine whether the supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods, and deadlines have been met
  • Urges or advises other workers to follow instructions from supervisors, and to meet deadlines; and assures that safety and housekeeping rules are followed.
  • Reports to supervisors on the status and progress of work and causes for work delays and answers questions of supervisors on overall work operations and problems such as additional on-the-job training requirements for individual employees.

 ​​​Required Qualifications
  • One to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports and effectively present information and respond to questions from managers or customers
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to provide work direction to HVAC and Plumbing staff
  • Knowledge of specifications, and performance data is required to determine configuration and purpose of large and complex heating, cooling, and ventilation system components such as motors, pumps, fans, switches, ducts, or pipes
  • Analyze, and interpret technical procedures; apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; and interpret a variety of instructions, directives, procedures, and policies furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Knowledge of the plumbing trade is required to assemble and install valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass, and lead, and nonmetals, such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic
  • Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulks joints
  • Interpersonal skill is required to provide work direction to HVAC and Plumbing staff
  • Written and oral communication skill is required to write reports, effectively present information, and respond to questions from managers and customer
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, current California Driver License to drive service trucks containing tools, products, and equipment

​Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in historic buildings
  • Passion for working for a park, particularly the Presidio Trust
  • Experience interacting with building occupants and tenants; excellent customer service skills
  • Experience working collaboratively with a diverse tea,
Physical Demands

Employee frequently is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or balance; and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

About the Presidio Trust Landscape Stewardship Department

The Landscape Stewardship Department's mission is to make the Presidio thrive by keeping the land, buildings, and infrastructure of this beautiful park in excellent shape and by providing outstanding customer service to everyone we meet. We are proud of our role in making the Presidio successful and look forward to welcoming you to help us continue to excel.

 Driver's License Investigation & Review

This position requires a current, valid Driver's License prior to starting work, and maintenance of a driver's license throughout occupancy of the position. You will be subject to a driver's license investigation as a New Entrant, and annual driver's license reviews thereafter. An individual's granting of an investigation and resulting reports thereafter is voluntary, however, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a driver's license investigation. The Trust may refuse to hire an individual, rescind an offer of employment, or review and terminate the employment of a current employee who does not successfully complete the driver's license investigation.

 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All Presidio Trust employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption. Employment is contingent upon submitting a COVID-19 Certification of Vaccination or qualifying for an exemption when hired.