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Skilled Trades Aide/Pool Operator

Ohlone College
Job Location:
Fremont, 94539-5847
Facilities Management
Skilled Trades Aide/Pool Operator

Ohlone College

Salary: $59,496.00 - $75,948.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Division: Administrative and Technology Services
Opening Date: 02/05/2024
Location: Fremont Campus
Job Number: 202300084
Department: Administrative and Technology Services
Bargaining Unit: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Ideal Candidate Statement
The ideal candidate:
  • Will need to be available at 6:00 am daily and should be able to work on weekends and, occasionally, after-hours.
  • Should feel comfortable performing pool services, and general maintenance, without support.
  • Be comfortable working with other team members to resolve larger issues.
  • Should have experience with hand and power tools, be able to drive a District vehicle, be comfortable in confined spaces that produce loud noises, and should understand and articulate the use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Have knowledge on the various trades within a facilities crew to be able to lend assistance to other technicians.
  • Have a working knowledge of pool safety, pool operations, and pool chemical distribution.
  • Must be comfortable working inside the pool and on the pool deck.
Position Description
Under the direction of the Supervisor, Maintenance and Operations, this position is provided on the job training and is responsible for performing apprentice level work by assisting in all areas of the skilled trades. The position is also expected to perform basic maintenance for the District swimming pool.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Conducts basic servicing and adjustments of HV AC systems.
  2. Conducts basic assistance in the installations and repair of electrical wiring, equipment, appliances, or fixtures.
  3. Provides assistance with routine automotive repairs and the refueling of District vehicles.
  4. Performs basic locksmithing support functions such as, but not limited to, the cut and/or duplication of keys.
  5. Support the plumbing area by performing duties such as, but not limited to, assisting in the cutting of pipes, pre-assembly, and installations of plumbing systems and components.
  6. Conducts routine maintenance for the District swimming pool.
  7. Comply with all applicable standards, policies, or procedures, such as safety procedures or the maintenance of work areas.
  8. Performs preventive, or general maintenance, of all maintenance equipment.
  9. Transfers tools, parts, equipment, and supplies to and from workstations and other areas.
  10. Supply tools, parts, equipment, and supplies for other workers.
  11. Prepares workstations for more skilled workers.
  12. Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Of:
  • Common hand tools and construction equipment.
  • Pool maintenance.
  • Safety practices used at all construction sites.
  • General office software.
Skills To:
  • Apply knowledge of common hand tools to provide basic assistance in all areas of the skilled trades, supply the appropriate equipment to senior level staff, and to maintain equipment.
  • Apply knowledge of swimming pool to provide general maintenance to the District swimming pool.
  • Apply knowledge of safety practices used at all construction sites minimize the risk of injury.
  • Use general office software to communicate with District staff and vendors.
Abilities To:
  • Effectively provide assistance to all areas of the skilled trades.
  • Effectively ensure that safety practices are adhered to.
  • Effectively problem solve when issues arise during a project.
  • Make accurate measurements.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with District staff and outside vendors.
Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: One (1) year of experience working in construction, a skilled trade, or a related field;
Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Possess a Pool Operator Certificate.
  • Bilingual and Biliterate.
  • Related specialized training(s).
Physical Characteristics
  • Pushing, pulling, and lifting 11 -25 lbs.
  • Kneeling, climbing, crouching, balancing, and sitting.
  • Stooping, reaching, standing, and walking.
  • Communicate, read material, and interpret.
Environmental Elements
  • Indoor/outdoor working environment.
  • Exposed to weather that can be cold, mild, or hot.
  • Frequently works around dust or airborne particles, caustic chemicals, hazardous chemicals, and sharp tools.
  • Potential risk of electrical shock.
  • Occasionally work at high heights and constrained spaces.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Application Materials: The below items must be uploaded as attachments for your application to be complete and considered.
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae;
  2. A list of three (3) professional references including name, position, organization, phone number, email, and relationship to the applicant;
  3. Diversity question response: What does it mean to have a commitment to diversity, and how would you apply this commitment as you conduct your responsibilities in this position?
Foreign Transcripts
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Here is a list of approved foreign degree evaluations services: (Download PDF reader)

District Statement
Founded in 1967, Ohlone College is named in honor of the early Ohlone People who inhabited the San Francisco Bay Area. Ohlone College is committed to providing a high-quality education to serve our diverse population of over 15,000 students per year. Ohlone College is nationally recognized for our Deaf Studies and Interpreter Preparation programs, and is widely known for our nursing, health sciences, liberal arts, biomedical science, and smart manufacturing programs. As a learning community, we embrace and champion inclusivity, integrity, student expression, global citizenship, and continuous improvement.

Ohlone College is one of the top-ranked community colleges in California, serving the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Our campuses in Fremont and Newark are centrally located in the East Bay between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. This region is known as a hub of innovation and economic activity, and home to some of the most advanced manufacturing, biomedical research, and clean energy companies in California, including Tesla, Meta, Seagate, and Lam Research.

The main campus in Fremont is located near Interstate 680 at the base of Mission Peak, just south of the historic Mission San Jose, and is the primary gateway to year-round hiking, biking, and hang gliding in the Mission Peak Regional Preserve. The Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology is located near Interstate 880 in a hub of new residential and commercial development. The two campuses are connected by shuttle to each other and the Warm Springs BART station, which offers convenient access to public transit throughout the Bay Area.

EEO Statement
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986." Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.

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