Mechanical Engineer @ Los Angeles Unified School District - Los Angeles, CA

Mechanical Engineer

Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA
a month ago

We are LAUSD. We are at the forefront of innovation in public schools,

with the serious work of tailoring the learning environment to better serve

our community. Here, you will have the opportunity to exercise your

potential in the business of education.

We are technical professionals, skilled workers, support staff, executives,

and community champions. We do our jobs with a sense of integrity,

accountability, and pride in shaping the future.

Our contributions here impact our number one customers - the 600,000

plus K-12 students of LAUSD. With over 1,000 job titles to choose from,

build your rewarding career here by joining nearly 30,000 employees,

and achieve new levels of success in your career!

Benefits Insurance: Paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental,

vision, and life insurance plans. Retirement: Membership in the California

Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS).

Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation to start. Three weeks after five

years of year-round paid service. Paid Holidays: 12 days.

NOTE: Positions in this job classification may be offered on a 10 or 11

month basis - salary and paid time off for 10 or 11 month positions will be

adjusted accordingly. Positions in this job classification may be subject to

additional furlough days.

Job Duties/Responsibilities Some of the primary duties that a Mechanical Engineer will perform

require that he/she:

  • Advises, consults with, and gives technical direction to commissioned

architects, structural engineers, and their consulting mechanical

engineers on District policies and guides for the design of heating,

ventilating, air0-conditioning, plumbing, piping, refrigeration,

fire-sprinkler, and other mechanical systems in the construction of new

buildings and the major alteration of existing structures.

  • Provides technical direction to personnel of the Mechanical Engineering

Unit in the preparation of mechanical designs, specifications, and cost


  • Reviews drawings and specifications submitted by commissioned or

consulting mechanical engineers for conformance to District policies and

guides, and for possible conflict with other architectural and engineering

features, and requests necessary revisions.

  • Submits recommendations for commissioning of mechanical engineers

by the District, evaluates engineers' proposals on scope of work and

fees, reviews engineers' completed work, and recommends payment or

non-payment of partial and final fees.

  • Prepares and maintains the mechanical engineering standards and

specifications to ensure conformance to building codes and safety

requirements and to improve the quality and economy of construction,

maintenance, and operation.

  • Advises contractors, commissioned architects and engineers, and

District construction inspectors on mechanical engineering problems

encountered during construction.

  • Conducts research and makes reports on mechanical systems and

equipment, installation methods, and related costs.

  • Confers with and advises District personnel, utility company officials,

manufacturers' representatives, and officials of other public agencies on

matters pertaining to District mechanical engineering guides.

  • Provides professional certification of mechanical designs for assigned

District and commissioned projects.

  • Performs the more difficult mechanical engineering work of the unit.

For a complete list of duties, please review the class description at

Minimum Requirements Education: Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent

educational proficiency.


  • A valid license as a Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering

issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land

Surveyors, and Geologists.

  • A valid California Driver License.

  • Use of an automobile
  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolds, walk on roofs, and move safely in

partially completed buildings and crawl spaces.

Desirable Qualifications The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of:

  • Principles and standard practices of mechanical engineering, including

energy conservation applications

  • State and local codes pertaining to mechanical engineering features of

building construction,including energy conservation regulations

  • Relationship of mechanical engineering to the other engineering and

architectural features of buildings, including cost and operation


  • Capabilities of a recognized computer-aided design software system
  • Principles of supervision
  • AutoCAD or other recognized major computer-aided design software


Further, the ideal candidate will also possess the ability to effectively:

  • Provide technical review and advice tactfully and effectively
  • Effectively utilize AutoCAD software to create and update mechanical

engineering plans and designs

  • Comprehend plans and specifications and edit the work of others
  • Write clear and concise reports and technical descriptions
  • Work effectively with commissioned architects and engineers, District

personnel, and representatives of public agencies and utility companies

Employment Selection Process IMPORTANT: The application period will end on 6/8/20, no further

applications will be accepted after 6/8/20.

The assessment process for this classification will tentatively consist of a

Technical Interview.


EMAIL, so please check your email account regularly. As part of the

application process, you will NOT be required to submit a cover letter.

Please be sure to include correspondence from as an

approved sender so that messages aren't accidentally placed into your

spam/junk e-mail folder.

All successful candidates will be required to submit original transcripts

and high school diploma or equivalent to demonstrate they have met the

entrance requirements prior to placement on the list of eligible


For more information about the LAUSD employment assessment

process, visit the 'My LAUSD Career' section of our website at .



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form" located to the left of the Quick Links.

To find out whether the application deadline has been extended, visit the

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The Los Angeles Unified School District intends that all qualified persons

shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion.

Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing

are available to individuals with disabilities. Please call (213) 241-3455

for more information.

Additional Posting Information Selection and promotion are based on a competitive employment

assessment process. Candidates who pass all parts of the assessment

process are placed on a hiring (eligibility) list based on their assessment

score. Hiring departments may make job offers to candidates on the top

three ranks of the hiring list. Eligibility typically lasts for 12 months. The

hiring list resulting from this assessment process may be used to fill open

positions in related job classifications.