Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #265
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Job Summary

  • Full time position Mon-Fri 
  • Assist all visitors and contractors checking in and out 
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include good judgment, flexibility, to relate to scientific and research staff, faculty, executive management and administrative staff


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Conduct building rounds and ensure the building and doors are secure 
  • Bulk LN2 and CO2 tank/level checks
  • Ensure all visitors and contractors are here for business purposes and escorted
  • Move and fill LN2 dewars
  • Monitor and drain sinks and sumps as required
  • Turn lights off in Unoccupied Areas
  • Minor painting, repair work, furniture assembly and set-up
  • Monitor and train janitorial staff and security staff in various technical areas


Leveling Requirements


  • 1-2 years of experience in the above duties 
  • High school graduate/GED
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail and general computer skills
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation
  • Satisfactory completion of the post-offer physical required 
  • Must be willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement
  • Regular, reliable, on-time attendance and reliable transportation
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed
  • Must be able to adjust a regularly assigned work schedule based on workload
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license and ability to run errands for the Institute 
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs easily 
  • Must be able to use and work on step stool/ladder and work from heights
  • Must have manual dexterity in both hands 
  • Must be able to bend down and/or stoop repeatedly throughout the workday
  • Must be able to pull carts that could require a rolling starting force of 125 lbs
  • Must be able to open doors and pull loaded supply carts through

About LJI: In 2021, for the 4th time, LJI was named a “Top Workplace” in San Diego County according to the San Diego Union Tribune. LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and the La Jolla area. Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and contributions to a (403b) retirement plan.

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability status, genetics, medical conditions, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, reproductive health decisions, or pregnancy, or any other condition protected by state and local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placing, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, terminations, layoffs, recalls, transfers, leaves of absences, and social and recreational programs.

With over 30 different countries represented, diversity is respected and celebrated at LJI. We are committed to ensuring a safe and compassionate environment that is equal, just, and fair. Science and discovery benefit from a diversity of talents, a diversity of approaches, and a diversity of perspectives. The La Jolla Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative is designed to help us identify areas at the Institute that need improvement so we can together create an environment that is inclusive, provides equal opportunities, and opens doors that propel our research for human health. 
La Jolla Institute is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable. We validate this commitment by conducting regular market analyses to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, independent research sector. Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, unique skill sets, organizational need, and internal equity. 

Other details

  • Job Function GA
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $18.49
  • Max Hiring Rate $29.59
Location on Google Maps
  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA