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Facilities Services

Rueben Smith Executive Director, Facilites Services

Rueben Smith
Executive Director
Telephone: 626-585-7277
Email: or

The primary goal of Facilities Services is to provide a safe, health, attractive and functional learning environment on the PCC campus. The department develops and implements plans for remodeling, rehabilitation, preventive maintenance, and construction projects, using a combination of district, state, and federal funds.

Supervising Staff:

Don Eckmann, Sunrise Shift Supervisor
Areas: Custodians

Sarah Flores, Sustainability Supervisor
Areas: Utilities, HVAC and Grounds

David Van Pelt, Day Shift Operations and Maintenance
Areas: Custodians

Vincent Whiting, Swing Shift Supervisor
Areas: Utilities, HVAC, Grounds and Maintenance

Facilities Services includes the following service departments:

  • Construction and Planning, Project Center
  • Custodial
  • Grounds
  • Maintenance and Skilled Trades

This unit provides cleaning services for all campus buildings and surfaced areas. Additionally, significant efforts are made to support educational programs and special events, including movement of supplies and equipment for the wide range of activities held on campus.

The grounds staff has the responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of all landscaped and turf areas. This group of employees trims shrubbery, waters greenery, fertilizes landscaped areas, and keeps plans flourishing.

Maintenance/Skilled Trades
Trade specialists make repairs and implement a preventive maintenance program designed to keep all buildings and equipment working at peak efficiency. In addition, a variety of projects are accomplished by this staff.
The employees in this unit operate and maintain campus heating, cooling and ventilation equipment. Major efforts are made in the areas of energy management and conservation and preventive maintenance of building mechanical services.

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