Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/19/23
Applications Due: 06/11/24
Vacancy ID: 146463

Position Information


AgencyUniversity at Buffalo

TitleC230214 - Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Utilities) - Campus Operations

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade06

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $34152 to $34152 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Erie

Street Address xxx

City Buffalo


Zip Code14214

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
• There are no education or experience qualifications for this class.
• Applicants must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and be able to understand and carry out written or oral instructions.
• When required to operate motor vehicles, incumbents must possess a valid New York State driver’s license appropriate for the type of vehicle being operated.

Departmental Operating Needs:
• The candidate must demonstrate the ability to understand and follow written and/or oral directions.
• The candidate should posses a general knowledge of maintenance tools and skills is required.
• The candidate should demonstrate a basic mechanical aptitude.
• This position requires traveling within and between campuses. A valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS is required, or candidate should otherwise demonstrate his/her capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.
• Must be able to communicate well with the entire campus community and demonstrate a willingness to provide customer service and support when advised of problems and equipment malfunctions.
• Be willing and able to respond to after hour calls resulting from equipment and system failures that may arise at any time of day or any day of the week
• The incumbent may be required to work during adverse weather conditions to ensure continuous operation of all BMS and HVAC systems.
• Since the activities of other employees depend upon the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.

Physical Demands:
You will be working near and on electrical equipment, gas-fired equipment, pressure vessels, and other equipment and in conditions that could potentially be hazardous if industry best-practices and safety procedures are not followed. The successful candidate is required to have confidence in their own abilities, and be able to work safely and proficiently on this equipment and in this environment, at any time of day or day or week.

Bending, twisting, ability to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, access equipment located on mezzanines, catwalks, basements and crawlspaces. Ability to work off ladders, scaffolding, in confined spaces and/or where air monitoring may be required. Work in loud/noisy dusty/dirty environments. Candidate must be able to stand, walk, lift, carry, reach, push and pulling of material and equipment and must be able to perform the physical demands of the position as outlined in the Position Summary.

Preferred Qualifications:
The following are not required, but preferred qualifications:
Plumbing experience
HVAC experience
Fall Arrest training
Lock-out/Tag-out training
Completed HVAC training
Confined Space training
Chemical Treatment training
General Mechanic experience
Boiler training/experience

Duties Description Position Summary:
The Facilities department at the University at Buffalo invites applications for our Facility Operations Assistant 1 (Utilities) position. Your responsibilities will include:
1. This position will assist in the following tasks supporting the chillers, boilers, cooling towers, ancillary utility equipment and mechanical spaces associated with the Chilled water, Hot Water and Steam systems:
• Inspection
• Preventative maintenance
• Start-up
• Operation
• Diagnostics
• Repair
• Maintenance
• Chemical treatment
• Cleaning
2. Working in this position can lead to growth opportunities toward Plant Utility Assistant, Plant Utility Engineer and other challenging positions.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Additional Comments Additional Information:
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Contact Information

Name John Wojcik

Telephone 716-645-5263

Fax xxx

Email Address


Street xxx

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14214


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