AgencyMental Health, Office of
TitleService & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R), St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, P23290
Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance
Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)
Salary RangeFrom $46146 to $56324 Annually
Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class
Compressed workweek allowed? No
Street Address St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
1 Chimney Point Drive
Minimum Qualifications Successful completion of a NYS two-year Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) Traineeship or NYS two-year refrigeration repair and maintenance training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent refrigeration two-year training or apprenticeship program;* OR four (4) years of full-time experience in the mechanical or electrical trades under a skilled journey-level mechanic or electrician which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program, one (1) year of which must include both training and work in the operation and maintenance of commercial type refrigeration or air-conditioning equipment. Apprenticeship training in the mechanical or electrical trades or training gained by completion of technical courses in the mechanical or electrical trades at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
* Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of “C” or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.
When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.
Duties Description A Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) performs required periodic maintenance and emergency repairs on refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment and installs new/replacement equipment.
• Inspects, tests, diagnoses trouble, and dismantles malfunctioning systems and components.
• Overhauls compressors, pumps and electric motors and replaces parts.
• Overhauls, replaces, calibrates, and recalibrates control devices.
• Rewires electrical systems of components.
• Performs seasonal start-up and shut-down operations on air-conditioning units and systems.
• Locates and seals leaks in both gas and brine units, removes air from lines, and replaces with proper refrigerant.
• Studies blueprints and schematic drawings and assembles components of system for installation following instructions.
• Lays out reference points for the installation of components using structural measuring tools.
• Mounts compressors, condensers, and other components in specified locations.
• Cuts, threads, and connects or welds tubing to inlets and outlets of components.
• Installs control mechanisms with wrenches and acetylene torches.
• Tests lines, connections, and components for refrigerant leaks with leak detectors.
• May install electric wiring to connect components to power sources.
• Records temperature and pressure readings from gauges and temperature potentiometers and compares readings with manufacturer's specifications.
• Adjusts controls to bring readings within specifications.
• Supervises and trains staff in the repair and maintenance of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.
• May operate a motor vehicle to transport material, equipment, and personnel to job sites.
1. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
OMH hospital employees must be fully vaccinated or willing to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may not start working until two weeks after their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Email Address email@example.com
Street St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
1 Chimney Point Drive
Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your other application materials via fax or the Human Resources email address noted above.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.