Minimum Qualifications Four years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of boilers, HVAC, or auxiliary plant utilities equipment in commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities.
Duties Description Plant Utilities Engineers are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of physical plants in State facilities at various State agencies. Operates, maintains, and repairs steam and hot water boilers, water supply and return systems, electronic and pneumatic combustion and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control systems, forced or induced draft fan systems, chiller systems, and other refrigeration equipment. Operates computers which control boiler operations, auxiliary equipment, and HVAC systems. Conducts boiler, HVAC, and water systems testing, analyzes results, and adds chemicals to maintain proper system functions. Balances air distribution systems, and maintains proper air temperature, humidity, freshness, and flow quality. Cleans, inspects, and maintains boilers, by performing chemical cleaning of equipment, repairing brickwork, replacing tubes, and maintaining boiler combustion and emissions. Performs chiller maintenance such as the cleaning of condenser tubes and evaporators, and the maintenance and repair of pumps, air compressors, steam systems, cooling towers, motors, and variable frequency drives. Performs maintenance and repair on various water and sewage pumping, filtration, and treatment equipment. Cleans, maintains, and repairs HVAC systems and equipment, calibrates controls, performs air testing and chemical treatment, and replaces air filters. Responds to mechanical, electrical, or plumbing calls; troubleshoots and coordinate necessary repairs. Maintains computerized energy management systems; troubleshoots problems; and identifies and replaces faulty equipment and devices. Identifies, recommends, and develops energy conservation projects and initiatives. May handle various types of hazardous materials; and respond to incidents having potential environmental impact and/or safety concerns, such as chemical spills, oil spills and blowouts; implements evacuation plans in emergency situations. May maintain right-to-know libraries, respond to inquiries, assess problems, and provide advice regarding incidents. May operate high or low voltage electrical distribution systems, steam, diesel and gas turbine generators, transformers and switch gears, load centers, motor control centers, panel boards, emergency power and lighting distribution systems, motor generator sets, and uninterrupted power supply systems. May supervise subordinate staff, including Plant Utilities Assistants, Facility Operations Assistants, contractors, and other trades staff.
Additional Comments Starting Salary of $53,262 for the SG-14. Add 75 cents per hour hazard duty pay per hour worked paid quarterly. $575 Inconvenience Pay is additional compensation paid to an employee who is required to work four or more hours between 6 PM and 6 AM in a regular tour of duty.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingA complete Background investigation, including a criminal background check.
All individuals appointed to Plant Utilities Engineer positions will be required to satisfactorily complete a probationary period of 52 weeks, which begins at the time of permanent appointment. During probation, appointees will complete a training and development program that includes on the job training and carefully designed and monitored work experience.
All Mohawk DOCCS employees receive a generous benefits package including:
13 paid vacation days the first year of employment
5 paid personal days and 13 paid holidays each year
Paid sick and cancer screening leave
Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
NYS Employees Retirement System Membership
NYS Deferred Compensation
Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)