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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/19/23

Applications Due06/11/24

Vacancy ID146461


AgencyUniversity at Buffalo

TitleC230213 - Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) - Residential Facilities

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $47530 to $47530 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address xxx

City Buffalo


Zip Code14214

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
One or more of the following:
1. Successful completion of a NYS two-year Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) Traineeship or NYS two-year refrigeration repair and maintenance training program;
2. OR successful completion of any equivalent refrigeration two-year training or apprenticeship program;*
3. 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.
4. 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 class room 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.

Departmental Operating Needs:
• Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures is essential as well as a demonstrated commitment to following those procedures.
• Knowledge of applicable NYS codes and regulations is important.
• The ability to follow written and oral instructions.
• This position requires traveling within the campus, between the campuses, and off campus, therefore, the candidate must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet this requirement.
• The incumbent must be able to communicate well with others and possess and demonstrate positive customer service skills.
• Since the activities of other employees depend on the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.
• Due to the nature of the work, the incumbent must hold the discipline, motivation, and knowledge to successfully complete tasks independently with little to no supervision.
• Professionalism is important as the incumbent may serve as a supervisor to designated staff; the incumbent will also encounter students, staff and visitors throughout the workday; representing Campus Living in a positive manner is essential.
• The ability to build, repair, install and/or maintain equipment and structures effectively with little to no guidance/training.
• The incumbent must be able to demonstrate skills at a high level that are appropriate for the trade/position.

Physical Demands:
• Routine tasks require medium and/or heavy physical effort.
• The ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, twist, reach and work at elevated heights using ladders and other equipment for extended periods of time is required.
• Additionally, routine tasks may require the ability to work in tight spaced areas.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Based on the transportation needs of the position, a valid NYS Driver’s License is preferred.

Duties Description Position Summary:
The University at Buffalo invites applications for the Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) position within Residential Facilities. In this role, you will perform journey-level work in the operation, maintenance, repair and installation of heating, refrigeration, and air-conditioning equipment.

Your responsibilities include:

• Supervising and training designated staff as applicable
• Overhauling compressors, pumps and electric motors
• Replacing parts and controls
• Installing/ maintaining equipment
• Operating and performing repairs to refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment
• Inspecting and troubleshooting equipment for leaks and electrical/mechanical failures
• Adjusting controls, cleaning and lubricating parts, preparing brine mixtures

This role offers consistent daytime hours, paid time off, state benefits/retirement plans and the opportunity to work overtime based on operating needs.

Our team recognizes the advantages diverse perspectives and backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are particularly interested in candidates who share this value and will work to achieve the university’s goals of inclusive excellence.

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 Student Life
As a member of Student Life, you will join service professionals, all driven by one shared set of values designed to help ensure students’ well-being, create a safe and supportive environment, and promote student success. In Student Life, growth is a shared passion. We aim for excellence, thinking big and going bold. We pursue our goals tenaciously while stewarding the student experience. We build communities and advance diversity in all forms. We encourage discovery and celebrate success.

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.

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Name Heidi Tschopp

Telephone 716-829-2250

Fax xxx

Email Address


Street xxx

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14214


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