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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/14/24

Applications Due06/04/24

Vacancy ID151220

AgencyUniversity at Buffalo

TitleC240014 - Plant Utilities Engineer 1

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $53262 to $53262 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive 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

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Qualify for our canvass list:
• You must meet at least one of the following criteria:
o Either 1. Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program from the U.S. Air Force;

Or 2. Must have been an enlisted machinery technician (MK) with the U.S. Coast Guard OR possession of a certificate as a Marine Engineer issued by the U.S. Coast Guard;

Or 3. Must have been an enlisted power generation equipment repairer with the U.S. Army;

Or 4. Must have been an enlisted gas turbine systems technician, submarine nuclear propulsion plant operator reactor control, utilities man, machinist mate, or engineman with the U.S. Navy;

Or 5. Must have a Merchant Mariner’s Document (MMD) and have been a qualified member of the engine department (QMED) as an oiler, fireman/water tender, refrigerating engineer or engineman with the U.S. Merchant Marine;

Or 6. Completion of a New York State Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program for stationary engineers, plant maintenance (plumber/steamfitter), HVAC Mechanic or plant maintenance (refrigeration/AC) (See Note #1);

Or 7. Possession of a High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer License or Stationary Engineer License;

Or 8. A bachelor’s degree in Facilities Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Marine Engineering;

Or 9. An associate’s degree in HVAC;

Or 10. One year of full-time hands on experience in the maintenance and operation of commercial, industrial, institutional facility, computer applications of digital energy platforms and building analytics and/or performing diagnosis, repair of HVAC systems or boilers or auxiliary equipment;

Or 11. One year of full-time hands on experience in a residential setting performing diagnosis, operation, maintenance repair of HVAC systems or boilers or auxiliary equipment;

Or 12. Completion of an HVAC certificate or diploma from a BOCES program (440 hours) OR completion of an approved certificate in HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, boiler operations and maintenance, or plumbing from an accredited technical school or technology college
• Complete in its entirety the online civil service application
• Be sure to attach all documentation required to show proof of education and experience. This will be the only basis for rating your training, education, and experience.
• Mail the application to University at Buffalo, Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road, Buffalo, NY 14214
• Applications will be reviewed and scored by the Human Resources department at the University at Buffalo to be added to our canvass list.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A valid NYS Drivers license; or otherwise be able to demonstrate that the transportation requirements of the job can be met.
• EPA Universal Certification
• NYSDOH Backflow testing Certification
• Fall Arrest training
• Confined Space Training
• OEM Boiler Certification
• Lock-out/Tag-out training
• OEM Chiller Certification
• Cooling tower training
• Chiller and cooling tower experience
• Possess a DEC7G licens
• Preference will be given to candidates that have experience with Siemens or Andover BMS systems

Physical Demands
Must be physically able to perform all the duties of this position as outlined in the Position Summary.
Position self to incline and turn one’s body, ability to move 50 pounds, ascend/descend a ladder, and access equipment located on mezzanines, catwalks, basements and crawlspaces.
Ability to ascend and descend the ladder and scaffolding, in confined spaces and/or where air monitoring may be required.
Work in loud/noisy dusty/dirty environments.
Work with or around high-pressure steam, high-voltage electrical systems and rotating equipment.
Work in confined Spaces.

Duties Description In this position the Plant Utilities Engineer 1 (PUE1) will function as a stationary engineer in the central plant utilities of the UB campuses. The PUE1 may be assigned to the Chilled Water Plant, the Heating Plant, or the decentralized utilities production plants in our downtown campus.

Key responsibilities and tasks include:
Operate boiler feed water pumps, aerator, electric or steam driven feed water and condensate pumps, atmospheric drain tanks, cascade feeders, nitrogen and steam pressurization systems.
Operate steam and hot water boilers including lighting off, firing, cleaning and shutting down system.
Perform routine maintenance and repairs on mechanical and electrical equipment, steam, gas and water lines, and other related plumbing heating or ventilation equipment.
Troubleshoot, repair and calibrate electronic and pneumatic combustion and HVAC control systems.
Lubricate machinery and other preventative maintenance tasks in the boiler, chiller, pump and mechanical equipment rooms.
Perform customer service duties when needed.
Afford supervision and training of PUA personnel in safe plant operation.
Participate in in-service training courses and on-the-job instruction relative to utility plant operation and engineering.
Operate large central absorption, centrifugal, screw driven and hermetic chiller systems and other refrigeration equipment.
Starting, regulating and troubleshooting to maintain proper temperature.
Operate related auxiliary air-conditioning equipment, such as cooling towers, evaporative coolers, fan coils, vacuum pumps, purge chillers, and water cooled condensers.
Conduct chilled water and condenser water chemical analysis to maintain proper residuals.
Perform all system maintenance.

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 The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. 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 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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Name Jason Sammarco

Telephone 716-881-7503

Fax xxx

Email Address


Street xxx

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14214


Notes on ApplyingPlease apply at:

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