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42 Patriot Way
Minimum Qualifications This position is not in the Classified Service of New York State, but is covered under New York State Military Law. If selected, current Civil Service employees will lose their seniority within the Classified Service, thereby exempting them from applying for promotional exams within Civil Service.
Must be properly certified as a Universal Technician as required by the Code of Federal Regulations 40, part 82 subpart F (CFR 40, Part 82.161).**
An Associates’ Degree from a regionally accredited college or university, in Plant Utilities Technology or equivalent; plus two years of hands on experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers and HVAC equipment in a commercial, industrial, or institutional facility.
Four years hands on experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers and HVAC equipment in a commercial, industrial, or institutional facility; plus a minimum of 30 college credit hours in any combination of the courses listed below:*
• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
• Boiler and Steam Systems
• Industrial Electricity
• Electrical Circuits
• Electric Utility Systems
• Fluid Mechanics
• Plant Operation and Maintenance
• Technical Communications
• Thermal Dynamics
• Industrial Instrumentation and Control
• Utility Refrigeration Mechanics
• Industrial Safety
• Blueprint Reading and Sketching
• Environmental Air Quality
NOTE: Experience limited to residential applications is not considered qualifying.
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of New York. May be required to utilize vehicles for site visits and other travel. Must report any changes in driver’s license status to supervisory chain of command.**
May be required to acquire and maintain a military driver’s license to operate military vehicles and equipment in accordance with NGB standards to include medical evaluation requirements – current and as amended.**
In accordance with NGB standards, will be required to obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation, and have an appropriate clearance to allow access to computer networks and restricted areas to determine suitability, loyalty, and trustworthiness. Minimally a National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI) will be completed - dependent on current regulation, a SECRET clearance may be required – especially at Air Bases when flight line access requires SECRET.
Must be comfortable working at heights such as climbing ladders, working on scaffolds, platforms and lifts.
Must be able to push, pull, lift and carry heavy objects and equipment (50+ lbs).
Must be able to work outside in various temperatures and inclement weather for extended periods of time.
Must be able to work in confined spaces in accordance with training and duty requirements.
Must be able to read and write in English.
Must be able to operate and maintain tools, machinery and equipment required for craft to which assigned.
Must be familiar with and be able to independently use commonly utilized software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Required to have or successfully complete within 90 days of receiving computer access, all SFS, SLMS and other computer training as related to position duties.
At all times, the employee MUST maintain minimum standards in accordance with current statutes, agency requirements and directives. Failure to do so will subject the individual to disciplinary action and/or termination.
* Other combinations of education and work experience, including military, may be considered, however, candidate must demonstrate direct relevance to the job duties noted above as well as proof of certification and licensure eligibility under New York State and Federal regulation and statutory requirements.
** Upon hire must meet and maintain as necessary any and all New York State or Federal certification/license requirements. Should regulations or statutes require additional licensing, recertification or training in the future, employee will be required to meet such additional requirements.
NOTE: Position standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the position described. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by the incumbent. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Position Standards were written. Please contact State Human Resources Management for any further information regarding the position requirements.
Duties Description This position is not in the Classified Service of New York State, but is covered under New York State Military Law. If selected, current Civil Service employees will lose their seniority within the Classified Service, thereby exempting them from applying for promotional exams within Civil Service.
Under general supervision, the Plant Utilities Engineer 1 supports plant facilities that generate both cooling and heating systems and is responsible for several functions of plant operations at the journeyman level. Incumbent operates, maintains, and repairs mechanical heating and air-conditioning equipment for facilities or a multi-structure base with multiple utility equipment installations.
The position performs responsibilities in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) standards specifically requirements of the Master Cooperative Agreement between the NGB and the DMNA, as well as agency and labor contract duties and responsibilities – current and as amended. The position may report to state and/or federal supervisory personnel. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Heat Generating Equipment
• Operate and maintain boilers, forced or induced draft fan systems, and multi-fuel boiler systems.
• Conduct boiler and water system testing, analyzing results, and adding chemicals to maintain proper residuals in boiler and piping systems.
• Operate and maintain large central absorption, centrifugal, screw driven and hermetic chiller systems and refrigeration equipment.
• Operate and maintain all related auxiliary air-conditioning equipment.
• Conduct chilled water and condenser water chemical analysis to maintain proper residuals.
• Operate and maintain heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
• Troubleshoot, repair and calibrate electronic and pneumatic combustion and HVAC control systems.
• Calibrate controls and balance air distribution systems and maintain proper air temperature, humidity, fresh air and airflow quality.
• Ensure proper operation and airflow through various exhaust systems; including laboratory fume hoods, medical facility exhausts and general exhaust systems.
Health and Safety
• Handle various types of hazardous materials such as refrigerants, fuel oil, solvents, antifreeze, biocides, nitrates, amines, ethanol, acids, caustic soda, regulated waste and refuse.
• Ensure all proper health and safety procedures and requirements are followed with the removal, disposal, handling and storage of hazardous materials and when performing all duties and responsibilities.
• Maintain any and all records and reports in a secure location in accordance with supervisory procedures and guidance.
• Ensure all reporting is accomplished in accordance with requirements and supervisory guidance.
• Identify, recommend, and develop energy conservation projects.
• Survey, monitor and operate equipment and systems to determine the most efficient mode to determine if equipment is operating according to specifications.
• Install new equipment and/or modify existing equipment to operate at peak performance.
• Responsible for the operation, preventative maintenance and repair of sprinkler and fire safety systems.
• Must maintain any and all certifications or training required to perform duties and responsibilities of the position.
• Work from verbal, written descriptions, drawings or sketches to design, plan, layout and complete assigned projects.
• Maintain shop machinery in accordance with requirements.
• Perform skilled and semiskilled duties of lower graded positions within the maintenance series as operationally required.
• Perform general grounds maintenance tasks such as clearing sites, mowing lawns, maintaining roads and sidewalks, snow and ice removal, collection/pick-up of trash and other obstructions from in and around the building and surrounding areas.
• May perform supervisory duties.
• Periodic overtime may be required.
• Periodic travel may be required to other facilities; to attend training; or other requirements related to duties as assigned.
• Other job duties as assigned.
Additional Comments This position is not in the Classified Service of New York State, but is covered under New York State Military Law. If selected, current Civil Service employees will lose their seniority within the Classified Service, thereby exempting them from applying for promotional exams within Civil Service.
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330 Old Niskayuna Road
Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for interview, submit a cover letter and resume. In e-mail subject line and cover letter indicate the title, location, vacancy announcement number of the position for which you are applying. Ensure to clearly note how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Please be certain to note any specific licenses or certifications in a skilled trade.
If you are a former public employee retired within New York State currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your cover letter.
Cover letter and resume may be submitted via E-mail (preferred method), FAX, or Mail.
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FAX to: (518) 786-6085
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs
State Human Resources Management
330 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, New York 12110-3514
ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN STATE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (MNHS) UP TO MAY 18, 2018.
VAGUENESS AND OMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RESOLVED IN YOUR FAVOR.