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11260 Route 9W, P.O. Box 200
Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualifications for taking the promotional examination: must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had two years of permanent competitive, non-competitive, or labor service as a Plant Utilities Assistant.
Minimum qualifications for taking the open-competitive examination:
Either 1. two years of satisfactory hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers and-or auxiliary equipment or HVAC equipment in commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities (experience limited to residential applications is NOT considered qualifying); AND
an Associate’s degree in Plant Utilities Technology or the equivalent. In order to determine whether a specific degree is equivalent to the Plant Utilities Technology program, the major course of study must include a minimum of 30 college semester credit hours in core curriculum courses, creditable toward the degree, in any combination of the following course areas:
• Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
• Electrical Circuits
• Fluid Mechanics
• Technical Communications
• Thermal Dynamics
• Utility Refrigeration Mechanics
• Blueprint Reading and Sketching
• Boiler and Steam Systems
• Plant Operation and Maintenance
• Industrial Instrumentation and Control
• Industrial Safety
• Environmental Air Quality
OR thirty college semester credit hours in core curriculum courses creditable toward an Associate’s degree in Plant Utilities Technology or the equivalent, in any combination of the course areas as described in No. 1 above;
OR 2. four years of satisfactory hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers and/or auxiliary equipment or HVAC equipment in commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities (experience limited to residential applications is not considered qualifying);
OR 3. completion of state Department of Labor apprenticeship program for satisfactory engineers or for plant maintenance (plumber/steamfitter) or plant maintenance (refrigeration/AC), which is a minimum of four years in duration;
OR 4. possession of a Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator license, which required a minimum of four years of experience or training;
OR 5. a Bachelor’s degree (from SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE) in Facilities Engineering.
The following military experience is considered examples of qualifying experience:
U.S. Air Force: Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program.
U.S. Coast Guard: 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 United States Coast Guard.
U.S. Army: Must have been an enlisted power generation equipment repairer with the U.S. Army.
U.S. Navy: 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.
U.S. Merchant Marine: Must have a merchant mariner’s document (MMD) and be a qualified member of the engine department (QMED) as an oiler, fireman/watertender, refrigerating engineer or engineman.
Duties Description Operate, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, test and calibrate mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, A/C and electrical distribution in a safe and efficient manner. Make recommendation on major overhauls and replacement of equipment and identify, recommend and develop energy conservation projects, supervise and coordinate staff in the operation and maintenance of heating facilities and mechanical equipment. You may supervise subordinates in the operation and maintenance of heating facilities and mechanical equipment.
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