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Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Successful completion of a NYS two-year Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) Traineeship or NYS two-year refrigeration repair and maintenance training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent refrigeration two-year training or apprenticeship program; 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. 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.
To be successful in this position you must be able to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and the campus community. This position may require you to work in a team so the candidate should have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. You must possess and have proven positive customer service skills; must also possess good listening skills and be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions.
Since the activities of other employees depend upon the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.
This position requires traveling within and between campuses, when required to operate motor vehicles, you must possess a valid New York State drivers license for the type of vehicle operated.
Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled journey-level Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) which provides equivalent training and testing administered in a NYS apprenticeship program. Applicable Apprentice training or training gained by the completion of technical courses in a trade at a school or institute may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis. The applicant will need to substantiate all training and coursework by providing the appropriate documentation.
Be willing to work overtime and holidays, sometimes with little or no advance notice.
A minimum of Type 1 and Type 2 Classification for Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate is preferred.
Andover Controls and/or Siemens Controls systems experience is highly desirable.
Duties Description The Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) position is located in the South Controls department within the Facilities division of the University at Buffalo. In this position you will enable the department to address the increasing maintenance needs of the University community stimulated by the recent growth of the University.
To be successful in this position you must be at a journey level and will be responsible for the following:
•Testing, operating, maintaining, repairing and installing refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
•Leading and training other crew members and must possess good oral communication skills to assist them.
Also to be successful in this position your experience must include the following:
•Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and overhaul all types of chillers, coolers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units and systems, humidifiers, compressors, ventilators, cooling towers and other similar and related equipment.
•Ability to read a psychometric chart – Understand electrical-pneumatic interface devices, variable and constant air volume, systems terminal reheat, and electronic direct digital controllers
•Read and understand technical manuals, electrical/electronic schematics, diagrams and blueprints
•Possess a working knowledge of electrical and electronic controls associated with refrigeration and cooling systems. – Experience with building control systems is also highly desired.
The University at Buffalo offers world class benefits that exceed salary alone, such as health and retirement plans. To obtain more information regarding the University’s benefits that you would be eligible for please access the following link: http://www.buffalo.edu/administrative-services/for-faculty-staff/benefits/state/csea.html
Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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.
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