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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/29/18

Applications Due12/13/18

Vacancy ID61948

AgencySUNY Cobleskill

TitlePlant Utilities Assistant

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $36051 to $44311 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Wednesday - Sunday 11 pm to 7am. Pass days are Monday and Tuesday.

Hours Per Week 40


From 11 PM

To 7 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Schoharie

Street Address 106 Suffolk Circle

City Cobleskill


Zip Code12043

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications

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);

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.

Duties Description Under the general direction of a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 or higher level plant utilities position, Plant Utilities Assistants assist in the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air-conditioning and electrical distribution.

Plant Utilities Assistants perform semiskilled tasks in a safe and efficient manner in operating stationary steam or high temperature hot water boilers rated at 15 pounds per square inch or more; maintain and repair boilers, pumps, other power plant auxiliary equipment, and electrical and mechanical stationary equipment. Experienced incumbents may be assigned a limited number of activities requiring the full performance level skills of a Plant Utilities Engineer 1.

Incumbents in this position perform the following job duties:

Reads, analyzes and follows up on all console readings, charts, and trouble calls.

Adjusts equipment controls to correct malfunction when indicated by observation or in response to a signal.

Reads and records gas, steam, and water meter readings.

Fills out incident and Quality Assurance Reports.

Advises supervisor when repairs are required.

Receives and distributes fuel supplies required for all program locations.

Performs preventive maintenance on heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems.

As instructed, and under the guidance and supervision of qualified personnel, uses specific chemicals to treat water used in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

Cleans strainers and condenser coils.

Maintains steam traps.

Changes filters.

Determines if refrigeration system is low on refrigerant; if so, identifies type and amount of refrigerant needed, and prepares system for charge.

Regenerates water softeners.

Installs, removes, washes and stores window air conditioners.

Performs minor repairs such as replacing worn gaskets, changing belts and tightening joints, and assisting the Plant Utilities
Engineers 1 in the maintenance and overhaul of boilers and in the repair of stationary equipment.

Performs supervised plumbing, electrical and refrigeration work.

Determines if water regulator valves need rebuilding or repair.

Threads, solders or glues and installs pipe, using proper types of pipe and fittings.

Re-packs pumps and valves.

Assists in the repair, maintenance and operation of alarm and signal systems.

Assists in the operation of energy management systems related to the control of clocks, lighting, filtering systems, HVAC and boiler energy management systems, etc.

Cleans mechanical rooms.

As assigned, during night shifts, weekends or on holidays, Plant Utilities Assistants respond to calls concerning mechanical, electrical or plumbing breakdowns outside of the plant, troubleshoot the problem, and if possible make necessary repairs, or advise the appropriate authority regarding the problem.

Provides instructions to Plant Utilities Helpers and Maintenance Helpers on routine jobs and equipment inspections.

Plant Utilities Assistants are typically supervised by a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 who makes assignments and provides assistance and instruction. Plant Utilities Assistants perform many of the tasks with considerable independence although the supervisor may be called when a problem arises. Plant Utilities Assistants perform some of the same tasks as a Plant Utilities Engineer 1, under direction and specific instruction.

Additional Comments This is a SG-9 position.

The salary range for this position is $36,051 - $44,311.

The work schedule for this position is 11pm-7am. Pass days are Monday and Tuesday.

This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country.

SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Nicole Field

Telephone 5182555514


Email Address


Street 106 Suffolk Circle

City Cobleskill

State NY

Zip Code 12043


Notes on ApplyingThe application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Priority is given to applications submitted by December 13, 2018.

A complete application consists of the following:

1.Completion of a 20-450 application (must be uploaded here, or delivered to SUNY Cobleskill HR Office, 106 Suffolk Circle, Cobleskill, NY 12043). * If you have already submitted a 20-450 application there is no need to resubmit- please move on to #2.
2. Current CV or Resume.
3. Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references.

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