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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/30/18

Applications Due12/31/18

Vacancy ID62020

AgencySUNY Delhi

TitlePlant Utilities Assistant

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $36051 to $36051 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 3 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Delaware

Street Address 454 Delhi Drive

City Delhi


Zip Code13753

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for the Plant Utilities Assistant position are identified below:

Must be a graduate of a heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program from the U.S. Air Force;

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

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

Or, 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 engine-man with the U.S. Merchant Marine;

Or, 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, possession of a High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer License or Stationary Engineer License;

Or, possess a bachelor's degree in Facilities Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Marine Engineering;

Or, possess an associate's degree in HVAC;

Or, have 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, have 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, have completed 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 SUNY Delhi seeks a dynamic, forward thinking Plant Utilities Assistant to join the Facilities Department. SUNY Delhi prides itself on being a welcoming college community for all. Diversity, equity and inclusiveness are integral components of the highest quality academic programs and the strongest campus climate. The college seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that inclusive excellence will be affirmed.

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

•Monitors equipment consoles by reading, analyzing and following 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.
•Completes 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 and 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.
•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.
•Cleans mechanical rooms.
•As assigned, during night shifts, weekends, or holidays, the Plant Utilities Assistant will 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 instruction to Plant Utilities Helpers and Maintenance Helpers on routine jobs and equipment inspections.


The Plant Utilities Assistant is supervised by a Plant Utilities Engineer 1, who makes assignments and provides assistance and instruction. The Plant Utilities Assistant performs 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.

As assigned, the Plant Utilities Assistant may supervise Plant Utilities Helpers by making assignments, giving instructions and providing assistance in performing the work.

Additional Comments •Status: Full-time, Permanent
•Negotiating Unit: 03 - Operational Services Unit (OSU)
•Starting Salary: SG-9, $36,051
•Schedule: 7 am - 3 pm shift, or 11 pm - 7 am shift, 40 hrs/wk , 7 days/wk (Monday - Sunday). Position may include holiday work.
•Reports to: Plant Utilities Engineer 1
•Location: SUNY Delhi Heating Plant - Facilities
•This position offers full New York State CSEA, benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country with an excellent fringe benefits package
•Click here for Information for Prospective Employees
•SUNY Delhi has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and Cultural Diversity. The College welcomes responses from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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

Name Office of Human Resources

Telephone 607-746-4493


Email Address


Street 454 Delhi Drive

City Delhi

State NY

Zip Code 13753


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please submit:
•Letter of interest
•Contact information for three professional references
Apply using the following link:

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