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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/18/22

Applications Due02/14/23

Vacancy ID110726

AgencyUniversity at Buffalo

TitleC220115 - Trades Generalist - Campus Operations

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44354 to $44354 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address XXX

City Buffalo


Zip Code14214

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate must meet one of the following requirements:
• Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship,

• Or equivalent program;

• Or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in skilled trades at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services.

When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver’s license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.

Note: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Four Years Building Automation Systems (BAS) field experience.
• Certifications from Siemens or Andover Controls BAS training schools
• Strong mechanical aptitude
• Strong Information Technology aptitude

Duties Description Position Summary:
A Trades Generalist functions as a skilled worker in a primary trade, and also performs a variety of skilled and semiskilled activities in one or a combination of other related trades in response to maintenance program requirements. The services performed by Trades Generalist vary from position to position so that the listing of specific activities and tasks is impracticable. However, Trades Generalists have one responsibility in common, that of performing a variety of skilled and semiskilled maintenance, repair, installation and construction tasks in the mechanical, building, motor equipment and electrical trades.

A Trades Generalist uses the hand tools, portable power tools, shop equipment and measuring and testing instruments appropriate for the craft or crafts to which assigned.

This is a first-line position in which the candidate should expect to spend a majority of their time in the field responding to daily service requests (work orders) in support of the University’s energy management equipment. This equipment would consist of the building automation direct digital controllers, air handlers, VAV boxes, fin radiation, fan coil units etc.

In some cases the Trade Generalist will be responsible for directing a Maintenance Assistant who will assist in the field tasks.

Key responsibilities include:
• Respond to daily service requests (work orders)
• Perform a variety of trouble shooting, installation, repair, and maintenance tasks.
• Diagnose, troubleshoot and service building automation systems (BAS) and electrical/mechanical equipment of all types found on campus. These are mechanical, electrical and computerized equipment used to perform energy management and climate control.
• Use computer to document service work performed
• Operate computers used in the field of direct digital controls (D.D.C.)
• Perform the removal or installation of electrical/mechanical building control equipment and systems
• Involved in all facets of small mechanical equipment and building control system (BCS) projects
• Provide high level of customer service
• Expected to perform emergency service promptly when-notified
• Read and understand prints and schematics
• Work with and direct outside contractors when necessary

The candidate must detail their qualifications and submit appropriate documentation with their application to clearly explain and demonstrates their skills and competency for this position

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

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.

Additional Comments Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Name John Wojcik

Telephone 716-645-5263


Email Address


Street XXX

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14214


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