Required Qualifications: Per Civil Service Standards and Specifications. Four years of full time experience in HVAC under a skilled journeyman which provides training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in HVAC or training gained by the completion of technical courses in a trade school or institute may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis. The General Mechanic performs journey level work in HVAC and semi-skilled level work in Plumbing and Electrical fields. Must have ability to enter confined spaces to operate high-temperature-hot-water (HTHW) valves and move/lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to work in confined spaces and from a ladder, scaffolding or man lift over ten feet in height. Must understand HTHW systems; converters; steam generators and valve operations and have a basic knowledge of motors, motor control centers, over-current devices and controls. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes"). Must successfully pass a pulmonary function test to be certified to wear protective equipment (i.e. Hepa filter type respirators). The test shall be provide by the department. Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of building operating systems, including Siemens; Johnson Control; Carrier; Trane and Automated Logic. Familiarity with DLAR facilities and BSL-3 labs. Ability to troubleshoot basic HVAC equipment. Knowledge of HVAC plumbing components such as strainers, valves and threading pipe. Familiar with a basic refrigeration cycle. Brief Description of Duties: The General Mechanic will perform preventative maintenance on HVAC systems and equipment to include air handlers, pumps, heat exchangers and all related equipment., follow directions from supervisors/managers, work requests or PM schedules, including proper equipment shutdown, electrical lockout, timely completion of work, assuring proper restart of equipment to service, removal of old parts and clean-up of area after completion. The General Mechanic will also be responsible for performing the testing and treating of open and closed loop chemical treatment systems. Must follow Plant Safety Policies/Procedures and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all time. As a General Mechanic you must be able to climb, stoop, and move heavy objects or equipment. The selected candidate will: Operate HVAC heating and cooling systems in compliance with appropriate standards. Follow blueprints of design work that is to be done as per instructions, assuring completion of assignment is proper and professional. Supervise, prioritize, plan and layout work for installation and preventative maintenance of mechanical equipment. Operate, maintain and repair HVAC systems. Conduct repairs on pump bearing, hand valves, etc. Perform testing and treating of open and closed loop chemical treatment systems. Maintain all HVAC and other mechanical equipment, including but not limited to, pumps, fans, pneumatic controls, building management systems, compressors, chemical testing and treatment, recording, boilers, chillers and steam generators. Perform plumbing, electrical and refrigeration work to determine if water regulator valves need rebuilding or repair. Clean Mechanical rooms. Monitor equipment and adjust heating systems to comply with appropriate standards and guidelines. Entry in to confined spaces and working within the utility tunnel for extended periods of time. Implement and enforce safety procedures and standards. Shows proper care when utilizing power tools, ensures proper safety procedures are followed. Keep work area as clean and safe as possible. Follow all Lock Out / Tag Out procedures, including the use of the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required by the campus. Operates assigned vehicle in a safe manner obeying all C
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