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As a service and maintenance department of AgriTech at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, the responsibility of the Buildings and Properties Unit (B & P) is to provide responsive maintenance, engineering and special services in support of our institution's vital research. The mission is to maintain and expand the campus and its facilities to the highest possible standards, while providing dependable and cost effective support services to those carrying out the research. B & P is a service organization dedicated to the success and satisfaction of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station's faculty, academics, staff, students and campus visitors.
Under general supervision, support the Buildings and Properties mission in a multi-trade environment by working cooperatively with unit and research staff and faculty. Perform a full range of journey-level electrical work including:
Install, diagnose, repair, modify, and maintain electrical equipment and systems for the AgriTech Experiment Station in Geneva, NY; recommend repair or replacement strategies; read, interpret and communicate using blueprints, technical drawings, project documents, and other relevant technical information as it pertains to maintaining, installing and troubleshooting facilities infrastructure and systems
Independently troubleshoot complex systems, plan and execute installations start to finish
Provide leadership and expertise on complex jobs in the field, help others develop skills and expertise
Identify necessary parts and supplies needed to complete a task and work with shop lead to plan and procure
Maintenance of fire alarms, exhaust fans, air handling units, motor controls, building controls, substation batteries, lighting systems, transformers, electrical system components and other systems as needed
Custom installations, renovations and relocations, as well as troubleshooting and repair of scientific equipment
Assist with custodial, warehouse, utility plant, grounds, and other trade shops as required
Learn and follow safety and work environment regulations, policies and procedures (ARC flash prevention and protection, lead, asbestos, fall protection, confined space, and others as required)
Acquire and maintain licenses and/or special knowledge to maintain specialized equipment as required
Set up and tear down for special events as requested
Retrieve work order data from, and enter material, labor, and work log data into, Maximo daily with accuracy and dependability
Maintain hand tools and diagnostic equipment needed to perform job duties
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
General to Buildings and Properties:
High School diploma
Must possess and maintain valid driver license and undergo successful driver background check and employment background check
Must have ability to use computer for communications, time entry, scheduling access, product research & online trainings
Capacity to handle confidential and sensitive information with utmost discretion and tact required.
Ability to multitask
Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, communicate, listen, respect others, set priorities and achieve them, and use time effectively
Must be highly motivated and exhibit innovation, good judgment, and reliability in the work place
Work with other staff as a member of a team to resolve issues and achieve common goals
Provide and promote service to internal and external customers
Demonstrate ability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing; demonstrate effective listening skills
Show initiative, anticipate needs, and take action; adapt to changing priorities, situations and demands
Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with a wide range of internal and external customers
Ability to work comfortably and safely on 10'-12' stepladders, 24' extension ladders, and various aerial work platforms
Knowledge of or ability to learn and follow OSHA lockout/tag-out and other related safety procedures
24 hour availability required for emergencies on an as-needed basis
Trade Specific (Electrical):
Electrical Trade School or Union certification
Experience as an electrician in a maintenance facility
Efficient in installation of EMT and ridged conduit with high quality workmanship
Efficient in motor control troubleshooting and design
Able to do load calculations to determine wire sizes, conduct fill, breaker sizes, and branch circuits
Able to do estimates in all aspects of electrical field
5 – 7 years commercial electrical work experience; strong knowledge of electrical trade
Strong knowledge of National Electric Code
Read and interpret shop/field drawings, electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and other project documents
Must be able to inspect crawl spaces, attics, laboratories, ventilation equipment, mechanical rooms, mechanical shafts, sub basements and confined, isolated areas
Maintenance Mechanic III:
Must have expertise in one or more of the disciplines (plumbing, electric, carpentry/general construction, refrigeration, controls) with at least 5 to 7 years of experience
Ability to work independently to perform routine maintenance, repairs, and replacements
Ability to independently troubleshoot complex systems and plan installations start to finish; or, have a core competency in at least two disciplines and actively utilize skills in both disciplines
Operate and maintain trades equipment; strategically select most appropriate equipment to complete task; evaluate condition of equipment
Troubleshoot mechanical and building equipment/components; recommend repair or replacement strategies; read, interpret and communicate using blueprints, technical drawings and other relevant technical information as it pertains to maintaining, installing and troubleshooting facilities infrastructure and systems
Support other functional groups as required to fulfill mission of organization
Must be able to wear safety equipment such as a respirator
Maintain required knowledge of applicable safety and code compliance regulations and requirements
Respond to work orders and requests to perform maintenance activities
Identify necessary parts and supplies needed to complete a task and work with shop lead to develop plan or procure
Provide relief for Utility Plant operators and assist other trade shops
Experience with refrigeration and mechanical
Ability to troubleshoot and coordinate repairs to refrigeration and air conditioning systems and controls
At least 5 years of experience in the refrigeration or related field
Be certified as a Universal Technician, per 40CFR Part 82 Subpart F and provide proof of certification
University Job Title:
Multi Trade Technician III
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