Required Qualifications: Per Civil Service Standards and Specifications. Must have taken and passed the required Plant Utilities Assistant State Civil Service exam and be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service List (See "Special Notes") . 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 have the ability to work in confined spaces and from a ladder, scaffolding or man lift over ten feet in height. Incumbent must be able to access equipment in low places, access items most often accessed by ladder and move heavy objects or equipment. Must successfully pass a pulmonary function test to be certified to wear protective equipment (i.e. respirators). The test shall be provided by the department.
Brief Description of Duties: The Plant Utilities Assistant assists the Plant Utilities Engineers in the operations, repairs, and maintenance of stationary equipment and systems including pumps, high pressure steam boilers, high temperature hot water boilers, and auxiliary heating system. These plants provide steam or hot water for heating building and for auxiliary use. In a single or multi-building facility, the Plant Utilities Assistant will assist in the operations, repair, and routine maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, ventilation, air-conditioning, and electrical distribution. The incumbent must follow Plant Safety Policies/Procedures and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times.
Monitoring of equipment consoles. This includes reading, analyzing, and following up on all console readings, charts, and trouble calls. Adjustment of equipment controls to correct malfunction when indicated by observation or in response to a signal. Reads and records gas, steam and water levels.
Fills out Incident and Quality Assurance Reports. Advises supervisor when repairs are required. Receives and distributes fuel supplies required for all program locations. Perform minor repairs such as replacing worn gaskets, changing belts, and tightening joints, and assisting the Plant Utilities Engineers I with the maintenance and overhaul of boilers and in the repair of stationary equipment.
Assist in the repair, maintenance, and operations of the alarm and signal systems. Assists in the operations of energy management related to lighting, filtering systems, HVAC and boiler energy management systems, etc. Perform supervised plumbing, electrical, and refrigeration work. Determine if any water regulator valves need rebuilding or repair. Threads, solders, or glues and installs pipes, using proper types of piping and fittings. Repack pumps and valves.
Perform preventive maintenance on heating, ventilation, 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 the filers and determines if the refrigeration system is low or refrigerant; if so, identifies type and amount of refrigeration system is low or refrigerant; if so, identifies type and amount refrigerant needed and prepares system for charge. Regenerates water softeners.
Provide instruction to the Plant Utilities Helper's Maintenance Helper's on routine jobs and equipment inspection. Cleans the mechanical rooms as assigned, during shifts.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, shift and pass days varied. Night and weekend work required. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
To be considered for a Plant Utilities Assistant position, candidate must have a reachable score on the Plant Utilities Assistant decentralized exam list.
Along with submitting this electronic application, please complete and submit an Application for NYS Examinations and Supplemental Questionnaire by following this link https://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/20-450&20-451.pdf . Fully completed applications MUST be submitted to West Campus Human Resources Department by email to email@example.com or by fax at 631-632-4984 along with copies of all supporting documents (certifications/degrees/licenses). You may also mail your application to Human Resource Services, 390 Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-0751.
There will be no written test as the score is rated on education and experience. The supplemental questionnaire IS YOUR TEST. Please refer to the Civil Service Examination Announcement for additional information prior to submitting your application and supporting documentation.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
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Official Job Title: Plant Utilities Assistant
Job Field: Plant Utilities Assistant
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: East Campus Powerplant-Stony Brook University
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