SUNY Budget Title: Plant Utilities Engineer 1 Salary Level/Grade: SG014 Work type: Full time Location: Brockport, NY Department: Facilities Utilities Categories: Facilities Maintenance & Skilled Trade
Located in Western New York, State University of New York College at Brockport is a nationally recognized and accredited public institution with competitive state health insurance and retirement plan options. SUNY Brockport also includes Brockport Downtown and sponsors the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC), both located in Rochester, NY. We are an inclusive employee-oriented university. Be yourself and start your career here. Help us build a better Brockport!
Job Summary: SUNY Brockport is accepting applications for a Plant Utilities Assistant Engineer 1. The Plant Utilities Engineer 1 will operate, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, test, and calibrate mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical distribution in a safe and efficient manner.
Make recommendations on major overhauls and replacement of equipment and identify, recommend and develop energy conservation projects;
May supervise subordinate staff in the operation and maintenance of heating facilities and mechanical equipment;
May also supervise contractors in an emergency or project situation, and you may be required to assume responsibility for operations of the overall physical plant. Positions involve shift work within a 24-hour work schedule which includes night and holiday shifts.
Essential Functions include but not limited to:
Operates steam and hot water boilers including lighting off, firing, cleaning and shutting down system.
Operates central and auxiliary computers which monitor, test, control and operate boilers, auxiliary equipment and HVAC systems.
Operates boiler, feed water, and condensate and hot water supply and return systems.
Troubleshoots, repairs and calibrates electronic and pneumatic combustion and HVAC control systems.
Conducts boiler, HVAC, and water systems testing, analyzing results and adding chemicals to maintain proper residuals in boiler and piping systems.
Operates forced or induced draft fan systems by starting, regulating and securing fan to maintain proper combustion process.
Operates large Chillers, centrifugal, screw driven and hermetic chiller systems and other refrigeration equipment.
Operates related auxiliary air-conditioning equipment, such as cooling towers, evaporative coolers, fan coils, vacuum pumps, purge chillers, and water cooled condensers.
Conducts chilled water and condenser water chemical analysis to maintain proper residuals.
Operates HVAC systems to maintain proper environmental conditions including hydronic, steam, and air handling distribution systems.
Calibrates controls, balance air distribution systems, and maintain proper air temperature, humidity, fresh air and air flow quality.
Troubleshoots, adjusts pneumatic and digital control systems.
Operates, maintains and repairs high temperature, high pressure water distribution systems and chilled water AC system.
Operates, maintains and repairs ventilation systems.
Monitors and adjusts system set points and output using remote computer links to the building's programmable logic controls.
Cleans, inspects, maintains, and repairs boilers including but not limited to flushing, and chemical cleaning of water side and fire side of boiler equipment, repairing brickwork, and replacing tubes.
Maintains, repairs or replaces bearings, shafts, controller valves, motors, piping, traps, conveyors and other equipment.
Performs troubleshooting and repair of building distribution systems including low pressure steam distribution, heat exchangers, hot and cold deck systems, air handlers, and pneumatic and digital controls.
Maintains boiler combustion, emission and flame safety control system.
Performs all chiller maintenance, such as cleaning and replacement of condenser tubes, cleaning of evaporators, maintenance and repair of steam turbines, pumps, air compressors, steam systems, cooling towers, motors, motor starters, and variable frequency drives.
Performs maintenance on HVAC systems, including Direct Digital Controls adjustment, calibration, and modification.
Maintains and repairs pumps and piping, perform installation of new and/or modification of existing equipment on a project basis, lubricate fan motors, bearings and belts, clean drip pans and drains, and replace filters.
Maintains computerized energy management system, identify, inspect and replace faulty equipment and devices and troubleshoot problems, including resetting temperature, humidity, fan status, damper controls, valve position, and alarm status.
Responds to calls, usually on off shift hours, concerning mechanical, electrical or plumbing breakdowns. Troubleshoots problems and make necessary repairs if possible or contacts supervisor.
Cleans, maintains and repairs HVAC equipment, calibrate controls, perform air testing, replace filters and test and chemically treat HVAC systems.
Performs HVAC system inspections and manufacturer-recommended preventive maintenance.
Performs seasonal overhauls and transitions systems from heating to cooling and vice versa.
Surveys and monitors equipment and systems operation to determine the most efficient mode of operation; read gauges and meters and refer to technical instructions and/or operating manuals to determine if equipment is operating according to specifications.
Installs new equipment and/or modify existing equipment to operate at peak energy efficiency.
Maintains written records of maintenance performed, fuel consumption and meter readings; prepares incident reports of unusual events, such as equipment malfunctions; and orders parts necessary for on-going preventive maintenance programs or to carry out equipment repair or replacement.
Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
Operates a variety of hand and power tools, including the tools of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades, water test equipment, electric-test equipment and meters, refrigeration test equipment, air adjustment test equipment, computer terminals and microprocessors, sonic light and vibration meters, combustion analyzers, personal protective equipment, confined space equipment and portable emergency equipment.
Contacts service vendor for elevator repairs.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Responds to fire alarms if needed.
Identify, recommend and develop energy conservation projects.
Performs minor asbestos removal projects to facilitate repairs.
Attends required trainings.
Functional and Supervisory:
Plant Utilities Engineers 1 reports to the Plant Utilities Engineer 2 and may supervise a subordinate crew of Plant Utilities Assistants, and other trades and Labor Class positions on a shift by making work assignments, giving instructions, assisting in performing the work, and assuring work is done in the appropriate manner.
Open Competitive: four years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of boilers, HVAC, or auxiliary plant utilities equipment in commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities.
Candidates must have permanent appointment in a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 classified position (or be eligible for transfer) or be reachable for appointment on the current NY State Civil Service canvass list for Plant Utilities Engineer 1 - Brockport location.
Background Investigation Statement: All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.
New York State Executive Order:
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 via email at [email protected].
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