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Mechanical Trades- Maintenance Assistant, HVAC - SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Company: SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Location: Utica
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Utica, NY

Category: Classified

Posted On: Fri Sep 17 2021

Job Description:
Description of Duties:

This semi-skilled position shall be assigned to the Facilities' Mechanical Trades Department. The Maintenance Assistant will perform semiskilled activities in the installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of HVAC equipment and systems, such as boilers, chillers, exhaust systems, and auxiliary support equipment (e.g., piping, water treatment systems, HVAC filters, thermostats, and pneumatic controls). Under the supervision of a journey-level tradesperson, the position will also assist skilled mechanical trades in complex repair and installation tasks.

The Maintenance Assistant position will also perform routine tasks of the electrical trade, including: repair of electrical equipment such as overhead door motors, vacuum cleaners, floor machines, electric ranges, and other appliances; replacing brushes on large electric motors; laying and repairing electrical cables and wires; installing and maintaining lighting fixtures, outlets, and switches; and adjusting points and contacts on electrical equipment.

The Maintenance Assistant will use the tools of the mechanical trades, including the standard hand tools, portable power tools, multi-meters and shop equipment.

Other reasonable duties as assigned.



Job Requirements:
Minimum Requirements:

Non- Competitive: Two years of full-time experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled tradesperson; OR completion of an appropriate two year technical school course at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services, such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association-Partnership (NYS CSEA-P) Applied Skilled Trades Certificate Program*; or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of appropriate technical courses at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services. Applicants must submit evidence of qualifications.

*Successful completion of the NYS CSEA-P Applied Skilled Trades Certificate Program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. It does not include 4,000 hours of on-the-job training, as required for the NYS CSEA-P Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship.

Applicants must possess a valid New York State driver's license and have the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Applicants must have ability to climb ladders, work at heights on scaffolds and platforms, and to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual checks.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification and experience with Category 7G cooling tower treatment is a plus.

Have the ability to train and supervise sub-ordinate staff.

Have the ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions

Have the ability to plan and lay out work and diagnose problems.

Have the ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, architectural and mechanical blueprints, and specifications.

Experience in the testing and maintenance of backflow prevention devices is a plus.



Additional Information:
Closing date for receipt of applications: until position is filled.


SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, SUNY Polytechnic Institute will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender identification or expression, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, status as a domestic violence victim, criminal conviction, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law.. Please feel free to review your equal employment opportunities protections and laws pertaining to these protections at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the College's current campus security policies. The SUNY Polytechnic Institute Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link:

https://sunypoly.edu/sites/default/files/CleryReport2020-Utica.pdfor at:https://sunypoly.edu/sites/default/files/CleryReport2020-Albany.pdf

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator TitleIX@sunypoly.edu at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; Email OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

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 info@goer.ny.gov.

Keywords: SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica , Mechanical Trades- Maintenance Assistant, HVAC - SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Professions , Utica, New York

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