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Stony Brook University Plant Utilities Engineer 1 in Stony Brook, New York

Required Qualifications: As per Civil Service Standards. Must have taken and passed the required Plant Utilities Engineer 1, State Civil Service Decentralized Exam and be reachable on the appropriate current 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"). Ability to climb, stoop and do moderately heavy lifting/moving (up to 50 lbs). Candidate must be able to perform the physical tasks of the position such as bending, lifting, stretching and climbing. Must have the ability to work in confined spaces and from a ladder, scaffolding or man lift over ten feet in height. To qualify for this position, the selected individual must successfully pass a pulmonary function test to certify them to wear protective equipment; for example respirators. The tests shall be provided by the employing department.

Preferred Qualifications: An Associate's Degree in Plant Utilities Technology or the equivalent.

Brief Description of Duties: A Plant Utilities Engineer 1, is responsible for operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, testing and calibrating mechanical and electrical equipment provide heat, hot water, ventilation, air-conditioning and electrical distribution in the most efficient and safe manner possible. Incumbents also make recommendations on major overhauls and replacement of equipment and initiate activity relating to energy conservation project.

Operate steam and hot water boilers including lighting off, firing, cleaning and shutting down system.

Operation of chillers and related equipment.

Read and interpret technical manuals, specifications, design, drawings and wiring diagrams. Working knowledge of OSHA, PESH, EPA, DEC Health, New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes and Labor rules and regulations as they relate to the requirements of the occupation, including oil, spills, air quality, stack emissions and water contamination.

Operate multi-fuel systems which could include oil, gas, and diesel. Duties include lighting off, warming up, checking for leaks, checking temperature and pressure and securing.

Clean, inspect, maintain and repair boilers including but not limited to flushing, tubing and chemical cleaning of water side and fire side of boiler equipment, repairing brick work and other related maintenance and repair duties.

Performs all chiller maintenance, such as cleaning condenser tubes, cleaning of evaporator, maintenance and repair of steam turbines, pumps, air compressors, steam systems, cooling towers, motors, motor starters and variable frequency drives.

Handles various types of hazardous materials such as; refrigerants, Freon, gas, fuel oil, solvents, antifreeze, biocides, bitrates, amines, cyclohexylamine, marpholine, diethylamino ethanol, acids, caustic soda, regulated waste and refuse.

Responds to incidents having potential environmental impact and/or safety concerns, such as chemical spills, oil spills, and blowouts and may be called upon to implement evacuation plans in emergency situations. Maintain "right to know" incidents.

Work in confined space situations using personal protective equipment and supervise others working in confined space using personal protective equipment.

Work at high elevations up to forty feet off the floor or ground level. Ladders are used for Emergency Exits that are 4 to 5 stories off the ground.

Tolerate high noise levels. The noise level in the Power Plant can be in excess of 90 decibels. Hearing protections is required to be worn at all times when working in the Power Plant.

Electrical hazards - Incumbent repairs and maintains high and low voltage distribution equipment such as motor controls and emergency power distribution systems.

Will be required to keep written records of maintenance performed, fuel consumption and meter readings; prepares various reports such as equipment malfunctions.

Provides training and assistance to subordinates.

Other duties 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.

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.

To be considered for a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 position, candidate must have a reachable score on the Plant Utilities Engineer 1 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. Fully completed applications MUST be submitted to West Campus Human Resources Department by email to 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.

***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 Engineer 1
Job Field: Plant Utilities Engineer
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: West Campus Power Plant-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Variable Shift Hours: TBD

Posting Start Date: Jan 12, 2021
Posting End Date: Jan 27, 2021, 4:59:00 AM
Salary: As per civil service guidelines
Salary Grade: SG14
Appointment Type: Permanent

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.