Facilities Operations Assistant 1
SUNY Cobleskill
Cobleskill, NY
There are many ways to qualify to be a Facilities Operations Assistant. You only need to have three months experience or education, and are currently working towards the completion of a program in one of the following areas:

Heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration
Facilities Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Marine Engineering

Duties Description Under the general direction of a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 or higher level plant utilities position, the Facilities Operations Assistant 1 will assist in the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air-conditioning and electrical distribution.

The Facilities Operations Assistant 1 will perform semiskilled tasks in a safe and efficient manner in operating stationary steam or high temperature hot water boilers rated at 15 pounds per square inch or more; maintain and repair boilers, pumps, other power plant auxiliary equipment, and electrical and mechanical stationary equipment. Experienced incumbents may be assigned a limited number of activities requiring the full performance level skills of a Plant Utilities Assistant, and in some cases a Plant Utilities Engineer 1.

Incumbents in this position perform the following job duties:
Reads, analyzes and follows up on all console readings, charts, and trouble calls.
Reads and records gas, steam, and water meter readings.
Fills out incident and Quality Assurance Reports.
Advises supervisor when repairs are required.
Performs preventive maintenance on heating, ventilating, 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 filters.
Determines if refrigeration system is low on refrigerant; if so, identifies type and amount of refrigerant needed, and prepares system for charge.
Regenerates water softeners.
Installs, removes, washes and stores window air conditioners.
Performs minor repairs such as replacing worn gaskets, changing belts and tightening joints, and assisting the Plant Utilities Engineers 1 in the maintenance and overhaul of boilers and in the repair of stationary equipment.
Performs supervised plumbing, electrical and refrigeration work.
Threads, solders or glues and installs pipe, using proper types of pipe and fittings.
Re-packs valves.
Assists in the operation of energy management systems related to the control of clocks, lighting, filtering systems, HVAC and boiler energy management systems, etc.
Cleans mechanical rooms.
As assigned, during night shifts, weekends or on holidays, Facilities Operations Assistant respond to calls concerning mechanical, electrical or plumbing breakdowns outside of the plant, troubleshoot the problem, and if possible make necessary repairs, or advise the appropriate authority regarding the problem.
Facilities Operations Assistants are typically supervised by a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 who makes assignments and provides assistance and instruction. Facilities Operations Assistants perform many of the tasks with considerable independence although the supervisor may be called when a problem arises. Plant Utilities Assistants perform some of the same tasks as a Plant Utilities Assistant, under direction and specific instruction.

Additional Comments This is a SG-6 position.
The salary range for this position is $31,245 - $38651.
The work schedule for this position is 11pm-7am. Pass days are Thursday and Friday.
This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country.
SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.
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