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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/17/24

Applications Due07/28/24

Vacancy ID158974


AgencySUNY Geneseo

TitlePlant Utilities Engineer 1 (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $54860 to $66634 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Livingston

Street Address 1 College Circle

City Geneseo


Zip Code14454


On or before the date of filing your application, you must have one of the qualifications listed below:

Either Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program from the U.S. Air Force;

OR Must have been an enlisted machinery technician (MK) with the U.S. Coast Guard OR possession of a certificate as a Marine Engineer issued by the U.S. Coast Guard;

OR Must have been an enlisted power generation equipment repairer with the U.S. Army;

OR Must have been an enlisted gas turbine systems technician, submarine nuclear propulsion plant operator reactor control, utilities man, machinist mate, or engineman with the U.S. Navy;

OR Must have a Merchant Mariner’s Document (MMD) and have been a qualified member of the engine department (QMED) as an oiler, fireman/water tender, refrigerating engineer or engineman with the U.S. Merchant Marine;

OR Completion of a New York State Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program for stationary engineers, plant maintenance (plumber/steamfitter), HVAC Mechanic or plant maintenance (refrigeration/AC) (See Note #1);

OR Possession of a High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer License or Stationary Engineer License;

OR A bachelor’s degree in Facilities Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Marine Engineering;

OR Four years of full-time hands on experience in the maintenance and operation of commercial, industrial, institutional facility, computer applications of digital energy platforms and building analytics and/or performing diagnosis, repair of HVAC systems or boilers or auxiliary equipment;

OR Four years of full-time hands on experience in a residential setting performing diagnosis, operation, maintenance repair of HVAC systems or boilers or auxiliary equipment;

OR An associate’s degree in HVAC AND two years of qualifying experience as described in EITHER qualification (two directly above);

OR Completion of an HVAC certificate or diploma from a BOCES program (900 hours) OR completion of an approved certificate in HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, boiler operations and maintenance, or plumbing from an accredited technical school or technology college AND two years of qualifying experience in commercial or residential as described above.

OR currently have permanent appointments in a Plant Utilities Engineer I, SG-14 classified position

OR be reachable for appointment on the current NY State Civil Service canvass list for a Plant Utilities Engineer, SG-14 position

Duties Description The SUNY Geneseo Facilities Department is looking for a reliable and dedicated individual to join our team as a Plant Utilities Engineer 1.

As a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 you will be responsible for operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, testing, and calibrating mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical distribution.

You will make recommendations on major overhauls and replacement of equipment and initiate activity relating to energy conservation projects.

You may supervise the work of Plant Utilities Helpers and Plant Utilities Assistants.

Additional Comments This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Heather Orme

Telephone 585-245-5616

Fax 585-245-5998

Email Address


Street 1 College Circle

City Geneseo

State NY

Zip Code 14454


Notes on ApplyingOnline applications can be submitted to

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