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Plant Utilities Engineer 1

SUNY Brockport
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 26, 2022

Plant Utilities Engineer 1

Job no: 496396

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 Engineer 1. As a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 on an assigned shift, individuals would 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. Essential Functions include but not limited to:

System Operations:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Systems Maintenance:
  • 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.
  • Performs seasonal overhauls and transitions systems from heating to cooling and vice versa.

  • 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.

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.
Minimum Qualifications:
Transfer eligibility requirement: You must have a current permanent appointment with a minimum of 1 year of service in a position of the same title or transferable title.

OR any of the below:

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

Or 2. 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 3. Must have been an enlisted power generation equipment repairer with the U.S. Army;

Or 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. Possession of a High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer License or Stationary Engineer License;

Or 8. A bachelor's degree in Facilities Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Marine Engineering;

Or 9. 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 10. 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 11. An associate's degree in HVAC AND two years of qualifying experience as described in EITHER qualification #13 or #14 above;

Or 12. 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 as described in EITHER qualification #9 or 10 above.

Exam Announcement:

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using Footprints and Maximo systems.
  • Ability to use computer-based monitoring and control devices in maintaining and troubleshooting HVAC systems.

Work Schedule: 40 hours/week; Sunday - Thursday, 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm Salary and Benefits: $51,711 May be benefits eligible; more information at Careers@Brockport. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Application Instructions:
Submit your application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references at .

MUST COMPLETE the Plant Utilities Engineer 1 application and submit to Kallee Quill at


Background Investigation Statement:
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check. Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement.
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

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Diversity Statement:
We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College's commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.
SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

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