Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Plant Utilities Engineer 1 - Continuous Recruitment - As of 01/30/12
Title Plant Utilities Engineer 1
Location Positions exist at various correctional facilities throughout New York State
Salary Hiring rate is $43,270 and Job rate is $52,552
Grade 14
Work Schedule Varies by facility
Employment Type Full Time
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit CSEA
Duties / Responsibilities As a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 on an assigned shift, you 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. You would make recommendations on major overhauls and replacement of equipment and identify, recommend and develop energy conservation projects. You may supervise subordinate staff in the operation and maintenance of heating facilities and mechanical equipment. You may also supervise contractors in an emergency or project situation and you may be required to assume responsibility for operations of the overall physical plant.
Minimum Qualifications On or before the date of filing your application, you must meet one of the following requirements:
Either 1. Two years of satisfactory hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers and/or auxiliary equipment or HVAC equipment in commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities (experience limited to residential applications is NOT considered qualifying); AND
an associate's degree in Plant Utilities Technology or the equivalent. In order to determine whether a specific degree is equivalent to the Plant Utilities Technology program, the major course of study must include a minimum of 30 college semester credit hours in core curriculum courses, creditable toward the degree, in any combination of the following course areas:
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Electrical Circuits
Fluid Mechanics
Technical Communications
Thermal Dynamics
Utility Refrigeration Mechanics
Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Physics
Boiler and Steam Systems
Industrial Electricity
Electric Utility Systems
Plant Operation and Maintenance
Industrial Instrumentation and Control
Industrial Safety
Environmental Air Quality
OR thirty college semester credit hours in core curriculum courses creditable toward an associate's degree in Plant Utilities Technology or the equivalent, in any combination of the course areas as described in No. 1 above.
OR 2. Four years of satisfactory hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers and/or auxiliary equipment or HVAC equipment in commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities (experience limited to residential applications is not considered qualifying);
Or 3. Completion of a state Department of Labor apprenticeship program for stationary engineers or for plant maintenance (plumber/steamfitter) or plant maintenance (refrigeration/AC), which is a minimum of four years in duration;
Or 4. Possession of a Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator license, which required a minimum of four years of experience or training.

The following military experiences are considered examples of qualifying experience:
U.S. Air Force: Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program.
U.S. Coast Guard: 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 United States Coast Guard.
U.S. Army: Must have been an enlisted power generation equipment repairer with the U.S. Army.
U.S. Navy: 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.
U.S. Merchant Marine: Must have a merchant mariner's document (MMD) and be a qualified member of the engine department (QMED) as an oiler, fireman/watertender, refrigerating engineer or engineman.
Contact Information - To apply for the position of a Plant Utilities Engineer 1, mail the completed NYS-APP form to:
NYS Department of Civil Service, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, Albany, New York 12239
Additional Instructions Application NYS-APP form  is available on the NYS Department of Civil Service web site, or call Judy Canniff at DOCS Personnel at (518) 457-8132 to request an application or if you have any questions.

The State of New York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability in the admission to, access to or employment in our programs or activities. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request. The State of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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