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New York State Civil Service Service & Repair Assistant HVAC-R in Cobleskill, New York


Agency SUNY Cobleskill

Title Service & Repair Assistant HVAC-R

Occupational Category Skilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade 09

Bargaining Unit OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range From $41399 to $50884 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 7 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Schoharie

Street Address 106 Suffolk Circle

City Cobleskill

State NY

Zip Code 12043

Minimum Qualifications Two years of experience in heating, plumbing, steam-fitting, electrical, air-conditioning or refrigeration work, under the supervision of a journey level tradesperson, ORcompletion of a two-year technical school course in heating, refrigeration or air-conditioning.When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.

Duties Description A Service & Repair Assistant (HVAC-R), as a semiskilled employee, performs the more routine and repetitive tasks in the inspection, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, usually under the supervision of a Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R). Incumbents in learning and perfecting their craft may perform journey level activities under supervision or after receiving detailed instructions. Incumbents may function as a lead worker on a project basis over Facility Operations Assistant 1 and other unskilled workers in performing manual tasks involving elementary skills. All positions are in the non-competitive jurisdictional class.Performs required periodic maintenance and emergency repairs on heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.Inspects, tests, diagnoses trouble and dismantles malfunctioning systems and components.Overhauls compressors, pumps and electric motors, replacing parts as necessary.Overhauls and replaces control devices, calibrating and recalibrating them as necessary.Rewires electrical systems of components as necessary.Performs seasonal start-up and shut-down operations on air-conditioning and heating equipment and systems to ensure efficient operation and to prevent freeze-ups.Reads and records gas, steam, water, and electrical meter readings.Fills out plant logs, incident and Quality Assurance Reports.Conducts boiler, HVAC, and water systems testing, analyzes results, and adds chemicals to maintain proper system functions.Maintains steam trapsResponds to calls concerning mechanical, electrical, or plumbing breakdowns outside of the plant, troubleshoots the problem, and makes necessary repairs or advises the appropriate authority regarding the problem.Studies blueprints and schematic drawings to identify the location, size and type of components.As necessary assembles components of system for installation following written and schematic instructions.Mounts compressors, condensers and other components in specified locations.Cuts, threads and connects tubing to inlets and outlets of components.Installs control mechanisms with wrenches and acetylene torches.Tests lines, connections and components for leaks with leak detector which indicates the presence of refrigerant.May install electric wiring to connect components to power source.Records temperature and pressure readings from gauges and temperature potentiometer and compares readings with manufacturer's specifications.Adjusts controls to bring readings within specifications as required.As assigned, supervises and trains Service & Repair Assistants (HVAC-R), Plant Utilities Assistants, and other trades positions in the repair and maintenance of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.Assigns work to staff providing oral and written instructions and diagrams as necessary.Observes and inspects work in progress and at its completion to insure work is properly done.Performs journey level work as required. As required, operates a motor vehicle to transport material, equipment and personnel to job sites around a State facility.The Incumbent in this position should be proficient in Time Management and Problem Solving. Strong communication skills and customer service focus is essential. Independence of Operation Service & Repair Assistants (HVAC-R) report to such positions as Plant Utilities Engineers, Service and Repair Mechanics (HVAC-R) Trades Supervisors (Electrician), or Maintenance Supervisors. The supervisors may prescribe work priorities, furnish materials, given the nature and extent of work and provide plans, diagrams and specifications. In some cases, these activities are performed by the Service & Repair Assistant (HVAC-R). Service & Repair Mechanics' (HVAC-R) work is periodically inspected by the supervisor but a Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) works with the considerable independence that is typical of journey level trades positions.

Additional Comments This is an SG-9 position, with a salary range of $41,399 - $50,884.This is a full-time, permanent, calendar-year position.Schedule and shifts will be determined by seniority and preference.This position offers full New York State benefits which are some of 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.This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

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Name Nicole Field

Telephone 5182555514


Email Address


Street 106 Suffolk Circle

City Cobleskill

State NY

Zip Code 12043

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