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SUNY Delhi Service & Repair Assistant (HVAC-R) in Delhi, New York

Location: Delhi, NY Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Jan 14 2022 Job Description:

SUNY Delhi seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking Service & Repair Assistant (HVAC-R) to join the Facilities Department in the HVAC-R Shop. SUNY Delhi prides itself on being a welcoming college community for all. Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness are integral components of the highest quality academic programs and the strongest campus climate. The college seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that inclusive excellence will be affirmed.

The Service & Repair Assistant (HVAC-R) will perform routine inspections and servicing of various types of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. This is a semi-skilled position that performs the more routine, repetitive tasks in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. Incumbents may also perform journey-level activities, under supervision, or after receiving detailed instructions, to learn and perfect their skills. Generally, Service & Repair Assistants (HVAC-R) work under the supervision of a skilled trades or supervisory maintenance position; in turn, they often supervise Facility Operations Assistants 1 and other relatively unskilled workers in performing manual tasks involving elementary skills. Under direction, incumbents will also participate in work in other Service & Repair specialties when not engaged in refrigeration work.


  • Installs and assists in the installation of refrigeration and air-conditioning units and systems by performing such tasks as mounting compressors, condensers, and other components; cutting, threading, and connecting tubing to inlets and outlets of components; installing control mechanisms and assembling components of systems following written and schematic instructions; testing lines, connections, and components for leaks with leak detectors, and making the necessary repairs; recording temperature and pressure readings from gauges, and adjusting controls to bring readings within limits prescribed by the manufacturer.

  • Services, adjusts, or replaces electrical control devices and calibrates them according to specified procedures and specifications.

  • Performs seasonal start-up and shut-down operations on air-conditioning units and systems to ensure efficient and maintenance free operations.

  • Assists a skilled mechanic in the overhaul and major repair of compressors, pumps, and electric motors by performing specific tasks.

  • Makes electrical connections for motors.

  • Locates and seals leaks in tubing, valves, joint connections, and other components in both gas and brine units. Makes repairs and retests system to ensure connections are tight.

  • Periodically inspects and services refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment according to preventative maintenance schedules and equipment service manuals.

    Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications for the Non-competitive Service and Repair Assistant (HVAC-R) position are:

  • Two-years of full-time experience in plumbing, steam-fitting, electrical, air-conditioning, or refrigeration work under the supervision of a skilled tradesperson; OR

  • Completion of a two-year technical school course in heating, refrigeration, or air-conditioning at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services.

  • Unrestricted Drivers License with clean driving record

    Additional Information:

  • Status: Full-time, Permanent

  • Negotiating Unit: 03 - Operational Services Unit (OSU)

  • Starting Salary: SG-9, $37,507

  • Work Schedule: 6 am - 2:30 pm, 40 hrs/wk, Monday - Friday, but may be sdjusted to include weekend and holiday work to meet the needs of the campus.

  • Reports to: Energy Manager & HVAC Supervisor

  • Location: SUNY Delhi

  • This position offers full New York State CSEA ( , benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the country.

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  • SUNY Delhi has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and Cultural Diversity. The College welcomes responses from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

  • SUNY Delhi 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.

  • Although the vacancies are in the areas indicated, the appointing authority shall have the right to direct appropriate transfers and reassignments of employees to other areas.