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

Location: Delhi, NY Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Jul 28 2022 Job Description:

SUNY Delhi seeks a self-motivated, 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) performs routine and repetitive tasks in the inspection, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. Generally, the Service & Repair Assistants (HVAC-R) work under the supervision of a Service and Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R), or supervisory maintenance position. After incumbents learn and perfect their craft, they may perform journey level activities under supervision or after receiving detailed instructions.


A Service & Repair Assistant (HVAC-R) working from oral and written instructions, diagrams and equipment manuals, performs a variety of semiskilled maintenance and

repair tasks including but not limited to the following:

  • Routinely inspects and services heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment according to preventive maintenance schedules and equipment service manuals.

  • Assists a skilled mechanic in the overhaul and major repair of HVAC equipment such as, bearings, shafts, compressors, pumps, and electric motors by performing specific tasks as directed.

  • Installs and assists in the installation of heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air-conditioning units and systems by performing such tasks as mounting compressors, condensers and other components in specified locations; 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 detector 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.

  • Makes electrical connections for motors, fans, and associated equipment.

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

  • Incumbents are expected to perform the more routine and repetitive tasks with considerable independence.

  • Under direction, incumbents participate in work in other Service & Repair specialties when not engaged in HVAC-R work.

  • Records, tracks, and reports preventative maintenance work, findings, and deficiencies.

  • Uses computer to research information such as, diagnostic manuals, specifications, wiring diagrams, and parts related to HVAC-R equipment.

    Job Requirements:

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

  • Two-years of full-time experience in heating, plumbing, electrical, steam-fitting, air-conditioning, or refrigeration work under the supervision of a journey level 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7G Pesticide license, for cooling tower maintenance and treatment, or ability to obtain.

  • EPA Universal Refrigeration Certification or the ability to earn certificate.

  • Experience with the operation of integrated Building Management Systems and PLC's.

    Additional Information:

  • Status: Full-time, Permanent

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

  • Starting Salary: SG-9, $39,022

  • 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: Physical Plant Director

  • 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.