Plant Engineer

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Work type: Staff 1199 Union, Staff Full-time
Department: Facilites & Maintenance
Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Facilities/Maintenance

Position Summary:       

Provides maintenance of the infrastructure systems; provides maintenance, troubleshooting and repair services on all of the University’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.  

Subject to being on-call for emergencies, carrying a cell phone or two-way radio, working with hazardous materials. Schedule may change based on the needs of the University to complete/perform scheduled or emergency functions/projects. 

Regular schedule is: Sunday 10am to 6:30pm, Monday to Thursday 2:30 to 11.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist other lower grade mechanics in performing emergency and/or periodic maintenance as well as the overhauling and repairing of mechanical equipment assigned to the Department of Plant Operations
  • Inspect, test, troubleshoot and repair all mechanical and electrical HVAC equipment;
  • Disassemble, test and repair components such as, but not limited to, electrical motors, DDC controls, pneumatic controls, switches, valves, pumps, compressors, various piping and tubing, repair and/or adjust defective or worn parts as necessary to restore HVAC equipment
  • Perform other job related duties as required.

Experience & Educational Background:

  • High School and Related Trade School diploma plus a minimum of 10 years of related experience
  • NYC No. 6 Boiler Operator License
  • NYC Refrigeration Engineers license is required

Skills & Competencies:

  • Capable of lifting, pushing and carrying various heavy tools, equipment and material;
  • Climb, balance, kneel, stoop or crouch to gain access to pipes, valves and equipment;
  • Ability to use hand and power tools;
  • Must adhere to operational safety rules and regulations as deemed by the University;
  • Must be able to follow directives and possess good communication skills and ability to interact with building/office occupants effectively.
  • Must be able to provide coverage on weekends and emergencies including severe weather emergencies.
  • Competence to start and stop the various systems;
  • Knowledge of proper and improper operation of heating and cooling systems/components;
  • Knowledge of chemical treatment procedures and testing;
  • Ability to perform major planned maintenance on systems/components as well as operation/maintenance of various heating/cooling systems;
  • Ability to assume various specific assigned responsibilities for diagnostics, operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of major heating/cooling system components;
  • Ability to direct and supervise major repair, renewal and rehabilitation of heating and cooling system components;
  • Train lower level grade personnel as assigned;
  • Ability to direct and supervise all phases of assigned projects on a building-by-building basis;

Salary Range:

Grade 6 1199 New Hire rate: $$45.42 and 1199 One Year of Service rate: $46.34 

About Us:        

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:    

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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