Stony Brook University Plant Utilities Engineer 2 in Stony Brook, New York

Plant Utilities Engineer 2


Required Qualifications: Per Civil Service Standards and Specifications. Must have taken and passed the required Plant Utilities Engineer 2, State Civil Service exam and be reachable on the appropriate current Civil Service list. 70.1 Transfers are encouraged to apply. 70.1 Transfer Candidates must have been appointed from a Civil Service List and have served permanently in an appropriate title(s) for one year. Transfers must be within two salary grades. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. **(\

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  • Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).** Ability to climb, bend, stoop and to do moderately heavy lifting. Must have the ability to work in confined spaces and from a scaffolding or man lift over ten feet in height.

Must successfully pass a pulmonary function test to be certified to wear protective equipment (i.e. respirators). The tests shall be provided by the Campus Utilities Department.

Preferred Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; Technical School.

Brief Description of Duties: The Plant Utilities Engineer 2 supervises Plant Utilities Engineers 1 and others engaged in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repairing, testing, and calibration of mechanical and electrical distribution in the most efficient and safest way possible. Plant Utilities Engineer 2 are working supervisors and as such, perform any task in the Plant Utilities Engineer trade.

  • Operate and perform maintenance on all HVAC and other mechanical equipment, including but not limited to: pumps, fans, pneumatic controls, pressure-reducing valves, compressors, chemical testing and treatment, recordings, boilers, chillers, and cascades.

  • Provide staff supervision for departmental work schedules and assignments, including but not limited to: ongoing preventive maintenance programs, upkeep and repair of equipment for mechanical and electrical systems. Purchasing equipment and supplies and keeping track of inventory.

  • Observe and inspect work while in progress and upon completion. Ensure the proper use of materials, workmanship, and safety regulations are carried out and relevant codes are followed. Ensure schedules are met and that work is performed according to requirements.

  • Respond to calls, both on and off shift hours. Evaluate, troubleshoot, and effectively repair of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing issues anywhere on University property.

  • Maintain written procedures and required records of plant operational activities, including but not limited to: energy consumption, equipment malfunction, meter and gauge readings, and preventive maintenance.

  • Prepare standard written evaluations of subordinate employee work performance.

  • Prepare, review, and sign employees' timesheets.

  • Handle as required, various types of hazardous materials, including but not limited to: refrigerants, Freon, fuel oil, antifreeze, solvents, caustic soda, etc.

  • Work in confined space and other hazardous situations utilizing proper personal protective equipment and supervise others working in the same type of conditions.

  • Other Duties: As assigned.

Special Notes: This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

Stony Brook University will be 100% tobacco-free starting January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at


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  • Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.**

About Stony Brook: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff.

SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632-6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632-6350. It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Job Field: Skilled Trades

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Official Job Title: Plant Utilities Engineer 2

Department/Hiring Area: West Campus HVAC

Stony Brook University

Schedule: Full-time

Pass Days: Day Shift

Posting Start Date: Sep 12, 2018

Posting End Date: Sep 26, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Salary: As per civil service guidelines

Salary Grade: SG16

Req ID: 1802637