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Job ID: 120693

Trades Generalist
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 6, 2019
Title Trades Generalist
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Facilities Campus Operations
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Position Summary
You will be responsible for the following tasks as a Trades Generalist in Facilities Campus Operations:

  • Operating, maintaining, repairing and installing building mechanical and HVAC equipment at a journey level.
  • Changing filters, replacing sheaves, bearings, shafts, couplings, motors, actuators, valves, controllers, sensors, and instrumentation.
  • Diagnosing, troubleshooting and overhauling all types of HVAC equipment including compressors, air handlers, pumps, motors and other similar and related equipment
  • Performing preventative maintenance on HVAC equipment

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

Departmental Operating Needs

Minimum Qualifications
Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled journey level worker which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in a trade or training gained by the completion of technical courses in a trade at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. The applicant will need to substantiate all training and coursework.

Appointees will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Candidates must possess a working knowledge of electrical and electronic controls, plumbing and steam fitting.

Candidates will be required to explain and demonstrate their skills and competency for this position.

Successful candidates in the position must be able to effectively communicate with coworkers, supervisors and the campus community. This position may require you to work in a team so the candidate should have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. The candidate must possess and have proven positive customer service skills; must also possess good listening skills and be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions.

Preferred Qualifications
Universal Refrigeration Certification and refrigeration experience are extremely beneficial in being considered for this position.

A minimum of Type 1 and Type 2 Classification for Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate is preferred.

Andover Controls and/or Siemens Controls systems experience is highly desirable.
Willingness to work overtime and holidays, sometimes with little or no advance notice.

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