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Plant Utilities Engineer 3
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jan. 13, 2021
Title Plant Utilities Engineer 3
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Campus Operations
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Seeking a candidate to fill the role of Plant Utilities Engineer 3 in the Facilities Campus Operations unit at the University at Buffalo. This position will oversee Plant Utility Operations at the North Campus, South Campus & Downtown Campus and other related duties as assigned; ensuring compliance with regulations and the safety of the plant personnel.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Demonstrate exemplary customer service acumen and a full understanding of departmental needs relative to the services we provide. Regularly interface with FPMO’s and other department heads; seeking feedback as a measure of performance. Be a role model for other Supervisors and employees in all areas of conduct. Be able to effectively and tactfully communicate in person, by phone and in writing.
  • Coordinate and deliver employee training in areas of Health & Safety and on plant procedures from their first day by utilizing and/or improving existing departmental training materials and manuals; or to develop manuals where needed. Continuously modify or revise training manuals to capture changes in procedures or equipment. It is imperative that training is planned out in advance and documented.
  • Ensure continuity of plant operations at North, South, & Downtown campus through pro-active planning and engagement in these operations. Regular visits to each location to coordinate with plant supervision and plant operators is required. Monitor and get ahead of operational issues that require planning and capital funding to execute; with intent to avoid any service interruptions. Work with plant Supervision to ensure staffing while minimizing overtime. Assume responsibility for plant operations in-person when Supervisors take vacations; at all three campuses.
  • Assist and/or coordinate and run larger repairs and small projects such that the Supervisors can focus on daily tasks, repairs, and employee issues. Knowledge of procurement and purchasing processes is helpful. Coordinate with multiple internal and external entities such as EH&S, D&C, Planning, contractors, outside utility providers and Skilled Trades.
    The successful candidate will have in-depth working knowledge of building systems and equipment including steam plant operation, chilled water plant operation, and building controls systems to effectively engage with Supervisors to troubleshoot complex system problems causing chronic and/or repeat customer service issues.

Outstanding Benefits Package
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… packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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