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Job ID: 120592

Plant Utilities Engineer 1
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 4, 2019
Title Plant Utilities Engineer 1
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

We are seeking a full-time plant utilities engineer in our utilities operations, chilled water plant. Key responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Operate steam and hot water boilers including lighting off, firing, cleaning and shutting down system. Operate central and auxiliary computers which monitor, test, control and operate boilers, auxiliary equipment and HVAC systems.
  • Operate boiler, feed water, condensate and hot water supply and return systems. Duties include operation of boiler feed water pumps, aerator, electric or steam driven feed water and condensate pumps, atmospheric drain tanks, cascade feeders, nitrogen and steam pressurization systems.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and calibrate electronic and pneumatic combustion and HVAC control systems. Conduct boiler, HVAC, and water systems testing, analyzing results and adding chemicals to maintain proper residuals in boiler and piping systems. Perform all system maintenance.
  • Operate large central absorption, centrifugal, screw driven and hermetic chiller systems and other refrigeration equipment. Duties include starting, regulating and troubleshooting to maintain proper temperature. Operate related auxiliary air-conditioning equipment, such as cooling towers, evaporative coolers, fan coils, vacuum pumps, purge chillers, and water cooled condensers. Conduct chilled water and condenser water chemical analysis to maintain proper residuals. Perform all system maintenance.
  • Operate HVAC systems to maintain proper environmental conditions including hydronic, steam,
    and air handling distribution systems. Calibrate controls, balance air distribution systems, and maintain proper air temperature, humidity, fresh air and air flow quality. Insure proper operation and air flow through various exhaust systems, including laboratory fume hoods, medical facility exhausts and general exhaust systems.
  • Operate high and/or low voltage electrical distribution systems, steam, diesel and gas turbine generators, transformers and switch gears, load centers, motor control centers, panel boards, emergency power and lighting distribution systems, motor generator sets and UPS systems.

About UB
UB is a premier, research-intensive public university and a member of the Association of American Universities. As the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York system, our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. 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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