Plant Utilities Assistant

State of New York Bedford Hills, NY
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for taking the promotional exam: must be a qualified employee of New York State and have nine months of permanent competitive, non-competitive or labor service AND:

Either 1. one year of satisfactory hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers and/or auxiliary equipment or HVAC equipment in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. (Experience limited to residential applications is NOT considered qualifying);

Or 2. a high school diploma or GED and successful completion of four trades courses in any combination of the following trades: electrical, refrigeration, boiler operation and maintenance, plumbing, and HVAC. Each trades course must include a minimum of 30 to 45 classroom/lab hours in order to be considered qualifying;

Or 3. successful completion of 12 college semester credit hours in any combination of the following course areas: heating ventilation and air conditioning, electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, technical communications, thermal dynamics, utility refrigeration mechanics, blueprint reading and sketching, physics, boiler and steam systems, industrial electricity, electric utility systems, plant operation and maintenance, industrial instrumentation and control, industrial safety, and environmental air quality;

Or 4. completion of an approved certificate program in HVAC or related area that is a minimum of one year in duration;

Or 5. completion of an approved certificate program in HVAC or related area which is less than one year in duration and post certificate experience, which combined equals one year.

The following military experience is considered examples of qualifying experience:

U.S. Air Force: Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program.

U.S. Coast Guard: Must have been an enlisted machinery technician (MK) with the U.S. Coast Guard OR possession of a certificate as a Marine Engineer issued by the United States Coast Guard.

U.S. Army: Must have been an enlisted power generation equipment repairer with the U.S. Army.

U.S. Navy: Must have been an enlisted gas turbine systems technician, submarine nuclear propulsion plant operator reactor control, utilities man, machinist mate, or engineman with the U.S. Navy.

U.S. Merchant Marine: Must have a merchant mariner's document (MMD) and be a qualified member of the engine department (QMED) as an oiler, fireman/watertender, refrigerating engineer or engineman.

Certification program must be accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology or recognized by the NYSED Bureau of Proprietary Schools.

Qualifying experience for appointment from the eligible list: One year of the service described in the minimum qualifications.

Duties Description As a Plant Utilities Assistant you would assist in the operation maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical distribution in a safe and efficient manner.

Additional Comments Please contact Bedford Hills Correctional Facility's Personnel Department if you have any questions.