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Boiler Tender/Mechanic

Company: Alfred University
Location: Alfred
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Responsibilities:This position is responsible for the maintenance and operation of all heating, ventilation, plumbing, electrical, pneumatic, and DDC equipment on campus. Must be available for overtime and on call situations. This position has been evaluated for compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and is subject to premium pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a payroll week.
Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Operate and maintain main steam boilers located in Heating Plant.
  • Operate, maintain and monitor steam distribution system.
  • Maintain all heating plant equipment in good working order.
  • Monitor, operate and trouble shoot campus-wide energy management systems.
  • Replace and rewire energy management system devices.
  • Operate and maintain stand-alone boilers both steam and hot water.
  • Do both minor and major plumbing repairs and installation.
  • Test, and repair water softeners.
  • Wire motors, motor starters, relays, contactors, and other electrical devices.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and replace electrical devices, such as bulbs, ballasts, wiring, switches, outlets, and breakers; install new lighting.
  • Read and understand building blue prints for mechanical systems, plumbing and electrical lay-out.
  • Read and understand electrical schematics.
  • Test and troubleshoot electronic, computerized fire alarm devices.
  • Test emergency electrical generators.
  • Analyze and handle any emergency or maintenance problems that occur.
  • Supervise student workers.
  • Maintains a safe working environment within and around their facilities and associated equipment and supplies including, but not limited to, obtaining Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information pertaining to any hazards associated with their work environment.
  • Safety: Participate in safety training and comply with safety rules, regulations, and protocols.
  • Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned.Requirements:
    • Technical degree preferred, or equivalent experience in steam boilers, electrical, hot water and steam heating and air conditioning systems.
    • Three years of experience in operation and maintenance of high pressure boilers, electric, air conditioning, ventilation and plumbing.
    • Ability to run and understand various types of equipment, including, but not limited to, welders, torches, pipe-threaders, drills, grinders, man-lifts, fork lifts, backhoes, dump trucks, multi-purpose meters and computers.
    • Must have a working knowledge of applicable regulatory code (fire, electrical, boiler, etc.).
    • Must be able to read electrical and mechanical blue prints.
    • Must be able to be trained in confined spaces, lockout-tag out, fall protection, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous waste, and forklift, respirator use. Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Alfred University, Buffalo , Boiler Tender/Mechanic, Engineering , Alfred, New York

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