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DATE: December 30, 2019

TITLE: Maintenance Mechanic lll HVAC

CAMPUS: Ammerman Campus in Selden



RANK: Civil Service



An employee in this class is a skilled mechanic in one of the major craft or specialty areas such as mechani­cal and welding. Other specialty trades areas include, but are not limited to, heating and refrigeration, sheet metal, fuel storage tank maintenance, temperature control, control wiring, complex high temperature water systems, electronics, elevator repair, swimming pools, sewage treatment, and repair and maintenance of equipment and machinery.  The employee may be performing sub-craftsman level duties while supervising the work of subordinate Maintenance Mechanics II.  The incumbent is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment in deter­mining materials and methods to be used in performing assignments.  Work assign­ments are received in the form of oral or written instructions, sketches or blueprints.  The employee may supervise subordi­nate Maintenance Mechanics who assist in performing assigned work.  Supervision is received from assigned supervisory personnel, who inspect work in progress and upon completion for compliance with specifications and standards.  Does related work as required.



  • Installs, maintains or repairs valves, faucets, traps, sinks, washbowls, sewers, hot water heaters, steam boilers and other plumbing fixtures;
  • Cuts and threads pipe, solders joints, maintains piping systems, checks for leaks, flushes out boilers and performs other maintenance of plumbing systems;
  • Services, overhauls and maintains all types of refrigeration, fuel burning equipment and other heavy machinery;
  • Regulates steam pressures and oil temperatures, inspects and adjusts temperature controls and other control devices;
  • Repairs condensers, compressors, cooling towers, motors and controls, repairs pipes and ducts;
  • Installs, repairs and maintains electrical appliances, motors, time clocks, relays, switches, control boxes, air conditioners, oil burners and fuse boxes;
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains low and high voltage wiring systems for hydraulic and pneumatic controls;
  • Lays out and installs new wiring systems;
  • Preheats and cleans metals, lays out, cuts and fits materials for flat, vertical and horizontal welding;
  • Selects proper welding heat and proper type of materials for correct penetration and strength;
  • Does cutting, welding and hard surfacing on such areas as dredge parts, shell propellers, truck bodies and snow plows;
  • Builds new pipelines;
  • Operates and maintains steam/hot water heat exchangers, steam absorption cold generators, water circulation systems, temperature control valves, cooling and heating coils, ventilation equipment and associated systems;
  • Performs skilled work in repairing electric motors, hydraulic pumps, chain drives, belt drives, electrical cables, conveyor parts and other mechanical assemblies;
  • Performs skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of above ground and underground fuel storage tanks;
  • Operates and maintains high-pressure boilers, feed water and condensate systems and water softeners;
  •  Must have basic knowledge of computer operation for use on our energy management system Johnson Metasys program and our Preventative Maintenance and work order system
  • Understand the different type of air distribution systems such as VAV, Double duct, etc.
  • Learn locations of all HVAC equipment and how they relate to each building.
  • Maintain and repair all HVAC equipment and components to manufactures recommendation, i.e. valves, motors, belts, bearings, filters, and lubrication etc.
  • Learn basics of equipment management controls (Metasys) to be able to start, stop, seek status or change conditions on HVAC systems.
  • Make rounds of all equipment rooms identify and repair any potential problems
  • Complete and close out Work Orders in the CMMS and enter time worked and materials used.
  •   Must be able to lift 80 lbs.
  • Must be able to work from a ladder.
  •  Any other duties as assigned.
  •  EPA Universal certification.
  • Must know how to prepare boilers for inspection, including any refractory work, cleaning and installing new seals on shell of boiler and water side inspection ports.
  • Must be able to replace bearings and seals on centrifugal pumps, change bearings on fan systems, motors and pumps shafts.
  • Need to be able to run the Boiler plant and Chiller plants to maintain system temperatures and equipment runtimes through the Metasys system.
  •  Must be familiar with cooling tower operations and repair potential problems.
  •  Must be able to service, install, repair and replace refrigeration systems including split systems, chillers packaged units etc.
  • Diagnosing electrical and mechanical faults for HVAC systems.
  • Performing emergency repairs promptly and efficiently.
  • Keeping daily logs and records of all maintenance functions.
  • Ensuring compliance with appliance standards and with Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in reading schematics and work plans.
  • Ability to work after hours, over weekends and on public holidays with short or no notice.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.




Thorough knowledge of the practices, materials, tools and methods of the assigned craft or specialty area; thorough knowledge of the pertinent rules, regulations and codes which are applicable to the assigned craft or specialty area; thorough knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work; skill in the use and care of tools, materials and equipment of the trade; ability to understand and work from general instructions, building specifica­tions, blueprints or sketches; ability to make time, labor and material esti­mates; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.






And either:

            (a) Completion of two (2) years of vocational education courses in a vocational school program or in an apprentice or training program in one of the craft areas, and two (2) years of experience in the craft or specialty to which the incumbent will be assigned; or,

            (b) Four (4) years of experience in the craft or specialty to which the incumbent will be assigned; or,

            (c) An equivalent combination of the above education, or training, and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b); or,

            (d) One (1) year of experience as a Maintenance Mechanic II.




Depending on the nature of the assignment, at the time of appointment and during employment in this title, candidates may be required to possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the vehicle to be operated.


Must have EPA Universal certification.    






As per the Association of Municipal Employees contract, the starting annual salary is $36,776.  Grade 15

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