General Mechanic

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title General Mechanic
Classification Title General Mechanic
Posting Number C1700036
Employer State
Appointment Type
Appointment Term Permanent
Position Type Non-Competitive Classified
Temporary Until
Salary Grade SG12

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The incumbent must be able to operate, maintain, repair and install building mechanical and HVAC equipment at a journey level.

Duties may include: changing filters, replacing sheaves, bearings, shafts, couplings, motors, actuators, valves, controllers, sensors, instrumentation.

Experience must include the ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and overhaul all types of HVAC equipment including: compressors, air handlers, pumps, motors and other similar and related equipment, and perform preventative maintenance.

Incumbent will be responsible for leading and training other crew members.

Candidates must possess a working knowledge of electrical and electronic controls, plumbing and steam fitting.

Must have the ability to stand, bend stoop, sit, twist and work at elevated heights using ladders and scaffolds for extended periods of time.

Candidates will be required to explain and demonstrate their skills and competency for this position. Universal Refrigeration Certification and refrigeration experience are extremely beneficial in being considered for this position.

Successful candidates in the position must be able to effectively communicate with coworkers, supervisors and the campus community. This position may require you to work in a team so the candidate should have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. The candidate must possess and have proven positive customer service skills; must also possess good listening skills and be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions.

Since the activities of other employees depend upon the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.

This position requires traveling within and between campuses. A valid license to
operate a motor vehicle in NYS is preferred, or candidate should otherwise demonstrate his/her capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled journey-level position which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprentice training in a trade or training gained by the completion of technical courses in a trade at a school or institute may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

-Willingness to work overtime and holidays, sometimes with little or no advance notice.
-A minimum of Type 1 and Type 2 Classification for Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate is preferred.
-Andover Controls and/or Siemens Controls systems experience is highly desirable.

Physical Demands

Must be able to perform physical demands of the position.

Salary Range $40,172
Work Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM

FTE 1.00
Campus All Campuses
Special Instructions to Applicants

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Additional Information

Contact Information

Contact's Name Facilities Human Resources
Contact's Title
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-5277

Posting Dates

Posted 12/05/2017
Deadline for Applicants 12/19/2017
Date to be Filled

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How many years of experience do you have under a skilled journey-level position?
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  2. * How many years have you completed in technical courses at a school/technical institute?
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  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  4. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certifications