Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher). In lieu of degree, four years of directly related full-time experience, or a combination of higher education and experience totaling four years may be considered. Three (3) years of directly related full-time professional experience in the operation and maintenance of multiple, decentralized heating and cooling systems supplied by a central plant, to include supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience in the application of thermodynamic theory in assisting in troubleshooting HVAC equipment and systems problems. Knowledge of state-of-the-art energy management systems and preventive maintenance practices.
Bachelor's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Engineering or Facilities Management. Additional years (4+) of full-time professional experience in the operation and maintenance of multiple, decentralized heating and cooling systems supplied by a central plant. Competency in the functionality of Building Automation Systems and HVAC controls, including Siemens, Johnson Controls, and/or AME. Experience in conducting technical training sessions. Experience monitoring HVAC contractor services. Strong computer skills, including computer networking fundamentals.
Brief Description of Duties:
The HVAC Technical Support Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing training programs and manuals for the HVAC department. This position will also handle all technical needs of the HVAC department including emergency response, equipment failures, system issues, design, and construction support in support of the University's mission. The selected candidate will have excellent communication skills and proficient utilizing computer applications.
A successful candidate will have the ability to write contract bid specifications. They will have experience in the use of the State Procurement System, including the writing of requisitions, reviewing invoices and authorizing payment. They will also have an ability to read low voltage wiring diagrams and controls flow diagrams and understand written sequences of operation.
Develop and implement a training program and conduct on-site training for the HVAC department staff. Responsible for growing, developing and training the department's plant utility engineers, trades generalists, assistants, and helper positions. The position will also be responsible to consistently develop new training sessions that address technical deficiencies as they arise. Training shall consist of both classroom setting and hands-on fieldwork. In addition, developing and managing all training logs. Create and develop training manuals for all HVAC positions, buildings, systems, and equipment. In addition to training staff, the position will be responsible for presenting technical topics to the department managers highlighting the latest technology and its benefits and drawbacks. Perform cursory life-cycle costs to determine the upfront cost of new technology and its long-term energy, operations, and maintenance benefits.
Manage and provide technical support to the HVAC employees. Provide daily technical support to the plant utility engineers and trades generalists by overseeing and troubleshooting system problems that the employees need assistance with including but not limited to hot and cold calls, equipment malfunction, alarms, building management control issues and other failures that affect HVAC equipment and systems. Explain to the employee the steps that were used to troubleshoot the issue, so the employee can correct any future problems. Responsible for the effective operation of HVAC equipment and systems. Manages HVAC employees in accordance with State and University policies, including, but not limited to recruitment, training, work performance, termination, discipline, and performance evaluation. Administers applicable union/labor agreements and grievances. Scheduled employee's planned time off requests to ensure adequate HVAC support for the day-to-day activities and special events. Ensures the policies of the University and Facilities Operations, as well as safety regulations, are known and observed by all staff. Manage all HVAC and Welding vendors. Review proposals from vendors, schedule work, inspect work throughout the projects and manage the staff.
Maintains status of all West Campus HVAC equipment and systems. Work with contractors and specifying engineers with equipment selection and specifications, quotes and interface with the various manufacturers on technical issues. In addition, manage the equipment start-up, evaluate equipment problems for repair or replacement, and perform various equipment tests, audits, and inspections to ensure proper and reliable operation. Prepare reports to document failure/discovery, problem, estimated repair date and status meeting regulatory regulations where necessary. Do periodic and special inspections to determine the need for work to be done on HVAC equipment and systems. Establishes and maintains a prioritized list of HVAC tasks to be accomplished within the facility. Plans for and schedules such work within available resources. Identifies projects beyond resource capabilities for accomplishment via University of capital projects funding. Develop specification, engineering sketches and cost estimates for the identified HVAC projects.
Input, track, and monitor work orders handled on a daily basis for the HVAC department. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to: enter, track, and close out work orders; maintain and update HVAC equipment/assets; evaluate, maintain, and update, preventative maintenance tasks, and frequencies; etc. Responsible for the effective operation, repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment and systems, including emergency repairs, and ensuring that the mechanical equipment rooms are maintained in a neat, orderly and safe condition appropriate for their designated function. Ensures tools and equipment necessary to accomplish these tasks are available and accounted for in accordance with the current Facilities Operations policy and procedure. Manage energy conservation projects, including but not limited to evaluating energy-saving equipment, troubleshooting the equipment, estimates, and communicate what type of equipment is needed. Creating written procedures and required records of plant operations activate for energy conservation. Coordination with the assistant director and director on plans for new construction to make improvements to buildings; HVAC systems. Respond to HVAC after hours and emergency calls.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
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About Stony Brook:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
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Official Job Title: Assistant Facilities Program Coordinator
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: COM - HVAC-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: May 21, 2019
Posting End Date: Jun 21, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $72,000 - $89,000.
Salary Grade: SL3
Appointment Type: Term
Internal Number: 1901310
About Stony Brook University
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.