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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Facilities Services
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: M08

Work Days: Mon-Fri
Shift Start/End Time: 7:30AM-4:30PM
Hours Per Week: 40
Weeks Per Year: 52

The Facilities Services Department at Union College is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and team oriented individual to fill the position of Stationary Engineer/Senior Stationary Engineer. The qualified candidate will possess the Knowledge, Skills, and Ability necessary to achieve organizational objectives through being both ethical and beneficial, while working in a diverse educational environment. Working under the direction of the Supervisor for Cogeneration, the selected candidate will perform journeyman level work in the operation, installation, maintenance, and repair of all central utilities equipment, such as a gas turbine, steam boilers, HRSG, gas compressor, absorption chiller, and cooling towers. The level of education and amount of experience will be used to determine which title is appropriate. 

Qualifications: This position requires a high school diploma plus a two year technical trade school/military in plant utilities or completion of a five year apprenticeship program, plus a minimum five years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in plant operations/maintenance and the repair of steam boilers, turbines, chillers, pumps, and auxiliary. The candidate will have knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems, and of how the systems function together to ensure proper operation and maintenance procedures. The candidate must have proficient knowledge and use of performing LOTO when working on equipment, possess a valid New York State driver’s license, the ability to read and interpret blue prints and schematics, and basic computer skills, including word, excel, and Gmail. The qualified candidate will also possess effective decisional, negotiating, team building, and leadership/mentoring skills, while also having excellent verbal, written, presentation, and listening skills. Experience with Building management systems (BMS), including but not limited to Johnson Controls (Metasys), Automated Logic, and Honeywell is a plus. Must be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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