General Mechanic - Journey-level Plumber

Location
Wellsville, NY
Posted
Oct 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Classified

Department: Facilities - Trades

Location: Alfred or Wellsville, NY

Posted: May 30, '17

Type: Full-time


Job Description:


A General Mechanic performs journey-level work in one trade, and skilled and semiskilled level work in a combination of other trades in the repair and maintenance of facilities and equipment. Incumbents frequently supervise others in maintenance, repair, installation and construction activities.

Alfred State has a need for the skilled trade to be plumbing.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES, TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS

The services performed by General Mechanics vary from position to position so that the listing of specific activities and tasks is impracticable. However, General Mechanics have one responsibility in common, that of performing a variety of skilled and semiskilled maintenance, repair, installation and construction tasks in the mechanical, building, motor equipment and electrical trades.

Classification standards describing the activities and tasks performed by specialized trades include Supervising Carpenter, Occ. Code 7002700; Carpenter, Occ. Code 7002000; Electrician, Occ. Code 7331100; Motor Equipment Mechanic, Occ. Code 7312000; Plumber and Steamfitter, Occ. Code 7361000; and Mason and Plasterer, Occ. Code 7010000.

Classification standards describing other classes involved in maintenance, repair and related activities include Maintenance Assistant, Occ. Code 7202000; Maintenance Helper, Occ. Code 7150000; and Laborer, Occ. Code 6961000.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

The nature of a General Mechanic's activities generally restricts relationships to employees working within the same organization unit including craftspersons in other trades. On occasion, however, incumbents may be expected to orally communicate with administrators and others in an agency or State facility on the reasons why work is being accomplished in the manner selected.

General Mechanics frequently supervise a maintenance staff which may include wards of the State. Such relationships are characterized by frequent oral communications in assigning work and providing instructions. Written and oral communications with the general public are not typical of this class. Although incumbents may have frequent verbal relationships with others, the tasks of this class are predominantly thing-oriented and the involvement with others is not a factor in determining its classification.

NATURE OF SUPERVISION

General Mechanics are supervised by higher level trades positions such as Supervising Carpenter, Maintenance Supervisor 1, 2 or 3, or a program administrator with varied responsibilities in addition to facilities and equipment maintenance and repair. Generally, work priorities are prescribed, material is furnished, the nature and extent of the work to be performed is given, and detailed plans, diagrams, and specifications are provided. However, a General Mechanic may be required to work from rough sketches or from oral instructions.

Although the work of a General Mechanic is inspected periodically by the supervisor, incumbents are expected to work with considerable independence as is typical of a craftsperson.

As assigned, a General Mechanic supervises a subordinate maintenance staff and/or State wards in making assignments, giving instructions, and observing and inspecting work performed to insure that instructions have been followed and that the quality of the work is satisfactory.

MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

A General Mechanic uses the hand tools, portable power tools, shop equipment and measuring and testing instruments appropriate for the craft or crafts to which assigned.



Requirements:


Successful completion of a NYS two-year Plumber & Steamfitter Traineeship or NYS two-year plumbing training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent plumbing two-year training or apprenticeship program;* OR four (4) years of full-time experience in plumbing under a skilled journey-level plumber which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in plumbing or training gained by completion of technical courses in plumbing at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain the water license to be qualified to service, make alterations, repair, sample, test and treat the campus potable water supply.

The successful candidate may be asked to obtain and maintain an asbestos handler license for minor abatement routines per NYSDOL code rule 56.



Additional Information:


Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/student-services/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.



Application Instructions:


Please describe in detail what qualification or experience you posess to substantiate the minimum requirements have been met.

Subject shift/day/building/campus assignment as needed for College Operations

The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain the water license to be qualified to service, make alterations, repair, sample, test and treat the campus potable water supply.

The successful candidate may be asked to obtain and maintain an asbestos handler license for minor abatement routines per NYSDOL code rule 56.Successful completion of a NYS two-year Plumber & Steamfitter Traineeship or NYS two-year plumbing training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent plumbing two-year training or apprenticeship program;* OR four (4) years of full-time experience in plumbing under a skilled journey-level plumber which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in plumbing or training gained by completion of technical courses in plumbing at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain the water license to be qualified to service, make alterations, repair, sample, test and treat the campus potable water supply.

The successful candidate may be asked to obtain and maintain an asbestos handler license for minor abatement routines per NYSDOL code rule 56.

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