General Mechanic

Stony Brook, NY
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

General Mechanic-1702932

Required Qualifications: Per Civil Service Standards and specifications. Four years of full time experience under a skilled journeyman electrician to include two years experience in the installation and/or repair of card access doors, alarm systems, CCTV systems, and parking meter repairs and semi-skilled work in the carpentry trade. Apprenticeship training in the electrical trade or training gained by completion of technical courses in the electrical trade at a school or institute, or military equivalent may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of low voltage electric applications for parking meters, access control, alarm systems and closed circuit television (CCTV) systems. One year experience doing access control work. Experience in parking gate repairs. Ability to diagnose problems with parking meters, gate arms, access control hardware, alarm systems and CCTV systems. Lock shop experience preferred.

Brief Description of Duties: The primary function for this position is to perform all electronic physical security related duties. Conduct inspections, determine maintenance needs, installing, repairing, etc. for Access Control. This includes both electrical and to a lesser extent carpentry skills.

  • Conduct inspections on mechanical and electrical locksets on campus, as well as CCTV, electrified access control, and intrusion detection system hardware, and determine maintenance needs.
  • Plans new installation, alterations and testing of CCTV, electrified access control, and intrusion detection systems. Estimate materials and labor required to complete project.
  • Use and maintain electrical and carpentry tools, machines, equipment and materials used for job related tasks.
  • Understand and carry out written and verbal instructions. Resolve most job-related problems that may arise.
  • Fabricate various control panels, locking hardware and associate wiring. Make necessary adjustments and inspect complete work.
  • Provide other duties as assigned to include reports to management as necessary.

Special Notes: This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Essential Position: 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.

Seniority for promotion is the length of service in the Operational Services Bargaining Unit. Seniority applies only to those who meet the posted qualifications/job requirements for vacant non-competitive class positions in salary grades higher than the applicants grade.

You must show how your training and experience meets the qualifications and requirements specified on the vacancy announcement. Applications failing to show the necessary qualifications will not be considered. The requirement to prove qualifications rest with the applicant.

Upon conditional offer, the State Classified Appointments Unit will ask for proof of experience. The State Classified Appointments Unit will accept only DD-214 discharge papers for a branch of the Armed Forces; and W-2 or 1040's - federal documents which give legal/taxable information about employment. Official letterhead documentation regarding length of time worked, detailed description of job duties, title, etc. will be accepted.

Time and attendance, past evaluations, disciplinary history and the ability to perform the physical and supervisory aspects of this position will be considered as part of the selection process. Verifiable proof of credentials as states above are the responsibility of the applicant. Please be prepared to document proof of qualifications with application.

Stony Brook University will be 100% tobacco-free starting January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at

***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.

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-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, 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.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632-6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632-6350. It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at

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

Official Job Title: General Mechanic
Job Field: Skilled Trades
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: University Police/Access Control-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.University Police/Access Control-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Oct 10, 2017
Posting End Date: Oct 24, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: As per civil service guidelines
Salary Grade: SG12


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