Senior Stationary Engineer

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10852

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Under direction, is in responsible charge of the operation, maintenance and repair of all utilities in public buildings and of a steam power plant, chiller plant, fire protection systems, swimming pool or indoor tennis courts; performs related work.

- Takes responsible charge of the operation, maintenance, testing and repair of plant equipment such as boilers, furnaces, refuse incinerators, pumps, fans, engines, turbines, generators, electrical equipment, heating and ventilating equipment, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, etc.

- Operates and/or supervises the operation of control consoles for building management and boiler management systems.

- Troubleshoots problems with computerized controls, determining the source of the malfunction and taking necessary steps to resolve the problem.

- Is in responsible charge of operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment in University buildings.

- Supervises assigned personnel.

- Trains staff in the operation, maintenance and use of equipment and systems.

- Prepares work schedules and directs the assignment of personnel.

- Working within budgetary guidelines; plans, allocates and maintains inventory and supplies for preventative and emergency maintenance needs.

- Prepares equipment and material requisitions, including specifications and vendor bids required for operation, maintenance and/or repairs,

- May prepare scope of work for vendor contracts.

- Directs and evaluates studies of operating procedures for plant operation and maintenance.

- Participates in the review of DASNY plans for new and/or rehabilitation construction projects providing comments and recommendations.

- Determines and directs work procedures and prioritizes work in response to changing needs.

- Ensures compliance with all jurisdictional codes.

- Reads plans and blueprints.

-Keeps records and writes reports.


Stationary Engineer-Senior




This is a promotional title and permanent status as a Stationary Engineer (at CUNY) is required for permanent appointment.  Additional requirements are:

1.  One (1) year of full-time experience as a  Stationary Engineer in charge of a high pressure plant supervising subordinate staff in the operation, maintenance and adjustment of high-pressure boilers; OR

2. A valid License for High Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer issued by the New York City Department of Buildings.

3.  At time of appointment , a valid Certificate of Qualification for Refrigerating Machine Operator (Unlimited Capacity) issued by the New York City Fire Department ; and an Air Pollution Certificate issued by the Department of Environmental Protection.

4.  Incumbent may be required, on request by the College, to obtain a valid Certificate of Fitness including a Standpipe Certificate, Automatic Sprinkler Certificate, and Interior Fire Alarm Certificate issued by the New York City Fire Department; a Pool Operator Certificate issued by the New York City Department of Health and a Technician Recovery Certificate issued by the Department of Environmental Protection within 90 days from the day of appointment.


Preferred qualifications:
- Professional Engineer (P.E.)
- Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field 
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- 3 to 5 years of experience servicing and repairing Split Refrigeration systems
- 3 to 5 years of experience as a manager of 10 or more HVAC personnel in higher education and/or hospital setting
- Experience generating a computerized framework for material/service orders
- Experience creating equipment repair work orders




CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


To apply, please log on to: Click on "Employment" and scroll down to "Search for Jobs." Click on "Search Job Listings" and select job category "Support Staff."

JOB ID: 10852

Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click the appropriate link to register.

Applicants must upload one document which includes cover letter and resume.


Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin on June 30, 2014.


CUNY Job Posting: Support Staff


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.