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University at Albany Trades Generalist (Mechanical Repair) in Albany, New York

Location: Albany, NY Category: Civil Service Posted On: Fri Mar 17 2023 Job Description:

Vacancy #: C-223-24250

Apply by: March 27, 2023

Title: Trades Generalist (Mechanical Repair)

Location: Facilities

Salary: $46,146

Grade: CSEA SG-12

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00am-3:30pm Pass Days Saturday / Sunday

Duration: Contingent Permanent

Job Requirements:


Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program; or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in skilled trades at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services. This position may be filled from a mandatory reemployment list if one is in effect at the time of appointment. Candidates may be expected to be qualified to use negative pressure respirators. Valid New York State driver's license required.


Ability to perform journey-level work in one trade, and skilled and semiskilled level work in a combination of other trades in the diagnosis and repair of mechanical systems large and small, internal combustion engines, hydraulic systems, components of larger comprehensive systems including emergency equipment for the protection of vital building infrastructure (generators, fire protective components and overhead doors). Ability to estimate labor and materials costs, order replacement parts to meet project needs information into the AiM work order system. Ability to perform diagnostic scans of onboard computers for campus equipment; ability to use tools associated with diagnostic, testing and repairs of utility vehicles and mowers equipped with computer circuit boards, fuel injectors and advanced hydraulics; ability to troubleshoot electrical systems, fuel injection systems, and hydraulics; ability to perform mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repairs for a variety of equipment including utility vehicles, mowers, loaders, trucks, snowplows, salters, electric cars, shop equipment, generators, pumps, and other small engine items. Repair blown hydraulic hoses, defective pumps, valves, leaking rams and hydraulic tanks. Ability to use diagnostic equipment to check, measure and evaluate low voltage control circuits. Ability to determine the presence of AC power. Ability to train and supervise support staff in the diagnose and repair of small engines, Kubota, and tractors. Ability to cut, drill, weld and repair cracked, and broken metal parts as needed; fabricate and repair floorboards, weld broken metal on plows, frames or other parts of utility vehicles and mowers, body panels for snowplows, trucks, and campus projects. Welding with MiG welders, stick welders with the use of oxygen and acetylene torches for cutting or bracing. Ability and willingness to attend training on new equipment and building systems, work overtime if needed and to be on an emergency call-in list for afterhours emergencies. Valid New York State Driver's license required.

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