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Utilities Mechanic – HVAC

Rochester, NY

Job Title:                    Utilities Mechanic – HVAC

Reports To:                Buildings Team – Maintenance Utilities Supervisor

Shift Assignment:      Day Shift (M-F 06:00AM – 02:30PM) with after-hours requirements

FLSA:                         Hourly, Non-Exempt

Pay Band:                  Non-Exempt Band 3

Job Description


Summary:  Responsible for replacement, maintenance and/or repairs of HVAC equipment in or around all RED-Rochester Operated facilities located within Eastman Business Park.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

►   Maintain Clear and Consistent Communication relating to the current status, performance and needs of your assigned location with RED-Rochester team supervisor, maintenance planner and operations staff. Ensure all RED-Rochester customer communicated concerns are immediately communicated and appropriately responded to.

►   Assists Maintenance Planner to develop standard preventive maintenance routines to ensure maximum equipment uptime and lifespan is attained for all responsible systems.

  • Assists Maintenance Planner to develop corrective (repair) maintenance job plans as needed to ensure all equipment repairs are completed in a timely basis to maintain all system redundancies for optimum emergency performance.
  • Coordinates with Maintenance Planner, all shutdown planning (routine & emergency) for the execution of maintenance activities to include Customer end-user notifications.
  • Complete all planned maintenance routines for assigned locations, documenting all actions within the RED-Rochester work order management system (MAXIMO®).
  • Complete all assigned corrective maintenance actions, documenting all actions within the RED-Rochester work order management system (MAXIMO®).
  • Assist with any Plant Overhaul, Upgrade or Modernization Activities being completed within assigned locations.
  • Supervise any outside Contractor executing work within your assigned work location to ensure compliance with RED-Rochester safety policies and that the RED-Rochester standards for workmanship are maintained.
  • Work, as needed within the larger team structure for Red-Rochester major emergencies or catastrophic failures.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Health, Safety, Environmental, Safety procedures as required for the execution of assigned work duties.
  • Complete appropriate record keeping for numerous governmental agencies is up-to-date and accurate (ie: DEC, EPA, etc)


Equipment Competencies, but not limited to:

►   Building Environmental:   HVAC systems: to include, air-handling units, package cooling units, computer room air conditioning units, fan-coils, unit heaters, warehouse style hanging heaters, exhaust fans, recirculating fans, associated equipment such as dampers, dampers, vents and valves.

►   Building Environmental:   HVAC building control systems, both electronic and pneumatic – and all subcomponents such as Thermostats, control valves, actuators.

►   General site equipment, such as: Instrument air compressors, Air dryers, Steam & Electric boilers, Steam traps, condensate return systems…..

Soft skills Competencies:

►   Excellent and Clear Communication skills

►   Demonstrated ability to work independently or within a team environment.

►   Demonstrated Mechanical system aptitude and abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend blueprint or Autocad® based system drawings.
  • Demonstrated conceptual and practical trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to follow procedures, work instructions and safety/environmental regulations
  • Ability to read and understand prints and drawings that pertain to all systems

Education and/or Experience:

§  High school diploma/GED

§  Applicable Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.

§  Demonstrated ability (minimum 48 months), working on, servicing and repairing building Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Qualifications or Licenses:

  • Must have an EPA Section 608 Universal Refrigeration License.
  • Must maintain required safety operator licenses, as needed for fork truck, man lift and scissor lift (Employer Provided as required)
  • Must maintain OSHA 10hr certification every 2 years.
  • Must maintain OSHA 30hr certification every 5 years.
  • Must obtain and maintain City of Rochester, Refrigeration R-4 license within 2 years.
  • Must have an unencumbered valid NYS drivers’ license

Work Environment

  • Industrial environment
  • Working outside in all weather conditions including down in trench dig holes
  • Possibility of temperatures ranging from extreme cold to over 100 degrees.

Physical Demands

  • Position requires strenuous effort, climbing, and crawling to accomplish equipment isolation and movement of material
  • Lifting and carrying of a variety of equipment weighing up to 50 lbs is sometimes necessary along with moving large valves and piping weighing more than 50 lbs
  • Potential to enter manholes underground (Confined spaces) and the Utilities tunnels
Employee DOES:
(67-100%) Continuous
(34-66%) Frequent
(4-33%) Occasional
(1-33%) Seldom
( 0%)      Never
Simple Grasping
Gripping with Force
Fine Manipulation
Working above shoulder level

Created:          4/18/2022 MM