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Utilities Mechanic – HVAC

Rochester, NY

RED-Rochester is a multi-utility generation plant and district energy supplier to one of the world’s most comprehensive industrial parks: the Eastman Business Park. Supporting a 1,200-acre campus, RED-Rochester has the utilities, infrastructure, technical services, support services, space and complementary regional resources to benefit a wide range of industry verticals. We are seeking an HVAC Utilities Mechanic to support maintenance and improvement among tenant businesses of the Eastman Business Park microgrid.

RED Rochester is a proud supporter of the US Armed services and a participant in the SkillBridge program for transitioning service men and women.

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).

Required Equipment Competencies:

►    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, etc.

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 indoor and outdoor working environment; potential exposure to weather conditions common to Rochester New York; potential for work in confined spaces.

Physical Demands:

►    Position requires core body strength due to 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.