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HVAC Technician - All Shifts Available

Location: Albany
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About SUNY Polytechnic Institute:
Employment is with the Research Foundation for The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. The Research Foundation manages SUNY's research portfolio, providing essential sponsored programs administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty, students and staff performing research in areas including life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences; arts and humanities; and computer and information sciences.
The Research Foundation, a private, not-for-profit corporation, is an employer separate from both SUNY and the State of New York, and offers comparable compensation and benefit plans. The Research Foundation is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:
The Facility HVAC Technician duties will include, but not be limited to: HVAC and Mechanical operations and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, exhaust, and mechanical systems supporting cleanroom and office operations; preventive maintenance; lock-out tag-out protocol; inventory and facility operating system document control; monitoring and responding to all facility reporting alarms & controls; system balancing; operation and maintenance of boilers, chillers, compressors, pumps, air handling units, etc.; understanding all related disciplines such as process, waste and water treatment, building automation; attention to customer satisfaction and support; must conduct work in an independent manner. Other reasonable duties as assigned.
Available shifts are:

  • Day 1: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, every other Wednesday 7am-7:30pm
  • Day 2: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, every other Wednesday 7am-7:30pm
  • Night 1: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, every other Saturday 7pm-7:30am
  • Night 2: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, every other Saturday 7pm-7:30am

    The positions requires EPA Universal Refrigeration Certification AND a technical trade degree with 5 years of related mechanical work experience OR a minimum of 8 years of Mechanical/HVAC experience in a facility operations or construction environment. Must have ability to pass a physical exam and fit test to earn and maintain membership and certification in the Emergency Response Team; must have ability to provide off shift coverage; good communications skills and proficient use of Microsoft Office and computer maintenance management programs are also required. This is an essential personnel position for the maintenance and operation of the campus during an emergency situation.
    Candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Experience with the installation and operation of integrated Building Management Systems (Siemens, Honeywell) and PLC's.

    Additional Information:
    Research Foundation for SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
    As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Polytechnic Institute will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender identification, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, status as a domestic violence victim, criminal conviction, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law. Please feel free to review your equal employment opportunities protections and laws pertaining to these protections at

    The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the College's current campus security policies. The SUNY Polytechnic Institute Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link:

    Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; Email .

    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 .
    Research Foundation employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by the Research Foundation. The full text of the Order may be found at:

    Application Instructions:
    Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three letters of reference, letter of application, along with The Research Foundation for SUNY employment application. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at or call 518-437-8686.

    To learn more about these positions and to apply, come see us at the Times Union Job Fair, Monday January 17 at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd. from 10AM to 4 PM.

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