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Position Title: Albany - Facility Ultra-Pure Water/Waste Water Treatment Technician
Employment is with the Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers sponsored program activity for the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Description of Duties:

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Conduct preventative maintenance inspections and perform required preventative maintenance duties including but not limited to the operation, maintenance, testing and repair of UPW (Ultra-Pure Water) and WWT (Waste Water Treatment) systems to meet the required standards of purity, quality, and facility performance. Participation in the development of equipment start-up, shut-down, and preventative maintenance tasks and procedures; provide customer satisfaction and support; must conduct work in an independent manner. There may be opportunities for overtime hours. This position will be assigned to the N1 shift (7:00pm-7:30am Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Every other Saturday) Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a minimum of 5-7 years experience in a skilled level of mechanical maintenance OR equivalent educational and professional experience and training associated in a highly technical/engineering environment. Including, operational experience with technical training; general understanding of various disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and control systems. Experience in working with maintenance schedules, blueprints, diagrams, sketches codes and maintaining detailed and accurate records. This position requires the ability to lift and push/pull 50 lbs. on a regular basis throughout the shift and frequent climbing (i.e. ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, etc.). This position requires some work in adverse weather conditions and exposure to hazards (i.e. proximity to moving mechanical parts, heat, cold and noise exposure). Employee must have the ability to wear a respirator as assigned and requires participation in SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s hearing conservation program.

Must have good communications skills, be able to work well in a team environment, possess good mechanical aptitude, and be able to work safely. Must be able to maintain detailed, accurate records, and prepare necessary reports with skilled use of Microsoft Office Suite software and Maintenance Management programs. 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:

Associate’s Degree in Engineering and 5+ years experience in UPW and WWT operations, or 10 years UPW and WWT operational experience with technical training; general understanding of all related disciplines such as device performance, electrical, chemical and waste handling (drum and bulk), scrubbers, reporting and control systems, PLC programming & operation and bulk gas system operation. Must be able to maintain detailed, accurate records, and prepare necessary reports with skilled use of Microsoft Office Suite software.

Notes: Position contingent on the availability of funding
How To Apply

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, and letter of application, along with The Research Foundation for SUNY employment application to:

Terry Kremer
Search for Facility Ultra-Pure Water/Waste Water Treatment Technician - Albany
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
257 Fuller Rd.
Albany, NY 12203

Download The Research Foundation for SUNY employment application*
*Please note: the Research Foundation for SUNY application requires a signature, thus in order to submit please complete the application, print and sign it. You may either scan a copy and upload the scanned document or fax a copy to 518-437-8846.

Posting No:
Budget Title: Facilities Technician
Grade: N.11

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