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Position Title: Facility Electrical Technician – Kiernan Plaza
Employment is with the Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers sponsored program activity for the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Description of Duties:

This position is responsible for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical systems. Duties to include but not be limited to the following: Operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of medium and low voltage electrical systems, fire alarm, security, and HVAC control systems, and transformers i.e. power, control, buck and boost; cutting, bending and installing of all forms of conduits and raceways, including flexible conduit; installation of fusing, circuit breakers and other forms of current limiting devices; working knowledge of digital multi-meters, meggars as well as confined space and lock-out tag-out protocol, NFPA 70E and OSHA regulations; working knowledge of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, exhaust, and mechanical systems supporting building operations; preventive maintenance; general building repair; an understanding of related disciplines such as process, waste and water treatment, automation; responding to facility alarms, customer satisfaction and support. This is position’s primary location will be at Kiernan Plaza but could be at any other site location as determined needed. Other program administration duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Five (5) years of continuous work under a Journeyman Electrician; a professional appearance and attitude with the ability to conduct work in an independent manner; the ability to work from drawings, diagram electrical circuitry, and calculate current loads, KW, MVA, PF, THD etc. Must have ability to provide off shift coverage, demonstrate good communications skills and proficient use of Microsoft Office and Maintenance Management programs.

This position requires the ability to lift and push/pull 25 lbs. on a regular basis throughout the shift and frequent climbing (i.e. ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, etc.). Must have ability to stand for the majority of the shift and complete repetitive motions; including kneeling, reaching, and crouching. This position requires some work in adverse weather conditions, confined and/or narrow spaces, and exposure to hazards (i.e. proximity to moving mechanical parts, electricity, heat, cold, noise and vibration exposure). This position requires participation in CNSE’s hearing conservation program (annual audiogram).

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.
This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with data center infrastructure.

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:

Mr. Terry Kremer
Search for Facility Electrical Technician – Kiernan Plaza
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: NANO-R13-67
Budget Title: Facilities Technician
Grade: N.11

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