University of Rochester IUOE Maintenance Spec, Data Ctr in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 034 UF&S; MC Operations




Solely operates a 24/7 mission-critical chiller plant. Performs mechanical and electrical repairs to all equipment supporting a Data Center critical to maintaining uninterrupted service to all University computer data systems. Complies with safety regulations of the University as well as local, State, and Federal agencies.

Typical Duties: Independently diagnoses all operating equipment for proper operation and efficiencies. Takes readings and logs operating data of all online equipment to ensure parameters are being maintained and to identify potential issues. Makes routine rounds through chiller plant and additional mechanical rooms, to include electrical switchgear room and emergency generator enclosures. Monitors, diagnoses, and repairs building Direct Digital Controls (DDC) system. Responsible for operating complex diagnostic tests on equipment in order to ensure equipment effectiveness. Independently troubleshoots and promptly repairs chiller plant and all associated auxiliary equipment to include, chillers, pumps, motors, generators, boilers, HVAC units, etc. Performs preventive maintenance on chiller plant and building equipment. Expedites repair and/or replacement of mechanical auxiliary equipment through disassembly, part replacement, reassembly and re-commissioning. Utilizes specialty tools, blueprints, sketches, and wiring diagrams to aid in complex diagnostic repairs and installations. Performs chemical treatment on heat pump and chilled water piped systems to ensure water chemistry is at proper levels in accordance with NYS Pesticide 7G requirements.

Documents daily work activity in the computerized maintenance management software, including preventive maintenance, corrective, repair, and project work orders. Maintains daily operating log for shift turnover and documentation of equipment events. Participates in extensive training and mock scenarios to maintain mission critical state of readiness. Receives and responds to service requests and trouble calls. Initiates requisitions for spare parts, supplies and special contracted services. Maintains a stock and inventory of commonly used spare parts. Acts as the liaison to assist and provide access to contractors hired to perform services throughout the building. Performs critical complex emergency procedures and repairs in the event of an infrastructure or utility failure. Independently diagnoses any potential failure to prevent disruption to the mission critical data systems. Repairs or replaces appliances, sinks, faucets, drains, water closets, electric motors, switches, and outlets. Performs general housekeeping duties (such as shovel snow, salt walkways, etc.) to maintain safety and cleanliness of the plant. Performs other duties requiring comparable skill and responsibility as directed.


High school diploma plus 3-4 years experience in operating a chilled water plant with a minimum of 300 Ton capacity is required. Degree or certification in air conditioning and refrigeration is preferred. Ability to operate vehicle, valid clean NYS motor vehicle license required and ability to operate vehicles in a trouble free, safe manner. NYS Pesticide License category 7G is required for position within first year of employment.

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Job Title: IUOE Maintenance Spec, Data Ctr

Location: Central Administration

Job ID: 201941

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time