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Plant Utilities Engineer 2

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Department: FM&D
Local Title: Plant Utilities Engineer 2
Budget Title: Plant Utilities Engineer 2
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Maintenance & Skilled Trades


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Facilities Management and Development at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Plant Utilities Engineer 2.

Plant Utilities Engineer 2 supervises Plant Utilities Engineers 1 and/or other lower-level staff engaged in plant operations, maintenance, and repair activities. In large operations, positions report to a higher-level Plant Utilities Engineer, and may function as a shift supervisor over one or more plant operations functions; may assume responsibility for physical plant operations on off hours; and may supervise other trades positions and contractors on a project or emergency basis.

Illustrative Tasks

  • Supervise Plant Utilities Engineers 1 and other operations, maintenance, and repair functions lower-level staff engaged in plant; may supervise contractors.
  • Schedule, plan, and supervise the activities of skilled and semi-skilled employees and contractors involved with plant operations, maintenance, and repair activities.
  • Provide training, instruction, and assistance to staff in the performance of tasks, and implements changes in procedures to improve efficiency.
  • Inspect plant equipment and operations to ensure proper maintenance, scheduling, and safe and efficient operations.
  • Prepare estimates of materials, parts needs, and costs; order or direct ordering of materials, equipment, and parts; and maintain tool and equipment inventories per applicable policies and standards.
  • Supervise and coordinate the handling of various types of hazardous materials and the response to any incidents having potential environmental impact or safety concerns.
  • Identify budget requirements, including staffing, repair, maintenance, material, and equipment needs; makes recommendations to assist with preparation of annual operating budgets.
  • Enforce energy conservation protocols and supervises the installation and modification of equipment to obtain peak energy efficiency.

Required Qualifications:

  • Promotion: 1-year of permanent service as a Plant Utilities Engineer 1.

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines

Executive Order:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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