CUNY High Pressure Plant Tender (Temporary) in Brooklyn, New York


  • Under direct supervision, tends oil, gas or coal fired high-pressure boilers, incinerator furnaces and related equipment, and assists in the maintenance and repair of this equipment; performs related work.

  • In the Department of Sanitation, under supervision, operates, repairs, alters and maintains boilers, furnaces, pollution control equipment, and other related equipment and appurtenances; performs related work.

  • Hand fires high-pressure boilers using solid fuels, and stoker equipment and incinerator furnaces using burnable refuse.

  • Cleans fires.

  • Tends and operates stoker equipment, oil-fired-pressure boilers and incinerator furnaces and related equipment.

  • Assists in the cleaning, inspecting, testing, maintenance and repair of high-pressure boilers, incinerators, auxiliaries and relative equipment.

  • May operate a motor vehicle.

  • In the Department of Sanitation, in addition to the duties above, may be assigned to inspect, clean, test, repair, maintain and alter facility equipment; inspect and read meters, gauges and other controls of operating and related equipment; use hand and powered tools and weld and burn in the performance of assigned duties; work from sketches, drawings and blue prints; requisition parts and maintain inventory; keep records and logs; and supervise assigned personnel. May operate a motor vehicle.


High-Pressure Plant Tender




  1. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience within the last ten years operating and maintaining high pressure boilers or the equivalent marine experience; OR

  2. Not less than one year of experience as described in 1 above plus sufficient training of a relevant nature acquired in an approved trade or vocational high school to make up the equivalent of the remaining required experience. Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of approved trade or vocational high school.

NOTE: For appointment to certain positions a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State Of New York is required. Such license must be maintained for the duration of such appointment.




CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


The civil service test for High Pressure Plant Tender (CUNY) was held on January 26, 2016 (Exam #6065). Applicants should have already taken this exam. When a civil service list is established, the College is required to make appointments from the certified list to fill all positions including those held by provisional and/or temporary employees. All Provisional and/or Temporary employees must take the appropriate civil service exam and score high enough to be reachable on the civil service list in order to be appointed. Applicants selected for this position will be required to submit proof of having taken the exam.

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December 9, 2016


CUNY Job Posting: Support Staff


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Kingsborough Community College

Job Title: High Pressure Plant Tender (Temporary)

Job ID: 15894

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular