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CUNY Oiler - Temporary to Perm in Bronx, New York

Oiler - Temporary to Perm

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Hostos Community College

Full/Part Time




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  • Under direct supervision is responsible for the lubrication of power plant, pumping and/or construction equipment; performs related work.

  • Lubricates and cleans pumps, engines, blowers, compressors, motors, gears, ejectors and other operating equipment.

  • Assists in the operation, maintenance and repair of this equipment.

  • Reads meters, gauges and other operating equipment.

  • Keeps logs.

  • Operates lubricant filtering and purifying equipment; maintains lubricant inventory.

  • May be designated to inspect and service swimming pools and building safety equipment.

  • May operate a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned duties.






The Campus Operations Unit is responsible for maintaining the buildings and grounds of Hostos Community College, keeping facilities in working order, and providing a comfortable working and learning environment. Engineering is responsible for the maintenance and operation of all heating, ventilation, air conditioning, elevators, and other major building systems. The College is seeking applications for a position as an Oiler. The selected candidate will report directly to the Chief Administrative Superintendent. Must live within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.


  1. Three (3) years' full-time satisfactory experience in the lubrication, maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment; OR

  2. One and one-half (1 and 1/2) years of experience as described in 1 above plus graduation from an approved trade, technical or vocational high school or an approved internship program; OR

  3. One (1) year of experience as described in 1 above plus an associate degree from an accredited school in mechanical technology.

NOTE: For appointment to certain positions, possession of a Class B Commercial Driver License valid in the State of New York may be required. There may be certain age requirements to obtain this license. Employees must maintain the Class B Commercial Driver License during their employment.

Employees assigned to inspect and service swimming pools and building safety equipment duties, must obtain certificates of fitness for: sprinklers, standpipe, fire guard and swimming pool operators, within six (6) months of their appointments.



Availability to work early mornings or late hours is preferred.



IMPORTANT NOTICE: Employees hired on or after October 1, 2022, and their eligible dependents will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, employees will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day. Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Enrollment.

An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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.



Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following tabs: "Employment" and "Search All Postings"

Please attach resume, cover letter, and three professional references.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This position is Temporary to Probable Permanent. Applicants who meet the qualifications requirements and have applied for the Oiler(CUNY) Exam# 3102 will be considered.


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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.