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CUNY Stationary Engineer - Temporary in Bronx, New York

Job Title: Stationary Engineer - Temporary

Job ID: 22090

Location: Hostos Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Under general supervision, is responsible for the operation, maintenance, adjustments, testing and repair of steam power plant, air conditioning, chiller plant, fire protection systems, electro-mechanical building equipment and related auxiliary systems in public buildings; performs related work.

  • Operates, maintains repairs and adjusts manuals and automatic gas and oil fired boilers, furnaces, steam reducing stations, engines, turbines , pumps, valves, heat exchangers, generators, motors, water treatment systems, cooling towers, condensers, evaporators, emergency generators and associated equipment for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and lighting in public buildings.

  • Performs periodic inspections of equipment and repairs of such equipment.

  • Schedules, performs and may oversee preventive maintenance.

  • Directs the work of oilers, high-pressure plant tenders and other subordinate personnel assigned to HVAC plant operations.

  • Takes responsible charge of a watch and while so engaged, supervises and directs subordinates personnel; addresses emergency repairs as required.

  • Operates control consoles in control rooms for building maintenance and building automation systems.

  • Adjusts HVAC systems water chemistry through testing, treatment, retesting and recording of readings.

  • Prepares requisitions for materials and spare parts in accordance with College procedures.

  • Orients, trains and monitors subordinates and other personnel on plant operations and job related safety.

  • Reads meters, gauges and other recording devices keeping logs of same.

  • Prepares and maintains records and makes reports of both a technical and informational nature regarding HVAC maintenance and repair.


Stationary Engineer




Hostos Community College seeks applications for a Stationary Engineer (Temporaryl)

The Campus Operations (known previously as Buildings and Grounds) is committed to providing Hostos's faculty, staff, and students with facilities that are safe, clean, and well-maintained. We make every effort to provide a healthy campus environment that is conducive to learning and supports the mission of our institution.

Campus Operations 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. The department includes the following areas:

  • Engineering is responsible for the maintenance and operation of all heating, ventilation, air conditioning, elevators and other major building systems.

  • Maintenance handles routine repair of all campus buildings including electrical, plumbing, painting and carpentry work. This area includes the College's electricians, plumbers, carpenter, general maintenance workers, and laborers.

  • Housekeeping (Custodial) is responsible for the cleaning of all campus property including buildings, sidewalks and parking lots.

  • Environmental Health & Safety is responsible for “right to know and hazardous material handling training”, Pestilence, OSHA, EPA, DEC, and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) issues.


  1. A valid License for High Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer issued by the New York City Department of Buildings.

  2. A valid certificate of qualification for Refrigerating Machine Operator (unlimited Capacity) issued by the New York City Fire Department and a Universal CFC Certificate issued by EPA for Handling Refrigerants.

For appointment in certain Colleges, candidates will also be required to possess one or more of the following:

  • A valid Citywide Standpipe Certificate issued by the New York Fire Department (S13)

  • A valid Citywide Automatic Sprinkler Certificate issued by the New York City Fire Department (S12)

  • A valid Interior Fire Alarm Certificate issued by the New York City Fire Department

  • A valid Pool Operator’s certificate issued by a Qualified Swimming Pool Water Treatment Operator Provider


  • Some of the physical activities performed by Stationary Engineers and environmental conditions experience are working in confined areas in a physical plant, including boiler room, heating and ventilating room, walking up and down stairs, climbing up and down ladders, handling chemicals, and being around hazardous materials such as asbestos and infectious waste.

  • All licenses and certifications must be maintained for the duration of employment.

The full specification is available on our web site at:



IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after July 1, 2019

City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 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, the employee 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 Period.

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 navigate to the following links: "Employment" and "Search Job Postings"

Please attach resume, cover letter and three professional references.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin November 5, 2020


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