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CUNY High Pressure Plant Tender - Facilities Management and Planning (Provisional) in New York, New York

Job Title: High Pressure Plant Tender - Facilities Management and Planning (Provisional)

Job ID: 20348

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


  • 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




May be required to work nights and weekends.


  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 the High Pressure Plant Tender (CUNY) is scheduled to open for filing in April 2019. 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. Applicants selected for this position will be required to submit proof of having applied for the scheduled exam.

Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin March 27, 2019.


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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.