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Become A Plant Utilities Engineer

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Working As A Plant Utilities Engineer

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $36,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Plant Utilities Engineer Do At New York State Civil Service

* As a Plant Utilities Engineer 1, on an assigned shift, you would operate, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, test, calibrate, mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical distribution, fire alarm and sprinkler systems in a safe and efficient manner in campus’s or residential settings.
* Operate steam and hot water boilers including lighting off, firing, cleaning and shutting down systems
* Working off work orders, responds to problem calls as directed.
* Operate and perform maintenance on HVAC systems, including Direct Digital Controls adjustment, calibrations, and modification in order to maintain comfort levels and operate in most energy efficient manner.
* Service and maintain residential heating and air-conditioning equipment, including but not limited to pumps, piping, air handling systems, dampers, and control valves.
* Conduct boiler, HVAC, and water systems testing, analyzing results and adding chemicals to maintain proper residuals in boiler and piping systems.
* Operate large central absorption, centrifugal, screw driven and hermetic chiller systems and other refrigeration equipment.
* Duties include starting, regulating and troubleshooting to maintain proper temperature.
* Will be required to perform operations and maintenance within an asbestos environment and/or supervise any asbestos removal project being carried out by other employees or private contractors.
* Handle various types of hazardous materials, such as refrigerants, Freon, gas, fuel oil, solvents, antifreeze, biocides, nitrates, ethanol, acids, caustic soda, regulated waste and refuse.
* Respond to incidents having potential environmental impact and/or safety concerns, such as chemical spills, oil spills and blowouts and may be called upon to implement evacuation plans in emergency situations
* Work in confined space situations using personal protective equipment and supervise others working in confined space using personal protective equipment
* May requires daily travel within the district, as well as some travel within NY State to assist other districts with special projects
* Candidate will be trained in the operation and maintenance procedures as related to Asbestos Containing Materials.
* Oversee outside contractors performing work within the Campus setting.
* Supervise Plant Utility Assistants and others working within the Plant Utilities Engineers field of expertise. ## Additional Comments

What Does A Plant Utilities Engineer Do At ADM

* Including but not limited to)
* Employee responsible for operation of a semi-automatic packing system
* Set up packer with correct information to fill and seal bags according to schedule.
* Stack bags and ensure that they are the correct weight with correct information.
* Use fork lift to transport complete pallets of product, inspect final packaged products, label pallets, load finished product onto trailers
* Assemble, fill, sample, and haul totes or super sacks and ensures that they are the correct weight with the correct information.
* Clean, prepare, and load bulk trailers
* Assist with raw material and co-product handling
* Complete all necessary paper work for production totals
* Perform daily housekeeping list, cleans and checks packaging equipment daily, other equipment as needed, and fills out proper documentation.
* Perform Operator duties during times of rotation for breaks
* Participate in trainings and follow all company policies, GMP, Food Safety, OHSA Safety regulations, environmental programs, and operational procedures to ensure the safety of co-workers and product integrity.
* Active involvement in Plant safety, committed to ADM’s zero injury safety culture
* Promotes the ADM Way and Core Values
* Perform other duties and assignments as required

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How To Become A Plant Utilities Engineer

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Plant Utilities Engineer Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • Italian

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Top Skills for A Plant Utilities Engineer


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Top Plant Utilities Engineer Skills

  1. Plant Utility
  2. Hvac
  3. Chill Plant
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted Plant Utility Engineers as required.
  • Operate Building management systems Trouble shooting all HVAC equipment Redesign existing equipment to improve efficiency when working with renovated systems
  • Maintain chillers and air handling units change filters, check pressures and clean coils4.
  • Maintain air compressors for building controls and fire alarm systems.
  • Supervised maintenance helpers as required.

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