Job Posting: Mechanical Engineering Intern

Job ID: 199426
Title Code No: 20403
Level: 00
Job Category: Engineering, Architecture, & Planning
Career Level: Entry-Level
Proposed Salary Range: $ 45,333.00 - $ 54,898.00 (Annual)
Work Location: 2389 Route 28A, Olivebridge, NY
Division/Work Unit: Catskill Div Off (Source Div)
Hours/Shift: 35 Hours per week / Day shift

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.3 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day.

The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply (BWS) seeks to hire a Mechanical Engineering (ME) Intern for its newly created Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Preventative Maintenance Improvement Pilot (PIP) Team located at DEP’s facilities in Olivebridge, New York. This position will provide direct support to the Deputy Chief of Hydroelectric Energy, Western Operations and the HVAC PIP Team. The ME Intern will coordinate HVAC services and support across BWS’s Operations Directorate which includes Upstate Regions located east and west of the Hudson River.

Under direction, the candidate will assist in the planning, development, and implementation of a new preventative maintenance strategy for the HVAC PIP Team. This new group will be responsible for preventative and corrective maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditions (HVAC), mechanical, and some electrical systems that reside within the agency facilities. As part of this effort, the candidate will take a lead role in integrating and aligning the maintenance plan according to a new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that is being implemented within BWS. Additionally, the Mechanical Engineering Intern shall be responsible for coordinating the work order system that pertains to corrective maintenance requests, small projects, immediate safety concerns, and other non-capital undertakings that will be assigned to the HVAC PIP Team. The ME Intern will prepare for and lead meetings, perform field inspections of various water supply facilities and existing preventative maintenance programs, convert these into CMMS, keeping records, preparing data spreadsheets, and uploading electronic information. The ME Intern will develop various Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other elementary mechanical engineering support to various work groups in the Operations Directorate. Under direct supervision, the selected candidate will assist in field data acquisition, prepare reports, specifications and develop minor designs for new equipment or repairs. They will use a computer to integrate field information into updates or existing reports and databases. This will include research of internet, traditional media, agency archives and phone calls and will include support for procurements of goods and services and other support as assigned by the Deputy Chief. Under direction, the ME Intern will review plans, specifications, coordinate and assist in the construction or repair of capital projects and Job Order contracts (JOC) of moderate difficulty and complexity in support of the Operations Division. This will include meeting with consultants and contractors, research and submission of historical data/drawings/plans and other information, as well as assist in the following: preparation and coordination for permits, inspections of projects and completion of inspection reports and submission of payment packages and other related paperwork as required. The Mechanical Engineering Intern shall prepare reposts as necessary stressing any significant problems and contribute to plans for resolution. The ME Intern will be responsible for adhering to and complying with all environmental, health and safety laws, agency policies, rules and regulations.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or closely related engineering field from an accredited college; or

2. One year of full-time paid experience in mechanical engineering work and either a valid New York State Professional Engineer's License or a valid New York State Certificate as an Intern Engineer.

Driver License Requirement: By the time you are appointed to this position, you must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.

Preferred Skills

Experience, education, knowledge, and/or certifications associated with the following:

• High and low pressure boilers
• Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
• Building and process related mechanical systems
• Large and small scale piping, valves and associated operators
• Electrical instrumentation and controls in relation to HVAC and building mechanical systems

Knowledge and/or professional certifications related to energy efficient and advanced building systems as well as renewable energy applications as they pertain to operating facilities

OSHA 10 or 30-hour certification and/or other relevant safety training

Knowledge of applicable building codes as they relate to HVAC systems, mechanical and electrical applications as well as building envelope design and indoor air quality.

Additional Information

DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success or our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

Olivebridge, a hamlet in Ulster County New York, Catskill Mountains area, is approximately 100 miles north of Midtown Manhattan.

To Apply

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Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer