Plant Operator, The David H. Koch Center

Job Posting Number: 21882

Craft/Skilled Trade
New York, NY
July 13, 2018
Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

We are seeking a Plant Operator who will be responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing building and physical plant machinery/equipment in accordance with required engineering practice at The David H. Koch Center.

You will:

  • Inspect and test all building and plant machinery, equipment and systems to ensure the safe and efficient operation.
  • Operate, repair, replace, maintain, and install all parts of physical plant machinery and equipment.
  • Responds to customer questions or requests demonstrating courteous and professional customer service.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and secure work environment. Ensures proper care and use of tools, equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Ensure secure and safe conditions for employees and visitors and provides services to protect MSKCC buildings, assets, and premises.
  • Take necessary precautions to comply with institutional, departmental, or regulatory agency safety requirements and infection control standards.
  • Various Shifts are available.

You Are:

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information.
  • Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.
  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

You Have:

  • High school, vocational trade school or equivalent
  • 3 years experience with NYC Refrigeration System Operating Engineer Q-01 or Q-99 Certificate of Fitness and sufficient knowledge to handle assignments of routine and non-routine difficulty independently. Demonstrated understanding of refrigeration cycles, heating, cooling, air and water conveyance systems as they apply to HVAC or
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with in mechanical engineering, marine engineering, facilities management with a United States Coast Guard license and NYC Refrigeration System Operating Engineer Q-01 or Q-99 Certificate of Fitness or
  • Bachelor of Technology in Facilities Management, Environment Controls with one (1) year experience and NYC Refrigeration System Operating Engineer Q-01 or Q-99 Certificate of Fitness
  • Ability to use various hand and power tools, rigging equipment, instruments such as pressure gauge testing devices, manometers, air/water flow meters, pneumatic instrumentation calibration and testing equipment, pyrometers, steam trap analyzers, heat flow sensors and tachometers.


  • New York City G17 (use of piped O2/N02 in the hospital),
  • NYC G35 (operate air compressors)
  • NYC G48 (use and storage of cryogenic liquid /gases)
  • NYC G92 (Supervision of High Pressure Natural Gas Fired Micro Turbine Systems),
  • NYC B29 (Supervision of Battery Systems and Other Related Equipment).
  • NYC Standpipe and Sprinkler Certificate
  • New York State Pesticide Applicator Certificate Preferred

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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