HVAC Technician
Seneca Gaming Corporation - Salamanca, NY

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The HVAC Technician shall be responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of machinery, equipment and the site by following electrical codes, manuals, schematics diagrams, blueprints and other specifications. Involves the hands-on assembly and disassembly of component parts and machinery in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals and manufacturers specifications. All duties are to be performed within the guidelines of the Seneca Gaming Corporation’s policies and procedures, Internal Control Standards and objectives.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older upon employment.
  • High school diploma or its equivalency required.
  • Must possess and retain an ARI Certification for HVAC Technician-Type: Universal.
  • Candidate must have (5) five years to (10) ten years of previous hands-on HVAC experience. Knowledge and experience in commercial HVAC applications a must.
  • Must be well versed in the interpretation and implementation of the National Electrical Code, the New York State Uniform Building and Fire Prevention Code, National Fire Prevention Association and Occupational Safety and Health Association; a plus.
    • HVAC: A working knowledge of HVAC is essential, specifically air-cooled units and knowledge of air flow. Thorough understanding of controls, chillers, generator, air filtration, dust collection and HEPA filtering systems, pipefitting and sheet metal installation and repairs.
    • Electrical: Must have in-depth experience in commercial/industrial systems, 480/208V 3-Ph. Systems; 3 Ph. Motor wiring, motor and electrical control systems and conduit runs.
    • Plumbing: Proficient in copper, PVC and T&C piping. Must know how to run pipe and use the tools necessary to the field. Copper sweating proficiency expected.
  • Able to read, interpret and implement the intent of architectural, engineering and design drawings in all phases of building construction.
  • Experienced overseeing work performed by subcontractors to insure compliance with contract specifications and documents. Organize job plans, work with and direct other employees’ co-working on joint projects and monitoring the job progress.
  • Broad HVAC training, using testing equipment, gauges, drawing, schematics, various precision instruments and required tools of the field. Knowledge and experienced in subjects such as blueprint reading, electrical theory, electronics, mathematics, mechanical drawing, electrical code requirements and safety and first aid practices, welding, fire alarm systems, HVAC-heating, ventilation and air conditioning and plumbing; a plus.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the operation and use of hand tools when working on HVAC projects. Tools generally used are: screwdrivers, pliers, knives, hacksaws and testing equipment such as particle counter, aerosol generator, velometer, micro manometer, oscilloscopes, ammeters and test lamps.
  • Previous customer service experience preferred.
  • Applicants must be able to substantiate a safe driving record within the parameters acceptable to our liability insurance carrier.

  • Language Skills and Reasoning Ability:

  • Must make effective decisions by analyzing information and considering priorities, and seizing opportunities to initiate and take ownership of project and improvements are key skills.
  • Knowledge of electrical terminology.
  • Knowledge and ability to read blueprints and drawings.
  • Must supply management, basic safety, equipment maintenance, thoroughness, independence and excellent communication skills.
  • Must be well versed in safety procedures when performing HVAC/electrical work in order to prevent risk of electrical shock and falls.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence, develop presentations, proposals, reports and speak effectively to management, employees and the public.
  • Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the customers and employees.
  • Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
  • Must be in good physical condition, have good manual dexterity and good color sense.

  • Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud. When inside and outside the Casino, the noise levels may increase to loud. Must be able to work in an environment where smoking is permitted.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, and move through all areas of the casino. Including interior and exterior environments, tight spaces and areas of considerable height (90 feet above ground level). May stand for long periods and frequently work on ladders and scaffolds.
  • Must be able to perform heavy/strenuous manual work and be exposed to work in conditions which may include temperatures below 32°F and above 90°F.
  • Maintain physical stamina and proper mental attitude to work under pressure in a fast- paced, casino environment and effectively deal with customers, management, employees and members of the business community in all situations.
  • Good eye-hand co-ordination, excellent eyesight, manual dexterity.

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