This classification is designed for those positions primarily responsible for the installation, maintenance, adjustment and repair of electric, electronic, pneumatic and digitally controlled building automation systems which manage the most complex HVAC and refrigeration systems. Incumbents monitor, troubleshoot, design, modify, calibrate and program system features; and respond to technical and mechanical problems, either remotely or on-site. Incumbents must be thoroughly conversant in the software operation of the applicable building automation system and have journey-level skills and experience to allow them to diagnose, repair and maintain complex HVAC systems and their components. The Facilities Control Specialist is distinguished from other classifications in that the primary focus of this classification is on the high-end monitoring, maintenance and repair of these systems.
Under limited supervision, incumbents install, modify and adjust computer-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and systems; fabricate and implement programs or building control strategies for digitally controlled or global supervisory controlled systems; troubleshoot, design and modify programs for building automation systems; repair and maintain individual hardware and software components of applicable systems; perform major-to-minor overhauls which include disassembling and inspecting of all parts, replacing worn and defective parts, reassembling of all equipment and controls, and testing to ensure proper function; perform major-to-minor repairs of microprocessor-based automation system that monitors and controls building environments; respond to requests for service; diagnose and troubleshoot system problems and correct as necessary; may serve as the department specialist on building automation systems; and train others on the troubleshooting, overhaul, repair, calibration, and testing of controls to facilitate the maintenance of systems.
High school graduate/GED or equivalent years of work experience.
+1 year of trade vocational education in Industrial Electrical.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Satisfactory completion of the Post-offer physical required.
Must be willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
Regular, reliable, on-time attendance required.
Must be able to work overtime as needed.
Must be able to adjust regularly assigned work schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Must be willing to use ladders to provide access to work areas and works from heights.
Must be willing to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED training/certification.
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all FS employees may be subject to vaccines, tests, and physical exams prior to working with specific animals, as research needs dictate, including but not limited to: TB testing and measles immunization.
This position requires constant seeing and touching/feeling.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.