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UW Facilities manages the University’s buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group. Please visit the UW Facilities web page for more information: UW Facilities.
Maintenance & Construction (M&C) is responsible for general maintenance, repair, and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds, as well as logistics, moving, and disposal of surplus equipment and furniture.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Control Technician, ARCF to perform journey-level work in the operation, inspection, testing, servicing and maintenance of mechanical, pneumatic, electronic and direct digital controls (DDC) for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) of the complex building systems.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•Troubleshoot and resolve operation and maintenance problems of complex building environmental control systems that are both pneumatic and DDC •Install, modify, diagnose, test, repair, calibrate and operate a variety of mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic equipment in HVAC systems •Perform alteration, repair, and maintenance of buildings, facilities, and equipment •Suggest operation strategies for campus HVAC systems to ensure continuous and reliable service •Operate vehicles such as University vans and trucks to transport tools and equipment to various worksites •Respond to emergency situations such as HVAC outages in order to minimize or prevent loss of property, damage to research activities, and disruption to life-safety systems •Perform the work in accordance with applicable safety rules and environmental regulatory requirements and maintain records as required according to environmental requirements •Work with other trades to troubleshoot and repair system failures related to all aspects of the HVAC equipment and systems •Work with the preventive maintenance program on equipment, components, and systems •Assist with record keeping for the preventive maintenance program of the environmental control systems •Maintain and update system schematics through red line system changes and create if necessary, mechanical, pneumatic, and DDC system schematics •Participate in and follow through with M&C process improvement initiatives (Balanced Scorecard, Lean, Ideas Systems) •Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs), and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. •Work with Campus Engineering, Project Delivery, contractors, UW Facilities trades, building occupants, and other clients as necessary for scheduled and planned required work •Operate a variety of hand and power tools •Perform other duties as assigned
•Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness. •Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively. •Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems. •Be responsible and accountable. •Use organizational skills and provide attention to details. •Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude. •Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous. •Exhibit a professional work ethic. •Continuously promote a safe work environment.
•Completion of a four-year approved institution course as a Control Technician Trainee;
OR four years of applicable experience in installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical and pneumatic control systems.
Vocational or trade school training in control mechanisms may be substituted, year-for-year, for work experience up to a maximum of two years.
Additional Requirements include:
•Experience working with complex building environmental control systems, a wide variety of systems, and in the repair, service, maintenance, and operations of equipment, components, and systems •Ability to read and interpret blue prints related to building HVAC systems •Must be strong team player and must be able to work independently and as a team member •Possess excellent skills in building a working crew harmony •Must possess excellent customer service, written and oral communication skills •Must be able to communicate appropriately with clients, staff and students to present a professional image •Must be conversant with at least one of the following DDC control systems: Johnson Controls Metasys (PMI or ADS/ADX), Siemens Apogee, Alerton (IBEX or BACtalk) •Experience in basic desktop computer skills, maintenance work request and work order programs and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook •Have knowledge and understand safe work practices and policies •Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Five or more years of experience as an HVAC control technician working with complex building and laboratory environmental control systems, with a wide variety of systems and in the repair, service, maintenance, and operations of equipment, components, systems, etc. •Experience with fume hoods and bio-safety cabinets •Have experience working independently as an HVAC control technician for a licensed HVAC contractor or as an employee of a public agency •Detailed knowledge in working with Siemens Apogee DDC systems. •Ability to perform Administrator duties for the existing HVAC DDC servers (Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Alerton) •Demonstrated ability to work with clients during building ventilation system shutdowns and inconveniences •Ability to work independently to improvise necessary system component repairs
Conditions of Employment:
•Valid driver’s license recognized by the state of Washington •Regular and predictable attendance is required. May be required to accept variable work shift. Must be able to respond to system emergencies during regular business hours and outside of regular business hours. •Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautions. Must be able to work in all weather conditions. Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment. Ability to lift and move heavy material may be required. •Approved footwear must be provided at the employee’s expense and worn on the job. •Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job. •Must participate in medical screening/monitoring (such as TB screening and proof of measles inoculation) required for work assignments in locations, including but not limited to, nonhuman primate areas, the Animal Research and Care Facility, and the University of Washington Medical Center.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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