This recruitment may be used to fill multiple openings.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.
Facilities Services (FS) is a world-class organization providing exceptional services anywhere, anytime in support of the University of Washington's mission of teaching, research, and discovery. FS engages employees through LEAN practices and continuous improvement. FS includes eight departments that operate, maintain and support the University: Administration & Strategic Initiatives (AVP), Building Services Department (BSD), Campus Engineering & Operations (CE&O), Facilities Employee Services (FES), Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC), Finance and Business Services (FABS), Transportations Services (TS), and UW Emergency Management (EM).
Campus Engineering provides professional engineering support for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all University facilities. Campus Operations maintains and operates critical building systems including fire/life safety systems, elevator systems, building environmental systems and controls, central clock systems, high voltage distribution systems, and a utility shutdown coordination program. Campus Operations also provides emergency maintenance response service to the Seattle campus community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Campus Utilities produces steam, emergency electrical power, chilled water, and compressed air for the campus
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Control Technician 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.
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 Campus Engineering & Operations process improvement initiatives (Balanced Scorecard, Lean, Ideas Systems)
Comply with occupational health and safety regulations that apply to work actions and conduct on the job, including the use of personal protective equipment whenever required; report safety infractions to the supervisor
Work with Engineering Services, Capital Planning and Development, contractors, Facilities Services trades, building occupants, and other clients as necessary for scheduled and planned required work
Operate a variety of hand and power tools
Demonstrate strong personal integrity, trustworthiness, responsibility and accountability
Possess the ability to handle stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
Demonstrate a positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude
Demonstrate professional demeanor which includes being tactful, civil and courteous
Demonstrate professional work ethics
Follow all University and Facilities Services policies and procedures
Attend and actively participate in all required meetings and training
Perform other duties as assigned
Regular and predictable attendance is required
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:
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 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
Have possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license recognized by the State of Washington and have a good driving record
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
Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies
Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures
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 the DDC systems from Johnson Controls, Siemens and Alerton
Experience in basic desktop computer skills, maintenance work request and work order programs
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:
Must be able to work in a diverse workforce
Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment
Must be able to work outdoors under all weather conditions
Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and on portable hand-held radios
Must be able to lift or carry heavy objects, climb ladders, work in confined spaces, restricted movement areas, mechanical/electrical spaces, ventilation fan housing, etc. for extended periods of time and be able to climb ladders and work at heights
Must be able to work both independently and as a team member
Must be able to follow all Washington State safety rules and regulations
Must maintain a professional appearance at all times
The position requires working with asbestos containing equipment, following proper procedures
This position requires the wearing of personal protective equipment appropriate to the job task
Work in animal research areas with the proper personal protective equipment
Additionally, approved safety shoes must be provided at the employee's expense and worn on the job
The position is subject to callback outside normal working hours to respond to emergencies, and occasionally scheduled overtime
Must be able to respond to system emergencies during regular business hours and outside of regular business hours
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
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.