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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).
Maintenance & Construction has an outstanding opportunity for a Control Technician Lead.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide leadership, plan, schedule, and direct the work of journey level HVAC control technicians and Maintenance Mechanics; perform skilled 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 complex building systems.
Job duties may include:
Assign and lead assigned personnel in the performance of work, inspect work for quality and completeness; ensure clients are advised when work is complete
Troubleshoot and resolve operation and maintenance problems of complex building environmental control systems that are both pneumatic and DDC
Develop preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs
Perform alteration, repair, and maintenance of buildings, facilities, and equipment
Work as a team partner with the HVAC control technicians on a daily basis in a professional manner at all times to resolve conveyance system issues and associated equipment. Lead and work with other trades to troubleshoot and repair system failures relating to all aspects of the HVAC equipment and systems. May lead the work of other trades and perform the duties of non-control technician workers in support of operations of the building environmental control systems
Identify and implement daily operation strategies for campus HVAC systems to ensure continuous and reliable service
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
Develop work plans, methods, procedures and standard operating practices to be followed by assigned personnel; review specifications and safety plans.
Perform the work in accordance with applicable safety rules and environmental regulatory requirements and maintain records as required according to environmental requirements
Inspect projects to ensure compliance with local standards and codes and maintain records of work performed and inspect contractors' work to see that the work is performed to campus specifications
Attend contractor meetings for the purpose of coordination of contract work which affects HVAC systems
Coordinate HVAC equipment shutdowns and impacts with clients, construction coordinators, and contractors communicating by telephone, e-mail, and on-site conferences
Coordinate with Campus Engineering, Capital Projects Office, contractors, Facilities Services trades, building occupants, and other clients to schedule and plan required work
Assist with planning, maintaining, record keeping, and making work assignments for the preventive maintenance program of the environmental control systems, components and equipment
Maintain and update system schematics through red line system changes and create, if necessary, mechanical, pneumatic, and DDC system schematics
Review and assign work requests, and initiate, retrieve, and close work orders
Field phone calls and e-mails to answer requests, questions, etc., of clients, and others
Monitor equipment and supply needs, coordinate with supervisor, and requisition parts and materials to ensure that employees have what they require to perform job duties and for service and repair of equipment and recommend purchase of equipment and supplies for the shop operation, maintenance repairs, and for clients' alteration projects
Work with Facilities Services Stores to determine parts inventory
Interact with clients, coworkers, management, staff, and students in a courteous and professional manner, with particular attention to customer service
Participate in and follow through with Facilities Maintenance and Construction (FMC) process improvement initiatives (Balanced Score Card, Lean, Idea Systems)
Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (DS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. Ensure that assigned personnel also comply with health and safety regulations.
Provide leadership related to work on asbestos-containing equipment in accordance with applicable safety rules and procedures
Assist in identifying possible energy and water conservation projects
Be familiar with the procedures and equipment used in building water and air system balancing
Operate a variety of hand and power tools
Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites.
Perform all duties of a journey level HVAC control technician
Related duties as assigned.
-Demonstrate strong personal integrity and trustworthiness.
-Possess the ability to effectively handle stressful situations and changing priorities.
-Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
-Demonstrate responsibility and accountability.
-Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to details.
-Demonstrate a positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude.
-Demonstrate professional demeanor which includes being tactful, civil and courteous.
-Demonstrate professional work ethics.
-Continuously promote a safe work environment.
| One year of full-time experience as a journey control technician, or equivalent trade skill. |
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 in applicable basic desktop computer skills, maintenance work request and work order programs and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
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
Demonstrated excellent customer service, written and oral communication skills
Must be able to communicate professionally and appropriately with clients, staff and students
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.
| 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.
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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