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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
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 & Operations has an outstanding opportunity for an HVAC 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.
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.
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 CEO 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 Campus Engineering, Capital Projects Office, 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.
Operate vehicles such as University vans and trucks to transport tools and equipment to various worksites.
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.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
Perform other related duties as required.
Personal integrity and trustworthiness.
Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively.
Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
Responsible and accountable.
Organizational skills and attention to details.
Positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude.
Professional demeanor which includes being tactful and courteous.
Professional work ethic.
Promotes a safe work environment.
Core Competencies: -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 professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous -Exhibit a professional work ethic -Continuously promote a safe work environment
Completion of an approved vocational or trade school course as a control technician and two years of field experience as an HVAC control technician, or equivalent trade skill. Equivalent education/experience may substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as license/certification/registration. 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. 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.
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 and 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.
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. And with the proper personal protective equipment, work in animal research areas. 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.
A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas.
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,
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.