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Building Automation System/HVAC Technician

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 30, 2023

Building Automation System/HVAC Technician

Posting Number: R0004694
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
The BAS Controls/HVAC Technician is the primary operator of the campus Building Automation System (BAS) used to improve energy efficiency, building performances and occupant comfort. Uses knowledge of pneumatic and electrical/electronic controls to perform skilled work installing, altering, calibrating, repairing, and maintaining HVAC control systems and building automation control systems to ensure safe and correct environmental conditions in University buildings. Performs corrective and preventive maintenance to HVAC control systems. Assists the Facilities Management staff in analyzing campus and building energy use and makes recommendations on reduction strategies.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Practices and encourages Facilities workplace expectations.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains pneumatic and DDC control systems and components.
  • Installs and maintains BAS control systems networks, components, devices and wiring.
  • Responds to campus IAQ/IEQ complaints, problems and questions.
  • Reviews and updates BAS system software and programming as needed, runs trends/trend graphs, performs periodic loop tuning, monitors and troubleshoots DDC hardware and software control components to ensure the system is performing optimally.
  • Schedules the campus EMS to accommodate campus functions.
  • Works extensively with outside contractors and utilities on energy reduction strategies and repair/replacement projects.
  • May perform skilled air and water balancing and balance checks as necessary.
  • Assists other staff by performing troubleshooting and repairs to boilers, chillers, HVAC equipment and electrical systems components.
  • Performs journeyman level repairs to various HVAC equipment such as motors, starters, pumps, VFD's, valve and damper operators.
  • Reviews plans, specifications and schematics and makes recommendations as requested by Management Team.
  • Estimates time and materials for assigned jobs.
  • Orders parts and maintains inventory of critical components related to the position.
  • Fills in on weekends and holidays when required.
  • Subject to after hour's callback for emergencies.
  • Assists other team members as needed.
  • Cross trains other team members.

Ability to:
  • Operate and maintain HVAC/R systems.
  • Perform a variety of skilled duties within the building maintenance trade.
  • Organize and update computerized logs
  • Read and interpret blueprints.
  • Routinely and safely lift 50 pounds.
  • Estimate time and materials.
  • Climb ladders and work in confined spaces.
  • Have knowledge of safety hazards and precautions related to building maintenance activities such as OSHA GHS, lock out/tag out, confined spaces, personal protective equipment, OR-OSHA and other safety standards.
  • Must have knowledge of and be able to use the appropriate PPE (Personal protective equipment) as needed.
  • Must have the ability to effectively interact with a variety of people in a manner that emphasizes strong customer service and portrays the University's programs, personnel and philosophies in a positive manner.
  • Interrelate with a variety of people and handle stressful situations in a tactful manner.
  • Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students.
  • Working knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and materials used in the refrigeration trade.

Skills & Abilities:
  • Education: Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. High school diploma required.
  • Certificates & Licenses: Limited energy class A or B electrical license, Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME) or Limited Building Maintenance Electrician (LBME) license preferred. Universal CFC certification with a minimum of a Type II, brazing certificate and/or Boiler/Pressure Vessel Building Service Mechanic Class 3 (CL3) license desired. A working knowledge of all applicable state boiler laws and CSD-1 desired. Possession of a valid Oregon driver's license and satisfactory driving record or ability to obtain one within 60 days of date of hire preferred.
  • Computer Skills: Extensive and proficient use of a personal computer and software programs such as Word, Excel, or any specialized applications desired. Keyboarding, email and maintaining database's required.

Desired Experience:
  • Commercial/industrial chiller and/or comfort cooling systems experience.
  • Knowledge of both oil and gas-fired boiler systems and related equipment.
  • Experience as a maintenance repair worker involving skilled work related to maintenance of HVAC equipment with five years BAS/controls experience desired. Siemens Apogee Insight experience preferred but experience with other control systems acceptable.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Involves exposure to adverse environmental conditions as may be found working in a facilities setting which may include but is not limited to; working outdoors in inclement weather, extreme temperatures, noise, dim lighting, dust, dirt, confined spaces, high elevations, bio-hazards and other hazardous materials.

Salary: $34.88 per hour; $72,540 annually

Typical Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 7:30 -am - 4 pm

*Fills in on weekends and holidays when required. Subject to after hour's callback for emergencies.

You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are are received.

​Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Competency Statement(s):
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Analytical Skills -The ability of the individual to gather raw data and to process that data into a meaningful form.
  • Problem Solving - The ability of the individual to recognize courses of action which can be taken to handle problems or potential problems, and applying contingency plans to solve those problems.

Willamette University offers generous vacation and time away from work benefits. Please click the link to learn more about our highly-valued benefits package for employees:

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.


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