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Controls Technician - Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD
CONTROLS TECHNICIAN-Baltimore, MD
Responsible for the installation, programming, commissioning, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of building automation systems. A successful HVAC Controls Technician applies engineering principles and practices to complete assigned projects, designs cost effective solutions to meet project requirements and develops positive working relationships with all company divisions and customers.   
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  • Possesses knowledge of Mechanical Systems and Controls.
  • Able to interpret controls drawings, plans and specifications.
  • Able to comprehend basic HVAC concepts.
  • Maintains technical knowledge through required training and consistent review of product catalogs, specifications and dealer websites.
  • Designs and programs systems utilizing direct digital controls and automation systems for comfort control and energy savings.
  • Configures programs, graphics and alarms for site specific control systems.
  • Develops the sequence of operations based on project requirements when required.
  • Creates installation, submittal and as-built drawings, and assists engineering in related close-out documents.
  • Assists with final validation of system operation.
  • Provides project team with technical direction and assists with programming, electrical terminations, commissioning, graphic development, test and startup as required.
  • Utilizes a variety of hand tools and test equipment, and maintains tools and equipment for proper functionality.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage time and job needs across multiple projects.
  • Serves as a direct customer contact, provides training and sustains customer satisfaction by investigating concerns, implementing corrective action, communicating with staff and providing customer feedback.
  • Some travel with occasional overnight stays. (15%)
  • Flexibility to work outside normal work hours/weekends, as required.
  • Other duties as required.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of experience in control/mechanical systems are required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Microsoft Project and engineering drawing tools.
  • Computer programming experience is required.
  • Familiarity with the concepts of new construction, renovation/retrofit and service project management.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in contracting processes associated with the installation of building automation systems and managing subcontractors.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in using Project Management Tools.
  • Familiarity with the operation of energy management systems, HVAC systems and temperature controls.
  • Alerton Controls and Tridium Niagara AX experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised.
  • Customer service oriented, able to interact with and build a good rapport with customers.
  • Ability to effectively present information to customers and team members individually or in a group setting.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires working at construction sites, in mechanical/equipment rooms and possible extreme weather conditions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment.  The employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock (high voltage); and vibration. The noise level in the work environment varies.
BENEFITS OFFERED:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Company Paid Long Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability
  • Additional (Voluntary) Life Insurance
  • 401K with a generous company match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Program
  • 8 Company Paid Holidays + 1 Floating Holiday
  • Tuition Assistance Program 
  • Company Vehicle
  • Tools
  • Paid Uniforms
  • Paid Training 
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