State of Oregon - Oregon Legislature Salem, OR, United States
Dec 01, 2017Full-Time
Legislative Administration is recruiting for one State Capitol HVAC Technician to join the Facility Services team. This position exists within the Facility Services unit of Legislative Administration. The responsibilities of Facility Services include: maintenance, repair, and preservation of the Capitol; management of spaces within the Capitol and associated parking spaces; coordination and delivery of building wide services including security, emergency responses, purchasing, mail services, risk management, distribution of publications and daily custodial care. The State Capitol HVAC Technician does journey level work to operate, calibrate and repair high pressure steam boilers or other multifaceted energy systems that generate heat, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) in the State Capitol. This position also provides maintenance activities on all mechanical and kitchen equipment, may assist in the coordinating the work of contractors in the Capitol, develop and implement operations and maintenance programs and procedures. Troubleshoots and implements repair work to all heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. This is a full-time, continuing position located in the State Capitol in Salem, Oregon. **PLEASE UPLOAD A RESUME TO YOUR APPLICATION. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT AN ATTACHED RESUME, MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED. Duties & Responsibilities Ensures proper and adequate installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of HVAC related systems including steam boilers, chillers, refrigeration systems, pumps, air compressors, generators, blowers, fans, variable frequency drives, computerized maintenance control systems, and all other associated mechanical and electrical systems. Boiler Operation and Monitoring: Operates Capitol chiller and boiler systems. Operate and monitor high pressure stationary steam boilers and auxiliary steam equipment, such as pumps and compressors to maintain steam at proper pressure. Clean boilers and other tanks used in boiler operation. Monitor automatic gas and feed systems, draft control, fire boiler control system, high and low feed water controls, safety valves and associated safety devices by verifying proper operation of equipment. Operate; check and clean electric driven feed water pumps and chemical pumps. Operate emergency generators to maintain electrical power to boiler plant in case of power failures. Sample boiler water and chilled water. Analyze chemical contents from water samples and add proper chemical treatments through chemical injection pumps to maintain proper water parameters. Assist with installation, retrofitting and fabrication of new equipment and components using electrical, welding and plumbing methods to update the system or replace worn parts. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC): Monitor and repair heating and ventilation equipment such as steam pressure, temperature, pumps, air compressors, natural gas supply and steam distribution equipment. Change filters and replace v-belts. Grease, oil, and lubricate bearings, pumps, motors, fans, and exhaust systems. Clean heat coils, air filtration systems and visually inspect HVAC/R equipment for proper operation. Report malfunctioning equipment to Trades supervisor. Respond to equipment malfunction calls and troubleshoot problems. Contact warranty vendors for repair arrangements. Calibrate environmental temperature, pressure and humidity control components. Complete and retain maintenance reports on all HVAC/R/R equipment and inventory of parts. Initiate Request for Purchase of repair parts and inventory restocking. Prepare job estimates. File records of tests, inspections, repairs and equipment replacements. Refrigeration: Grease, oil, and lubricate fans, pumps and motors. Replace filters, belts, gauges and thermometers. Clean coils, evaporators, condensers, cooling towers, heat exchangers, chillers, and tube bundles. Monitor and document temperature, pressures, oil levels and operation of equipment. Leads, directs, participates in, and provides insight into the maintenance and improvements of HVAC and related system operations and computerized maintenance management systems that support work order management and preventative, corrective, and predictive maintenance programs associated with HVAC mechanical and electrical systems and auxiliary equipment. Performs preventative maintenance, repair, cleaning and installations on mechanical equipment. Clean and service filters. Inspect and maintain air compressors and pneumatic controls. Perform safety inspections and oversee annual boiler and pressure vessel safety tests. Repair valves, steam traps, pipe lines, pipe coverings, boiler steam pumps, electric pumps, feed water controls and air compressors. Repair and replace pipes. Lubricate motors and fans, replace drive belts and clean equipment and surrounding areas. Programs controls and monitors all boilers, chillers, heat recovery, and multi-zone units, pumps, fans, refrigeration systems, and performs chemical testing on heating water in boilers/heat exchangers and water in cooling towers, chillers, and other plant systems. Programs and monitors occupied and unoccupied energy efficiency scheduling with HVAC, lighting, and other systems to optimize performance and savings. Leads a program that monitors, corrects and improves acceptable air quality in accordance with campus and industry standards with emphasis on energy savings programs. Acquires bids, works with and coordinates service contractors to perform services to all related systems. Responsible to ensure timely mechanical and functional services to meet annual regulatory requirements of fire protection sprinkler riser flow tests, all back-flow preventors, boiler contractors, kitchen hood exhaust and fire suppression systems, and fire alarm system inspections and testing. Serves as the primary contact person for sheet metal and refrigeration contractors, chemical water treatment contractors, air filter contractors, mechanical contractors, plumbing contractors, control system contractors, fire suppression contractors, fire alarm contractors, and for all facilities related utility service providers. Performs maintenance, repair, cleaning and installations on kitchen equipment and building plumbing systems. Provides fabrications services, including welding and pipe threading, for mechanical, kitchen and plumbing systems. Actively participates with facilities management trades team as a proactive solution oriented and interactive member to provide a pleasant, safe, healthy, effective response. Provides positive, pro-active, and timely customer oriented service. Follows-through on all HVAC temperature and trouble calls with a prioritized response that ensures completion ASAP. Coordinates with the Trades Coordinator daily to work on and complete work orders assigned per the work order planning board in FMP. Works with contractors to maintain the fire alarm, security, and master clock systems; responds to alarms, troubleshoots, and makes needed repairs; programs changes and adjustments. Coordinates with service contractors associated with these systems as needed. Operate and maintain fluid and electronic testing and measuring instruments such as manometers, air flow and liquid flow meters. Operate a variety of tools such as drill presses, welders, sheet metal tools, grinders, band saws, hand drills, testers, and small hand tools. Other duties as assigned by the Trades Supervisor, Facility Manager, or Legislative Administrator. Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills Associates degree in HVAC Technology or related field or equivalent HVAC related trade Journeyman program AND Ten years of experience at a journey person HVAC level is required. At least two years of this experience should involve a leadership role in an HVAC trade related work team AND A current Oregon drivers' license is required AND Five years of Direct Digital Control (DDC) experience in a multi-level office building. *Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered qualifying.