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Controls Technician

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 12/20/2019

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.Working at Lewis & Clark College

The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Job Purpose

Effectively and efficiently performs HVAC system troubleshooting, maintenance and repair including control system maintenance, repair, and design services for Lewis & Clark College under the auspices of Facilities Services, within the financial resources available.

This position is a member of Teamsters Local Union No. 305.

What You'll Do

Performs highly skilled HVAC maintenance and repair along with control design and maintenance including but not limited to the following specific areas:

Designing, troubleshooting, adjusting, calibrating, and replacing HVAC controls systems
Repairing electronic and pneumatic HVAC controls systems
Analyzing and repairing analog and digital circuitry
Programming DDC controllers and software to automate systems to decrease manual transferring during temperature and season changes.
Creating and updating graphics for BMS software to improve systems oversight and functioning
Generate reports and analyze trend data from BMS software
LME work to support HVAC systems

Conducts inspections, completes PMs and repairs on a variety of HVAC systems throughout campus. Where work cannot be completed internally, position inspects work performed by HVAC contractors and ensures that they meet work requirements.

Keeps accurate records of material, labor and equipment costs on assigned tasks.

Works day, swing, graveyard, or alternate shifts as required.

Responds to on-campus emergency calls during and after hours.
Operates all machinery in a safe and professional manner.

Marginal Functions

As directed, makes cost estimates and prepares lists for jobs.
Assists in ordering supplies as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Must Haves

Associated Degree or higher in a technical field.
Oregon LME License (Electrician, Limited Maintenance).
Possess a current valid US driver's license and be approved to drive under the College's insurance policy.
Requires meeting all applicable OSHA requirements per policy, procedures, and practicess.
One year demonstrated experience in managing and maintaining a large, complex energy management system.
One year experience in programming DDC controllers.
Advanced knowledge in HVAC control systems.
Skilled in software programming and modification.
Ability to maintain large, complex energy management systems.
Proficiency in word processing, and spreadsheet software.
Essential knowledge in electrical system maintenance.
Broad knowledge of digital, pneumatic, and analog electronics.
Ability to perform the physical tasks required to carry out the job responsibilities.
Ability to maintain a valid Oregon driver's license and meet College vehicle insurance requirements.
Ability to perform duties in an expedient and professional manner
Ability to reach and write in the English language.
Ability to work well in a team environment.
Strong customer service skills.

Nice to Haves

At least 2-years of experience working in HVAC systems after obtaining AA in Facilities Maintenance Technology or similar
At least 2-years of experience working with LME license in the HVAC related field for support of mtc and repair of electrical systems associated with HVAC.
Trending experience for improving preventative mtc program
Completion of HVAC journey level program with EPA certification
Formal training on programming and installation of DDC systems from Siemens, Johnson Controls, Honeywell, or similar


37.5 hours per week

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate

$38.18 per hour

Physical Requirements

Must be able to work in a stooped, kneeling, crouched or squatted position continuously.

Must be able to work with arms extended overhead or in front and supporting the weight of eight pounds continuously.

Must be able to lift and carry a fifty pound weight repetitively over one half hour periods.

Must be able to lift and carry a twenty-five pound weight repetitively and continuously.

Must be able to effectively manipulate the tools and equipment used in engineering tasks.

Continual and intensive lifting of heaving weight (over 35 lbs.) and/or other physically tiring work.

Bending, crawling, kneeling/squatting, twisting, climbing (ladder), climbing (stairs), standing, driving, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing

The word continuously means that the work may be carried out over consecutive seven and a half-hour shifts with one half-hour rest period mid-shift, a fifteen minute rest period two hours after the start of the shift, and a fifteen minute rest period two hours before the end of the shift. Working under the conditions described above, workers are expected to vary their positions frequently, pause, or stretch in order to avoid fatigue and injury.

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The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.

Reasonable Accommodation

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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