HVAC Controls Technician I
Business Unit: Field Operations
Requisition Number: 223233
Primary Location: United States-Alaska-Anchorage
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Entry level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 40%
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in eight Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.
The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, service provider, and system integrator, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection; life safety; and security as well as building automation; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and energy management. Since 1995, Siemens has helped to modernize nearly 7,000 buildings worldwide, including important American landmarks such as World Trade Center Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and the Mount Vernon Estate.
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The HVAC Controls Technician I position is a challenging role in which individuals commission Building Automation Systems into operation. Building Automation Systems include all the electronic equipment that manages the energy usage, environmental condition, safety operations like smoke control or pressurized spaces, and most mechanical equipment for the heating/cooling of the building spaces. Specialists first learn how to identify control devices and test/verify them on the systems they operate. They then continue their development in learning to bring the complete systems into operation through manipulation of custom programming. Specialists eventually grow to manage all aspects of the startup and commissioning of Building Automation Systems with additional duties including estimating, planning, tracking, and coordinating other labor.
· Attends engineer to specialist turnover meetings to evaluate the accuracy of design drawings and job layout. Reviews plans, specifications, and design drawings to determine project requirements.
· Ensures products are installed properly for their desired function and purpose.
· Troubleshoots possible issues including identifying and debugging software, electrical failures, pneumatic failures and other installation problems.
· Occasionally selects product sizes, types, and location placement to ensure products meet specification requirements.
· Prepares database and job related programming for computer-based systems. Prepares and justifies specialist re-estimate reports.
· Provides on-site assistance or performs the installation and start-up, checkout and turnover process.
· Participates in job site final walk-through on assigned jobs and completes all job closeout documentation.
· Trains end user customers on how to operate the Building Automation System.
· Acts as a technical resource to existing customers and field employees as needed.
· Coordinates work with subcontractors and contractors.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience
· HS diploma or equivalent required.
· Specialized skill training/certification may be required.
· Successfully demonstrates advanced knowledge of a technical or specialty area that does not need to be related to Building Automation Systems.
· Demonstrated self starter with excellent communications skills.
· Troubleshooting skills in mechanical and electrical systems.
· Capable of working with teams of individuals as well as on one’s own.
· Must be knowledgeable with MS Word and Excel.
· Individual must possess a valid Driver’s license in good standing, and must be at least 21 years of age in order to participate in the required Siemens vehicle plan.
· Individual must be capable of working on construction sites and have a commitment following safety practices.
Preference Given To:
· Those with a previous career filed that is technical, requires trouble shooting skill and is “hands on” in nature.
· Previous Building Automation or DDC Controls experience.
· Demonstrated self starters with excellent communications skills.
This position will require travel for both training and work purposes. At time, travel can be up to 40% but should usually be much less. Most work related travel will be within Alaska, however, occasional support is needed in the Hawaiian Islands and possibly Guam. Training travel can occur in any of the west coast states from Alaska to California and often occurs in Chicago, Illinois.
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.