Nature of Work
Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) / Office of Health Facilities (OHF) / William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital, Lewis County - Under general supervision, performs technical and experienced level work in the operation and maintenance of a computerized building heat, ventilation, and air system (HVAC). Monitors and controls the automation system which receives information from zone sensors in various locations in the building complex. Checks temperature and environmental data and makes necessary adjustments. Monitors building security and fire protection information and notifies emergency personnel as required. Conducts building inspections to ensure adequate HVAC circulation in the buildings. Adhere to federal and state regulations relating to refrigeration and/or HVAC operation and maintenance. This is a drug and tobacco free facility. Pre-employment drug screening is required. All applicants selected for employment must successfully complete a chemical urinalysis and breath analysis drug screening test. All employees are subject to drug testing for probable cause as set forth in agency and bureau policies. Mandatory overtime is an essential function of this position; rotating shift. Performs other duties as required.
Note: The official classification for this vacancy is Environmental Control System Technician. Click Here to view the official classification specification.
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Examples of Work
Operates a building automation system which uses software and interfaces with the maintenance microcomputer.
Monitors a color VDT to determine the temperature of the supply and return air, outside temperature and humidity, outside wall mass temperature and zone temperatures. Ensures proper operation of boilers, air handlers, chillers, heating coils, louvers and the pneumatic control system; locates problems or equipment failures such as dirty filters, broken belts, overheated bearings or burned-out motors and detects fire alarm and building security location information.
Uses the computer provided information to decide when to alter temperatures and/or set and change the parameters allowing the computer to make the necessary adjustments automatically.
Locates the proper building plans and schematics for the zone in which the problem exists; reads and interprets plans and schematics in the troubleshooting procedure to identify the exact location of the problem.
Informs maintenance crew as to which component has failed or when preventive maintenance is due.
Studies printout daily to determine problems which have occurred within the last 24 hours and informs maintenance where repairs are needed.
Operates a microcomputer using a specialized program for maintenance management and for an inventory of parts and equipment in the building complex.
Obtains scheduled preventive maintenance assignments on a calendar basis from the microcomputer; passes on the assignments to the preventive maintenance crew.
Generates work orders for reported repair problems.
Generates reports using the microcomputer which show energy consumption such as kilowatt hours, BTU's and the cost; compares cost and usage between years to monitor the efficiency of the system over a period of time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of heating, ventilation and air conditioning operating characteristics.
Knowledge of basic repair procedures used for HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems.
Knowledge of computer programming and operation at the level necessary to set parameters and give the computer alternatives.
Ability to type accurately at a speed of 20 to 25 words per minute for long periods of time at a computer console.
Ability to detect unusual heating and cooling characteristics and problems.
Ability to read building plans, schematics and electrical circuits and diagrams to troubleshoot problems.
Ability to manually control temperatures by entering commands into the computer.
Ability to change the parameters of control for the computer so it can automatically set or change the temperature in the various zones.
Ability to generate reports which indicate overall efficiency and operating costs of the system using the microcomputer.
Ability to work effectively with superiors, co-workers and maintenance workers.
Ability to use the microcomputer to schedule preventive maintenance and the work orders for repairs.
Ability to interpret and use the technical operation manuals.
Training: Completion of a program in heating and conditioning, electronics, computer repair, or HVAC mechanics from a military or an approved trade school plus a course in computer programming or operation.
Substitution: Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience working as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning mechanic, electronics technician, or as a building equipment mechanic using building plans and reading schematics to repair heating and cooling systems. Use of a microcomputer or larger model at home or on the job may be substituted for the computer course.
Specific positions may require certification from a federal EPA approved testing organization as a certified technician required by the Clean Air Act on refrigerant recycling.
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