Engineering Technician - HVAC
The HVAC Engineering Technician applies knowledge of engineering principles in support of activities required to maintain the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Air Space (NAS) systems and equipment. This position is responsible for operation procedures and maintenance concerning commercial Chiller / HVAC equipment and systems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Interfaces with vendors, customers and field personnel related to the maintenance of Chiller / HVAC equipment and systems. Utilizes advanced knowledge and understanding of HVAC system designs, applications, assembly methods and controls.
Troubleshoots failures in equipment and systems, and coordinates needed repairs.
Assures compliance with appropriate FAA safety practices and procedures and with applicable federal, State and local codes, regulations and requirements.
Creates maintenance Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to insure that equipment life expectancy and warranties are met.
Trains, mentors and provides daily oversight of assigned technical staff. Assists in the planning and coordination of work assignments. Advises and provides assistance on major repair problems and difficult diagnostic tasks or maintenance jobs. Refers unusual technical or personnel issues to supervisor.
Leads by example in job performance, attendance, customer service, problem resolution, and cooperation. Performs all tasks with a high level of professional and courteous customer service.
Proactively identifies process improvement opportunities.
Keeps supervisor informed as to status of projects, problems or other outstanding project related issues.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology or a related field of study, or completion of equivalent technical courses through military service or the FAA Academy. Must have relevant experience based on the position level as outlined below. Relevant experience should be in an HVAC-related discipline such as a Field Service Technician or Engineer performing work related to commercial chillers, boiler inspections and HVAC system repairs. Experience on NAS systems and equipment is preferred
Engineering Technician 6 - Required degree and a minimum of 15 years relevant experience
Engineering Technician 5 - Required degree and a minimum of 12 years relevant experience
Engineering Technician 4 - Required degree and a minimum of 9 years relevant experience
Engineering Technician 3 - Required degree and a minimum of 6 years relevant experience
Engineering Technician 2 - Required degree and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience
Engineering Technician 1 - Required degree
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Basic knowledge and understanding of various facets of engineering technology related to HVAC system design and applications
Knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and heat exchanger design
Knowledge and understanding of maintenance and operation procedures related to system controls and data acquisition
Excellent computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Solid problem-solving skills with ability to recommend viable solutions
Ability to employ a customer service approach, present technical information with clarity, and to build professional working relationships
Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of management and coworkers, as well as a wide range of people having diverse backgrounds
Well organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated
Ability to follow instructions and prioritize projects / assignments
Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals
Ability to effectively mentor and train others in technical / mechanical subject matter and processes
Ability to interpret, explain and apply codes, rules and regulations involved in assigned maintenance activities
Ability to effectively and safely operate a variety of assigned tools and equipment and to train / mentor others in established practices
Ability to be proactive, take initiative and accept accountability for assigned work functions
Ability to be dependable and to meet schedules / timelines
Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 50 pounds
Requires activities involving being around moving machinery and mechanical parts; exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity as well as outdoor weather conditions; and exposure to dust, fumes and gases
Very Loud Noise (jack hammer work, front row at rock concert)