HVAC Technician - Olympia, WA

Employer: Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

Job Description:
Within the Department of Enterprise Services (DES), the Buildings & Grounds Division (B&G) is responsible for Capitol Campus operations, stewardship and historic preservation. B&G maintains, operates and preserves the 486-acre state Capitol Campus in Olympia, including more than 26 buildings, 18 public monuments, four state parks and a 260-acre lake. B&G executes these responsibilities through the following service programs: Facilities Operations, Grounds Operations, Maintenance & Repairs, and Support Services.

Who we are looking for:
As a HVAC Technician (Stationary Engineer 3) within the Maintenance & Repairs team, you will perform skilled installation, maintenance, alterations and repair work on HVAC systems for DES owned facilities in Thurston County. You will insure that all in-house work is performed in a safe, organized and professional manner and that the work meets all national, state and local building codes. You will interact with building tenants, property and tenant facility managers, B&G trade staff, vendors, contractors, and visitors of the Capitol Campus. Ideally, you will be a highly motivated person that enjoys a fast-paced environment in a progressive organization that embraces change and continued improvements to processes and efficiencies. You need to be an energetic team player that is a great listener and motivator that promotes different ideas and innovative ways to creative thinking that inspires changes to existing processes and new ways to do business. You must have the ability to think "on the fly" and make decisions to manage work productively.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Performing installation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of steam heating system components including, but not limited to high-pressure steam boilers, central steam distribution system and auxiliary equipment such as air handlers, variable air volume units, airflow dampers, V belts, sheaves, pulleys, and bearings
Maintaining and repairing commercial refrigeration equipment used in air conditioning, ventilation, and chilled water systems
Inspecting, maintaining and repairing heating, water, cooling, refrigeration, plumbing, and sewer systems
Repairing relays, timers, meters, and switches with local or remote computer control
Monitoring and adjusting heat and air conditioning in buildings using automated building monitoring and control systems
Monitoring, analyzing, adjusting, maintaining and troubleshooting building HVAC control systems that include electrical, electronic, and pneumatic sensors and actuators
Laying out, fabricating, and installing mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic temperature and humidity controls for heating and ventilation systems
Developing cost estimates of labor and materials needed for building maintenance, alteration, or remodeling projects
Attending shop, division, and agency meetings as necessary
Providing information for and assisting in shop reports


High school diploma or GED required, AND
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in refrigeration or steam fitting trades

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Full journey-level status in a Plumbers or Steamfitters union

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Five (5) years of applicable experience in the refrigeration or steam fitting trades or a combination of the two. **Vocational or trade school training as a steamfitter of refrigeration mechanic will substitute, year for year, for work experience up to a maximum of two years

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Completion of a recognized apprenticeship program for heating, ventilation and air conditioning

Possession of a current EPA universal refrigerant handling certification, AND
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license, free from serious traffic violations

Contact Person: Jennifer McWaid
Phone: 360-407-8210
Email: jennifer.mcwaid@des.wa.gov
Location: Olympia, WA
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: 4,829.00 - $5,466.00/month

Posted on February 11, 2020
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