Control Technician- HVAC- Spokane, WA

Employer: Washington State University

Job Description:
Title: 607F-YN - Control Technician
Business Title: Control Technician - HVAC
Additional Titles:
Employee Type: Classified
Job Family: Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:
Summary of Duties:
The Control Technician performs preventative maintenance and assists with repairs and installation of new and existing of Heating, Ventilating/Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment and systems on the WSU Spokane Health Science campus. The incumbent may also assist others within the Maintenance Shop in performing general maintenance, repair, remodeling, and construction duties utilizing skill fields such as electrical work.

Essential Duties:
HVAC Preventative Maintenance: 40%
Performs preventive maintenance on air handlers, exhaust fans, cooling towers, boilers and related HVAC equipment to include changing filters, lubrication bearing, filling, draining and cleaning cooling towers, and changing belts.
Operates various test equipment and instruments related to HVAC controls testing and servicing.

Maintenance and Service: 30%
Performs maintenance of large complex buildings, construction, rebuilding, repairing, and calibrating HVAC equipment and control systems, including electrical, electronic, and hydraulic controls.
Responds to service calls and takes necessary actions with regard to need for materials or assistance to put systems back into service.
Analyzes, interprets, and understands data, applying it as needed to operate the systems.

Repairs: 15%
Assists with repairs, such as replacing motors, large fans, or other equipment.

Maintains Updated Information: 10%
Keeps abreast of technical changes made by manufacturers and control firms.
Stay current with standards and codes as they apply to HVAC systems.​

Other: 5%
Other Duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
Completion of a two-year approved institution course as a Control Technician Trainee, OR four years of applicable experience in installation, repair, AND maintenance of electrical AND pneumatic control systems. Vocational OR trade school training in control mechanisms may be substituted, year-for-year, for work experience up to a maximum of two years.

Additional Requirements:
Two years of HVAC preventive maintenance experience or accredited degree in HVAC maintenance.
Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid unrestricted driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:
Four years of experience working in commercial or industrial setting performing maintenance on HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems.
Washington State 06A electrical license.
Familiarity with Direct Digital Control (DDC) HVAC control systems such as Siemens, Automated Logic and Invensys HVAC control systems.
EPA Refrigeration License
Gas License
City of Spokane Boiler License
Possession of, or ability to obtain within a year of hire, a Backflow Assembly Tester certificate.

Additional Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Area/College: WSU Spokane
Department Name: Facilities and Operations
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA, 99202
Department Link:

Monthly Salary:
Range 47, $4,286 - $4,855

Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28.
FTE: 100%
This is a Permanent position.
Screening Begin Date: April 18, 2022; open until filled
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach a resume and cover letter to their online application. Applicants are also required to include contact information for professional references.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets the required qualifications.
Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter

Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

Contact Person:
Location: Spokane, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $4,286 - $4,855/ MO

Posted on April 12, 2022

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