HVAC Senior Technician

  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 04, 2023
Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering Sciences and Laboratory Utilities
  • Salary: $21.33 - $36.27 USD
  • Salary Top: 36 USD

Job Description

What You'll Be Doing

Do you have building automation, low-voltage electronic controls and commercial HVAC experience, and want to make an impact on the environment by reducing energy consumption? If so, Wake County General Services Administration would like to meet you to discuss this position that offers excellent benefits! You will work both independently and in a team environment to maintain building automation and commercial HVAC systems in Wake County facilities. You will work directly with the Senior Energy Engineer to ensure that building systems and equipment are running at peak efficiency to maintain our progress toward the goal of achieving 100% clean energy by 2050.

Primary Duties:

  • Monitor and maintain commercial HVAC and low-voltage controls including commercial split systems, roof top units, large and small commercial air handling units, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, motors as well as building management (building automation) systems, controllers, sensors, VFDs, motor starters and other equipment integrations
  • Perform work specializing in building automation systems, sensor signal conditioning for controls applications and monitor building management systems in support of reducing energy consumption
  • Inspect the building automation system for anomalies that could affect the energy consumption of the building portfolio
  • Implement, operate and calibrate actuators, sensors and sub metering systems to increase system reliability
  • Monitor and override building automation systems as necessary to facilitate troubleshooting of systems between trade groups
  • Write and execute BMS trends and reports to gather information on system performance
  • Assist in troubleshooting building systems to help the Facilities Systems Engineer, Senior Energy Engineer and others make well informed decisions on energy consumption and future cost savings measures
  • Troubleshoot wiring, analog and digital signals to isolate issues with controls operations
  • Perform corrective and preventative maintenance as well as emergency work orders as assigned (i.e., non-functional HVAC control systems, faulty sensors, and actuators, etc.)

NOTE: A criminal background and credit check will be conducted.

About Our Team

General Services Administration (GSA) manages Wake County owned and leased facilities, fleet, provides criminal justice support, and supports a number of General Government business units. GSA is dedicated to ensuring safe, productive work environments, and safe, reliable vehicles.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two years of experience in HVAC
  • Valid Driver's License and "safe" driving record
  • Equivalent education and experience are accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Associate's degree in a science or technical field
  • Three years of progressive experience related to HVAC, refrigeration or building automation systems
  • Experience with low-voltage electrical and control systems
  • H1, H2 or H3 NC Mechanical License
  • CFC Certification

How Will We Know You're 'The One'?

  • Knowledge of commercial HVAC building systems and associated equipment
  • Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions and actively work to resolve the issues with sound judgement
  • Ability to work safely off ladders and motorized lifts as well as operate forklifts and pallet jacks
  • Ability to work on roofs and elevated structures
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
  • Knowledgeable in workplace safety practices and PPE to conform with OSHA requirements

About This Position

Location: General Services Center Raleigh, NC 27603

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 7:30am to 4:30pm. This position is subject to on-call rotation

Hiring Range: $21.33 - $36.27

Posting Closing Date: This position is open until filled and may close at any time.

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.57 billion, employs over 4400 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Wake County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Background Check Statement

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Emergency Service Worker Statement

In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.

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