University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Instrument and Controls Technician

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 3 months ago(3/18/2018 11:31 AM)
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
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    Non Exempt
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
    Union Position-W20-AFSCME Trades and Building Svc
  • Overview


    Under the general supervision of the lead operating engineer or designee, the HVAC Control Technician is responsible for the safe, reliable and economical operation of the air handling units (AHU) and other components of the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) system, as well as other control systems including EMS Systems.





    • Responsible for the repair, modification, calibration and installation of control systems.  Diagnose and remedy problems.
    • Responsible for scheduling repairs.
    • Assist in the repair of equipment, as required.
    • Instruct other personnel in the installation, repair, calibration and all other maintenance procedures on the AHU and control systems.
    • Responsible for PM (Preventive Maintenance), update and oversight of the HVAC systems.  This includes the documentation and storage of records to verify the PM procedures and the safe and proper operation of these systems.
    • Responsible for the inspection of major components newly installed in the HVAC systems.
    • Maintain spare parts inventory and requisition parts for systems.
    • Exercise independent judgment in the priority of work on control systems in conjunction with supervisor.
    • Complete required documentation of activities (Work Order).
    • Assure safe and orderly operation of the facility by performing other duties, as required
    • May be required to work all shifts, days, and rotation schedule.
    • While in the performance of routine duties; may be required, as needed to perform all work associated with all maintenance trades of an equal or lower grade classification; where the work or task does not require a specific license. This includes work at all off site locations.
    • Perform other duties as required.





    • Trade school graduate, or equivalent experience 
    • 4 years experience in operation of a complex building system, with demonstrable knowledge of complex, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), systems maintenance and operation, automatic & pneumatic controls, laws and accepted procedures of building utilities operations, technical sketches, flow diagrams, performance graphs, prepare reports and present facts clearly, oral and written, and experience in the installation and maintenance of electro-pneumatic control systems.
    • Must possess a broad knowledge of the various types of control and HVAC systems that are used here at the Medical Center.
    • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, pneumatic diagrams, flow charts and control prints.
    • Ability to convert raw data into report form and present data in a clear and concise form.
    • Ability to lift and carry fifty (50) lbs., able to climb, balance, kneel, crawl, work in confined space and maintain other working positions for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to operate test equipment such as multimeters, ammeters and data logging instruments.


    Under the general supervision of the lead operating engineer or designee



    Working supervision of other technicians and employees assigned to maintain the systems.



    May perform work in all Medical Center facilities and is subject to possible exposure to chemicals, gases, electrical shock; may work in confined spaces on ladders. Ability to perform physically arduous tasks; normal dexterity, visual acuity, ability to lift up to 50 lbs., ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolding, and work in confined areas. 


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