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HVAC Controls Technician

Location: Bay Area and Seattle

Type: Regular Full-Time

Category: HVAC Technician

Client:  Building Engineering Controls Contractor

A Technician in Building Automation works directly on the project team to perform project commissioning, startup, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and service.  Advanced activities may involve programming and re-configuration of systems.  More hands-on activity may involve minor wiring (final terminations at sensors and panels) and/or installation of sensors.


  • Possesses basic knowledge of air conditioning systems and controls.

  • Basic understanding of control programming and graphics for control systems.

  • Electrical terminations, commissioning, graphics, programming, test and startup.

  • Uses a variety of hand tools and test equipment.

  • Provides customer training.

  • Manages and services multiple projects

  • Maintains customer satisfaction by investigating concerns, implementing corrective action, and communication with staff, as needed, and providing customer feedback

  • Some travel within territory, but overnight stays are rare

  • Flexibility to work outside normal work hours/weekends, as required by project timeline

Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma, plus either 2-year technical degree or military service

  • 2+ year of overall experience

  • Strong troubleshooting skills

  • Basic knowledge of electricity and electrical circuits

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, programming and engineering drawing tools

  • Familiarity with the concepts of new construction, renovation/retrofit, and service projects

  • Knowledgeable of contracting processes and sub-contractor relationships

  • Familiarity with energy management systems, HVAC systems, and temperature controls

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