Purpose and Scope Controls Technicians fulfill an important role in the success of the company. They are responsible for the installation of controls systems. They provide hands on leadership to the Apprentices and ensure that jobs are completed on schedule – from the layout preparation phase through final installation and testing. Additionally, they are the communication link between what is happening on the job site and management. They provide direction and supervision to Apprentices, and Service Technicians, for the installation of a comprehensive range of commercial controls components and related equipment as specified by each job and according to the blueprints. They ensure that their own work along with that of the entire crew is of the utmost quality. Because the mechanical contracting and construction industry is occasionally dependant upon uncontrollable economic factors, Control Technicians may be assigned to projects or tasks in other departments as needed.
Responsibilities The responsibilities of the Controls Technician include but are not limited to:
- Arrive at the job site on time and leaves at the end of the designated workday.
- Follow company policies as outlined in the employee handbook and through performance and appearance reflect positively on your profession and the company.
- Plan and organize the work site to meet priorities, goals and man-hour allocation.
- Provide clear instruction to supervisees and ensure that their work is completed correctly.
- Perform all work correctly and accurately demonstrating conscientious, superior workmanship according to BBI standards.
- Perform work according to current codes and according to blueprints.
- Ensure that change orders are communicated appropriately between the office and the field and that adjustments/changes are made as necessary.
- Provide leadership regarding safety regulations and policies including utilizing and instructing others in the safe and appropriate use of tools required for the job.
- Identify and implement cost effective procedures as appropriate.
- Properly care for and maintain company owned property, i.e. vehicle is maintained as requested on own time, tools, equipment and materials are properly secured and locked in truck or on job site at the end of each day, etc.
- Interpret and apply mechanical and structural blueprints during layout preparation phase.
- Implement solutions to problems by involving the effected trades / groups, gathering information and analyzing the situation.
- Maintain a cooperative work environment.
- Assist in the evaluation process of supervisees.
- Organize the entire controls project and day-to-day operations – order materials, schedule equipment and manpower in advance.
- Participate in training opportunities to gain additional knowledge (formal and informal).
- Coordinate work with other company crews, subs and job site superintendent, as required.
- Communicate appropriately with supervisor regarding job issues, requests for sick or vacation leave or other job related matters.
- Attend and participate in required meetings.
- Assist with jobs or tasks within the company as necessary to adjust for workflow changes.
Control Technicians report to the Controls Management and Design team and jointly supervise Apprentices, and Service Technicians or Helpers assisting on control projects.
Education and Training – Vocational training in Electrical or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Master Tradesman License Preferred; Eligibility for license or equivalent experience required.
Experience – Electrical Field Experience Required; HVAC Field Experience, and Supervisory Experience Desired
Additional Skills or Requirements – Valid Virginia Driver’s License required along with an acceptable driving record as defined by our insurer.
Must be able to perform basic physical tasks normal to the construction industry, including but not limited to kneeling for long periods, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing ladders, bending, crawling, lifting at least 50 lbs. and be able to work with arms above head level for sustained periods of time; must be able to work in hot and cold temperatures and in adverse weather and job site conditions.