HVAC Engineering Technician

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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 1/6/2017

ClinicalRM Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


We are seeking a HVAC Engineering Technician for USAMRIID in Frederick, MD!

ClinicalRM is a full service Contract Research Organization (CRO) specializing in preclinical through Phase IV support of clinical research and clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices. We help our customers get their products to market faster with a wide array of research, regulatory, and sponsor services both within the US and around the globe, and respond rapidly to global health crises.

The HVAC Engineering Technician will maintain a technical competency of mechanical equipment, engineering principles, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and heating systems. Variable work hours, to include 24/7 coverage, evenings/nights, weekends, Government holidays, and during unforeseen closures or circumstances apply.

Job Responsibilities:

* Technician receives his assignment with a minimum of accompanying instructions concerning the work methods to be used. May work directly with engineer, researcher or testing personnel while maintaining planning and modifying a system to meet specific conditions. During the course of the projects, technician is expected to do repair and modification to meet conditions which are required by technical personnel. The supervisor is available for advice or assistance on very difficult problems, but the master level mechanic is expected to complete his work without undue interruption to the project. Consults with supervisor on problems, which are unique or are administrative problems such as the need for additional equipment.

* Will work with minimal supervision or with a team of air conditioning, welders, millwrights electricians, and maintenance mechanics.

* Tests, repairs, modifies, calculates, operates, maintains, overhauls, and calibrates small to large industrial air conditioning units, small to large refrigeration coolers and freezers, small to large cascade systems, chiller systems, nitrogen system, small to industrial humidification and dehumidification systems, air cleaners, heat pumps, clean room systems, small to industrial ventilation and exhaust systems, pneumatic systems, propane, steam and electrical heating systems, small to 150 horsepower reciprocating and screw compressors, electrical lines, circuits, systems, subsystems, controls, fixtures with their relays, switches, receptacles and controllers.

* Troubleshoots, install, tests, repairs, modify, relocates, maintains, and calibrates refrigeration equipment, air conditioning equipment, pneumatics controls, DDC controls, VAV s systems during malfunctions and for daily operations.

* Will maintain, verify and correct issues on a variety of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) equipment too include freezers, refrigerators, walk-ins, pressure, temperature, humidity and light sensors. Maintains detailed maintenance and service reports/logs on all equipment in accordance with institute SOPs and regulatory compliance procedures. Follow all institute standard operating procedures, safety, security and security procedures and practices while repairing and maintaining the buildings HVAC/R systems and equipment. Ensures all EPA rules and regulations pertaining to refrigeration and air conditioning systems outlined in 40 CFR Part 82 Sub Part F.

* Will interpret diagrams, drawings, technical manuals, and other instructions for air conditioning equipment, building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings and use trade formulas.

* Will maintain and troubleshoot a variety of complex electrical systems and equipment such as series, parallel, and compound circuits for single and multiple phase alternating current of varying voltage, amperage, and frequency; wiring systems in industrial complexes and in buildings; and power or regulating and control circuits and distribution panels to industrial machinery, computers, clean rooms or other electrical equipment.

* Will use tools and equipment to include sliding squares, measuring tapes, grinders, power tools, cutters, pipe wrenches, volt, amp, ohm meters, thermometers, torches, computers, manometers, airflow measuring equipment, vacuum pumps and various hand tools.

* Utilize air balance principles and equipment to rebalance VAV s, Phoenix valves, dampers, and fan coil units for office, animal rooms and laboratories throughout the facility as required.

* Performs work in bio-containment suites (BSL-3 and BSL-4) with highly hazardous infectious agents and toxins and is required to participate in Bio-surety Personnel Reliability System and remain enrolled in the Biological Surety Requirement for Personnel Reliability (Perpetual).

* Will work in animal facilities and is required to be Hepatitis B Negative, and TB tested every 6 months.

* May be required to work on second or third shift with little notice and will serve as an on call technician for one week periods during regular shop rotations. Mechanic must be able to be contacted and respond to emergency for after hour calls during the on call periods within one hour.

* Assures that work assignments, procedures, sequence, methods, and deadlines are completed on time. COTR is available to provide information or clarification regarding problems that may arise during work. Overall work operations are reviewed for status and progress causes of delays and other problems.

* Normally works directly with the requestor for the duration of the assignment (although some requests may come through the Facility Management Office/COTR) and is responsible for independently planning and carrying out the assignment based on an understanding of the purpose and use of the end item. Equipment Maintenance, Technical Understanding, Deals with Uncertainty, Basic Safety, Power Tools, Attention to Detail, Flexibility, Job Knowledge and Productivity. Workload will usually involve an average of 600 unscheduled and scheduled work requests per month, for all of FMO support services, worked in part or whole, including assessment, coordination, action, troubleshooting, identifying required repair parts and completing paperwork for DMLSS tracking.


* 3 yrs minimum, Journeymen Level as certified by trade organization or apprenticeship

* To hold a journeyman HVAC license you must have the documented hours of an apprentice and pass a written examination

* Must have MD: Journeyman HVAC License

* Must have EPA: Universal Refrigerant Recovery Certification Certificate

* Must have Fork Lift Operators License (OSHA Approved)

* Must qualify for enrollment in the BPRP and maintain that qualification

* Mandatory training shall be completed by the assigned completion date

* Must be a US citizen

ClinicalRM is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer