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Jacobs HVAC DDC Controls Technician in Hampton, Virginia

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This is a on call part-time position

Experienced HVAC DDC Controls Technician needed to support maintenance and operation of HVAC and building automation systems at NASA Langley Research Center. This position, with the Center Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering (CMOE) contract, is part of a small team that monitors and manages the building automation system for NASA Langley’s facilities which include a wide mix of spaces (wind tunnels, control rooms, laboratories, data centers, offices, etc.).

Hourly Rate: $33.54


The selected candidate will work alone to manage existing building control systems focused on troubleshooting and mitigation when issues arise.

  • Monitor and troubleshoot anomalies on the LaRC centralized building automation and OSI PI system in the Integrated Operations Center (IOC) which consists of the energy management and HVAC control systems, the base power distribution, and other related environmental alarms

  • Ability to program override modifications and troubleshoot issues using the graphical interfaces as well as field customer requests or to support the air-conditioning and electrical shops with HVAC equipment

  • Responds to alarms using written procedures

  • Knowledge of HVAC / mechanical, and control device operating sequences necessary

  • Troubleshoot process, procedures, and techniques for systems, sub-systems, and devices

  • Monitor power distribution on the NASA campus and work with the energy management team to look for opportunities to reduce power consumption related to industrial equipment operation

  • Must have knowledge and practical experience troubleshooting Direct Digital Controlled (DDC) systems and their electrical interfaces with commercial HVAC equipment

  • Be dependable, reliable and be able to work in a customer service environment

  • This position consists of three shifts and is part-time/on-call

  • Experience with Trane control systems and pneumatics controls preferred

Here’s what you’ll need :

U.S. Citizenship required. The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance is required. Two (2) years of college with courses in engineering, or other related engineering courses, plus six (6) years of relevant experience or any equivalent combination of relevant education/experience for a total of eight (8) years.

Position requires comprehensive knowledge of programs gained through long and varied work experience in field of HVAC. Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and written with effective use of visual aids. Should be able to use computing technology for problem analysis and solution. Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and written with effective use of visual aids.

  • Journeyman's certification in industrial HVAC is preferred

  • Requires comprehensive knowledge of Energy Management programs gained through long and varied work experience in field of specialty

  • Must be able to interpret drawings, trend graphs, services manuals, and the reading of all required precision instruments

  • Must be knowledgeable of component OEM repair methods and STDs Interfaces with internal and external customers to satisfy utility demands

  • Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and written with effective use of visual aids. Should be able to use computing technology for problem analysis and solution

  • Ensuring your personal safety, the safety of coworkers and customers is an obligation and primary duty.

  • Supports the Maintenance Services Group repairing machinery and mechanical equipment

Essential Functions:

Work Environment:

Office environment. (80%). Test/Industrial Environment –Test Facility Environment- Potential exposure to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, explosives, chemicals, and industrial facilities. (20%)

Travel between various facilities and during test operations may be required and may bring exposure to loud noise and potentially hazardous equipment operations (10%)

Physical Requirements:

Must have sufficient mobility to enter into confined spaces, crawl into or onto various assemblies while maintaining a clear vision of safety is required. Potential exposure to high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, propellants, and the like. (10%) Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions. Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs. (10%)

Equipment and Machines:

Facility operations display/keyboards/mechanical/electrical control/HMI. Machine, power, and hand tools. Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, copier, etc.) (80%)


Regular attendance mandatory (100%)

Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (<20%)

Other Essential Functions:

U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety/risk hazard to the employee or others. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate and work with individuals at all levels of the company and the client. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required. A valid driver’s license is required.


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