HVAC - Process Control Instrumentation Technician

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HVAC - Process Control Instrumentation Technician
Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 8248
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: A42
Requisition ID: 93507

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

Welcome to Land, Buildings & Real Estate:

Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University's physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university's academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford's 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as “Caretakers of a Legacy."

Our team:

The Building Engineering Trades are an integral part of maintaining and improving the core systems of the architectural structures on campus. These Electric, HVAC and Plumbing shops provide a range of services to academic, research, library and special University facilities which include the following:

24 Hour Emergency Response

Routine Maintenance

New System Design & Installation

Repairs & Alterations to Existing Systems

Job Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of a lead or supervisor, employees in this classification, Specialist perform highly skilled work on the full range of systems and equipment, demonstrate a high degree of expertise on most or all the systems and work independently with little assistance from a lead or supervisor.
  • May also develop new methods or procedures for carrying out unique assignments; and give direction, instruction, and support to others.

Characteristic Duties

  • Design, install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and calibrate complete systems and components including control programming software/tools, computers, communications networks, and software.
  • Work with engineers and other groups on the design, re-design, installation, modification, and performance of new systems.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and functional analysis of all these systems, including the ability to work with the software.
  • Install, configure, and use software to complete instrumentation tasks, write PLC ladder logic and/or function block programming to meet technical specifications, and document ladder logic clearly and accurately.
  • Starts up, certifies, and commissions new instrumentation systems, documents startup and testing procedures for new and existing equipment.
  • Implement alarm limits, priority of alarms for paging and notification, change set points, tuning constants and other parameters, and document and communicate all changes or modifications.
  • Plan own work based from assignments given, and prioritize urgency.
  • Provide direction for Process Control Instrumentation Technicians.
  • Write work plans for performing work and procedures for documenting new and existing systems.
  • May generate written Operating Procedures (SOP) for use by other staff.
  • May perform any of the duties described in the Process Control Installation Technician specification or other duties as assigned.

*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Certificates and Licenses Required

Valid California Class C Non-commercial Driver's License.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class C Driver's License.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/3062930

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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