West Coast Automation

HVAC Automation Technician - Tempe

Tempe, AZ

Job Description

HVAC Automation Technician

Posted: Sunday, 8/6/2023

West Coast Automation Services has an immediate need for an Automation Technician. The Automation Technician will inspect, test, adjust, service and repair new or existing electric, electronic, mechanical and pneumatic automation devices and systems. This position will also diagnose the cause of electrical or mechanical malfunction or failure of operational equipment and perform preventative and corrective maintenance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Tests, inspect and adjust sensors, meters, gauges and controllers for accuracy.
  • Able to read and identify components on a controls drawing.
  • The ability to Identify mechanical equipment on drawings (chillers, boilers, pumps, AHU’s, FCU’s, VAV’s, etc.).
  • Understand basic electrical control circuits including 24VAC power and controller input/outputs.
  • Understand simple controls networking principles.
  • Display knowledge of controls hardware.
  • Ability to implement system graphics per project scope.
  • Replaces defective wiring and tubing.
  • Records calibrations made, parts and components used, and inventory of parts on hand.
  • Prepares schematic drawings, sketches and reports to reflect changes or alterations made in instruments, circuits, and systems for as-built drawings.
  • Monitor, identify and diagnose potential problems using computer workstations and on-site observations.
  • Interface with the installation or maintenance or customers team members to execute installations, repairs, services or modifications of controlled systems and equipment.
  • Schedule equipment run times as requested and produce system reports of trends, histories, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably Electrical or Mechanical) or equivalent field experience.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience, with at least one year as an automation or HVAC technician.
  • Operator level knowledge of at least one HVAC controls systems (preferably Honeywell, JCI or Alerton).
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems.
  • Engineering skills required include knowledge of electronics, mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics and computer programming.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with control system architecture design, programming or maintenance desired.
  • Good computer skills, understanding of basic device networking.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet MVR requirements to operate a company vehicle.
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

West Coast Automation At A Glance

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