1+ months

CONTROL TECHNICIAN (Low Voltage/Fire Alarm System)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

CONTROL TECHNICIAN (Low Voltage/Fire Alarm System)

Req #: 167391
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 06/18/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $5,212 - $6,938 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

HMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift Control Technician (Low Voltage/Fire Alarm System). Perform skilled work in the inspection, testing, servicing, installation, and maintenance of mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, electrical, and computer controls for heating, air-conditioning, and related equipment.  Work requires skills in electronic, pneumatic and mechanical control systems, and the ability to work independently with little supervision.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Routinely perform regulatory confidence testing on fire alarm and life safety systems in occupied research laboratories, medical facilities, Operating rooms, Operating room core, Central Processing Utilities, Isolation rooms, ICU rooms, soiled utility rooms, clean utilities rooms, inpatient pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy, transfusion services, laboratories, BSL 2,3 and all adjoining and adjacent spaces.
Work involves installation, modification, trouble diagnosis, testing, repair, calibration and
operation of a variety of mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic equipment and
Apparatus used in nurse call, clocks, IP closed circuit camera, tub and security systems.
Trouble-shoot and repair of IP closed circuit camera system
Trouble-shoot and repair nurse call system and components
Collaborate with other employees and contractors on a daily basis in a professional manner to resolve fire detection/alarm and life safety systems issues, nurse call, tube system, wander guard, clocks, camera.
Maintain and update fire detection/alarm and life safety testing documentation to reflect the current conditions
Work varied shift hours and work overtime when assigned or called back for a facilities emergency
Write, modify, and debug computer programs used in fire detection/alarm control systems
Follow safe work and housekeeping practices, comply with departmental and university policies, and comply with environmental and other regulations while performing duties
Safely and properly use drill presses, grinders, hand drills, soldering guns, small hand tools, and other specialized apparatus such as multi-meters and oscilloscopes
Prepare service histories, work orders, and fulfill other documentation requirements
Attend all required meetings and training
Perform other duties as assigned

Core Competencies

Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness.
Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively.
Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
Be responsible and accountable.
Use organizational skills and provide attention to details.
Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude.
Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous.
Exhibit a professional work ethic.
Continuously promote a safe work environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of a four-year approved institution course as a Control Technician Trainee; OR four years of applicable experience in installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical and pneumatic control systems. Vocational or trade school training in control mechanisms may be substituted, year-for-year, for work experience up to a maximum of two years. 

Desired Skills:

Completion of a four-year approved institution course as a Fire Alarm Control Technician Trainee; OR four years of applicable experience in installation, repair, testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems.

Vocational or trade school training in control mechanisms may be substituted, year-for-year, for work experience up to a maximum of two years.

Possession of a valid N.I.C.E.T. Fire Alarm Systems or Inspections and testing of fire alarm systems Level II license (or higher)

Additional desired qualifications:

Experience and working knowledge of fire alarm regulatory requirements in NFPA 72 and the Seattle Fire Code
Conversant with one or more fire alarm systems and programming languages (such as Notifier, Simplex, etc.)                          
Ability and willingness to learn, adapt to new technologies and be flexible when situations change
Ability to analyze and evaluate information and situations in order to solve problems
Strong customer service skills and be able to work closely with other skilled trades, supervisors, leads, technicians, researchers, faculty, students, while demonstrating the highest professional attitude
Strong team player, able to work alone and work closely with multiple trades in a highly complex major learning and research university
Able to work varied work shifts and work overtime when assigned, called back or stand by for a facilities emergency
Skilled with Microsoft operating systems and software, to include Microsoft Word; willingness to learn Excel, Access, and Publisher OR willingness to learn/use computers and related software
Have knowledge and understanding of safe work practices and policies
Able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
Able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Conversant with Notifier FA systems
Two-year Associates Degree in electronics, or equivalent
Five or more years recent experience with a major fire alarm system contractor as a certified Fire Alarm Control Technician

Conditions of Employment:

Must be able to work on ladders, high lifts, and catwalks
Must be willing to work at the R&T building which includes live animal quarters and research
Must be willing to work in BL2 and BL3 areas
Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment, Harborview Medical Center is a smoke-free campus
Must maintain a professional appearance at all times
Must wear personal protective equipment as required
Approved safety shoes must be provided at the employees expense and worn on the job
Must possess, or obtain within 60 days of employment, and maintain a valid Seattle Fire Department FA-1 Certification and successfully retest every three years as long as employed as a Fire Control Technician
Must have a valid Washington State Drivers License at all times, and must be able to operate Washington State owned vehicles as needed
Must be able to communicate effectively using a hand held two-way radio
Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job. Must participate in medical screening/monitoring (such as TB screening and proof of measles inoculation) required for work assignments in locations, including but not limited to, nonhuman primate areas, the Animal Research and Care Facility, and the University of Washington Medical Center.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.

As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2021-06-27

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