Trades Technician IV

Prince William, VA, VA
Oct 08, 2018
Dec 12, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience

Web Announcement :
Senior Building Engineer

The George Mason University, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases in the College of Science is seeking an experienced and highly responsible Senior Building Engineer to work on mechanical, electrical, and associated control systems. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The selected applicant will perform modification, maintenance and repair work on HVAC systems, including high pressure steam boiler, and electric and plumbing systems and equipment in our Biomedical Research Laboratory (BRL). The BRL is a highly specialized building which operates under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Biosafety Level-3 guidelines and oversight. Duties include the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the following: cooling towers; hot and chilled water piping and controls; direct expansion systems; fans and blowers; starters; pneumatic and electrical controls; condensate drains; domestic and commercial refrigeration; walk-in coolers and freezers; water fountains; ice machines; various ventilation systems such as: air handler units, variable air volume systems, fan coil units, split air conditioning systems, and other similar equipment; and motors, pumps, compressors, and other parts as necessary to repair refrigerant leaks, water pumps, seals, bearings and couplings. Daily monitoring, troubleshooting and adjustments to the building automation system are required. The incumbent will also be expected to start/stop/adjust/modify equipment parameters on the building automation system.

The selected applicant will share “on-call” shifts during which they must respond to building emergencies and alerts outside of regular business hours. Additional compensation is provided for these on-call shifts.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have substantial related experience, be detail-oriented, conscientious, and motivated with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will also have knowledge of the principles and practices of facilities operations, maintenance and management; strong computer skills; and the ability to effectively read and interpret blueprints, and construction plans and written specifications. The ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and to solve problems quickly is required. A valid driver’s license (with eligibility for car insurance) and the ability to safely and independently move up to 50 pounds, are required. The selected candidate must also have an understanding of DDC systems.

Because of the nature of the research conducted, employees working in this facility have special conditions to remain employed. These include, but are not limited to: successfully complete background investigations; drug and alcohol screening; attend required training; participate in the medical surveillance program and receive preventative vaccinations; and continuous adherence to all policies and procedures.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:

  • An Associates or Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent vocational/technical training or sigfnificant equivalent experience;
  • Experience with Siemens building automation system or equivalent;
  • Working knowledge of programmable logic controls or building automation system programming background;
  • Experience maintaining laboratory facilities;
  • Prior experience in a bio-containment facility is a plus, but not required.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02196z at; complete and submit the online application and upload a list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and 130 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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