Utah State University

HVAC Technician Senior (Controls Tech)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(3/1/2022 1:32 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Facilities Utility Systems
Advertised Salary
Minimum $45,290, plus excellent benefits


The HVAC Senior serves as a coordinator for projects, directs teams as assigned by Foreman, and performs complex maintenance, repair, and installation of campus controls heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The successful candidate will accomplish this by applying journeyman skills and a positive attitude in conjunction with advanced technical knowledge, the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests or customer concerns, and established leadership skills. Must have advanced controls abilities in programming, troubleshooting, and design of new energy saving programs.


  1. Prepares labor and materials estimates for repair and renovation projects.
  2. Assists in monitoring, ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment.
  3. Coordinates projects and schedules work to ensure timely completion and quality standards, as needed.
  4. Performs customer service duties by checking in and following up with customers and ensuring that their needs are met.
  5. Participates in administrative duties by overseeing various shop functions including: physical facilities, covering for foreman in his absence, and commissioning projects.
  6. Leads, guides, and trains other technicians in applicable procedures and techniques.
  7. Coordinates and participates in various meetings and committees to enhance and develop the Facilities department and resources.
  8. Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs all levels of HVAC controls, systems, and equipment problems.
  9. Performs inspections and preventive maintenance on control systems, on a scheduled basis.
  10. Commissions buildings by checking every aspect of the HVAC control system and associated equipment to ensure it is balanced and in correct and working order.
  11. Participates in major HVAC component, equipment and controls installation and replacement, and the evaluation of complex system problems.
  12. Evaluates controls strategies on all control systems to ensure cost effectiveness with minimal down time.
  13. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  14. Programs control systems for new and remodeled systems, including critical building software.
  15. Assists departmental technicians and the commissioning team with problems and projects.
  16. Coordinates with campus IT department on security issues.
  17. Installs and programs shop computers, laptops, and tablets with control system software.
  18. Coordinates with planning and design to review submittals for new buildings and remodel projects.
  19. Cleans equipment, shop area, and work site.
  20. Assists in the development and maintenance of testing procedures for shop personnel.
  21. Performs other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 6 years directly related work experience in a combination of HVAC/Refrigeration, electronics, or programming required.
  • Must have effective computer skills.
  • Ability to read blue prints and schematics.
  • Knowledge of complex controls systems related to Johnson Controls, Phoenix, Struxureware and Inet.
  • Completion of ongoing training to stay current with the trade.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all control systems including and not limited to flow hood controls Phoenix and TSI systems, equipment and campus facilities.
  • Knowledge of the repair, maintenance, and installation techniques of common to the HVAC trade.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, Hydronics and Steam equipment and associated components.
  • Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to balance several different types of systems.
  • Skilled in the installation, adjustment and repair of HVAC control systems.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and repairing all types of HVAC systems, equipment and elements.
  • Ability to analyze building heating and air conditioning requirements and recommend systems or modifications.
  • Skilled in the use of test equipment common to the trade.
  • Problem-solving and mathematical computation skills.
  • Skilled in the use of personal computers and applicable software.
  • Exceptional customer service and records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to accurately estimate projects and purchase materials.
  • Ability to read building blueprints and electrical and controls schematics.

Core Characteristics:

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Working
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Focus
  • Action Oriented
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Technical Learning
  • Self-Development
  • Process Management
  • Team Building
  • Safety Practices

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”.
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $45,290, plus excellent benefits


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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