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Thurston County is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Facilities Technician III within the Facilities Services Division. The Facilities Technician III is the senior level position of maintenance and repair of County buildings and equipment. The incumbent in this position will perform journey-level assignments in the maintenance and repair of County buildings, while ensuring that work performed meets code requirements and County guidelines.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying, troubleshooting, and diagnosing problems with boiler system, electrical, electro­ mechanical, electronic, and pneumatic control systems/components, fire alarm, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), security and other com plex systems in County facilities.
  • Setting up standard test apparatus or devices to test equipment and circuitry, to conduct functional, operational and environmental life test, and to evaluate performance and reliability of equipment. Analyzing and interpreting the test data and adjusting, calibrating, aligning, and modifying the circuitry and components as needed. Recording effects and developing maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Setting and adjusting parameters within computer software system, which controls: fire monitoring system, Direct Digital control (DDC), and security systems.
  • Performing activities as an electrician, electronics or HVAC specialist, related to planning and implementing maintenance and repair projects such as: participating in meetings with vendors, customers, engineers, architects and user department representatives; estimating costs; writing technical reports; developing troubleshooting procedures; evaluating code, safety or other implications and long and short term affects of the planned project.
  • Laying out, repairing, testing, installing and modifying HVAC, electrical and electronic components of building systems and equipment. Reading, sketching and interpreting complex circuitry and other blueprints and drawings.
  • Performing preventive maintenance and repairs on major pieces of equipment, including: diesel/generators, air compressors, air handler units, fans, pumps, rotary screw chillers, water heaters, heat recovery systems, heat exchangers, heat pumps, gas furnaces, and refrigeration equipment as assigned. Keeping detailed preventive maintenance records.
  • Making scheduled rounds to major equipment areas as assigned. Operating equipment/systems as assigned; adjusting, starting, stopping special schedules, and testing. Establishing/recording equipment reading i.e., pressure, temperature, volumes, electrical quantities for variable operating/ climate conditions.
  • Performing periodic confidence testing and preventive maintenance on power generators to include, but not limited to, switch gear inspection, uninterruptible power supply maintenance, battery bank testing and replacement, and fault detection. Coordinating annual load bank testing and scheduling fuel deliveries. Maintaining detailed logs of testing, replacement and maintenance work that has been performed. Responding during power outages to ensure generators are functioning properly.

The full job listing and application requirements can be found HERE. The application deadline is 9/8/19.

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