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Damuth Trane BAS (Building Automation System) Project Technician in Chesapeake, Virginia

Damuth Trane (Voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for 2024) is seeking a BAS Project Technician.

Damuth Trane has provided comfort solutions for commercial, industrial, educational, government, and healthcare facilities since 1970. As the local Trane franchise, Damuth Trane represents a full line of HVAC equipment, service, controls and parts. Damuth Trane has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia since 2011.

A Day in the Life:

Provide Damuth's 5-Star Experience to internal and external customers. Our commitment is to have our clients feel understood, respected, valued, impressed and championed during every interaction. This position will require you to program, commission, diagnose, and repair BAS control systems. You will utilize knowledge of electronics, direct digital controls, airflow, hydronics, refrigeration theory and control techniques. Serve as technical resource to operations and sales teams as required.

  • Use of a variety of hand tools and instruments for installation of controls systems.

  • Interpret control drawings, plans, and specifications to ensure accurate installation, assembly, testing, and programming of controls systems.

  • Assist all other BAS Project Technicians with tasks as requested.

  • Actively participate in training programs to improve technical knowledge and maintain current technical proficiency as new controllers are introduced.

  • Update as-built drawings for the engineering group as required.

  • Complete assigned work in time prescribed and in accordance with established standards.

  • Consistently execute assigned projects within budgeted time, providing documentation as necessary

  • Execute SPD and warranty repairs completing all required documentation as requested.

  • Maintain assigned stock of inventory, company equipment, and document all related activities.

  • Support the execution of SPD and warranty repairs as requested.

  • Coordinate activities on projects as assigned using appropriate methods and established standards for communication.

  • Document work by completing paperwork on each job and maintaining files as required.

  • Record parts, material, labor, and other cost data per assignment and return unused resources.

  • Regular travel requirements with occasional overnight stays. (2 %)

  • Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as projects require.

  • Responsible for sharing learning gained by attendance in offsite training classes Damuth associates who can benefit from the learning. This should be in presentation format and delivered within two weeks of returning from any training class.

    Education & Experience

  • Required – High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Required – Associate's degree or equivalent from 2-year college or technical school; preferably Building Automation Engineering, Mechatronics or HVAC Technology

    Technical Knowledge Requirements

  • Basic electrical troubleshooting skills.

  • Lock out / tag out procedures.

  • Analog and Binary function using industry standard terms.

  • Troubleshoot basic controls circuits including starters, safety shutdowns and typical HVAC systems.

  • PID loops and device scaling for typical control applications.

  • Basic refrigeration cycle.

  • Air Handler and Rooftop Unit construction in VAV and constant volume applications.

  • General pumping and fluid system application.

  • Control valve and damper wiring used in commercial HVAC applications.

  • Basic automation system topologies.

  • Identify and explain basic application of Trane controllers available to construct an automation system.

    Physical Requirements

  • Required - Ability to pass drug screening.

  • Required - Mobility within the office and on job site.

  • Required - Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds regularly, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

  • Required - Willing to travel locally.

    Other Requirements

  • Required - Able to prove U.S. Employment eligibility without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

  • Required - Valid Driver’s license for a minimum of 12 months, with no major or frequent traffic violations including, but not limited to:

  • DUI in the previous 5 years

  • Reckless/ Careless Driving or multiple smaller infractions or preventable collisions in the previous 5 years

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position works in a typical office environment with frequent visits to job sites which includes outdoor work and work in mechanical/equipment rooms.

  • During the job site visits, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    What Differentiates Us

  • We have been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for fourteen consecutive years.

  • We want to do all we can to maintain the health of our community and continue to improve the living conditions.

  • We offer an excellent benefits package with associates’ interests in mind (Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid Life Insurance, Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term disability, 401k Contribution, Paid Parental Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, Uniforms, Company Vehicle, Laptop, Phone, PPE, weekly pay and more!)

    How to Apply

    Go to the following website and apply online: http://www.damuth.com/careers/

    If you need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at (757)558-0200.

    Damuth Trane is an at-will employer; employed associates and Damuth Trane are free to end the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice or cause.

    EOE including Disability/Vets, Drug Free Workplace

    EEO Statement

    The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.