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HVAC Technician

Sunnyvale, California

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HVAC Technician

Sunnyvale, California

Job ID: 599252BR Date posted: Jun. 20, 2022 Locations: Sunnyvale, California COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated will be required to adhere to onsite safety protocols.
Description:IAM hourly represented employees who currently work at the main (Sunnyvale, Palo Alto) unit, Santa Cruz, VAFB or Eastern Range facilities must apply to open requisitions on Brass Ring to be considered for the position.

This occupation requires the installation, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of plant air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration systems, and equipment, including low temperature cascade systems, Building Automation Systems (BAS) and steam boiler, gas-fired heating equipment (excludes installation of ducts and utility feed lines).

Operate centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, hot water and steam boilers and air handling systems per manufacturers’ recommendations and management directives. Determine, by making periodic inspections, the repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent functional breakdowns requiring major overhaul of air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems and equipment, including low temperature cascade systems, and gas-fired heating equipment. Make working sketch of parts by taking measurements directly from equipment in need of repair, record material requirements and specify any necessary machining operations for use by others.

Overhaul air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems and equipment, including low temperature cascade systems, by repairing or replacing crank shafts, bearings, pistons, valves, piston rings, condensers, coils, thermostats, humidity, and other mechanical units. Charge system with refrigerant, check and test for leaks; set and adjust controls and regulators and make functional tests after major overhaul operations. Repair associated hydronic, hot water/chilled water systems, vacuum and pneumatic control equipment. Fabricate copper tubing, hoses and fittings as required.

Overhaul heating equipment by disassembling heater, diagnosing trouble, replacing or repairing worn and faulty parts such as burners, baffles, pilots, governors, floats, strainers, pumps and thermocouples. Reassemble, install and functionally test heating equipment. Calibrate and make any adjustment required.
Basic Qualifications:
Use the BAS computers to monitor and control individual building heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment for purposes of monitoring equipment and building conditions, fault detection, change temperature control points and HVAC systems analysis/performance.

Troubleshoot and analyze input and output of HVAC stages for HVAC systems by reading voltages, hand held microprocessors and other observations. Adjust circuit boards and modules as needed.

Work on all 24 volt or less AC/DC HVAC control systems and make necessary repairs. Check and calibrate systems after their original installation or after any major overhaul operation and make necessary adjustments to achieve operational efficiency.

Work at various heights. Assist maintenance craftworkers in other fields of specialization when so assigned. Perform modification and rework wherein the operations are essentially the same as the work described herein.

Work from blueprints, sketches, manufacturers' specifications and manuals. Work with liaison personnel and may verbally suggest design changes for engineering approval when the system cannot be installed as designed, or does not meet functional demands or where such changes will simplify fabrication, installation or maintenance of the system. Use any equipment, tools, materials or information source necessary to perform the above duties.

Complete knowledge of maintenance shop practice and procedure as related to the installation, operation, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of systems and equipment described herein. Functional knowledge of gases and liquids under pressure, HVAC (BAS) energy management systems and personal computer operation. Must possess Universal Refrigeration Reclaim license.

Ability to read and interpret manufacturer's drawings and specifications, installation layouts and sketches; to use machinist's hand tools and precision measuring instruments; to work to exacting tolerances.

Must possess a valid State of California Class C Driver's License, if required. Must possess, or obtain within 90 days, all LMMS-issued safety licenses required by law to operate material handling equipment and vehicles normally used by employees in this classification.

Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance.
Desired Skills:
Independently determine and perform the corrective action necessary for continued operation of plant air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems and equipment including cascade systems, Building Automation systems (BAS) HVAC system, CRAC units, Humidifiers and gas-fired heating equipment. 5-10 years experience, on call for emergencies.

Must possess ability to check out operational and functional components of entire building HVAC systems using voltage fluke meters to check 24 AC volt to 480 volt power as required to maintain, repair, and operate to original manufacture’s specifications. Must have Universal EPA, successfully completed required training as an HVAC Technician – Apprenticeship Trainee or equivalent on the job training. Must possess a valid State of California Class C Driver’s License, if required. Must possess, or obtain within 90 days, all LMMS-issued safety licenses required by law to operate material handling equipment and vehicles normally used by employees in this classification. Must possess Universal Refrigeration Reclaim license. R Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: Top Secret Other Important Information You Should Know Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.Schedule for this Position: Standard Monday to Friday 40 hour work week Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Hourly/Non-ExemptBusiness Unit: SPACERelocation Available: NoCareer Area: Facilities Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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