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Tri-M Group

Start-Up Technician

Systems – Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Department Systems
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Summary Description

Under the direction of the system start-up supervisor, performs tasks required to prepare building automation systems hardware and software for acceptance testing.  Independently performs or directs all start-up activities on all projects. .

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Tests building automation systems for proper hardware/software operation prior to customer acceptance.
  • Assists engineers with control functions.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork including checkout sheets, job journals, material requisitions, material repair forms and timesheets.
  • Reads and interprets schematics, BAS diagrams, and blueprints
  • Retro-fits existing control systems to new BAS controls.
  • Conducts start-up testing of motor control systems and variable speed drives.
  • Troubleshoots installation related problems.
  • Starts up electrical systems (i.e.  CCTV, security, etc.)
  • Conducts appropriate on the job skills training of Start-up Techs 1, 2 and 3.
  • Safeguards and maintains Tri-M equipment, material, tools, and vehicles.
  • Participates in the on-call rotation.


Education & Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • Four (4) years field experience with electrical/mechanical systems installation or 2-year electrical/mechanical degree.
  • Satisfactorily performs tasks at or above Start up Technician III.
  • Good work ethic, self-starter with good attention to details.
  • Good troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Above average math/logic skills
  • Good customer relations skills
  • Intermediate level computer literacy including word processing, data entry, and processing emails.
  • Confident and decisive with ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to successfully complete Company required training.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the assigned work location/office.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must purchase Company required personal tools (see attached list) and maintain in good condition.
  • Ability and willingness to drive company vehicles as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regionally to jobsites as needed.

Physical Requirements:

  • Working 40 hours/week, scheduled in 8 to 10 hour shifts
  • Standing and climbing 4 to 6 hours/day
  • Kneeling, lifting, reaching above shoulders, and bending 4 to 5 hours/day
  • Twisting (180° ) and walking 2 to 3 hours/day
  • Squatting and sitting 1 to 2 hours/day
  • Lifting weights of 0 to 75 lbs. at the following frequencies:  continuous lifting of 10 to 35 lbs.; frequent lifting of 35 to 50 lbs.; occasional lifting of 50 to 75 lbs.; sizes & shapes of objects vary from concrete blocks to cylinders to 10’ lengths of metallic conduit and 20' lengths of PVC conduit; average carry requirements, 60 lbs. for 40'
  • Ability to lift from floor to above shoulder
  • Repetitive use of hands includes: continuous grasping up to 50 lbs.; frequent pushing and pulling of 50 to 75 lbs.; and fine motor coordination for receptacle installation and wire terminations
  • Repetitive use of feet is required for operating heavy equipment, conduit benders and vertical climbing
  • Vision adequate for blueprint reading and color coding for wire identification
  • Balance adequate for continuous climbing of ladders, scaffolds, and lifts
  • Environmental factors include working in:  temperature extremes of 0° F to 100° F; up to 8 hours inside or outside; atmospheric exposure to dust, gases, fumes, and odors within the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL).
  • Special hazards include exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and potentially explosive hazards
  • Personal protective equipment includes use of hard hat, safety glasses, protected-toe boots, and appropriate gloves for the task.  Equipment on an "as needed" basis may include fall protection, dust mask, respirator, hearing protection, arc flash protective gear, and dielectrically insulated gloves and/or sleeves  

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  • Location
    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
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