Air Balance Technician Journeyperson (257-378)

Location: Richland, Washington US


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Job Number: 221

External Description:
Framatome is searching for an Air Balance Technician Journeyperson for our Maintenance Department in Richland, Washington. There are currently four Air Balance positions in the department, one on days and three on shift. The successful candidate will be part of the Tri-Cities Crafts Association (TCCA). As the employee with the lowest seniority, there is a strong chance that there will a requirement to work on shift. The journeyman Air Balance Technician will have at least five years of work experience which relates to the air balance field.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain ventilation systems in production facilities as required by (NRC) License relative to containment of airborne contamination.
  • Monitor essential auxiliary equipment such as air compressors, water chillers, ventilation systems and other such equipment on an around-the-clock basis, seven days/week, to assure reliable operation and to make adjustments as required.
  • Operate and adjust all facility heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for all buildings on site to maintain comfortable working conditions.

All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.
  • Must have completed a state approved apprenticeship program or have equivalent work experience.
  • The journeyman Air Balance Technician will have at least five years of work experience which relates to the air balance field.
  • A journeyman Air Balance Technician must have extensive knowledge of the environmental control technique known as "Air Balance". The incumbent must be able to determine air flows, relative pressures between rooms and zones within a building, and how to achieve and maintain all of these parameters. Referring to engineering drawings and specification, incumbent must be able to establish prescribed parameters in a specific zone without adversely effecting adjacent zones.
  • Air Balance Technicians must perform as equipment operators, have some mechanical and electrical skills, and perform minor maintenance tasks. They must understand and be able to adjust and perform initial troubleshooting on pneumatic, electrical and electronic HVAC Control Systems.
  • Must be able to follow and carry out written and oral instructions and perform basic mathematical calculations. Mechanical aptitude and basic equipment operation experience is desirable. Must be physically able to lift 50 pounds, bend, stoop, and remain in a standing position for extended periods. Good eyesight, manual dexterity and good physical condition are required. Must be able to work a variety of shifts including rotating shift assignment. Ability to function well as a member of the work team.

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.
  • Formal training in airflow measurements and facility balancing.
  • Experience working in radiologically controlled areas.

Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location Richland, Washington, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

Job Number: 257-378

Community / Marketing Title: Air Balance Technician Journeyperson (257-378)

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