Controls Specialist – Level I



Date Available: Immediatley

EEO-1 Class: 3 - Technician

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Office Location: Seattle

Company Mission: To provide the optimum value for our customers' investments while assuring the growth of our company and the people who contribute to its success.

Philosophy: It is a condition of employment for all MacDonald-Miller employees to understand, accept, and support the company business philosophy and operating guidelines.


The Controls Specialist works directly for the Building Performance Controls Team Leader. This person is expected to learn Controls Technicians accountabilities including assisting with the startup, test, commissioning, and repair of control systems and components. The Technician is also expected to meet performance standards set by management and to comply with all company policies, procedures, beliefs and values. This position is accountable for the following:


  • Understand, accept and support MacDonald-Miller’s Operating Guidelines, Operational Beliefs and Customer Commitment
  • Assist Service, TAB and Commissioning Technicians in verification of their system testing when required
  • Perform basic programming, check-out, and graphic functions.
  • Become proficient in areas of HVAC controls including pneumatic, electronic, energy management systems, and computerized control systems
  • Obtain pertinent Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) startup certifications
  • Possess or obtain 06A Electrical License
  • Possess or obtain AX Certification
  • Learn basic knowledge of all aspects of HVAC including design, production, refrigeration, controls and service
  • Establish and maintain relationships with MMFS Zone Service Managers and Service Technicians
  • Promote, maintain and enhance new and existing customer relationships
  • Learn to develop and write necessary software to meet project scope, specification, or basic functional requirements
  • Test mechanical equipment operation and full function of control system components
  • Provide written record of system and component testing on all projects
  • Set up and install communication devices for remote operations; PC’s, repeaters, etc.
  • Document, follow-up, and resolve all issues relating to controls and your project
  • Maintain current facility software databases onsite and also backup databases on our server
  • Ensure all as-built or record drawings, sketches, and wiring changes are returned to the Controls Engineering Division
  • Actively participate in the MacDonald-Miller sponsored education and training program
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned




The candidate must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Possess a two-year degree or other education or experience by which a reasonable understanding of HVAC and control systems with an emphasis on direct digital control systems has been gained
  • An understanding of air-conditioning principles, systems and commercial HVAC mechanical equipment
  • Possess strong computer aptitude including hardware, software and network communications
  • Ability to effectively interact with co-workers, customers, technicians, sales and office staff
  • Strong communications skills: written, verbal and listening
  • Take pride in ones work and accept responsibility for his/her professionalism and accuracy
  • Ability to consistently set goals, establish and meet budgets, and meet schedule deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or in a team atmosphere
  • Project a positive image of the company and herself/himself to customers at all times
  • Competent in WISHA/OSHA job site safety requirements
  • A valid drivers license and clean driving record
  • Have an excellent attendance record at prior employment
  • A candidate is required to pass a pre-hire drug screening and physical examination (after job offer)




The candidate must possess and be adaptable to the following physical abilities and working conditions:

  • Ability to frequently lift or carry 20 to 50 pounds
  • Ability to see and hear well (either naturally or with correction) and speak clearly
  • Physical requirements include: Standing, bending, squatting, sitting, kneeling, lying down, crawling, climbing and driving
  • Typical working conditions include: General construction, working on ladders, on rooftops, in crawl spaces, in unheated areas and in all weather conditions
  • Must be capable of working ten to twelve hour days when job/business needs demand



MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions presently provides employee coverage for:

  • Medical, dental, vision for employee {coverage available for dependents for shared premium}
  • 401k retirement plan, including Company match
  • Holiday, vacation, and sick leave compensation
  • Disability income protection including short-term and long-term disability
  • Employee and dependent life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)




  • Please read all pages of this job description. If you are interested and feel you are both qualified and capable of filling this position, please fax (206) 407-2685 or e-mail your resume to Human Resources. Your resume or application is reviewed prior to setting up a personal interview, so please make sure your resume is up to date. If you do not have a resume, you may fill out an application at the address listed above.
  • MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a non-smoking facility. MacDonald-Miller is also a drug and alcohol free workplace and tests all new hires (subject to and in accordance with union bargaining agreements).
  • MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. This information is kept completely confidential, is obtained only after a candidate is hired, and will not be used to pre-screen any job applicant.
  • This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position would perform.   All employees of MacDonald-Miller are expected to perform tasks as assigned by MacDonald-Miller supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.
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