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Facility Energy Technician 3 / CCCF

Oregon Department of Corrections – Wilsonville, OR

Facility Energy Technician 3 (Underfill option available) Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) Wilsonville, Oregon Oregon Department of Corrections

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Facility Energy Technician 3 at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon!

This position is represented by American Federations of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

The intent of this announcement is to fill a permanent Facility Energy Technician 3, however we are opening it up as an underfill option if you do not meet the MQ s. We encourage all those interest to apply.

What you will be doing

The duties listed are characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this class. Individual positions may do all or some combination of the duties listed as well as other related duties.

Boiler Operation and Monitoring

Troubleshoot all boiler safety devices and controls and repair or replace. Adjust fuel / air mixture to meet Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) standards. Prepare boilers for inspection by state inspectors. Tear down, clean, flush and reassemble boilers after inspections. Conduct water samples on boilers, domestic water systems, wells and chillers. Adjust chemical injection pumps and chlorination equipment to make sure boiler water chemistry is correct and water is safe to drink. Determine blow down requirements. Analyze boiler load and place additional boilers in operation to maintain load. Do combustion analysis and tuning of boiler controls to maintain efficiency. Operate and maintain steam distribution and condensate return systems and related components including pumps, isolation valves, pressure reducing stations, steam traps and thermal control valves. Repair and replace motors, fans, pumps, valves and all auxiliary steam equipment in distribution network. Operate, Maintain and repair air compressors and emergency generators.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Design, install, repair and troubleshoot HVAC systems to maintain temperature, pressure and humidity. Install, alter, maintain and repair pneumatic control systems and components such as sub masters, recalls, zone reset selectors, thermostats and sensors. Install, alter, repair and maintain electrical sensors, data acquisition panels, direct digital controls and communication trunks. Diagnose and introduce custom control actions through application software as part of the preventative maintenance program. Check, adjust and calibrate environmental controls. Examine existing HVAC/R systems and make recommendations for renovations. Renovate and upgrade HVAC/R systems and control systems to accommodate new technology and energy conservation. Plan and coordinate activities during system shutdowns. Prepare job estimates, records of tests, inspections, repairs and equipment replacement. Order supplies, maintain inventory and train other employees on technical information so they can do maintenance on HVAC and control systems. Assist with installing and configuring Computer Controlled HVAC/R systems in state facilities by installing control panels, running conduit, pulling wire and making final connections to controllers, relays, pneumatic/electronic interfaces, and communications networks in building remodels. Troubleshoot and maintain laboratory Computer Controlled HVAC/R Systems control systems to provide the required negative space pressures, air pressures, air changes, and fume hood flows to satisfy environmental and worker safety regulations while maintaining tenant comfort. Monitor all Computer Controlled HVAC/R Systems and building energy management systems to detect any problem areas related to temperature control in state buildings and facilities. Assist with retrofitting existing outdated or malfunctioning pneumatic or outdated Computer Controlled HVAC/R Systems with new systems. Maintain real time trending system for archiving building systems data for troubleshooting, customer relations, and energy savings purposes. Do preventative maintenance and calibration of temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and pressure sensors.

Refrigeration Design

Build, install, maintain and repair commercial and domestic refrigerators, fans, freezers, walk-in freezers, window air conditioners and other types of HVAC/R equipment. Charge systems with refrigerant, test coils, valves and connections to make sure the system is leak proof and properly adjusted. Solders or weld refrigeration equipment and related components. Do filed maintenance or repair on stationary units and portable units. Operate electrical motors and pumps used in temperature controlled systems. Inspect and trouble shoot heating and ventilation systems to make sure they are operating properly and that the pumps, belts, fans and motors are in working order. Take inventory of equipment and supplies. Requisition equipment and supplies. Operate, maintain and repair giant absorbent chillers.

The duties listed below are for positions that work with adult or youth inmate workers:

Some employees coordinate work flow and assign work to adult or youth inmate workers. Employees direct inmates to follow rules, policies, procedures and security guidelines; instruct and train inmates on work techniques and procedures, and in safe and efficient operations of tools and equipment. Employees evaluate inmate work performance; search inmates and area for contraband; verify and sign inmate time cards; monitor work area for cleanliness and order; and direct inmates in cleaning methods.

What We Are Looking For Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited school (two year program) in heating and air-conditioning AND two years of experience installing, altering, calibrating, repairing, and assisting with programming large building computerized and mechanical control systems. AND a Limited Energy Technician Class A (LEA) or Class B (LEB) license or equivalent (a copy of this license must be attached to your application), and a Universal Refrigerant Handling certificate (a copy of this license must be attached to your application)

OR; Four years of experience installing, altering, calibrating, repairing, and assisting with programming large building computerized or mechanical control systems, and a Limited Energy Technician Class A (LEA) or Class B (LEB) license or equivalent (a copy of this license must be attached to your application), and a Universal Refrigerant Handling certificate (a copy of this license must be attached to your application).


Some position may require a Boiler Control Endorsement on the electrical license. Agencies will note this requirement at the time of recruitment (a copy of this license must be attached to your application).

Some position may require a Certified Brazing certificate. Agencies will note this requirement at the time of recruitment (a copy of this license must be attached to your application).

Some positions in this class may require the possession of an Oregon driver s license valid for the class of vehicles used by the employing agencies. Agencies will note this requirement at the time of recruitment.

Required Knowledge Extensive knowledge of:
  • HVAC/R and physical plant systems (all components and how they work together as one system) in large buildings.
  • Refrigeration processes and equipment, as related to large building HVAC/R systems.
  • Computer Controlled HVAC/R System processes and equipment, as related to large building HVAC/R systems.
  • Heating processes and equipment (steam & hot water boilers, electric strip heat, etc.).
  • Pneumatic and electrical controls as they relate to HVAC/R systems.
  • Computers, communications networking and related software used in the control of HVAC/R systems.
General knowledge of:
  • Standard practices, methods, tools and materials used in the refrigeration and controls trade.
  • Internal operation of refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, air conditioners and other types of heating and cooling equipment.
  • Hazards and safety precautions of the HVAC/R and refrigeration trades.
  • Computer Controlled HVAC/R Systems, Pneumatic and electrical control systems as they relate to HVAC/R and refrigeration system.
  • Electrical motors and pumps of the HVAC/R and refrigeration trades.
Basic knowledge of:
  • Electronic heating and cooling systems.
  • HVAC/R application software used to repair and maintain HVAC/R equipment.
  • Electronic heating and cooling systems related to HVAC/R and refrigeration.

Requested Skills
  • Maintain and repair commercial or domestic refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners.
  • Locate and repair defects in HVAC/R electrical control and refrigeration equipment.
  • Use the tools and equipment required of the HVAC/R and refrigeration trades.
  • Read schematic control diagrams, and interpret control programming language, related to HVAC/R and refrigeration.
  • Read blueprints and work from sketches related to HVAC/R and refrigeration.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair large chillers.
  • Create trends to use in troubleshooting processes.
  • Maintain and repair Computer Controlled HVAC/R Systems and related communications networks.

NOTE: The KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS (KS) are required for initial consideration. Some duties performed by positions in this class may require different KS. No attempt is made to describe every KS required for all positions in this class. Additional KS requirements will be explained on the recruiting announcement.

Only the candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications and requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a prison that houses maximum, close, medium, and minimum-security inmates. The inmates have the potential for becoming angry, hostile, abusive, and aggressive, increasing the risk for employees of physical injury, death, and/or being taken hostage. There is an inherent responsibility to provide assistance through recall and/or reassignment during inmate unrest and other emergency situations occurring at the institution.

The work locations vary from new to old building structures there also may be towers, walls, service tunnels, pipe chases, electrical chases, etc. All locations have multiple floors and tiered inmate housing which require the use of stairs. Walking to get to assigned work station or in the performance of work will be required, this may be long distances.

Working conditions in service tunnels and pipe chases may include: poor ventilation, high temperatures, poor lighting conditions, etc. Workers may be exposed to or work in inclement weather conditions, which can include rain, standing water, snow, ice, etc. Some work may involve walking and working on uneven ground. When working on, near or around storm drains and sewer systems, the worker may be exposed to contaminants. When working on, near or around heat exchangers, steam piping, and boilers, there is a possibility of burns from hot pipes and exposure to boiler chemicals. Work may include frequent lifting and carrying of equipment (light, medium, and heavy). At times, may work alone, in small groups, or in large groups of both employees and inmates depending upon operational needs. The use of hand tools, powered hand tools, stationary and portable power equipment, painting equipment, ladders, platforms, scaffolding, power lifts, etc. may be required.

At some locations work may include being near to and possibly working with asbestos and/or lead based paint. Workers will be required to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety programs (Respiratory Protection, Asbestos, etc.) as dictated by the work and location.

Requirements for Employment

Successful candidates for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: felony convictions, computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS clearance is done at the conditional job offer.

The Selection Process We expect to
  • Initial review of minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills.
  • Consideration of top candidates - Recruitment will review and refer the top candidates to the hiring manager.
  • There will be interviews and/or testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
  • Background check and reference checks - All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal records check and reference check.


The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance all of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.

Additional Information

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is embedded in the Department of Corrections core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference.

ODOC is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Department of Corrections from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit: United States Department of Justice .

Veterans Preference

Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans preference. Review our veterans preference page for details about eligibility . Please note if you checked you are a veteran, you will be asked to upload your documents later in the application process, after you have applied.

Application Reference Number: REQ-13281


If you have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter, Dave Ramseyer .

The fine print:

  • Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process you cannot save your progress and come back to it later.
  • Workday performs weekly maintenance Friday evenings and the system may be down for a several hours. Please plan accordingly.
  • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, education, and overall professionalism of your application materials.
  • Do not attach extra documents. We will only review documents requested in the posting.
  • ODOC does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
  • This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
  • Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice. The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without notice.

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