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 Assistant Technician - High Tech Service Division - Tigard, Oregon, United States

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Posted by: Northwest Engineering Svc Inc 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: m7bgYLJ6bkpVD0wo0FEE1gEttsCNRs / Latpro-3830865 
Date posted: Oct-11-2021
State, Zip: Oregon, 97224


About Us: Northwest Engineering Service, Inc. is the leading provider of mechanical systems testing, adjusting, and balancing services in Oregon and Idaho. Since 1958, our team of trusted advisors have worked with building/system owners, architects, engineers, and contractors. Our mission is to work with clients to grow their existing business by helping them build and maintain buildings and/or systems that are energy-efficient, comfortable, and work as intended.  

We are looking to add talented assistant technicians to our team in the Hillsboro, Oregon area. Candidates should be honest, energetic, and motivated individuals who can perform as a technician in a fast-paced team-oriented environment. At NWESI, we are proud to be employee-owned. As part of joining our team, this role will be eligible for participation in the employee stock ownership plan.

About the Role:

  • Requires independent follow through on tasks as directed
  • Responsible for quality work and the timely completion of all tasks
  • Monitor data gathered and review the quality of the data before submittal
  • Maintain project safety and the safety of all personnel at all times
  • Efficiently perform all tasks while maintaining quality and professionalism
  • Seek advice and consultation from more senior staff as needed


General Description: Testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) of environmental and HVAC systems involves work performed on-air distribution systems, hydronic distribution systems, and equipment and apparatus connected thereto.  Typically, TAB work is performed after the installation of the environmental and HVAC system(s), including items such as ducts, piping, equipment, and apparatus have been accomplished by others.

Work includes performing tests, setting volume (flow) and speed adjustments, recording data, and preparing reports.  Instruments used for this purpose include devices for measuring airflow, water flow, rotation, temperature, and electricity.  They are typically hand-held devices such as pilot tubes, anemometers, flow measuring hoods, pressure gauges, tachometers, thermometers, pyrometers, psychrometers, volt-ammeters, and common hand tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, hand drills, etc.). Work performed usually involves the following:  inspecting; making readings; adjusting dampers; and regulating devices, terminal units, supply outlets, return and exhaust inlets, fan coils, heating units, thermostats, strainers, and filers, balancing valves, etc.

Working Environment: This is a physically demanding position subject, in varying degrees, to any of the following work environments and constraints.  All work must be performed with the utmost attention to safety for self and others.  

  • Working in new construction sites and existing facilities, including industrial, commercial, hospital, and education environments
  • Working at elevation in excess of 20 feet, using fall arrest equipment (harnesses) and procedures
  • Working in tight quarters
  • Working on 6-14 ft. step ladders
  • Working around operating equipment and systems
  • Working indoors and outdoors
  • Working with contractors, owners, and system operators

About You: The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Mechanical skills
  • Strong math & basic computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to read and interpret various technical data and diagrams (preferred)

Additional Requirements: The ability to pass initial and ongoing background checks and random drug testing is a requirement of this position. High School Diploma/GED, and a valid driver’s license with a good record.

Benefits Package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage, with a $450 Café Contribution provided by the company
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Reimbursement for educational and credentialing expenses related to professional development and defined pay raises or bonuses related to certifications.
  • 25 paid days off (includes holidays, vacation, sick time)
  • Profit-Sharing Program and 401k
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan with a minimum of 3% annual company contribution for employees

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