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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 607H
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


This is the supervisory level. Positions supervise control technicians and other assigned personnel. Positions function as a recognized expert who is sought out by others to complete major projects or resolve highly complex problems. Directs shop activities.  Assists in overseeing the operation and maintenance of a central control and monitoring system.  Assists in the development of departmental budgets.

Typical Work

Supervises control technicians and other assigned personnel involved in inspecting, testing, servicing, maintaining and repairing various mechanical, electronic, pneumatic, and electrical control systems and apparatus used heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, or refrigeration systems; uninterruptible power systems, fire alarm systems, clock systems, low voltage lighting, lawn sprinkler systems, or other control devices or systems;

Reads plans and blueprints; inspects projects to ensure compliance with local codes; determines scope of work, materials needed, and their cost and availability; consults with professional staff on existing control system modifications and feasibility of proposed designs and makes recommendations and provides technical advice on control and mechanical system changes;

Assists in overseeing the operation and maintenance of a central control and monitoring system; supervises adjustments and recalibrations; 

Orders materials and maintains inventories of required materials to support operations;

Assists in preparing departmental budgets, keeps shop records, and writes reports when required;

Enforces safety rules and maintains control of shop and laboratory activities according to established procedures;

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: equipment, methods and tools used in installations; operation, maintenance, repair and modification of air systems, pneumatic and electronic monitoring and measuring instruments; test instruments used in operation, calibration and repair of electronic and pneumatic instruments; record keeping. 

Ability to: read and understand instructional manuals, drawings, diagrams, plans and sketches using electrical and electronic symbols; fabricate minor equipment and electrical circuitry; keep records, make reports; establish and maintain effective work methods; schedule and assign work and maintain cooperative work relationships with others; work independently in improvising necessary systems components.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of experience as a Control Technician.  

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Class Specification History

New class: Consolidates 5333 Control Technician Supervisor, 72710 Control Systems Supervisor; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revised definition and typical work, adopted May 13, 2010 and effective May 14, 2010.