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Damuth Trane Building Automation System (BAS) Project Technician in Chesapeake, Virginia

Damuth Trane (Voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for 2019) is seeking a BAS Project Technician for our office in Chesapeake, Virginia.

**Damuth Trane has provided comfort solutions for commercial, industrial, educational, government, and healthcare facilities since 1970. As the local Trane franchise, Damuth Trane represents a full line of HVAC equipment, service, controls and parts. Damuth Trane has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for eight consecutive years; 2011 through 2019.

Normal Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

General InfoJob Type: Full-TimeEOE/AA, Drug Free Workplace

Primary Role

Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers. Program, commission, diagnose, and repair BAS control systems. Utilize knowledge of electronics, direct digital controls, airflow, hydronics, refrigeration theory and control techniques. Serve as technical resource to operations and sales teams as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Required – High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Required – Associate's degree or equivalent from 2-year college or technical school

Technical Knowledge Requirements

  • Basic electrical troubleshooting skills.

  • Lock out / tag out procedures.

  • Analog and Binary function using industry standard terms.

  • Troubleshoot basic controls circuits including starters, safety shutdowns and typical HVAC systems.

  • PID loops and device scaling for typical control applications.

  • Basic refrigeration cycle.

  • Air Handler and Rooftop Unit construction in VAV and constant volume applications.

  • General pumping and fluid system application.

  • Control valve and damper wiring used in commercial HVAC applications.

  • Basic automation system topologies.

  • Communications links and protocols used in Trane control systems.

  • Identify and explain basic application of Trane controllers available to construct an automation system.

  • Use E-Library for troubleshooting support on Trane equipment and controls

    Special Skills

  • Required – Strong organizational skills

  • Required – Strong computer skills a must

  • Required – Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, field technicians, and supervisors.

Physical Requirements

  • Required - Ability to pass drug screening.

  • Required - Mobility within the office and on job site.

  • Required - Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds regularly, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

  • Required - Willing to travel locally as required.

  • Required - Able to prove U.S. Employment eligibility.

  • Required - Valid Driver’s license and good driving record required.

  • Required - Ability to communicate with others both written and orally.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position works in a typical office environment with frequent visits to job sites which includes outdoor work and work in mechanical/equipment rooms.

  • During the job site visits, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

*Other duties may be assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use of a variety of hand tools and instruments for installation of controls systems.

  • Interpret control drawings, plans, and specifications to ensure accurate installation, assembly, testing, and programming of controls systems.

  • Assist all other BAS Project Technicians with tasks as requested.

  • Actively participate in training programs to improve technical knowledge and maintain current technical proficiency as new controllers are introduced.

  • Update as-built drawings for the engineering group as required.

  • Complete assigned work in time prescribed and in accordance with established standards.

  • Consistently execute assigned projects within budgeted time, providing documentation as necessary

  • Execute SPD and warranty repairs completing all required documentation as requested.

  • Maintain assigned stock of inventory, company equipment, and document all related activities.

  • Support the execution of SPD and warranty repairs as requested.

  • Coordinate activities on projects as assigned using appropriate methods and established standards for communication.

  • Document work by completing paperwork on each job and maintaining files as required.

  • Record parts, material, labor, and other cost data per assignment and return unused resources.

  • Regular travel requirements with occasional overnight stays. (2 %)

  • Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as projects require.

  • Responsible for sharing learning gained by attendance in offsite training classes Damuth associates who can benefit from the learning. This should be in presentation format and delivered within two weeks of returning from any training class.


  • Demonstrate and promote a spirit of cooperation and teamwork throughout the Company.

  • Provide backup support for other team members.

  • Continually look for ways to improve our processes and ability to serve our customers effectively.

  • Improve your personal performance on a continual basis. Suggest training programs or other opportunities for improvement to your Team Leader as they apply.

  • Practice Shared Values

  • Treat other with uncompromising truth

  • Lavish trust on your associates

  • Mentor unselfishly

  • Be receptive to new ideas, regardless of their origin

  • Take personal risks for the organization’s sake

  • Give credit where it’s due

  • Do not touch dishonest dollars

  • Put the interest of others before your own

  • Use the 24 hour rule (to initiate open communications and resolve conflict).


  • Use safe work practices in the office and promote safe practices in the field.

  • Complete required safety training on time.

  • Proper PPE equipment must be used at all times within industrial facilities and in construction zones.

  • Notify Team Leader or Safety Director of any unsafe conditions. Completes Safety observations as required.

  • Comply with all customer safety requirements during jobsite visits.

Other Responsibilities

  • Must have neat personal appearance

  • Must be courteous and diplomatic

  • Business is to be conducted with the highest level of personal integrity

  • Maintain a positive demeanor – keep a smile on your face and “in your voice”

  • Continue education for professional and personal growth.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities

How to Apply

Go to the following website and apply online:

Please note that applications and resumes are accepted online only. If you do not have access to the internet, you may use the online resources at our main office. Please call Human Resources at (757) 558-0200 in advance to schedule an appointment to apply.

Damuth Trane is an at-will employer; employed associates and Damuth Trane are free to end the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice or cause.

EOE/AA, Drug Free Workplace

EEO Statement The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.


  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Insurance (Company Paid)

  • Paid Time Off (Sick and Vacation Time)

  • Short and Long Term Disability (Company Paid)

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • Jury Duty Pay

  • Bereavement Leave

  • 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plan

  • ...and more!