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Intermountain Healthcare Building Automation Specialist Remote/Flexwork in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description:

• This position provides technical subject matter expertise to Intermountain Healthcare facilities maintenance teams as part of Intermountain healthcare’s ongoing efforts to improve facility maintenance and operations in its physical plants system wide. This role provides energy, mechanical, electrical, building automation and controls expertise on new construction and existing buildings. This position interfaces with internal and external partners as a representative of the Intermountain Healthcare Energy Management Department.

This is a system-wide role, assigned to work on technical projects throughout the Intermountain system. This role works closely with the Facility Management and the Facility Design and Construction Departments to influence design, construction, commissioning, recommissioning, operations, and maintenance to improve performance and reduce costs in facilities system wide. This position reports to an engineer, manager, or director of the Energy Management Department.

Job Essentials

  1. Manages the administrative activities of the Intermountain Healthcare building automation systems.

  2. Collaborates with external controls contractors to ensure jobs are being completed to sustain and promote Intermountain's strict standards for energy performance. Provides ongoing feedback to both external contractors and internal Facility Maintenance teams, Energy Engineer project leads or Manager.

  3. Manages projects as related to the function of building automation systems operations. Troubleshoot and improve existing automation control sequences.

  4. Assists more senior energy team members in the implementation of projects. Participates in equipment start-ups, commissioning, and recommissioning of mechanical, electrical, and control systems.

  5. Collaborates with design engineers, project managers, and commissioning agents to implement projects, strategies, and promote energy optimization measures.

  6. Teaches and trains facility management staff and leaders the principles of building automation, energy conservation and management, and the effect of proper maintenance procedures on energy consumption and equipment life.

  7. Supports Facility Design and Construction and Facility Management by ensuring adherence to standards and guidelines, reviewing design documents from consulting design teams, and participating in commissioning and recommissioning of facility equipment.

  8. Stays abreast of best practices, new technologies, market dynamics, and trends, and acts as a subject matter expert and resource to others, advising on best practices and process improvement.

  9. Works to implement energy efficient design and optimization strategies that protect Intermountain assets and operations.

Posting Specifics

  • Entry Rate: Depending on experience

  • Benefits Eligible: Yes. Click here ( to check out our benefits

  • Shift Details:Monday – Friday Days 8:00 to 5:00 - No call

  • Department: Vine Street office in Murray, but roles are system-wide meaning they can work at facilities from Idaho to Nevada (or maybe just our “canyons region”, TBD).

  • Other Information: Majority of working hours will be spent in our large facilities are (in the greater Ogden/SLC/Provo or St George area). They will be expected to spend a fair amount of time on-site at our facilities, but they could be considered a remote/flexwork employee not required to come into the office every day.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of trade school and two years of experience.

  • or -

Five years of experience in facility management, energy management, or construction

  • and -

Demonstrated ability to read and understand mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and architectural drawings and plans.

Demonstrated thorough knowledge of HVAC systems and equipment, including but not limited to: boilers, chillers, pumps, cooling towers, air handling equipment, and other terminal HVAC devices.

Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly the ability to summarize complex, technical issues on a need to know basis for decision makers.

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities with many internal customers.

Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet and e-mail, and scheduling applications.

Willingness and availability to travel throughout the Intermountain system as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience troubleshooting and programming building automation control sequences

Experience with data trending and fault detection and diagnostics analytic platforms

Certification on Siemens, Johnson Controls, or Tridium building automation systems.

Certification in building commissioning

Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, electronic equipment and instrumentation and controls systems

Experience in healthcare facility construction or operations and maintenance.

EPA Refrigeration Certification

Physical Requirements:

Physical Requirements

Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.

Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper and tools requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.

See and read computer monitors and documents.

Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time, climb stairs and ladders, occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.

Able to occasionally use hand and power tools.

Willingness to work in and outside all parts of hospital in various conditions with exposure to extreme temperatures in both sterile and dirty conditions.


Vine Street Office Building

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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$29.43 - $44.80

For a description of Intermountain's employment benefits, click


Equal Opportunity Employer

Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The primary intent of this job description is to set a fair and equitable rate of pay for this classification. Only those key duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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