AbbVie Technician, HVAC Controls in Lake County, Illinois


The HVAC Controls Technician performs Test and Balance, HVAC controls troubleshooting and logic controller PM for laboratory, BL3 and manufacturing clean room areas. The technician also supports facility engineering on commissioning and installation of HVAC upgrades to existing controls systems and assists area shops mechanics/environmental technicians with complex HVAC issues outside their skill level. The Technician performs Heating, Cooling and Humidification controls PM's, will troubleshoot mechanical problems and perform all required tasks and make repairs necessary to return the equipment to operation in a timely manner.


  • Performs advanced mechanical tasks and PM procedures on a variety of HVAC and DDC equipment. Work includes troubleshooting all types of control systems, ordering parts and installation of parts and material on equipment such as fans, valves, actuators, field panels, host computers, equipment controllers, and personal computers associated with the control of the units. Also calibrates sensors, transmitters and transducers.
  • May install DDC equipment utilizing a variety of tools and test equipment including laptop computers, loop calibrators, multimeters, etc. May install and troubleshoot PC software such as Windows Insight and Datamate Advanced.
  • Reviews construction plans and drawings to determine the appropriateness of design and conformance to AbbVie engineering standards.
  • Interfaces with outside manufacturers, contractors, technicians, customers, management, etc. in the repair of failed systems and job status. Ensures that adequate information is shared with other workers, participates in work group team meetings and actively looks for methods and work processes that improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction
  • As required, processes paperwork such as work orders and various other forms that may be required. Verifies proper operation of HVAC systems during smoke detector testing.
  • The HVAC Controls Technician will work as a multi-skill tradesperson, doing electrical, mechanical, building maintenance and/or other work on special assignments as required and assigned. Also must demonstrate proficiency in the Environmental, Test & Balance, and HVAC areas.
  • Uses and understands current control platforms such as Apogee, Datamate Advanced, etc. Uses these platforms to perform procedures such as monitoring alarms, generating trends, creating various reports, modifying existing graphics and programs, also can assist the B.A.S Administration in routine maintenance of the system such as uploads, downloads, and backups of various databases.
  • Manages shutdowns on occupied spaces without help from the group leader and is well-versed in the use of Test and Balance tools and formulas required to troubleshoot problems within these labs.
  • Understands the setup, use, repair and replacement of all I/O or BAS controlled systems including but not limited to: Current to Pressure Transducers, Controller Boards, Electric Pressure Switches, Pressure Current Sensors, Temperature to Current Sensors, and Humidity to Current Sensors.
  • Recommends, designs and implements controls improvements for energy conservation. Verifies proper operation of microprocessor based control loops, analog and digital inputs and outputs.


  • Must have a high school education or equivalent. Associate Degree in HVAC/R or equivalent highly desired.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of increasing job knowledge and formal training in the field of commercial or industrial HVAC systems maintenance.
  • A HVAC Controls Technician will have an understanding of HVAC theory and application to air handling systems in a commercial or industrial environment. A subset of this is the understanding of the psychometric process; logical programming and sequential operation of DDC controlled HVAC systems.

Job Classification: Experienced
Primary Location: USA-Illinois-Lake County
Organization: Operations
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Travel: No
Req ID: 1606256

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