• Commissioning Specialist - Laboratories

    Job ID 2018-1314
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    Regular Full-Time
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    Commissioning Specialist - Laboratories


    Merrick & Company is seeking a Mechanical or Electrical Engineer with a strong interest in Commissioning and complex bio-containment systems.


    Job Description:

    • Coordinate, perform and oversee detailed field commissioning services for all types of facilities including; laboratories, nuclear spaces, hospitals, computer centers, general office facilities, clean rooms.
    • Generate commissioning plans; write commissioning specifications; develop commissioning installation checklists and functional test procedures; verify and validate commissioned systems controls and equipment; document commissioning process, develop final commissioning report, and develop systems manuals.
    • Frequent travel to project/client locations is required with possible international travel.
    • Client projects for this position require US Citizenship required.


    • A Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution OR A two(2) Year Technical Associates Degree from an accredited institution with previous experience is considered.
    • Must have three (3) years or more experience in the commissioning of these systems:
      • HVAC (air and hydronic),
      • controls,
      • plumbing,
      • laboratory equipment
      • fire protection,
      • security, and/or
      • electrical systems.
    • Optional experience:
      • Experience with construction administration is a plus
      • Professional Engineering Licensure is a plus
      • Experience with HVAC controls systems and protocols (e.g. JCI, Siemens, ALC, BACnet, Modbus, etc) considered a plus
      • Experience with bio-containment laboratory facilities (BSL-3, BSL-3Ag, BSL-4) is a plus
    • CxA, LEED AP is a plus


    The ideal candidate will:

    • Be ambitious and flexible; have a talent for efficiency and process improvement; and have an attitude to succeed.
    • Be a Self-starter and independently motivated individual.
    • Must be able to work as a member of a close team and be able to work independently as necessary.
    • Have good organizational and planning skills with the ability to direct a team through the execution of the commissioning process.
    • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Experience coordinating with owners and contractors, as well as the ability to lead project meetings are necessary skills.
    • Have the ability to generate accurate, detailed reports.
    • Have the ability to read and understand building drawings, specifications, and submittals.
    • Have knowledge of controls systems and control sequences.
    • Be proficient in the use of computers and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point).
    • Familiarity with AutoCad and/or Revit will be considered an asset.
    • Possess, or be able to obtain, a US security clearance.

    Work Location:

    • The greater Atlanta area is preferred
    • Consideration will be given to candidates in either Maryland, the greater DC area or however, other locations near major airports will be considered.
    • Ability to travel to project/client locations located in the US and internationally.
    • The worker is subject to hazards includes a variety of physical conditions including proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical currents, working on scaffolding and high places
    • Exposure to high heat or chemicals
    • The worker frequently is in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, small enclosed rooms and other areas which could cause claustrophobia.

    Physical Requirements: 

    • Physically mobile in and around construction sites and facilities
    • Able to climb ladders
    • Mobile crawling in and around mechanical space with piping and ductwork
    • Ability to carry test instruments and equipment
    • Lift 50 pounds

    Additional information:

    • Apply on line only. No e-mail, hard copy or third party resumes accepted.
    • Merrick, an employee owned company, offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes; health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.
    • We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.
    • Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    • We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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