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New York City, New York
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
Date Posted
8 months ago
Helen Josh
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Job Description


The purpose of the COMMISSIONING ENGINEERING TECHNICIan role is to perform the process of verifying that all of the mechanical (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, fire/life safety, interior systems (i.e. laboratory units), co-generation, utility plants, process related subsystems, lighting, and other components of a building or industrial plant are designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained according to the operational requirements of the owner or final client. 


  • Provide technician support for Engineering Department projects and other activities, such as, but not limited to: commission of new construction, renovation, and existing refrigeration, HVAC, lighting and control automation systems for manufacturing, laboratory, utilities and office buildings, testing, startup and qualification, and related facilities activities.

  • Provide guidance to other Abbott Technicians and outside contractors to assure a timely and correct completion of assigned activities.

  • Documents conditions under which tests are conducted, sequences and phases of test operations by simulation and/or at equipment. 

  • Directs and exercises control over operational, functional, and performance phases of tests.

  • Develops an evaluation of system performance under actual operating conditions.

  • Writes technical reports and develops charts, graphs, and schematics to describe and illustrate system's operating characteristics, malfunctions, deviations from design specifications, and functional limitations.

  • Analyzes and interprets test data and prepares technical reports for use by engineering and management personnel


  • Must be capable of working independently and resolving design conflicts and/or ambiguous instructions.

  • Must work well with multidiscipline engineers and scientists in understanding task requirements and communicating to other project technicians.

  • Must be able to adapt to changing requirements and meet project commitments/objectives without sacrificing workmanship or quality.

  • Adheres to all regulatory and code requirements including quality, environmental and foreign trade processes and procedures.

  • Shares ideas about process improvements and other cost saving measures with project team and management.

  • May be required to work split or alternate shifts. Must be able to travel for extended periods as required for installations.

  • Prompt and accurate completion of all field paperwork, client reports, time & expense reporting.

  • Approximately 25% to 50% of the work will require domestic and/or international travel, 1 to 2 weeks per month on average.  Time away from main office may be extended depending on the requirements of the project.


  • Associate’s (A.S. or A.A.) from junior college or other collegiate institution (preferred) or Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) from four-year college or university; or five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of High School Diploma and two years successful completion of a trade school or Junior College (or apprenticeship) certification in selected field. Six years of related experience may be substituted for the two-year certificate. The six years may not be counted twice for both education and experience. 

  • Certified Commissioning Agent (preferred) – BCA, ACG, NEBB, or ASHRAE is a plus

  • Experience with commercial and/or industrial refrigeration/HVAC, lighting and utilities systems

  • Experience with troubleshooting and commissioning of commercial and/or industrial refrigeration systems, HVAC units, utilities distribution and controls (multiple platforms is a plus)

  • Commercial/Industrial HVAC Air/Water Balancing experience – NEBB or AABC certification is a plus

  • Must be capable of providing technical assistance in his/her selected area as well as recommend alternatives to the lead engineer or development person.

  • Must be capable of providing training to production operators in the use of equipment.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Must be capable of good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills to successfully interface with production, engineering staff, and various development and maintenance groups.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and technical specifications.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully to customers or employees within and external to the organization.

  • Must be a self-starter, performing job duties independently and/or with little direct supervision, and capable of organizing his/her work as well as the work of assigned Abbott technical persons, and or outside contractors.

  • Conducts work with the highest levels of professionalism, client respect, integrity and customer service

  • Knowledge of cGMP and quality systems for medical, pharma and nutrition is a plus

    Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook for reporting and email correspondence

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