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Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Health

Vision

Short Term Disability

Paid Vacation & Holidays

401K

Veteran Friendly

I’ve worked for a couple of the largest controls contractors in the country, but working at Pritchett Controls is truly a breath of fresh air. It’s nice to work with 100 of the best controls people in the area. I just wish I had found Pritchett Controls 20 years ago!

One of the best parts of my job is the support I receive from my supervisor, my department, and Pritchett Controls staff. We work as a team, and everyone is always willing to assist. Because of that, we address issues as needed and meet with success!

Never experienced a happier, more positive work environment.

Pritchett Controls is committed to caring about its customers and moreover the family of employees!

I‘ve worked for other companies where I’ve felt like just a number or a cog in the big wheel, but here I get to make a difference and I find that very rewarding.

Open Positions

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Designs the controls for energy management systems based on contract construction documents, a defined scope of work and specifications
  • Creates controls drawings utilizing ACAD software that include: flow diagrams, sequences of operation, bills of material, network layouts, schedules and electrical schematics as required.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings to gain knowledge of the sales estimate and project scope
  • Selects cost effective controls devices, per specifications, to ensure compliance with project requirements
  • Programs local DDC controllers, network controllers and front ends (GUI) per sequences of operation and relevant contract documentation.
  • Completes assigned projects on time and within budget
  • Maintains current design documents throughout the duration of the project
  • Prepares “as-built” record of drawings
  • Organizes and maintains project job folders with updates, correspondence, etc.
  • Provides on and off-site assistance during installation, start-up, checkout, turnover processes
  • Participates in on-site walk-throughs, commissioning and customer training on assigned projects and completes all project closeout documentation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Building Automation, Mechanical Engineering or Associates Degree in similar fields or equivalent in job experience
  • 5+ yrs. experience in Controls Applications Engineering in the design, and programming of BAS Automation Temperature Control Systems preferred
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly AutoCAD and Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong knowledge of Controls Engineering Fundamentals and application concepts
  • Strong knowledge of commercial building HVAC & Electrical systems

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Interfacing with commercial building customers and contractors
  • Performing periodic maintenance on service customers’ controls systems (BAS front end, DDC controllers, end devices…)
  • Responding to customer service calls (emergency, on-site, and remotely on-line)
  • Troubleshooting and repairing control systems and end devices
  • Backing up controls systems programs and BAS computer
  • Checking out and commissioning of controls systems on renovation work as assigned
  • Utilizing service maintenance software program to document services provided to customers and to receive repair and maintenance assignments
  • Communicating with the service coordinator for daily assignments

Qualifications

  • 3+ yrs. experience servicing Commercial BAS Automatic Temperature Controls
  • Experience working with & troubleshooting the following controls systems is a plus: Reliable Controls, TAC I/A Series Controls (BACnet, LON and NW8000) and Tridium Ax & R2
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience troubleshooting Direct Digital Controls (DDC) systems and their electrical interfaces with commercial mechanical equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical blueprints
  • Strong understanding and experience with the mechanical and electrical systems of commercial buildings
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience with a Digital Multi-meter and controls calibration and testing tools
  • Hands on experience with the operation and editing of BAS front end graphics (GUI)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of controls applications and troubleshooting/editing DDC controls programs
  • Computer user experience (Word, Excel…) including performing computer backups and software updates
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently and as member of a team
  • Physically capable of climbing and stairs and using tools from ladders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Executing and documenting point to point check-out (controllers to end devices)
  • Working with electrical installation subcontractors and mechanical contractors
  • Assist with subcontractor and contractor coordination as required
  • Troubleshooting and repairing controls systems components and associated wiring
  • Adjusting and calibrating controls systems components per controls drawings
  • Executing DDC system start-ups with various mechanical and electrical systems
  • Troubleshooting and editing controls programming
  • Assisting controls programmer with internal and independent commissioning
  • Communicating jobsite progress to the project manager verbally and in writing as required
  • Participating in job site walk-throughs and completing all job closeout documentation as required
  • Assisting with customer training as required

Qualifications

  • 3+ yrs. experience servicing Commercial BAS Automatic Temperature Controls
  • Strong understanding and experience with the mechanical and electrical systems of commercial buildings
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience with the start-up of Direct Digital Controls (DDC) systems and point to point check out
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience with a digital multi-meter (DMM) and controls calibration and testing tools
  • Strong understanding and experience with the mechanical and electrical systems of commercial buildings
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience with a Digital Multi-meter and controls calibration and testing tools
  • Comprehensive knowledge of controls applications and troubleshooting/editing DDC controls programs
  • Computer user experience (Word, Excel…)
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical blueprints
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently and as member of a team
  • Physically capable of climbing and stairs and using tools from ladders
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Programs and commissions DDC, network controllers and the BAS front end (GUI) computers per sequences of operation and pertinent contract documentation
  • Integrates to 3rd party equipment such as BACnet, LON, and Modb
  • Follows the company’s established programming standards and precedents set with existing customers
  • Provides onsite and offsite assistance during installation, start-up, checkout and turnover processes
  • Participates in onsite walk-throughs, formal commissioning and customer demonstration/ training on assigned projects
  • Trains the customer on the system capabilities and how to operate the system
  • Organizes and maintains job folder and updates pertinent job related information
  • Completes all project closeout documentation, including program backups and as-built drawings
  • Completes assigned projects on time and within budget

Qualifications

  • Building Automation, BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering, Associates Degree in Electronics or equivalent job experience
  • 5+ yrs. experience in Controls Programming and Integration of BAS Automation Temperature Control Systems
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Solid knowledge of BAS Networks
  • Strong knowledge of Controls Concepts and Strategies
  • Strong understanding of Commercial Building HVAC & Electrical Operations
  • Understanding of Electronics concepts
  • Experience programming the following product lines is preferred: Tridium (Ax and R2), Niagara, Reliable Controls, and Schneider Electric I/A Series

Positions are available in our Beltsville, MD & Manassas, VA offices.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and directs the project team during planning, design, installation start-up, programming, commissioning, turnover and warranty of assigned projects
  • Participates in pre-bid reviews and sales-to-operations turnover meetings
  • Analyzes plans, construction schedules, contract specifications and codes to determine project requirements
  • Manages the financial performance of assigned projects
  • Prepares progress billings, pursues timely payments from customers and authorizes payments to material suppliers and subcontractors
  • Obtains bids and selects reliable subcontractors to provide wiring and device installation or other related services
  • Participates in jobsite final walk-through and manages the completion of all project close-out documentation such as “As-Built” drawings, program backups and system operating instructions

Qualifications

  • Associates degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of hands-on Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) or Mechanical experience required
  • Basic computer skills required particularly Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong knowledge of the construction industry
  • Understanding of engineering fundamentals and a strong knowledge of HVAC concepts, wiring and basic electricity
  • Leads by example and demonstrates an aptitude for managing others
  • Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills required
  • Capable of managing the physical rigors required to review project progress on a construction site
  • Strong understanding and interpretation of mechanical and electrical blueprints

About the Position

Pritchett Controls, a successful Employee-Owned Building Automation company, seeks an experienced, well-organized Office Coordinator.  The successful candidate must have superior customer service skills, attention to detail, and excellent work ethic. This position also requires the individual to have a professional demeanor, effective verbal and written communication skills, and strong computer competencies.

The Office Coordinator position is an office-based role reporting to the Administrative Manager in the Beltsville, MD office. The Office Coordinator will be responsible for a variety of administrative support tasks to facilitate company efficiency.

This position is available in our Beltsville, MD Office.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that all corporate insurance certificates are up-to-date for the company
  • Ensures operation of office equipment by completing preventative maintenance, calling for repairs and maintaining necessary supplies
  • Monitors and maintains office supply inventory, anticipating needed supplies and placing orders as necessary
  • Oversees the company uniform inventory, maintaining appropriate inventory levels and processing order requests
  • Maintains general cleanliness of office common areas, including kitchens
  • Provide backup reception coverage to relieve the Front Desk Administrator for breaks, lunch, vacations, and other time away from the reception area
  • Opens and distributes mail and prepares outgoing mail as necessary
  • Performs local business errands as needed
  • Participates in the planning and execution of company events and meetings
  • Assists with office layout planning and office moves as necessary
  • Effectively communicates policies, procedures and objectives to internal personnel and customers
  • Manages contract and price negotiations with office vendors and service providers (cleaning companies, catering services, etc.)
  • Issues and manages company cell phones and contracts
  • Maintains and updates phone/contact list for employees and external contacts
  • Conducts oneself with the highest level of business integrity while keeping sensitive business information in the strictest of confidence
  • Other projects duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree preferable and 3+ years of experience as an Office Coordinator or Administrative Assistant
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Very strong administrative and customer service skills, including excellent phone etiquette
  • Solid computer skills, including intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility and a positive “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor with customers and internal personnel at all times
  • Solid computer skills, including intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility and a positive “can-do” attitude
  • A polished, professional demeanor and the ability to interface with customers and internal personnel with tact, diplomacy, and professionalism
  • Fleet vehicle management experience preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with standard office equipment (printers, fax machines, postage machines, etc.)
  • Exceptional time management skills, with proven ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks throughout the course of a day
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical ability
  • Acute attention to detail, consistency, and a high degree of quality in work
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High level of integrity due to exposure to confidential information

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of time sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Ability to frequently walk throughout the office
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a personal business plan designed to target sales opportunities for assigned customers or territory. Team sells with other sales personnel as needed.
  • Participates in pre-bid reviews and sales-to-operations turnover meetings
  • Effectively prospects new business opportunities, identifies needs, develops
    sales proposals, estimates project costs, and delivers professional sales
    presentations
  • Ensures smooth sales-to-operations turnover after the sale. Follows through on
    sold projects to ensure satisfactory completion for the customer
  • Assists customers with problems involving the use of company products and
    services and recommends appropriate solutions
  • Prepares accurate and timely sales activity reports, forecasts, and expense
    statements
  • Participates in industry organizations, sales meetings, and seminars. Continues
    to pursue improved technical, financial and selling skills
  • Develop and implement account strategies and technology roadmaps for existing
    customers in order to grow account value. Develop
    and maintain long-term, sustainable relationships with the customer by acting
    as the primary point of contact for the Company

Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business or experience in the
    controls field
  • Prior sales or marketing experience preferred. Industry experience strongly
    preferred
  • Basic computer skills required particularly Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong knowledge of the construction industry
  • Demonstrated time management and goal-setting abilities
  • Aptitude to learn technical and financial concepts and competently use company estimating tools
  • Proficient computer skills required, particularly Microsoft Office and related
    programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prospecting new business opportunities, identifying needs, developing sales proposals, estimating project costs, and delivering professional sales presentations for customer approval
  • Cold-calling and site-surveying for energy rebate qualifiers
  • Developing and implementing a personal business plan designed to target sales opportunities for assigned customers or territory. Team sales with other Account Executives as needed
  • Ensuring smooth sales-to-operations turnover after the sale. Following through on sold projects to ensure satisfactory completion for the customer
  • Assisting customers with problems involving the use of company products and services and recommends appropriate solutions
  • Prepares accurate and timely sales activity reports, forecasts, and expense
    statements
  • Preparing accurate and timely sales activity reports, forecasts, and expense statements.
  • Participating in industry organizations, sales meetings, and seminars. Continuing to pursue improved technical, financial and selling skills

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of five years of prior business-to-business sales experience
  • Dynamic presentation skills
  • Outstanding time management and goal-setting abilities
  • Aptitude to learn technical and financial concepts and use company estimating tools
  • Experience working software estimating tools and rebate programs
  • Proficient computer skills required, particularly Microsoft Office and related programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills