Job Description:This position will routinely and consistently perform a variety of recurring and non-recurring, controls assignments, both preventative as well as corrective. Work on the Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems will be functionally at the building level and below. Work will also involve the support of higher level technicians in the installation and maintenance of complex enterprise level SCADA systems. This involves highly technical work in the installation, set-up, commissioning, troubleshooting, and maintenance of moderately complex building systems level controls (i.e. Field Controller Networks (FCN), Air handling units (AHUs), terminal units Variable air volume (VAV) and Constant air volume (CAV), exhaust fans, chillers, boilers, pumps, compressors, energy recovery units, etc.) and industrial instrumentation installation and calibration. Level I Controls Technicians will independently investigate and analyze Building level network (BLN) controls systems components, recommend changes, implement repairs as directed, and verify results. Level I Controls Technicians will: verify that BLN operations are consistent with SOPs; troubleshoot and resolve inconsistencies in the field controller settings or sequence of operations; and work with higher level technicians for technical support as/when needed. Level I Controls Technicians run reports to analyze equipment operation and efficiency (i.e. PID loops, instrument calibration, building schedules, etc.); participate in inspections and testing on new equipment. They often serve as technical resource in one or more areas of HVAC, SCADA Systems, or industrial instrumentation. Level I Controls Technicians work with contractors to support equipment startup services; work with ECU IT Department personnel; work with other department technicians to complete facilities services projects. Level I technicians will prioritize work assignments to ensure work is completed in a timely and efficient manner, taking into consideration the potential impact to both operations and regulatory requirements. Level I Controls Technicians may also be a member of a team of skilled trade's people. Work is performed under the general supervision of the controls department supervisor or a higher technician and is evaluated through the optimization of building controls, equipment operation, project completion, and the effectiveness of repairs. Controls technicians will perform both preventative and corrective maintenance work orders.
Miniumum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalency and two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires certification(s). Preferred Education and Experience: The preferred education and experience for this position is an Associate's degree or equivalent, from a two year college or technical school in HVAC, Computer Science, Industrial Instrumentation/Electronics or controls related field is preferred. Applicants should have a minimum of one year of progressive experience as a HVAC Controls or Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) technician, two to three is preferred. Understanding of the basic refrigeration process used in mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning systems; to include terminology, safety, and identification and function of components; refrigeration cycle; and tools and instrumentation used in mechanical refrigeration systems is advantageous. Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Products and computers. Knowledge and understanding of any of the following areas will be advantageous: various communications protocols used in the industry including BACnet, LonTalk and Modbus; familiarity with networking applications; familiarity with SCADA systems; Ethernet, TCP-IP, IP Networks and infrastructure; Experience with Carrier-IVue, Trane, Tridium, Johnson Controls, Schneider, or Siemens. Some positions may require special licenses or certification. Applicants holding a NICET Industrial Instrumentation Level I Certification are preferred. Special Instructions to the Applicant: This position is subject to the Career Banding Salary Administration Plan. If candidates are not identified at the Journey level, management may consider candidates at a lower competency level. Pay will be commensurate with applicant's competencies as well as budget, equity, and market considerations. Salary Grade Equivalent: 67 (for reduction-in-force priority purposes only)
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