The Systems Programmer/Specialist performs under the direction of the Utilities Manager.
1. This position is responsible for the operation, maintenance and programming of UNC Charlotte’s Facilities Management (FM) Building Automation System (BAS). 2. Responsible for using appropriate test devices to troubleshoot and repair pneumatic, electrical and electronic control systems. 3. Check accuracy and calibrate all system components. Install and calibrate new or replacement devices and reprogram per manufacturers specifications. 4. Reprogram BAS to achieve maximum energy savings. Install, update change night setback schedules and the of HVAC systems. Monitor variety of points of the variable speed, e.g. amps, airflow, and motor speeds. 5. Develop and program system configuration parameters of several of the following: a. Schneider Electric BACnet and Lon MicroNet and unitary controllers via WorkPlace Tech configuration software. b. Honeywell Spyder, Silk and Stryker controllers via WEBS configuration software. c. Johnson Controls N2, BACnet/IP, TCP/IP, LonTalk, SQL Server, Modbus, LAN and WAN communication protocols via HVACPro software. d. Allerton VLC series and VAV series controllers via Allerton Envision BACTalk software. e. Trance BCU series and vav Comm 4 series controllers via Trane Tracer Summit Software. 5. Manage the installation of all BAS equipment with the contracted vendors. Coordinate communication protocols, encryption, and database requirements for integration of their systems into the BAS. 6. Create and/or verify all HVAC Systems point databases and all Energy Management specific programming for all the systems for new buildings or retrofit systems. 7. Complete the programming, loading, device verification, and commissioning of all system controllers for programming required for energy efficient retrofits on the UNC Charlotte campus. 8. Provide accurate as-built and commissioning documentation. 9. Utilize advanced working knowledge and understanding of control sequences of operations, mechanical/electrical engineering fundamentals, air and water system designs, chilled water plant, steam and heating hot water system operation, fan and pump curves, airflow hoods, ultrasonic flow meters and variable frequency motor drives. All can be needed for the day-to-day analysis and verification of correct and efficient building BAS operations. 10. Communicate at the level required for successful performance of the UNC Charlotte BAS, using oral and written interpersonal skills and the ability to address contentious technical issues in an expedient and professional manner.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area; or a Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming or closely related area; or an Associate’s degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, or Networking Technology from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
1.Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming or closely related area; or an Associate's degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, or Networking Technology from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced level requires an additional two years of education or experience. 2.Knowledge, skill and ability to use electrical test devices; troubleshoot and repair chiller electrical circuits. 3.Knowledge and skill to check accuracy and calibrate electrical, pneumatic and electronic control systems. 4.Ability to troubleshoot control circuits, replace faulty thermostats, wiring, and control devices. 5.Knowledge and ability to perform preventive maintenance on control systems. 6.Knowledge and skills to perform program modifications, troubleshooting and repair to HVAC automation systems. 7.Knowledge and ability to assist in determining the most energy efficient manner to operate equipment including energy setbacks. 8.Must be able to build, design, and write programs for complex HVAC systems and be able to create a working sequence of operation for these systems. 9.Must be able to calibrate temperature sensors, electronic devices, and pneumatic control devices. 10.Must be able to commission HVAC systems, controllers, and equipment. 11.Ability to effectively communicate the English language (reading, writing, interpretation and comprehension). 12.Effective skills in verbal, written and interpersonal communications, however excellent communication skills are preferred. 13.Ability to effectively work/interact with persons from different backgrounds and cultures. 14.Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork with co-workers, visitors, building occupants, and the entire campus community. 15.Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. 16. Tridium Niagara AX and Tridium Niagara N4 technical certification(s) preferred, or the ability to acquire certification(s) within 12 months from the date of hire. 17. FINStack certification(s) preferred, or the ability to acquire certification(s) within 12 months from the date of hire.
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