This position is assigned to the EMCS/HVAC Control Shop. Its purpose is to ensure the proper maintenance and operation of building HVAC and associated systems with emphasis on Building Automation controls in the pneumatic and direct digital arena. Troubleshoot, repair/replace all related control components for HVAC fans, pumps and associated equipment with safety to persons while minimizing damage to equipment and property a primary concern. To operate HVAC systems in as much of an efficient manner as possible while maintaining indoor air quality.
Campus growth has witnessed UNC-CH adding buildings at an alarming rate for about 10 years. The building automation employee numbers to support the growth has not been supported at the same pace as equipment has been added. The higher technology within the recent research labs are an improvement but require more time from the technicians. This position is an attempt to address building issues better through additional assistance.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification. Optional Guidelines: experience in the trade(s) areas related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Must possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to operate as an HVAC Controls/first responder technician in developing, coordinating and executing various HVAC maintenance strategies for new and existing buildings as well as construction strategies in renovation projects. Ability to use air and water balance devices, ability to design and repair pneumatic, electronic, and electromechanical controlled devices, sensors, and flow and pressure regulators; understand front end graphical user interfaces and how controls are implemented in buildings; ability to operate building control devices within the design sequence of the systems for proper utilization and energy efficient operation and at times recommend software improvements to others. Must understand the theory and have good working knowledge of pneumatic systems, direct digital control systems, electrical control systems, hydronic systems, air side/psychometric systems, and refrigeration and steam systems as well as load calculations, air distribution, indoor air quality, and energy. Knowledge of safety needs and air exchange rates of lab systems and vivariums are required. Strong communication skills for diverse customer populations are also required. Ability to read and comprehend both mechanical and electrical blueprints as well as control drawings.
Weekly Building Heat and Air on call duty will be required approximately every 20 weeks. Candidate must have the knowledge, skills, and ability to provide oversight to other trades supporting these calls.
Ability to serve as a mandatory employee and report to work in support of mandatory University operations, even when adverse weather or other emergency conditions require the University to close
High school graduation, two-year degree in HVAC or closely related field and four years of progressive experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC mechanical and electrical systems. Experience with operating and repairing commercial HVAC control systems.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 147828
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