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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Employees in this position shall have the total responsibility for the operation, maintenance, programming, and repair of all building automation and control systems.
Use electrical test devices to troubleshoot and repair chiller electrical control circuits. Will check for accuracy and calibrate electrical pneumatic and electronic DDC control systems.
Performs select preventive maintenance procedures on HVAC/control systems and equipment.
Adjust chillers and balance distribution system to achieve maximum energy efficiency. Make program changes, calibrations, diagnostics and repairs to Johnson Controls automation system.
Using electrical test devices, troubleshoots and repairs chiller electrical control circuits.
Checks accuracy and calibrates electrical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic control systems.
Troubleshoots control circuits and replaces faulty thermostats, wiring, and control devices.
Performs preventive maintenance on control systems.
Perform program development and modifications, troubleshooting and repair to HVAC automation systems utilizing Johnson Controls programming and configuration tools: 1. HVAC Application Specific Controller (ASC) Engineering. 2. DX 9100 Engineering 3. Field Equipment Controller (FEC) Engineering 4. FEC Custom Programming 5. System Configuration Tool (SCT) 6. Programmable Logic Connector (PLC and LCT)) 7. Graphics Generation Tool (GGT)
Assists in determining most energy efficient manner to operate equipment including energy setbacks.
Assess all opportunities for energy conservation through installation of various frequency drives and controllers where applicable.
Assist ASU Design and Construction, contracted Architects and Engineers in the identification and demonstration of all building deficiencies for new and existing projects.
Employee has the responsibility of working with outside contractors and engineers offering improvements and corrections to design of systems prior to and during construction for Mechanical HVAC systems and associated complex sequence of operations.
Employee is responsible for the sequence of operations, development of direct digital controller programs, equipment selection and installation of control panels, controllers and all associated electrical equipment for in house ASU projects.
Employee must be able to apply and interpret technical knowledge of large building HVAC systems to troubleshoot and resolve highly complex situations.
Verifies all point database and detailed HVAC controller programming sequence of operations are consistent with scope of work for the intended integration. Verify that all specifications conform to the ASU standards of design.
Set up the Alarms for HVAC data points utilizing appropriate annotation and meaningful criteria. This eliminates nuisance notifications and provides accurate and informative information.
Set up Alarm snooze objects to prevent points from Alarming in conditions created by scheduling or seasonal changes that cause off normal performance and repetitive alarms notifications.
Network Support – Maintain large scale control network optimization; install and maintain network components in the ASU Metasys EMS. Maintain network availability, performance and security. Work with campus technicians, specialists and analysts to implement and maintain needed connectivity and resolve network connectivity problems.
Upload all system point databases, trend data studies, tailored summaries, individual controller programs and Network Engine platforms and correctly store this data in secure retrievable locations for future restoration needs.
Creates complex HVAC Systems Graphical displays to include: point data, occupancy scheduling and system sequence of operation links, for use in the Energy Management System by all users to enable total system clarification.
Develop and maintain floor plan graphics for each building, displaying the appropriate HVAC Systems per individual building design and layout for Building Manager, Controls and HVAC Shop user interface.
Correctly utilize Psychometrics for correct building temperature and humidity management.
Develop and maintain controls specifications, contract submittals, drawings, and documentation to support controls system design and long term maintenance.
Technical and analytical work in developing, designing, and/or analyzing technical solutions for HVAC Energy Management Systems through an appropriate blending of technical knowledge and business solutions.
Participate in the development of solutions using programming expertise for day-to-day problems to include maintenance, modification or development of complex inter-related applications/solutions. Provide knowledgeable consulting services with software or hardware recommendations to developing integrated-automated systems for all Campus Building Managers and system users.
Employee must be willing to continue education and training to be able to keep up with the latest technology.
Three (3) years of experience in Developing Direct Digital Controller (DDC) programming for the Johnson Controls Metasys Energy Management System (EMS), from an engineered written systems Sequence of Operations (SOO).
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.
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