The Building Automation Systems Specialist 1 supports university operations and maintenance by performing preventative maintenance and service calls on environmental control systems, fire life safety systems, lab and fume hood systems, direct digital controls (DDC), and pneumatic systems. Under general supervision from an administrator or higher-level technician, performs skilled to highly skilled repairs, adjustments and maintenance of direct digital controls and mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic components of various automated university systems and equipment. Regularly uses specific manufacturer's software to read and write temperature control programs and build system graphics on DDC systems. Performs semi-annual fire device testing and assists with project life safety inspections. Assists with hot work requests by taking all necessary precautions to avoid accidental activation of automatic fire protection systems. Uses various meters and hand tools to troubleshoot peripheral devices associated with DDC systems, HVAC equipment, and fire life safety systems.
Additional Information for Applicants::
There are two positions available with this posting.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Six months or 600 hours of training in mechanical, pneumatic, HVAC technology, and fire and life safety systems; knowledge of computers, fire and life safety systems, digital controls, electronic and safety practices, HVAC and pneumatic technology, and reading blueprints. Skill in operating shop equipment, power tools, pneumatic controls. Ability to work independently on many tasks, cooperate with other personnel on group projects. Routinely lift moderate to heavy (20 to 100 lb.) equipment. Ability to calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages and read and write common vocabulary.
Three months or 300 hours of training in programming and electrical circuitry desired.
Target Salary: $18.00 - $22.00 Hourly
Job Category: Information Technology (IT)
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