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Reporting to the Building Automations System Supervisor, the Building Automations System Technician monitors, operates, maintains, modifies, troubleshoots and replaces pneumatic, electric, electronic and direct digital controls systems for campus HVAC building controls, lighting controls and building control system network to ensure occupant comfort, space pressurization, improve system efficiency, and reduce facility operating costs. The reliable operation of these systems is critical to research labs and server rooms.
- Associate's Degree in Electronics, Building Automation or directly related field, or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience.
- Experience with installation, programming, start-up, commissioning, integration, modifying, troubleshooting and repair of one or more direct digital control systems such as Siemens Apogee.
- Experience configuring and integrating various manufacturer graphical user interfaces, network level controllers and field level controllers using BACnet, LonWorks, Modbus and proprietary protocols.
- Experience verifying readings and measurements on building automation systems.
- Experience comprehending and analyzing complex interrelationships between multiple mechanical and electrical systems.
- Experience working from drawings, schematics, blueprints and job layouts.
- Experience working with a variety of hand tools.
- Must have a valid drivers license.
- Must possess strong computer skills with Excel and Word.
- Must have strong interpersonal and verbal/written communications skills.
- Must have the ability to interact with contractors and commissioning agents to verify systems are installed and operate properly.
- Must have the ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more; ability to maneuver materials up and down stairs; ability to climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; ability to work for long periods of time standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling.
- Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
- This position is designated as "Emergency Personnel". May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.
- Virginia Master's HVAC license.
- Considerable years of experience in repair and maintenance in a large institution or commercial facility with complex infrastructure systems, with hands on experience troubleshooting and calibrating pneumatic and DDC building management controls systems.
- Experience with Siemens Apogee system.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Review Date: 10/24/2016