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Controls Engineering Technician/ Senior Controls Engineering Technician

Charlottesville

Controls Engineering Technician/ Senior Controls Engineering Technician

  • R0042542
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Trades & Engineering
  • The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia Facilities Management is seeking a Controls Engineering Technician or Senior Controls Engineering Technician. Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic, and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair, and maintenance of UVA’s buildings, infrastructure, and grounds, in addition to managing capital construction and renovation for University-owned and leased properties.

FM’s Automation Services department installs, maintains, and optimizes the building automation system (BAS) infrastructure throughout the University. The department has four core teams; New Construction, Building Optimization, Service, and Engineering. The engineering team is composed of six engineering technicians who report directly to the Associate Director.

Duties Include:

Controls Engineering Technicians provide technical expertise and support on building automation system (BAS) for building mechanical systems, infrastructure systems, energy generation, and distribution systems. They are responsible for identifying, evaluating, implementing, and programming new BAS technologies. Controls Engineering Technicians are responsible for making decisions required to implement control system projects and programs, including technology choices and programming strategies. They possess advanced problem solving and programming knowledge of electronic controllers. Controls Engineering Technicians provide proven competency in electronics, electrical, and mechanical systems. They may also train users, mechanics, and less senior control technicians in electronic controllers.

Responsibilities for the Engineering Technician:
  • Develop control system submittal documents, BAS architecture, programming, and graphics based on project requirements for in-house controls projects.
  • Evaluate, recommend, and implement projects approved for construction by in-house staff; including scoping and pricing labor, materials, equipment, hardware, software selection, control architecture development, programming, graphics and related project requirements.
  • Provide ongoing BAS technical support for Automation Services and other Facilities Management stakeholders.
  • Identify and implement best software and hardware technologies to support programming strategies.
  • Effectively communicate with construction project teams to transform the BAS design into a functioning system in operation.
  • Participate in maintaining, implementing, and administering the UVA BAS Standards.
  • Contribute towards the realization of UVA’s 2020 - 2030 Sustainability Plan (carbon neutral by 2030 and fossil fuel free by 2050).
  • Participate in project management and commissioning efforts by attending construction meetings, inspecting work, reviewing tests, assisting in resolving system performance issues, and providing written reports of findings and recommendations.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Senior Controls Engineering Technicians provide highly technical expertise and support on BAS instrumentation and controls (I&C) for building mechanical systems, infrastructure systems, energy generation, and distribution systems. Senior Engineering Technicians are involved on large and challenging projects, and they assist the other engineering technicians on their project deliverables. They provide advanced competency in electronics, electrical, and mechanical systems. They are also highly advanced in designing the hardware and programming in one of UVA’s primary BAS vendors: Automated Logic or Johnson Controls.

Additional responsibilities of the Senior Engineering Technician also include:
  • Serve as the primary engineering technician on large, complex projects
  • Create and test custom programming for unique mechanical systems
  • Maintain and troubleshoot production servers and networks
  • Maintain and update department BAS standards and process procedures
  • Mentor and train other technicians in the department
  • Troubleshoot, alongside other department members, controls deficiencies on existing controls systems
  • Assist with reviewing work performed by third party contractors and vendors
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Required Qualifications for the Engineering Technician:
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: Five years of relevant experience related to BAS or other related electronics field with two years of experience with programming logic. Five years of experience with hardware design and programming logic with Automated Logic or Johnson Controls is preferred.
  • Licensure: Recognized controls industry certification (this could include but is not limited to licensure in a skilled trade or possession of a CCST, CEM, or a commissioning industry certificate such as BCxP) or successful completion of two or more controls vendor development courses.


Required Qualifications for the Senior Engineering Technician:
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience Seven years of relevant experience related to BAS or other related electronics field, with over five years of experience with programming logic. Seven years of experience with programming logic and advanced proficiency with Automated Logic or Johnson Controls is preferred.
  • Licensure: Recognized controls industry certification (this could include but is not limited to licensure in a skilled trade or possession of a CCST, CEM, or a commissioning industry certificate such as BCxP) or successful completion of two or more controls vendor development courses.


Anticipated Hiring Range (commensurate with relevant experience and skills):
  • Engineering Technician $65,000 - $72,000
  • Senior Engineering Technician is $75,000 - $85,000


This is a full-time, benefited position; employees benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.


Physical Demands: Employee will be required to crawl, kneel, squat, bend, and twist in order to perform their work. Employee must travel around job sites. Employee will work with materials of different weights and perform repetitive motions.

To Apply:

External Applicants: Apply through Workday, and search for ‘R0042542.’ Complete an application online and attach the following:
  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).


Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs.”

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Jessica Speth, Academic Recruiter, js9rk@virginia.edu .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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