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Building Automation Systems Technician

Company: Southwestern University
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Southwestern University is currently accepting applications for a Building Automation Systems Technician which is available for immediate hire. This position monitors, maintains and operates the Building Automation Systems for the University. This is a full-time, non-exempt, fully benefited position. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: Operate the Building Automation Systems in order to monitor and control facility space temperatures and make the necessary adjustments to match building requirements. Respond to occupant complaints concerning space comfort levels in a timely manner. Note deviations from normal operating conditions and dispatch maintenance personnel to perform corrective actions. Adjust, clean, calibrate, repair and replace HVAC system controls as needed. Install DDC equipment, controls, operators and other equipment, and program systems to control HVAC and electrical systems. Analyze buildings and operations to determine the optimum utilization of HVAC, electrical, lighting and control systems. Program and schedule HVAC Systems to provide best energy management while maintaining comfort and IAQ in controlled spaces. Assist in development of energy tracking to identify energy usage and savings. Assist in the design and implementation of new control strategies. Maintain an awareness of educational programs in skill and knowledge offered by industry and other professional education programs. Consult with engineers in the planning and development of construction and renovation of existing plant and related facilities. Monitor construction work and other contracted projects to assure work in done in accordance with plans and specifications. Inspect control installations by contractors to insure compliance with plans and specifications. Maintain plans, specifications and O&M manuals for all BAS and Central Plant Equipment. Maintain log of after hour emergency requests and forward work requests on to Physical Plant work control station the following work day. Each month Track building electrical usage. Work any shift or day of the week that may be required to meet the University---s needs. Performs other duties as assigned. Position Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent with continuous technical training in the areas of HVAC, energy management systems and chiller plant operations. Minimum of 2 years of experience in trouble shooting, repairing and programming HVAC controls and EMS Systems. Possess an in-depth knowledge of DDC controls and energy management systems, preferably Johnson Controls--- Metasys Building Management System. Must be able to read and interpret diagrams, blueprints, and equipment manuals. Ability to comprehend and compile related technical reports. Possess a working knowledge of power plant operations. Possess a general operating knowledge of mechanical equipment, boilers, and air conditioning systems and have the ability to train staff in these systems. Willingness to comply with University Safety Program. Possess excellent character traits such as honesty, dependability, and self motivation. Possess ability to complete tasks with little supervision. Possess excellent interaction and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to follow oral and written instructions. Demonstrated professional manner with all internal and external University constituencies. Ability to be flexible, adjust to fluctuating priorities, and produce reliable work product. Proven ability to perform well in stressful situations. Possess a willingness to seek training to enhance or learn new skills required for the position. Ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard, commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation. Willingness to adhere to the University---s core values. Have knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of cultural differences and the diversity within the campus and community. Ability to work nights and weekends. Ability to attend work consistently and maintain a regular work schedule. Possess and maintain a valid Texas driver---s license. Preferred Position Requirements: 2 years of experience in a central plant environment and in trouble shooting, repairing and programming HVAC controls and EMS Systems. Certification as an Electronic or HVAC Technician. Experience with utilizing software such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates. Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our website at Applications may be obtained from our website: and returned to Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, Cullen Building, at the corner of University and Maple Avenue, Georgetown, TX or emailed to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please no third-party submissions. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University---s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F

Keywords: Southwestern University, Georgetown , Building Automation Systems Technician, Professions , Georgetown, Texas

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