Electrical Control Systems Technician

University of Oregon
Campus Planning and Facilities Management

Job no: 527521
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: Campus Planning & Facilities Management - Facilities Services
Classification: Electrical/Control System Tech
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $28.35 - $43.50 per hour
FTE: 1.0

2 positions available

Review of Applications Begins
Posting closes September 9, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application, including an online application, a cover letter, resume and answers to the following supplemental questions:

1. Describe your experience troubleshooting and repairing Building Automation Systems and Direct Digital Controls.

2. Describe your experience retrofitting existing pneumatic building controls to DDC control.

3. Describe the process you would use when responding to and troubleshooting a "too-hot" condition in a building space served by DDC.

4. Describe your experience with other types of electrical controls.

Department Summary
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a dynamic department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest professional standards, communicating and collaborating with customers to support the stewardship of the campus.

Facilities Services (FS) is responsible for the management of human, financial and material resources, the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures related to the operation, maintenance, repair and minor renovation of university buildings, grounds and infrastructure systems. These services provide the University of Oregon community with a safe, efficient, reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing learning environment in support of the University’s mission and vision.

Position Summary
The purpose of this Electrical Control Systems Technician position is to service, repair, maintain, plan and execute upgrades to the Building Automation and Energy Management Systems (BAS/EMS). Duties also include operation, maintenance and repair of the associated heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and mechanical systems that serve campus buildings at the University of Oregon.

Interactions with other maintenance staff, as well as the campus community, occur daily in the course of performing routine work and responding to emergencies. Position works as a member of a team while frequently performing tasks independently. Decisions may be made about the best method and materials necessary to perform a particular task. Decision making typically includes setting priorities, assessing customer needs and responding to those needs.

Work is reviewed regularly by the Building Automation Systems Supervisor to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted annually.

Driver’s Certification:
It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver’s license throughout employment in this position.

On-Call Rotation:
This position may be required to serve on-call duties on a rotational basis. This may include responding to emergencies during off hours, including weekends and holidays. On site, response to campus is expected within 45 minutes from the time of the call, if needed. Communication is via a cellular phone.

Essential Personnel:
This unit may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

Special Requirements:
• Must be willing and able to successfully complete formal, continuing education classes to improve BAS/EMS competencies and working skillset. These include, but may not be limited to: mechanical, HVAC, electronic controls systems, programming proprietary computer software, Siemens, Alerton, Johnson Controls, etc.
• Must be able to use special calibration tools and test instruments such as recording meters, multi-meters, circuit tracers, megometers, pneumatic pressure gauges, electronic thermometers, reciprocating (i.e. “Sawzall”) and hacksaw.
• Must become certified for confined space entrant and attendant within three (3) months of employment.
• Must remain current with controls systems and electrical technologies, methods, and applications.
• Must maintain a valid Oregon General Journeyman Electrical License.
• This position requires On Call Rotation.

Minimum Requirements
Two years of journey-level experience planning, designing, installing, and maintaining building electric DDC and pneumatic control systems and the possession of one of the following Oregon Electrical Licenses:

• General Supervising Electrician License
• General Journeyman Electrician License

Professional Competencies
• Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
• Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions.
• Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
• Pay close attention to detail.
• Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
• Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
• Model the highest ethical standards.
• Provide superior customer service.
• Possess and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience and/or formal training with any of the following BAS platforms: Siemens, Alerton, Johnson Controls.
• Experience with basic program logic syntax and troubleshooting.
• Experience with Block Programming.
• Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
• Experience troubleshooting I/O devices.
• Experience troubleshooting Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).
• Experience working with pneumatic HVAC controls.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

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