Building Automation Systems Control Technician

Employer: 
University of Oregon
Division: 
Campus Planning and Facilities Mgmt - Facilities Services

Job no: 530868
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: Campus Planning and Facilities Mgmt - Facilities Services
Classification: Electrical/Control System Tech
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $29.96 - $45.97 per hour
FTE: 1.0

2 positions available

Review of Applications Begins:

Position closes January 25, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

1. Describe your process for troubleshooting and repairing controls systems and components (Building Automation DDC, Process Automation or other similar controls).
2. Describe your experience working with pneumatic controls components, including retrofit to digital control.
3. Describe your experience with other types of electrical controls.

Department Summary

Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. We plan, build, maintain, and operate the infrastructure that supports the University of Oregon's mission of exceptional teaching, discovery, and public service. As stewards of a physical legacy, we enable the university community to achieve its potential by providing a campus that is safe, clean, beautiful, inspiring, and environmentally responsible.

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 the Building Automation Systems Control 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 participate in an on-call rotation. Being on-call requires the participant to live in an area with cell phone reception or to be within cell phone reception for the entire duration of the on-call period. On call also requires the participant to be within a 1-hour drive of the UO campus for the entire duration of the on-call period to be able to respond to issues if needed. On-call periods are typically 1-4 weeks in duration.

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.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

Job Reference Code: 
530868