Instrumentation Engineering Technician
Working Title: Instrumentation Engineering Technician
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Facilities Management Department
Posting Date: 03-31-2017
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 U.Va.'s buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.
The Instrumentation Engineering Technician provides highly technical expertise and support for Building Automation Systems (BAS) that provide automatic control of building mechanical systems, infrastructure systems, energy generation, and distribution systems. This includes troubleshooting, diagnostics, installation, repair, programming, commissioning, and related work. The incumbent is responsible for identifying, evaluating, implementing, and programming new instrumentation and controls technologies; ensuring reliability, service, efficiency, and efficacy of existing BAS and I&C; and leading and training mechanics and less senior technicians. This position also provides controls engineering in support of University sustainability initiatives such as building retro-commissioning and building optimization.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Highly skilled in troubleshooting automated building controls and HVAC systems, devices, equipment, and sensors.
2. Highly skilled in the programming of direct digital controls.
3. Ability to calibrate sensors and develop and implement test procedures for checkout and commissioning.
4. Ability to develop and implement automated controls strategies for building mechanical (HVAC) systems.
5. Considerable knowledge of heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) equipment.
6. Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings (schematics), block diagrams, flow charts, service manuals, and wiring diagrams, and to create electrical, mechanical, and controls-related field sketches.
7. Ability to develop control system schematics and controller diagrams using computer software.
8. Highly skilled in the use of electronic and electrical testing devices
9. Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze and solve practical problems with building systems and automated controls
10. Demonstrated ability to lead others and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
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