CONTROL CENTER TECHNICIAN, National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab (8197/D1516)

Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Monitors, adjust, and maintains a comfortable and safe environment through the facilities’ Building Automation Systems (BAS) and customer interaction. The control technician is the first responder to alarm conditions as relayed through the BAS. As such, the person is responsible for both dispatching appropriate response personnel and trouble shooting applicable systems through the BAS for probable cause and possible emote intervention. Must be able to respond quickly, accurately, and efficiently during Emergency situations, while providing a level of professionalism.  Coordinates and assigns the activities of staff within Facilities Management and Environmental Health and Safety Departments by receiving and dispatching calls for service, requests for assistance and reports of emergency, contingency and disaster situations and by recording and assigning work to the Medical Center’s Facilities Department.


Monitor the NEIDL Building Automation System (BAS) for alerts and alarms

Make notifications of BAS alerts and alarms to NEIDL occupants

Coordinate initial emergency response with Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities, and Public Safety

Assist Facilities mechanics in performing maintenance on building systems and equipment by manipulating the BAS

Assist Facilities mechanics in troubleshooting and repairing controls

Assist in testing of building systems

Assist with lab decontamination and re-commissioning by manipulating the BAS

Work with NEIDL Facilities Management and Siemens to make changes to BAS programming

Train on and follow established safety procedures including use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in all NEIDL laboratories

Other duties as assigned


Must have 3years of experience with Siemens, Insight Building Automation System

Must have a strong working knowledge of computer hardware and networking

Must be proficient with common computer software including Windows operating systems and office suites

Working knowledge of building systems and operations including HVAC, Power, and Life Safety systems

Ability to read blue prints

Must read, write, speak the English language proficiently

Associates degree or higher

Must have and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license

Ability to work independently or in a group

Must successfully pass NEIDL and associated background checks as determined by the University at the time of hire, and continue to meet standards of the background check throughout the period of employment

Must be able to work in close proximity to laboratory animals 


Experience with Siemens controls equipment

Experience in a high containment laboratory

Experience with HVAC systems

Experience with electrical systems

The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is part of a national network of secure facilities that study infectious diseases – whether they occur naturally or are introduced deliberately through bioterrorism. The NEIDL is dedicated to the development of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to Bio Safety Level (BSL)-2 and BSL-3 laboratories, the NEIDL houses BSL-4 laboratories that will operate at the highest level of containment. The NEIDL will add to the growing life sciences industry in the region, throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and across the country.

Individuals seeking affiliation with or employment within the NEIDL may be subject to the following suitability requirements. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in ineligibility for employment or affiliation:

Criminal Background Check:To be completed in accordance with BU Public Safety guidelines and all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Basic Background Check:Includes, but is not limited to, verification of:
Social Security Number;
Academic credentials;
Past employment;
Licenses and credentials;
Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) check;
Credit history check;
RMV/DMV driving record, if required.

Medical Clearance Process:includes Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) evaluation, drug screening, initial psychological screening, and immunization/titer level review completed in accordance with NEIDL Medical Surveillance Policy for all employees working at the NEIDL.

Training and Education:to be completed in accordance with Section 8, Ongoing Personnel Reliability Program, for all employees working at the NEIDL.

Individuals seeking or required to have approval to work with Select Agents will be subject to the following additional requirements:

Department of Justice Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting:To be completed in accordance with CDC requirements as part of application to have access to Select Agents.

Select Agent Use Approval:to be completed in accordance with all regulations including the requirements of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject to

periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, credit history, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations;

periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility

Search of person, clothing and effects prior to entry into or egress from NEIDL

When applicable, individuals will be required to maintain all applicable clearances and licenses and to disclose any changes in circumstances that could compromise access to the facility.

Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.


This is a Grant Funded Position


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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