CONTROL CENTER TECHNICIAN, National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab (8197/D1516)
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 equipment
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 3+ years 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 PREFERRED
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;
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.