Chilled Water Systems Analyst
Posting InformationPosition Information Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Department ES CW-227310 Working Title Chilled Water Systems Analyst Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Position Posting Category Information Technology Salary Range Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent Hours per Week 40 Vacancy ID NF0003744 Position ID 00031270 Posting Open Date 05/14/2019 Application Deadline 06/04/2019 Open Until Filled No Proposed Start Date 06/10/2019 Position Summary
As an Applications Programmer, this position designs, develops, tests, and maintains control programs for large scale chilled water plant automation. Applications emphasize the concepts of multiple interconnected plants operated as a single virtual plant. These applications provide a single point of operator interface for the entire system. This single, secure point of setup and control may be opened at any of the four plants at any time. The plants must operate continuously.
Develops and maintains programs for the real-time Distributed Control System (DCS) and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System.
Prepares flow charts that describe the functional steps of program execution. Prepares detailed computer or microprocessor instructions that define sources and characteristic of input values, define dependencies among inputs and outputs, performs logical and mathematical operations, and define the destination and characteristics of output values. Creates application logic using modular C-function, uses bit and byte level addressing to read and manipulate process values that exist in the real time DCS (distributed control system) database. Creates symbolic names for application data structures that relate directly to the physical names (tag names) of plant control devices, their function, and location. Simulates input values to programs and observes program execution using a logic monitor to test for accuracy and completeness of program. Organizes groups of programs into applications that run in DCS level processors and/or microcomputers distributed across one or more networks. The applications control the operation (1) of a single machine, (2) a group of related machines that accomplish a single function in the plant, (3) an entire plant, or (4) a group of plants. Most applications include operator interface mechanisms that combine to control, coordinate, monitor, and report on plant operator interface mechanisms that combine to control, coordinate, monitor, and report on plant operations. Creates computer-based, interactive, graphical, operator displays to support plant operations. Implements software security structures that limit use of the system to authorized personnel and record all actions performed in the system. Performs timely backups to maintain an archive of programs and data.
Operate UNC-CH district cooling plants.
When directed, operates the production and distribution systems in the proper configuration, maintaining the proper flows and temperatures in relation to the current weather conditions and stated parameters. Performance is evaluated through individual self-reports and third-party reports.
Provide support and training for plant operators.
The employee must consult with plant operating personnel during and after program development. Appropriate adjustments to the user interface and any underlying program components must be made to satisfy unanticipated needs of plant operators. Employee must provide training in the use of the various interactive screens for operation of the system. The employee must explain abstract concepts of the system functions in a manner understandable to plant operating personnel. The employee must write user manuals to support the programs that are implemented. The employee must respond to Help Request(s) from plant operating personnel. Such support must be carried on in parallel with programming duties.Educational Requirements
Master’s or Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years experience or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution.Qualifications and Experience
Master’s or Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years experience or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution.Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.Special Instructions Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/160696 Department Contact Information Department Contact Name and Title Department Contact Telephone or Email Office of Human Resources Contact Information
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- * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
- Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
- Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
- Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
- Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
- None of the above
- * Do you have Distributed Control System (DCS) and/or PLC experience?
- * Do you have Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) experience?
- * List experience with (industrial and automation) communication protocols, e.g. Modbus, Profibus, Bacnet, etc.
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- * Do you have control or programming experience with a chilled water system, or any other large cooling, heating or process system?
- * Do you have experience with the technical administration of computers that includes specific aspects related to networking technologies and data communications?
- * Please describe your experience diagnosing and completing computer hardware repairs.
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