Lead Controls Technician

Job description

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Classification Title:

Engineer - Journey

Working Title:

Lead Controls Technician

Salary Range:

$68,103- $80,000

Anticipate Hiring Range:

$68,103- $80,000

FLSA Status:



Business Affairs


Facilities Management (Adm)

Work Unit:

Engineering Services

Work Schedule:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Monday – Friday

Primary Purpose of Position:

Performing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and service on campus Building Automation Systems. Verify systems are worked as designed. Supervision and coordination of work with internal and external personnel. Self motivated to complete tasks, identify BAS and HVAC issues and bring to resolution with little to no supervision. Support the BAS Manager as needed.

FTR ID 321Z4C5_0338VY22X0008Q8

Minimum Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and four years engineering experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.

Essential Job Duties:

1. Maintain and be responsible for the operation, maintenance and programming of UNC Charlotte’s Facilities Management (FM) Building Automation System (BAS).
2. Ability to work in hot/cold environments, to navigate in and around mechanical rooms and large commercial equipment while performing preventative maintenance, service and troubleshooting.
3. Work from ladders in various office, lab, and mechanical room environments in a safe and professional manner.
4. Verify that all control-point wiring has been correctly installed and terminated, sensors have been calibrated, and field devices operate correctly.
5. Use the appropriate test devices to troubleshoot and repair pneumatic, electrical and electronic control systems.
6. Check accuracy and calibrate all system components, and install and calibrate new or replacement devices and reprograms per manufacturer’s specifications. Actions to resolve such issues may require reprogramming the BAS to achieve maximum energy saving, installing, updating and changing night setback schedules and the operation of HVAC systems, or monitoring a variety of points of the variable speed drives (e.g. amps, airflow, and motor speeds).
7. Develop and program system configuration parameters of several of the following:
A. Schneider Electric BACnet and Lon MicroNet and unitary controllers via WorkPlace Tech configuration software.
B. Honeywell Spyder, Silk, and Stryker controllers via WEBs configuration software.
C. Johnson Controls N2, BACnet/IP, TCP/IP, LonTalk, SQL Server, Modbus, LAN and WAN communication protocols via HVACPro software.
D. Allerton VLC series and VAV series controllers via Allerton Envision BACTalk software.
E. Trane BCU series and vav Comm 4 series controllers via Trane Tracer Summit software.
F. Assist the BAS Manager in the management of contracted vendors, including the installation of all BAS equipment. Coordinate communication protocols, encryption, and database requirements for integration of their systems into the BAS.
8. Create and/or verify all HVAC systems point databases and all programming for all the systems for new building or retrofit systems.
9. Complete the programming, loading, device verification, and commissioning of all system controllers for programming required for energy efficient retrofits on the UNC Charlotte campus.
10. Provide accurate project as-built and commissioning documentation.
11. Utilize advanced working knowledge and understanding of control sequences of operations, mechanical/electrical engineering fundamentals, air and water system designs, chilled water plant, steam and heating hot water system operation, fan and pump curves, airflow hoods, ultrasonic flow meters and variable frequency motor drives needed for the day-to-day analysis and verification of correct and efficient building BAS operations.
12. Provide clear communication for successful performance of the UNC Charlotte BAS using effective oral, written and interpersonal skills, and address contentious technical issues in an expedient and professional manner.

Other Work Responsibilities:

1. Troubleshoot and resolve minimal programming and sequence of operations situations for all HVAC mechanical systems configurations.
2. Troubleshoot, diagnose, test, analyze, replace, repair, and maintain HVAC equipment including chilled water systems, boilers, VAVs, Controls, RTU’s, compressors, condensers, fans, valves, among others in buildings throughout a higher education environment/campus.
3. Pursue education and training on a continuous basis to keep up with the latest and emerging technologies utilized in UNC Charlotte’s mission of providing safe, efficiently operated learning and workplace environments.
4. Research new and innovative technologies/methodologies within the energy industry. Monitor state and national energy policy trends, and make appropriate recommendations to FM management as well as the Design and Capital Construction departments.
5. Apply detailed knowledge of BAS system integration software.
6. Configure all PC laptops, user interfaces, data servers, IP Networking devices, protocols, routers, switches, and data storage devices for secure access to the UNC Charlotte BAS.
7. Develop liaisons with the client organizations to continually monitor and respond to their reporting requirements.
8. Coordinate the installation of all new UNC Charlotte BAS network drops. Register all mac/IP addresses for all BAS Network Access Controllers (NACs), System Controllers, Power and Flow Meters and all BAS monitoring equipment with the Facilities Information Systems department.
9. Utilize and participate in the continued development of the UNC Charlotte BAS Systems design, programming, graphic displays, and operational verification standards.
10. Perform other duties as assigned and/or delegated to support all operations.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

1. Five years’ BAS technician experience working at a controls contractor, manufacturer and/or service provider.
2. Experience with Tridium.
3. Technical experience with LonWorks, BACnet and Modbus.
4. Direct knowledge and work experience with one or more major DDC brands.
5. Basic computer networking proficiency, especially with LANs, Hubs, Routers, etc.
6. Ability to make recommendations to ensure proper long-term function, operation and performance of equipment.
7. Strong communication, presentation, training, and technical writing skills.
8. Extensive working knowledge of HVAC, control systems, building automation, electrical systems, energy management, fire alarm & smoke removal systems, engineering, installation, and construction procedures.
9. Experience with pneumatic controls.

Work Location:

FM - Engineering Services

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Special Notes to Applicants:

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

  • These documents are used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application.

  • Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).

  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from consideration, but it may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and experience.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/21/2020
Application Due: 1/20/2021
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