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Critical Building Systems Technician

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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Career Area:

Facilities and Skilled Trades

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


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Application Deadline:


Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Position Title:

Electronics Specialist - Journey

Salary Grade Equivalent:


Working Title:

Critical Building Systems Technician

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

$44,273 - $57,431

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

Building Services provide full maintenance and repair services for all UNC facilities and ensure the proper operation of those facilities in support of the UNC mission of teaching, research and public service. Building Services supports more than 300 campus buildings with more than 18 million gross square feet of space. The teams that provide quality maintenance, repair and construction services that support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University include Campus Maintenance, EMCS, Facilities Operations Support, Housing Support, HVAC Systems, Life Safety Services, and the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling. Campus Maintenance operates, maintains and improves the physical environment of the University through a complete line of shop services that include carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, insulation, preventive maintenance and special laboratory equipment repair.

Position Summary:

Operates and maintains specialized classroom systems, water boost systems, sewage lift systems, motor drives and various other critical building electronic/electrical systems. Uses specialized electrical meters and equipment, including Dranetz power meters, infrared camera and various recording meters, which gather and record building voltages and power usage; and formulates the information gathered into a report that is provided to campus departments and outside vendors.

Writes preventive maintenance programs for new building electrical systems and equipment. Updates present electronic/electrical systems that become obsolete through communications with manufacturers and vendors.

Utilizes laptop computers for system diagnostic interrogations, troubleshooting and programming for extraction of required system histories and sensitivity report generations.

Maintains documentation on facilities systems for Health Care facilities and presents to Joint Commission and UNC Hospitals upon request.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Associate’s degree in electronics; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Ability to interpret information from O & M manuals for new complex systems, including specialized lighting controls, LED driver control boards, electrical analytics and diagnostics for building electrical systems, is a must. Must also be able to maintain an inventory of spare parts.

Requires in-depth training in electronic technology theory and the ability to apply such in a troubleshooting and repair application, not restricted to the system and subsystem level, but further into the circuit board component level. An in-depth knowledge of various computer operating systems and programs is also required, to perform routine maintenance on all micro-processor-based systems to achieve problem resolution.

Requires in-depth knowledge of the NEC and the NFPA codes, rules and regulations, sufficient knowledge to train departmental users and own team members.

Ability to communicate with a diverse customer base.

Ability to install and repair electrical/electronic systems and perform electronic repairs to various critical building systems. Ability to read and interpret electronic drawings and manuals. Ability to use various electrical meters, diagnostic meters, and soldering stations. Ability to read and interpret schematic drawings, equipment manuals, and manufacturer guidelines. Ability to create material take-off lists and complete purchase requisitions for needed materials. Ability to operate and utilize personal computers, laptop computers, printers, digital and analog meters, oscilloscopes, voltage signal tracers and analyzers, infrared cameras along with miscellaneous hand and power tools.

Provides focused support for Bio-safety Level (BSL) 2+ and 3 labs, which requires a baseline blood draw, a physical, and inoculations. Also requires entry into hot labs with Environment, Health & Safety escort, which requires wearing respiratory protection and annual medical certification, fit testing, and training.

Ability to serve as a mandatory employee and report to work in support of essential (mandatory) University operations, even when adverse weather or other emergency conditions require the University to close.

Valid N.C. Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one prior to start date.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Three years of experience in the electronic/electrical field.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements :

Position is subject to safety hazards such as chemicals, asbestos and extreme temperatures in winter and summer seasons. All work is performed under specific safety guidelines, i.e., electrical hazard (NFPA 70E), safety shoes, hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, and various other personal protective equipment (PPE). Radiation, carcinogen and biological hazards are prevalent in many research laboratories including but not limited to BL3, HIV and TB.

Ability to work on hands and knees for extended periods of time; move objects weighing in excess of 50 lbs.; climb and work from ladders, boom lifts and scaffolding up to 60 ft. high. Ability to wear PPE required for the specific job, including but not limited to safety harnesses, fall protection, respirators, face masks or face shields, and protective gloves and safety shoes.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Night work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally


The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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