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Building Commissioning Technician

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Building Commissioning Technician

Regular Full-time

The Facilities Services Department is responsible for the maintenance and operations of all campus facilities which includes buildings, grounds, and utility systems. 

The Building Commissioning Technician analyzes, troubleshoots, repairs and makes adjustments on all mechanical and electrical systems within buildings.  Stays in constant communication with all team members and assist in problem solving situations.  This position has the responsibilities for evaluating building systems and determining if they're operating at design and/or optimally.  Will make determinations where improvements can be made to improve efficiencies for utility cost savings and/or occupant comfort.  Adjusts, troubleshoots, and modifies building equipment systems; including hydronics (hot and chilled water), pneumatics, electric and electronic controls.  Reads and interprets pressures, temperatures and humidity to troubleshoot building balance, controls and envelope issues.  Calibrates and self-certify testing equipment and controls devices as needed.

This position performs National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) chemical fume hood performance testing and certifications, assure that it's operations is safe for our students and calibrate the flow alarm to alert when conditions are unsafe. Measure and calculate areas of the animal facilities, measure and adjust air flows to provide +15 air changes per hour, provide writer report and certifications to be included in the larger American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) certification.

This position will have responsibility for evaluating building systems and determining if systems are operating as designed and/or optimally, and will determine where improvements can be made to improve efficiencies for utility cost savings and occupant comfort. Applicant will assist with projects, events, and other special needs of Zone Maintenance and the Specialty team members including the implementation and establishment of preventive and predictive maintenance programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

    High school diploma or equivalent.Minimum one (1) year HVAC experience with the completion of Vocational or Technical training or a minimum five (5) years HVAC experienceValid Tennessee Driver’s License
Must have the expertise to accurately troubleshoot mechanical and electrical control systems, chilled and heating water systems, steam distribution, and electrical systems, and the ability to accurately research operating procedures and schedules. 

Must have facilities to handle stressful situations in a calm, confident and professional manner.  Have the competence to effectively communicate with all team members and clients, assist in resolving issues, and the ability to assist or lead others to complete all tasks. 

Must have the ability to read, and apply procedures, specifications, blueprints, standards to building systems and guidelines governing university operations.

Applicant must be reliable in attendance, clean and neat in appearance, in good physical health, and able to perform moderately strenuous work activities. Applicant will be required to climb ladders, work in high places, noisy environments, and around flashing lights.

Preferred to have a solid knowledge of the Archibus system, Microsoft Office, and the knowledge to properly operate a Shortridge AirData Multimeter, Alnor Air Flow Capture Hood and a Flexim Ultrasonic Flow Meter as well as the aptitude to be trained to multi-disciplined capabilities.

Job: Crafts
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Fs Zone Maintenance
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 21, 2022, 5:05:34 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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