The Building Automation Controls Technician will be responsible for various building automation systems monitoring/alarm management, incident coordination, system diagnostics, programming, and system maintenance. Additional support for security and fire systems. The technician will coordinate with other groups within the Department and throughout the Laboratory to ensure long-term, safe, and efficient operation of the building automation system and end devices Develops solutions to enhance or enable controls of lab wide systems.
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Building Automation Controls Technician will be responsible for Building Automation Systems (BAS) monitoring, programming, and troubleshooting of site-wide control systems.
Education and Experience:
High School Education or GED equivalent
AAS or Technical training in HVAC, Electronics, or Automation or similar program.
Basic proficiency and understanding of Windows® based software applications.
Demonstrated proficiency with email, MS® Office Suite products, Google Suite products, and related desktop/handheld devices and applications required.
Proficiency with Web Based Applications including Maximo, Google Apps for Business, Siemens Insight, and Desigo certification.
A strategic goal of PPPL is diversifying the community of scientists and engineers, ensuring equitable access, and making the STEM fields more accessible and inclusive. With this in mind, we will take into consideration equivalent work and personal experiences as well as efforts in education, outreach or other related service activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience with the troubleshooting, service, programming and repair of building automation systems.
Demonstrate understanding and technical ability of DDC control theory and building operations, to perform investigations of complex HVAC system controls and functionality issues, evaluate alternate solutions and provide sound recommendations to supervisors, shop personnel and others.
Siemens Insight and Desigo experience in both service and installation of end devices, and front end making scheduling and setpoint adjustment, override and release points, review point configuration, view, and export trend data.
Reads and understands blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, and layouts.
Ability to write complex programming for HVAC, and lighting systems.
Performs point-to-point system check outs and participates in new and renovated system startups. Ensures proper software setup, programming, and communication with server(s).
Provides technical support, direction, and guidance to end users and other trades personnel where applicable.
Possess knowledge in the functionality and usage of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and motor frequency drives.
Working knowledge of fiber optic testing, repair, and troubleshooting.
General knowledge of the National Electric Code, Life Safety Code, OSHA and standard industry practices. Conform to industry standards concerning safety, lock-out/tag-out, inspections, and operations when dealing with electrical systems. Maintain a high consciousness of safety for all personnel and areas involved.
Certificates and Licenses:
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