The Building Automation Controls Technician will provide technician support for the University’s Building Automation System (BAS) to include startup and commissioning of systems, automatic temperature control, lighting control and energy management.
- Installs and wires sensors, controls, etc. as needed
- Troubleshoot existing systems and complete needed repairs ensuring efficient operation of control systems
- Maintain and inspect existing systems and make recommendations intended to improve the efficiency and/or safety of the system’s performance
- Under supervision of the senior department staff and vendor field technicians, assist with maintaining the BAS systems by inspecting trend logs, reports, schedules, applications, hardware, and programming
- Under supervision of the senior department staff, assist with project management support
- Respond to customer service calls / work orders
- Supports University electricians, HVAC technicians, plumbers and vendor technicians as needed with controls technical assistance.
- Implements and installs energy conservation projects as assigned
- Assist with major university functions and planning as needed (graduation, convocation, snow, etc.).
1-yr trade school certification in HVAC, Computer Science, Industrial Automation or related field. 2 years of industry related technical field experience including working with HVAC systems, DDC systems, software control systems, and device calibration are required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Understanding of typical HVAC systems, water based and refrigerant based, such as boilers, chillers, heat pump systems, air handlers, and terminal equipment required
- Knowledge of and skills with tools and materials for general building maintenance required
- Knowledge of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems and safety standards required
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems, tools, and IP Networking concepts required
- Low voltage Building Automation or PLC controls experience preferred
- Working knowledge of at least one controls industry protocols: LON, ModBus, or BACnet, BACnet preferred
- Reading and understanding mechanical plans and controls diagrams required
- Proficient troubleshooting skills required
- Ability to work independently with minimal instruction and supervision
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 636-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.
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