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Job Summary Under the supervision of the Controls supervisor, the Building Automation Technician will assist in performing maintenance, calibration, and installation on all plant and facilities EMS/BMS and related controls required to insure proper operation of steam, water, gas, air, vacuum, cooling and heating systems, and other related building systems and equipment.
Utilize Caltech's Integrated Workplace Management System software (AiM) to complete planned and corrective maintenance work orders
Perform scheduled preventive maintenance and calibration on machinery, equipment controls, and end devices. Troubleshoot programming loops and adjust as necessary
Inspect, maintain, install, program and calibrate all building EMS/BMS controls such as thermistor and thermocouples, install and program controllers and end devices
Work closely with the Facilities Operations HVAC shop and Building System Operators to maximize system troubleshooting efficiency
Respond to trouble calls, emergency conditions and analyze routine work requests for timely execution and completion
Assure compliance with applicable building codes and Caltech Design Guidelines
Manage Caltech resources for optimum productivity
Adhere to campus fire and life safety procedures, including confined space, lock-out & tag-out, use of PPE, and so forth
Maintain technical proficiency with new equipment technologies, regulatory requirements, and engineering advances in improved operational performance
Perform other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications Education and Experience
Knowledge of building codes, regulatory requirements, licensing and inspections
AS Degree in an appropriate construction or maintenance related technical or engineering field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent on-the-job training and experience
Ability to correctly and skillfully operate the various standard tools and equipment of the trade, e.g., test lamps, ammeters, voltmeters, torches, etc.
The ability to write and program, a sequence of operation using both graphical and line logic programming methods
Ability to modify and/or adapt designs, procedures, or methods to make necessary alterations and modifications
Communicate professionally with the members of the Caltech community in all situations. Must maintain effective working relationships with others
Ability to work various shifts as well as overtime and weekends
Must have a valid driver's license at the time of employment and be able to maintain it throughout the course of employment
Strong English oral and written communication skills are required. Use correct punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, and sentence structure. Follow written instructions
Must be in good health with the physical strength and agility to lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis, bend in all directions, climb stairs and ladders, squeeze with arms and hands, operate machinery using hands, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather
Ability to distinguish among colors and work in confined spaces
Knowledge of HVAC Systems preferred
Niagara 4 or Distech GFX certification preferred
Knowledge in Lonworks, Bacnet, and Modbus protocols
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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