Electronic Integrated Control Systems Tech (Building Subsystems)
- Storrs, Connecticut, United States
- 60,000 - 80,000
- Job category: HVAC Technician
- Post date:13 Jul 2023
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Two 1st Shift M-F Positions and Two 2nd Shift M-F Positions
Salary Range: $66,948.00 – $85,458.00 Yearly. Individuals new to state service start at the minimum of the pay plan.
Electronic Integrated Control Systems Technician (Building Subsystems) Job Specification: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/specs/classspecdisplay.asp?ClassNumber=0782TC&R1=&R3=
UConn’s Facilities Operations Department has four job openings for Electronic Integrated Control Systems Technicians (Building Subsystems) at the Storrs Campus. The EICS Technician (BS) positions are permanent, full-time, positions; these positions report to a Maintenance Supervisor 1. Two positions are 1st Shift positions with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with an unpaid half an hour for lunch and two positions are 2nd Shift positions with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with an unpaid half an hour for lunch. The hourly rate of pay is $34.21 and is non-negotiable for those new to State employment; the hourly rate of pay for current NP-2 employees is calculated based on current salary/step. The 2nd shift positions are eligible for shift differential.
A full benefits package including medical and dental insurance is available.
UConn offers the following benefits for NP-2 employees:
- Excellent and affordable healthcare options
- Full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. For more information, please visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/employee-benefits-overview/
- Employee retirement benefits (SERS Retirement plan). For more information, please visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/retirement/
The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/.
These positions are categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff. Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations. Applicants must also be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends, and holidays).
These positions may require participation in the Weekly On-Call Rotation Schedule; if assigned to the on-call rotation, the assigned cell phone must be carried, and calls must be responded to during the on-call assignment within 15 minutes.
Please note that Facilities Operations NP-2 employees may also be required to perform job duties as assigned at any of the Regional Campuses.
These positions are categorized as “Open to the Public”. Current, qualified UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process.
Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.
- In order to be considered for these job openings, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application. PageUp applications will be evaluated to ensure that the Knowledge, Skill and Ability, Minimum Qualifications and Special Requirements sections of the position have been met. Please also be sure to demonstrate how you meet any of the Preferred Qualifications that you may have.
- Ensure that your PageUp Application is complete and detailed before submitting it. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the PageUp system.
- If applicable, applicants are strongly encouraged to indicate on their application (under the Job-Related Academic, Technical or Vocational Training section of the application) the name(s) of any Educational Institution(s) attended in trade-related subjects, particularly in HVACR, and to indicate the (in person and/or online) course(s) studies, Address, City, State where the Educational Institution(s) are located, the years attended and the number of Credits earned or Diploma Earned.
- If applicable, applicants are strongly encouraged to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) any current trade license(s) held, along with the issuing agency, license number, date issued, and expiration date.
- Although it is not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional, work-related references along with their contact information.
Important Next Steps Information:
- At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be contacted via email and provided an opportunity to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring department. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
- If selected for an interview, you will be asked to supply the names, titles, and phone numbers of three, professional, work-related references. In addition, current State of Connecticut employees at UConn or other State Agencies, may be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals and CORE attendance records. Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check.
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EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
At UConn, the EICS Technician (BS) position is responsible for performing a full range of tasks involving electronic controls for building energy; environmental and mechanical systems including programming of Energy Management and Building monitoring systems; testing, repair, and calibration of controls, meters and logic circuits for computer controller electronic, pneumatic and electric equipment.
Duties include, but are not limited to, installation, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, calibration, testing, and repair of all types of control equipment associated with building systems. Such equipment will include alarms, electronic equipment containing transducers, relays, circuit boards, integrated circuits, and microprocessor units. Performs diagnostic tasks to related equipment such as electric motors of 110, 220, or 440 volts, small transformers, regulators, motor drives, pneumatic controls, solenoid valves, and sensing devices is also required. Programs changes in computer systems that control lighting, energy consumption, and operation of building environmental systems. Installs new field sensors and controllers for these systems and adds program logic to operating parameters and makes appropriate repairs. Makes recommendations for system changes and operations.
Monitors and controls through use of specialized central control system software automated building subsystems to ensure building equipment operating at desired set points for maximum efficiency and performance; observes for system problems and makes adjustments using manual mathematical or software calculations; responds to system alarms by analyzing control system schematic diagrams to determine system variance or failure; makes system adjustments, contacts appropriate trade worker if necessary and/or attends to failure location to diagnose, stabilize or repair problem; repairs electronic control boxes by installing new programmable logic controller and networked logic controllers; reloads programmable logic controller on site using a lap top computer or central office workstation to operate and control building equipment or electronic systems; reconfigures and/or programs network controllers to enable control box to transmit data to Process Information software and/or server; programs newly installed controllers using vendor programming language; tracks, compiles and analyzes current and historical usage and performance data reports; retro-commissions by determining building user requirements of subsystems and determines if programmable logic controllers are installed, programmed and operating adequately; calibrates utility meters stationed in each building; provides analytical assistance to specialty trade worker or vendor in installation or repair of system or building equipment; may diagnose and make system adjustments from a remote location; may install and set up routers, switches and hubs to interface with controllers; may develop and maintain building environmental control user website; may monitor, control, maintain and repair other building subsystems; may troubleshoot central office server; may perform retrofit or upgrades to control system; may perform limited duties related to industrial controls; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of electrical schematics; considerable knowledge of network troubleshooting; considerable knowledge of building automated digital control systems and control logic; considerable knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) or specialized automated building equipment; knowledge of Building Automation and Control network (BACnet); knowledge of Boolean logic; knowledge of computer-aided software (CAD); interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in diagnosing and repairing; ability to program in HTML and XML; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) and integrated electronic control systems or in the building automation systems industry performing design, installation, and service related to the assigned subsystem such as fire, security, building access, communication, and emergency boxes.
- For State employees, this is interpreted at the level of Qualified Craft Worker (HVACR).
- Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier, or large compound may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A maximum of two (2) years may be substituted for the following:
- Graduation from a two (2) year vocational or technical school designating completion of subject requirements in HVACR may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
- College training in electronics or electrical/mechanical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
- Computer skills relating to a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) such as AiM.
- Experience using an iPad.
- Experience working at a college campus or similar setting.
- Knowledge and experience with Automated Logic Control (ALC) systems.
- Knowledge and experience with Andover Controls.
- Knowledge and experience with ECOStruxure systems.
- Familiarity with Phoenix Lab Controls and/or ACCUSPEC.
- Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to attend technical seminars or courses and retain original equipment manufacturer certification.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Ability to read and interpret mechanical blueprints for building and utility systems.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and extreme weather and/or environmental conditions.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp
Information concerning the University’s policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn’s Job page at: https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/
All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.
The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.
How to ApplyAPPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, click on “Staff Openings”, and search #497487. Although it is not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional, work-related references along with their contact information. This job posting is anticipated to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 25, 2023.
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