PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
At the University of Connecticut, the University of Connecticut Health Center, and the Department of Correction, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks involved in monitoring, maintaining, diagnosing, repairing and programming automated control systems for building subsystems which are, but not limited to, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, humidity, lighting, building access, fire, security, emergency boxes and communication systems.
Works under the general supervision of a Maintenance Supervisor 2 or other employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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.
1. For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Qualified Craft Worker (HVACR).
2. 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:
1. 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.
2. 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.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to attend technical seminars or courses and retain original equipment manufacturer certification.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and extreme weather and/or environmental conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Electronic Integrated Control Systems Technician (Building Subsystems) in Salary Group TC 20 approved effective November 29, 2013. (Revised to expand class use to DOC and modify content)