Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Electronic Integrated Control Systems Technician

Building Subsystems

Recruitment #210713-0782TC-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Facilities Operations Department has two job openings for Electronic Integrated Control Systems Technicians (Building Subsystems) positions at the Storrs Campus.  These EICS Technician (BS) positions are permanent, full-time positions that report to a Maintenance Supervisor 1.  Both positions are 2nd Shift with a work schedule of Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 11:00pm, with an unpaid half an hour for lunch. The hourly rate of pay is $30.30 and is non-negotiable. 

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.

 

Selection Plan

These positions are categorized as “Open to the Public”.  In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.  Application materials will be evaluated to ensure that the Knowledge, Skill and Ability and Minimum Qualifications 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.

 

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 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 selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional 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.

 

Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.  Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR's Services Unit phone number at 860-486-3034.

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.

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, preventive maintenance, calibration, testing and repair of all types of control equipment associated with building systems.  Such equipment will include alarms, electronic equipment containing transistors, relays, circuit boards, integrated circuits, and microprocessor units.  Related equipment includes service and repair to electric motors of 110, 220 or 440 volts, small transformers, regulators, motor drives, pneumatic controls, solenoid valves, and sensing devices.  Programs changes in computer systems that control lighting, energy consumption and operation of building environmental systems.  Installs new field sensors for these systems and adds 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.

Notes:

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 Johnson Controls.
  • Knowledge and experience with Andover Controls.
  • Knowledge and experience with Honeywell systems.
  • Familiarity with Phoenix Lab Controls.
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

    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.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Incumbents in this class may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and extreme weather and/or environmental conditions.

    Conclusion

    AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    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 

     

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