Building Automation Systems/Controls Technician for HVAC

East Carolina University   Greenville, NC   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 1, 2021
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East Carolina University

Building Automation Systems/Controls Technician for HVAC
Vacancy #: 903855
Anticipated Hiring Range: $39,558 - $59,020
Closing Date: 09/23/2021


Organizational Unit Overview

Facilities Services is a unit in Campus Operations Division, which is a part of a broad, diverse division of Administration and Finance that includes all aspects of facilities management at East Carolina University. East Carolina University is the third largest university in the University of North Carolina system with approximately 28,000 FTS and a staff of over 6,000. The university is comprised of more than 7 million square feet of facilities located on approximately 1,400 acres with physical assets in excess of $1.5 billion. This includes the Main, Health Sciences, and West Research Campuses, and satellite locations throughout North Carolina associated with university programs. Facilities Services has an annual budget in excess of $30 million and employs approximately 500 FTE. Major functions include facilities maintenance and housekeeping services.


Facilities Service’s primary purpose is to plan and perform corrective and preventive maintenance functions on all building structures and equipment and utility infrastructure. Corrective maintenance returns equipment to optimal design performance after failure or upon degradation from age, adverse operation conditions, etc. Preventive maintenance minimizes equipment failures and reduces corrective maintenance.


Job Duties        

This position is for Main Campus HVAC Building Automation Systems (BAS) and other Controls Systems. ECU is seeking a Technician with relative experience to routinely and consistently perform a variety of work on the Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems will be functionally at the building level and below. Work will also involve the support of higher-level technicians in the installation and maintenance of complex enterprise-level SCADA systems. This involves highly technical work in the installation, set-up, commissioning, troubleshooting, and maintenance of moderately complex building systems level controls (i.e., Field Controller Networks (FCN), Air handling units (AHU’s), terminal units Variable air volume (VAV) and Constant air volume (CAV), exhaust fans, chillers, boilers, pumps, compressors, energy recover units, etc. and industrial instrumentation installation and calibration. The Energy Utilities Specialist will independently investigate and analyze Building Level Network (BLN) controls systems components, recommend changes, implement repairs as directed and verify results. The Energy Utilities Specialist will: verify that BLN operations are consistent with SOPs; troubleshoot and resolve inconsistencies in the field controller settings or sequence of operations; and work with higher level technicians for technical support as/when needed. The Energy Utilities Specialist run reports to analyze equipment operation and efficiency (i.e., PID loops, instrument calibration, building schedules, etc.); participate in inspections and testing on new equipment. They often serve as a technical resource in one or more areas of HVAC, SCADA Systems, or industrial instrumentation. Energy Utilities Specialist work with contractors to support equipment startup services; work with ECU IT Department personnel; work with other department technicians to complete facilities services projects. The Energy Utilities Specialist will prioritize work assignments to ensure work is completed in a timely and efficient manner, taking into consideration the potential impact to both operations and regulatory requirements. Energy Utilities Specialist must also be a member of a team of skilled trade’s people. Work is performed under the general supervision of the controls department supervisor or a higher technician and is evaluated through the optimization of building controls, equipment operation, project completion, and the effectiveness of repairs. The Energy Utilities Specialist will perform both preventative and corrective maintenance work orders.


Minimum Education/Experience

High School diploma or equivalency and two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires certification(s).


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Associate’s Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school in HVAC, Computer Science, Industrial Instrumentation/Electronics or controls related field. At least two years of progressive experience as a HVAC Controls or Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) technician is preferred. Understanding of the basic refrigeration process used in mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning systems; to include terminology, safety, and identification and function of components; refrigeration cycle; and tools and instrumentation used in mechanical refrigeration is advantageous. A strong working- knowledge of Microsoft Products and computers as well as knowledge and understanding of any of the following areas will be advantageous: various communications protocols used in the industry including ACnet, LonTalk and Modbus; familiarity with networking applications; familiarity with SCADA systems; Ethernet, TCP-IP, IP Networks and infrastructure. Experience with Carrier-IVue, Trane, Tridium, Johnson Controls. Schneider, or Siemens is preferred. Applicants holding a NICET Industrial Instrumentation Level I Certification are preferred.


License or Certification required by the Department        

  • Current certification by EPA as a Type: I, II, III or universal technician as required by CFR 40 Part 82, Subpart E.
  • A valid NC driver’s license and satisfactory driving-record.


Special Instructions to Applicant           

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Application Types Accepted       

Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 09/23/2021 to be considered. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 903855 to ECU Human Resources at


East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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