The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities & Services is seeking applications for a Controls Engineer position. This position will provide technical consulting services to Maintenance, Operations and Project groups on a wide range of building automation systems, including specific development and staff training. The Controls Engineer will also develop, write and recommend policies and procedures governing the maintenance and operations of building automation systems, as well as coordinate maintenance procedures with animal lab researchers to minimize impact to ongoing research projects.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Review set points, evaluate system performance, troubleshoot, and make repairs to all devices and equipment associated with the network based HVAC Environmental Controls consisting of multiple proprietary systems and control points, such as building level network/ field level network controllers, air-handler units, chilled and hot water systems, circulating water pumps, variable frequency drives, relay motor starters, temperature/humidity/static censer, pressure transducer, electric and pneumatic actuators, air-compressors, and lighting control relays.
Understand and apply basic networking principles, such as topology, the OSI 7 layer network model, TCP/IP addressing, creating, installing, and troubleshooting Category 5/e/6 network cables from building automation controllers to the network patch panel. Identify problems within the HVAC VLAN system and address network communication issues with automation equipment.
Apply Electronics theories and principles along with schematics and diagrams to identify and diagnose electronic circuits for proper function. Use logical steps to trace abnormalities to source of failure and make recommendations for component replacement based on the smallest and or economically feasible component. Make sound economic decisions based on the cost of repair versus the cost to replace.
Use various multi- meters, hand/power tools, and specialized equipment to perform diagnostic testing, installation, maintenance, and repair of components. Verify manufacturers recommended tolerances and conditions may be required to discern which FM Shop should enact component or system repairs. Work may require disassembly, re-assembly, lock-out, tag-out and outage notification procedures in order to achieve a successful outcome.
Be able to operate computers utilizing various software programs such as: FM maintenance management programs (CMMS), Environmental Controls systems and Microsoft Office.
Be able to work extended hours and or respond during off-duty hours as needed during an emergency or planned special event situation. An emergency situation is characterized as an abnormal environmental or operational condition that impacts personnel or equipment and if left unchecked, can result in an unhealthy or monetary loss to the University. A special event is defined as a coordinated University activity that is conducted for the acknowledgement of a specific purpose or public event and may or may not include attendees such as; dignitaries, elected officials, student families, alumni, general public or executive or senior University management.
The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses seven units that are integral to the University's success. Each of our units employs talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from planning and managing construction of the institution's outstanding facilities to maintaining, protecting and improving the University's buildings and grounds. Facilities and Services takes care of every aspect of WVU so that its employees, students and guests are safe and satisfied on campus.
WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. However, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience, which provides an applicant with the listed knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job, is acceptable.
At least three (3) years of experience in the following:
Experience and knowledge of building systems, how they operate, and interactions between system variables and how they can affect operation.
Experience utilizing MS Suite, Apogee, Lon and Bac Net Communication protocols, HyperTerminal, and terminal services experience.
Experience in the integration of wireless, software integration and BAC net systems
Experience in utilizing complex mechanical/electrical diagrams, utilizing troubleshooting techniques, and creating and altering sequence of operations.
Experience in managing a cross functional team of experts to complete tasks on schedule and budget.
Project Management experience in controls system installation.
Valid driver's license needed to operate a state vehicle
Ability to climb ladders.
Ability to lift materials over 75 pounds.
Ability to bend, stoop, walk, crawl, etc.
Ability to work in inclement weather.
Ability to work in confined areas.
West Virginia University is a place to grow, explore, interact and learn. It's a place where innovation meets passion, where potential meets talent. It's a place that makes a difference in the world. And do you know why? Because it's a place with you. This University is only capable of such big things because of our employees. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and tireless efforts toward progress. We love having you here. Let's go!
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Nov 14, 2018
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 147120
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