The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities and Services is seeking applications for an Electronic Controls Trades Specialist I. Under the direction of the Electronic Controls Supervisor or Operations Manager, this position will provide guidance and instruction to perform application, installation, maintenance, and repair of Automated Building Control Systems and HVAC systems throughout West Virginia University.
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, such as building level network/ field level network controllers, air-handler units, chilled and hot water systems, circulating water pumps, variable frequency drives, and other systems.
Work closely with multiple user groups to ensure that safety, health, security, and comfort needs are met via the use of various electronic components for fire, environmental and mechanical systems.
Understand and apply basic networking principles, such as topology, the OSI 7 layer network model, TCP/IP addressing, and creating, installing, and troubleshooting Category 5/e/6 network cables from building automation controllers to the network patch panel.
Act as a secondary dispatch while viewing the building automation user interface, dispatching Electronic Controls personnel or other FM trades by radio or phone, informing them of malfunctioning equipment or devices.
Generate work orders and contact zone managers and customers about HVAC systems downtime.
Analyze Powers Process Control Language (Siemens) and logic block programming (FIT, Automated Logic), system trends and panel point reports.
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.
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.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctora...l Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.