Towson University is accepting applications for an HVAC Automated Controls Specialist. Under general supervision, acts as the primary (expert) technician for all building automation systems, e.g. CSI, Automated Logic, and Delta Controls, controlling HVAC and other energy management systems over multiple buildings. Responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair and new installations of these systems to ensure equipment schedules match building occupancy schedules; systems perform to their optimal energy efficiency; and occupant comfort is achieved per campus policies.
Through the campus building automation systems, the HVAC Automated Controls Specialist provides daily monitoring of all building environments and HVAC systems to ensure that all systems are working properly and efficiently, that building and equipment operating schedules comply with university energy conservation policies and that energy use is being effectively controlled. Through direct observation, trend analysis, field visits, etc., collects information and takes and/or coordinates corrective actions, e.g., software programming changes, set point adjustments, graphical function block parameters, sensor replacement or calibration, etc., all with objectives of improving occupant comfort and/or optimizing systems’ operating efficiency. Provides regular reports based on discrepancies found and corrective actions taken by utilizing the campus work order system. Provides overall system reports to management as required.
Performs system troubleshooting and controls repair and installation work in the field, e.g., sensor replacement, calibration, software upload/downloads from/to local controllers, hardware upgrades, new DDC installations, etc. Performs routine maintenance on the control systems as necessary. Works with the Maintenance Managers and the Work Control Supervisor to solicit and collect building schedule information from campus building coordinators and upper management. Applies such information to the campus building automation systems to ensure that HVAC and related thermal systems’ schedules match building occupancies to comply with campus policies and reduce energy waste. On a regular basis, re-commissions existing systems, ensuring automation system components are calibrated and operating per documented “sequence of operations.” Takes or coordinates corrective action as necessary. Maintains both electronic and hard copy records on the “sequence of operations” for all automated systems. Ensures that hard copy records including sequence of operations and wiring diagrams are maintained in each central control cabinet. Acts as a Project Manager for contractual retrofit projects of existing HVAC controls. Oversees controls-related warranty work and contractor repairs to automation controls, coordinating such with both in-house building maintenance and trades groups. Actively participates in the engineering design and commissioning of new HVAC and thermal systems that are controlled by the campus building automation systems, ensuring that system controls are properly designed and commissioned. As primary DDC technician, assumes lead position on all control work. Coordinates efforts from start to completion. Aides in required training needed by building operators.
High School Diploma and ten years progressively responsible experience in any combination of air conditioning, refrigeration, temperature control, steamfitting, stationary engineering, plumbing or heating trades. Supervisory experience not required. Knowledge of basic computer programming logic and ability to do basic programming of equipment “sequence of operations”. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in building mechanical and electrical systems, specifically HVAC controls and systems, and ability to perform data analysis, troubleshooting, and complete simple field repairs. Ability to direct contract technicians and maintenance personnel in the troubleshooting and correction of control problems. Experience with CSI Automated Logic, Delta Controls, Johnson Controls, Trane, York, etc. preferred.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary with University benefits including annual leave, holidays, personal and sick days; tuition remission; and excellent health, life, and retirement plans. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 180000ED
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).