Responsible for the commissioning, retro-commissioning, testing, maintenance, modification, repairs and record keeping of building control, fire, security and access control systems, utilizing knowledge of pneumatic, electric, electronics, direct digital control, airflow, hydronics, refrigeration theory, control strategies, fire alarm systems, security systems, access control systems, emergency/egress/lighting, card readers, and sprinkler monitor panels. This includes such hardware as thermostats, humidistats, receiver controllers, pneumatic actuators, safeties, pilot positioners, relays, sensors, field panels, wiring, power supplies, interface modules, manual pull stations as well as system operating manuals and engineered drawings. Key Functions and Expected Performances: Responsible for end to end testing, downloading programming, starting up, commissioning, retro-commissioning, and servicing on assigned projects. Monitor and calibrate building system controls to achieve better operation and energy efficiency as instructed. Assist in the accumulation of data necessary to facilitate improved operation of HVAC systems for effective Energy Management Maintain, repair, test, monitor and modify campus wide networked, addressable and manual fire alarm systems to sustain safe building operations, Life Safety systems and suppression systems in normal and unusual conditions. Determine nature and depth of malfunctions and initiate action to repair, or provide information to resolve and/or modify operating parameters. Lead, direct, and/or assist the Fire Systems Testing Group as needed with test and inspect duties (i.e. cleaning detectors, test initiating & indicating devices, acknowledge and reset alarm signals) as per applicable codes Simulate alarm conditions at initiating points by using test switches and values or by carefully applying heat or test smoke. Complete detailed test and repair records and file/store as required. Refer to and understand engineering drawings and fire systems operating manuals. Work with Campus Planning and Construction during new project and renovation design, vendor commissioning and Vanderbilt University acceptance to ensure controls, fire, security, and access control systems meet or exceed Vanderbilt specifications for performance, efficiency, and code compliance prior to hand-off to Plant Operations. Work with HAR Group and Chilled Water Distribution Group to troubleshoot control systems which control chillers, AHU's, boilers, hot water converters, cooling towers, etc. to facilitate correction of malfunctions and system failures. Analyze, diagnose, and repair direct digital control systems. Perform preventative maintenance, site surveys, replacement, and modifications as needed to ensure maximum energy efficiency. Prepare for on-site installation and repairs by examining building layout, anticipating difficulties, gathering materials and coordinating on-site work, as necessary. Use a variety of hand tools, interpreting control drawings, plans, and specifications, to mount, assemble, test, and program the system. Complete reports on a daily basis to ensure accurate record management of labor, material, and cost. Research and recommend repair components and test equipment to assist management in calculating costs of repairs and upgrades. Gather building HVAC and mechanical field data to facilitate analysis of HVAC performance. Assist others as requested to help troubleshoot HVAC equipment to limit equipment downtime and resolve complaints and other problems related to campus HVAC equipment. Provide sketches of field changes and discrepancies for engineering corrections and drawings. Provide mentorship to other team members on complex building control, fire alarm, security, and access control systems and strategies. Conduct extensive self study to improve and maintain technical proficiency in building control systems and products. Maintain flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required
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