Posting Summary: Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair and maintenance of U.Va.'s buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.
Facilities Management is currently seeking applicants to fill multiple Systems Control Operator positions. Systems control operators remotely monitor systems and building fire alarms, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems throughout the University. They handle emergency situations, notify appropriate internal and external responders, and provide prompt decision-making in a wide range of emergency and non-emergency situations. They ensure the integrity and effectiveness of building automation, energy management, and fire and life safety systems. They use professional judgment and critical decision-making skills to prioritize all requests for service, consulting with a supervisor for particularly complex operational changes.
A High School Diploma or equivalent is required, as are at least four years of experience working with any of the following: HVAC, mechanical/electrical systems, or energy management control systems. Prior work experience in a customer service orientated environment is essential. Applicants with an Associate's degree in a technical field and one year of professional experience may also be considered. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with customers and colleagues is essential. Applicants must have a proven knowledge of system troubleshooting techniques and problem solving skills. The ability to read and understand system graphics and block diagrams is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Applicants with experience with Metasys, WebCtrl, or other Building Automation Systems are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants that possess an Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Applicants must have the ability to work a rotating schedule to include at minimum of two weekends a month and holidays to provide full coverage and on an as-needed basis for emergencies.
Current shift openings are as follows: Day Shift: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Evening Shift: 2:30 PM - 1:00 AM Night Shift: 9:00 PM - 7:30 AM
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624501, complete the application and attach a cover letter and a resume.
For questions about this position please contact Eirine Vlavianos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Associate's degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: A minimum of four years of experience working with HVAC, mechanical, or electrical systems, energy management control systems, and in a customer service oriented environment. An Associate's degree in a technical field plus a year of professional related experience may be considered as a substitute.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Proven knowledge of system troubleshooting techniques and problem-solving skills.
Considerable knowledge of HVAC, mechanical, or electrical systems.
Ability to read and understand system graphics and block diagrams.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with customers and colleagues.
Demonstrated ability to work independently; receiving and prioritizing requests for work.
Ability to work overtime that could include nights and weekends and the ability to respond on an emergency basis as needed.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience with Metasys, WebCtrl, or other Building Automation Systems
Required Computer Applications: Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Internal Number: 353_86046
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.