Facilities Planning & Management at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) invites applications for a Building & Digital Controls Specialist. This position is responsible for overseeing, maintaining, and troubleshooting computer-based programs and applications for the operation of the building automation systems at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Current systems include Andover, American Auto-Matrix, Automated Logic, and Niagara computerized building control systems. This Building & Digital Controls Specialist position is part of the Department of Facilities Planning and Management and reports to the Assistant Director of Facilities Planning & Management.
The primary function is to meet the criteria of a level two digital controls technician and have an expert level of understanding in a programming discipline related to facilities automation. The incumbent will have a high level of understanding in building automation controls outside of their primary focus, knowledge of networking and BACnet integration and a working knowledge of mechanical engineering HVAC systems is needed.
The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusive excellence and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
This is a full-time, annual (12 month) position that includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. First review of applications begins July 10, 2019.
Minimum of two (2) years’ experience with digital controls.
Hold and maintain a valid driver’s license, meeting the criteria for driving a state vehicle.
Knowledge and experience in computer programs and applications used for automated building control systems (Andover preferred), energy reporting, dashboards, computer networks, IP Addresses, and remote access to system.
Knowledge of HVAC control algorithms used in building automation systems specifically in large scale facilities management operations.
Experience in writing computer-based building automation control programs, user interfaces, point thresholds and resulting alarm messages sent over the BMS to a central work station.
Experience in problem solving and troubleshooting building automation software.
Ability to navigate server networks, workstations, controllers and remote hardware.
Ability to design graphics, printouts, and reports displaying data from computer programs and databases.
Experience analyzing, troubleshooting and repairing pneumatic, analog, and digital controls for commercial HVAC systems.
Experience using instruments and test equipment consistent with HVAC troubleshooting and repair.
Experience reading manufactures logic control diagrams, schematics, construction documents, operation and maintenance manuals, gauges, meters, engineering drawings and specifications.
Knowledge and experience installing, configuring, and recording utility meters and associated data.
Experience working with and programing PLC’s, VFD’s.
Must have the ability to use strong oral and written communications skills. Must have interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with associates, architects, engineers, contractors, coworkers, supervisors, and other University employees in order to maintain a fully functioning work unit.
Must have analytical and critical thinking skills.
Must have the ability to work effectively in a customer service organization, maintaining a positive attitude in difficult situations.
Associate degree, technical trade License or completion of a mechanical building systems certification program.
Five (5) years’ experience with digital controls.
Have experience with a work order management system (Example: TMA).
Candidates interested in this position will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume and reference contact information document for 3 professional references (name, phone number and email address). All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Scott Brown, Assistant Director of Facilities Planning & Management, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.