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Position summary: The purpose of this position is to provide specialist experience with HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing trades along with analysis, diagnosis, design, programming, maintenance and overall management of the Collegesâ building automation systems (Trane Ensemble), (Dyken Intellitouch). The Building Automation Specialist studies, evaluate, and recommends architectural protocols, standards & hardware.
General purpose: Â Serve as the Building Automation Systems resource to the Associate Vice President of Facilities, Director of Facilities Operations for the Facilities Management Department. Integrate, optimize and expand heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) controls. Provide consultation to HVACR technicians I, II, III and facilities management; troubleshoot, diagnose and solve system problems; and work on complex building automation systems to control and maximize college resources. Supervise the repair and maintenance of HVACR systems as well as Building Automation Systems.
Major role functions:
Assist in the development of Heating, venting, refrigeration, and air-conditioning (HVACR) controls strategies.
Maintain and configure Trane Ensemble and Tracer software and a demonstrated ability to program networked Trane hardware.
Assist HVACR Technicians with related diagnosis of BAS systems and HVACR units.
Diagnose and resolve advanced or complex programming/system problems related to building automation systems.
Diagnose and resolve advanced network operations problems at the enterprise level as it relates to building automation systems.
Train, instruct and mentor Facilities Technicians on BAS systems support & repair.
Provide campus wide quality control assurance on all HVACR, BAS projects and repairs.
Develop vendor partnership rated to building automation systems.
Communicate verbally and in writing with multiple parties of varying skill level on a range of complex construction and building automation systems.
Translate technical information into user-friendly program documentation.
Meet multiple and conflicting project timelines.
Interpret processes, flow charts and schematics.
Test advanced data processing equipment and computer systems applications related to building automation systems, and recommend purchase for such systems and components.
Assist Capital Projects group in the development of Building Automation Systems bid packages.
Provide effective oral and written communications for successful operations.
Follow safety rules and applicable Federal, State, Local and College regulations and codes.
Consult and advise with Associate Vice President of Facilities, Director of Facilities Operations on work procedures, processes and best industry practices for Building Automation Systems.
Integrate, program, document and control existing building automation systems including, but not limited to, HVAC controls, security, fire alarm, access control, lighting control an elevator management systems (hereafter referred to as building automation systems).
Assist with the development and implementation of building automation systems, system expansions, upgrades and system modernization.
Verify proper installation, operation and calibration of building control devices.
Troubleshoot problems with existing building automations systems and coordinate solutions with outside contractors and/or in house technicians.
Consult and collaborate with trades people and engineers on technical issues to ensure that maintenance and installations are planned efficiently and implemented effectively.
Member of the Facilities on Duty (FOD) to coordinate after hours and weekend emergencies.
Member of the Required Personnel for campus emergencies as directed by senior management.
Required, essential skills and experience:
Ability to follow directions and work independently or work as part of a team
Ability to accept feedback and mentoring from managers and senior administration
Ability to work well and cooperatively with people from different backgrounds
Ability to solve problems, ask questions, and think through solutions related to building maintenance and repair
High school diploma or equivalent
Five years of technical experience repairing, performing maintenance, installing, modifying, and calibrating, certifying equipment related to Building Automation Systems.
Three years of supervisory experience.
Understand advanced construction practices and procedures applicable to building automation systems.
Basic knowledge of safety requirements; basic knowledge of environmental health and safety; must follow safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals
Knowledge of and familiarity with hand tools, power tools, and equipment associated with building automation systems.
Valued, but not required qualifications:
Experience working in a Higher Education Facilities Management Department
Reporting to this position:Â None
Conditions of Employment:
Maintain a current valid Driverâs License with satisfactory driving recordÂ
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Works primarily indoors, but occasionally outdoors year-round
Will occasionally be required to lift and/or move heavy objects
Must be available to work various shifts (1st or 2nd), weekends
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to work in various climatic conditions
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time, including outdoor heat and cold. Â The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
Â Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Action Plan & Fire Prevention, Forklift Operator Certification, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Blood Borne Pathogens, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Lockout Tag-out, Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspection.
Â Must be able to wear a respirator; additional training may be added (see: EHS Manager training schedule).
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
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MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.