Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for a Building Automation Controls Technician to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will monitor the day-to-day operations of the Building Controls Systems function within the Facilities Monitoring and Control System (FMCS) program. The FMCS Technician will operate, troubleshoot, and repair the system to ensure reliable and efficient operation of buildings and process systems. Verify proper installation, operation and calibration of building control devices.The incumbent will participate in retro commissioning of HVAC for all buildings, laboratories' process systems and perform troubleshooting for all existing control systems.You will configure and analyze trend data for all mission critical laboratories and systems to record temperature, pressure, humidity, air flows (supply & exhaust), etc. As well as consult and collaborate with Control Systems Engineers on technical issues to ensure proper repairs and installations are planned efficiently and implemented effectively. In addition, you will be responsible for the continuous monitoring of Alarms and Trends on a daily basis and reporting issues with equipment being monitored to FAM's and/or craft supervisors.
What You Will Do:
The incumbent will participate in retro-commissioning of HVAC for all buildings, laboratories' process systems and perform troubleshooting for all existing control systems.
They will configure and analyze trend data for all mission critical laboratories and systems such as LCW system, BELLA, MF, ALS, USB, ACF, etc to record temperature, pressure, humidity, air flows (supply & exhaust).
As well as consult and collaborate with Control Systems Engineers on technical issues to ensure proper repairs and installations are planned efficiently and implemented effectively.
In addition, continuous monitoring of Alarms and Trends on a daily basis and reporting issues with equipment being monitored to FAM's and/or craft supervisors.
Provide hands-on support to perform equipment diagnostics, troubleshooting and emergency repair.
Maintain a proactive approach to replacement and repair of control systems and cognizant of strategies for making the LBNL control systems more user friendly, secure, useful, and efficient.
Adhere to standards and system specifications for building controls and monitoring systems.
Adhere to standards for building systems alarm monitoring and response protocols.
Reports progress or delays and refers major problems to supervisor or program manager for resolution.
Support the development of a comprehensive inventory of current building monitoring and controls systems and spare parts.
Assist in validation of complete system functionality and troubleshoot problems with LBNL crafts and other trades to ensure proper operation.
Support projects for control retrofits, upgrades, and or enhancements to existing control systems.
Provide alarming and graphics technical review of project upgrade plans.
Oversee activities of vendors and contractors working on LBNL building automation and process system control systems.
What is Required:
Minimum of five years directly related to building operations and controls work experience.
Minimum of two years of project management or coordination of work related to building controls and monitoring system upgrades or new installs.
Extensive experience in operating, troubleshooting, and installing DDC-BAS Control Systems; electronic and pneumatic controls; humidity and temperature control; VFDs; VAVs; clean room controls; laboratory air pressure systems; fume hood controllers; air and hydronic balancing.
Demonstrated specialized knowledge in automatic controls, programming, repairs, alarm responses and system performance verification.
Must be familiar with some of the industry-wide energy management and control systems such as Automated Logic Corporation (ALC), Johnson Controls Metasys, Barrington, and/or other industry standard systems.
Ability to commission and troubleshoot controls systems software programming, communications networks, controllers, and devices.
Experience and ability to understand what systems are being controlled and monitored (Mechanical, HVAC, Lighting, etc.).
Experience and ability to troubleshoot BAS communication protocols like BACnet, Modbus, and Lontalk.
Proven planning, prioritization and organizational skills. Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once.
Customer centric and responsive to the needs of the customer.
Excellent proposal development, presentation, and client relationship skills.
Ability to take initiative, use sound judgment and provide solutions to ensure results.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a wide range of groups and individuals. Excellent collaboration skills and ability to effectively interact with people at all levels, internal and external to the organization.
Vocational School four-year program or an Associate's degree in electronics, electro-mechanical systems, computer technology, air conditioning or similar field or equivalent.
Certificate of proficiency in the ALC or Johnson Controls Operations or other equivalent professional certification in energy management or related area(s).
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on collective bargaining agreement set rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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