Building Automation Specialist

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 13, 2022
Full time Facilities Management

Job Description

Building Automation Specialist

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University –
Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information
Providing the highest level of quality service in a responsive and efficient manner to the entire university community while creating and caring for a physical environment in which those who seek knowledge, enlightenment and well-being enjoy successful, productive, and fulfilled lives. Facilities Services Division provides quality customer service by maintaining a safe, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing environment in which students, faculty, and staff can function and accomplish their educational objectives and by supporting a patient care culture that continuously improves.Facilities Services' responsibilities include Interior and Exterior Facilities Support, Construction, Space Management, and Environmental Services

Job Summary
Job Posting Refreshed
Provides primary oversight of the utilization and administration of the Metasys Building Automation System which is the standard system used by Augusta University to control and operate a majority of the building mechanical and electrical systems on each of three AU campuses. This position serves as the primary administrator and user of the Metasys operating system and includes providing trouble-shooting services for mechanical and electrical building systems at all AU facilities. This position will also provide technical direction to HVAC and Electrical Technicians as related to the repair of HVAC System control components and systems. Provides information for Work Orders related to troubleshooting and the subsequent repair/replacement of HVAC control devices. Stays current on recent trends and new technologies within the Building Automation control industry.

The job duties include, but are not limited to:
PROVIDES PRIMARY OPERATIONAL UTILIZATION: Provides primary operational utilization the Johnson Controls Building Automation System known as Metasys which is the main HVAC control system in every AU building. This will include daily monitoring of the system and programming duties related to establishing control parameters for various types of HVAC and electrical system control devices.
MONITORS AND ADJUSTS: Monitors and adjust settings for all Energy Plant Equipment and systems as directed by the Plant Manager. Tracks data related to operational history of control system components.
DEVELOPS AND PRESENTS: Develops and presents reports related to building operational performance for AU Facilities Staff and outside vendors.
PROVIDES TRAINING: Provides training for AU HVAC technicians to aid in development of Building Automation System repair skills.
TROUBLESHOOTING: Performs trouble-shooting activities to improve building performance for HVAC and electrical systems, components and devices to determine a root-cause analysis for failures or items not functioning as designed. May include going to individual buildings to manually manipulate control equipment to improve operation as well as provide technical advice and direction to AU & contracted HVAC technicians performing repair work. Utilizes the Maximo Work Order system to track repair efforts and inputs data into Maximo related to repairs. Performs available adjustments to HVAC control devices remotely to repair devices which are not functioning properly or no longer calibrated as designed. Communicates trouble-shooting findings to Johnson Control Inc. and AU HVAC Shop technicians.
SUPPORT TO BUILDING COMMISSIONING: Provides support to Building Commissioning efforts by performing design reviews, report reviews and item follow-up to ensure that new systems undergo efficient start-up operations. Reviews Test and Balance (T & B) Reports including utilizing T & B Reports for establishing control parameters within buildings. Uses predictive maintenance techniques in the analysis of building systems.
OTHER DUTIES: Performs all other related duties as assigned including providing support to other AU shops and organizations and events.

Required Qualifications
Technical degree from an accredited college or university and 5 years of related experience; Valid Driver's License to operate AU vehicles or a High school diploma, GED or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal accrediting organization and 8 years of related experience; Valid Driver's License to operate AU vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications
Graduate of a technical trade school with Associates Degree in electronic systems design and operations, preferred or A minimum of 8 years direct experience in the HVAC repair or general maintenance field with working knowledge of institutional building HVAC, electrical system, low-voltage electrical devices and equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge in building HVAC and electrical systems and design.
Direct knowledge of compliance requirements as they relate to an academic campus setting.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans, and specifications.
Ability to track data and metrics to drive decisions.
Ability to think strategically and staying abreast of industry trends and technology.
Ability to maintain confidentiality

Shift: Days / M-F *Work outside of the normal business hours may be required.*
Pay Grade: 16
Salary: Minimum $41,846.00 - $56,153.89
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.
Driver's License Statement
The Human Resources Division will request a driver's history report for the identified top candidate(s) for this position. We will initiate this through our Background Check Vendor; this report will come from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The selected candidate must have a valid driver's license.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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