Building Automation Controls Technician
# of Openings:
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
The Building Automation Controls Technician
will be responsible for various building automation systems
monitoring/alarm management, incident coordination, system
diagnostics, programming, and system maintenance. Additional
support for security and fire systems. The technician will
coordinate with other groups within the Department and throughout
the Laboratory to ensure long-term, safe, and efficient operation
of the building automation system and end devices Develops
solutions to enhance or enable controls of lab wide systems.
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(PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science,
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has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to
attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds,
interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed
to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of
our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique
way. Come join us!
Building Automation Controls Technician
will be responsible for Building Automation Systems (BAS)
monitoring, programming, and troubleshooting of site-wide control
- Monitors multiple BAS for system alarms and unsatisfactory
- Provides initial triage and troubleshooting of issues
identified from system alarms, calls, or other sources.
- Review BAS status, queries and reports to identify
unsatisfactory conditions, track issues to resolution.
- Retrieve point trend logs and analyze for anomalies.
- Follows SOPs for documentation and work order creation.
- Dispatches field technicians and assists with
- Create programs to ensure peak operation of all
- Support testing, repair, and troubleshooting of Simplex fire
- Review Security System status, queries and reports to identity
unsatisfactory conditions, tracks issues to resolution.
Education and Experience:
- Perform Other Duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
High School Education or GED equivalent
AAS or Technical training in HVAC,
Electronics, or Automation or similar program.
Basic proficiency and understanding of
Windows® based software applications.
Demonstrated proficiency with email, MS®
Office Suite products, Google Suite products, and related
desktop/handheld devices and applications required.
Proficiency with Web Based Applications
including Maximo, Google Apps for Business, Siemens Insight, and
A strategic goal of PPPL is diversifying
the community of scientists and engineers, ensuring equitable
access, and making the STEM fields more accessible and inclusive.
With this in mind, we will take into consideration equivalent work
and personal experiences as well as efforts in education, outreach
or other related service activities.
Certificates and Licenses:
Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience
with the troubleshooting, service, programming and repair of
building automation systems.
Demonstrate understanding and technical
ability of DDC control theory and building operations, to perform
investigations of complex HVAC system controls and functionality
issues, evaluate alternate solutions and provide sound
recommendations to supervisors, shop personnel and others.
Siemens Insight and Desigo experience in
both service and installation of end devices, and front end making
scheduling and setpoint adjustment, override and release points,
review point configuration, view, and export trend data.
Reads and understands blueprints,
schematics, wiring diagrams, and layouts.
Ability to write complex programming for
HVAC, and lighting systems.
Performs point-to-point system check outs
and participates in new and renovated system startups. Ensures
proper software setup, programming, and communication with
Provides technical support, direction, and
guidance to end users and other trades personnel where
Possess knowledge in the functionality and
usage of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and motor frequency
Working knowledge of fiber optic testing,
repair, and troubleshooting.
- Maintain good communication between departments and other shop
personnel. Maintain good customer service relationships.
General knowledge of the National Electric
Code, Life Safety Code, OSHA and standard industry practices.
Conform to industry standards concerning safety, lock-out/tag-out,
inspections, and operations when dealing with electrical systems.
Maintain a high consciousness of safety for all personnel and areas
- AAS or Technical training in HVAC, Electronics, or Automation
or similar program.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds.
- Work in confined spaces, at heights, and exposure to plant
- Ability to be on-call, and work overtime, off-shifts,
weekends, and holidays.
Princeton University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE
employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign
government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are
required to disclose any participation in a foreign government
talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from
such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.