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Auxiliary Building Systems Technician

Furman University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2022
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Auxiliary Building Systems Technician

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Job Title:
Auxiliary Building Systems Technician

Job Family:

Full time

Compensation Grade:

Pay Type:

Facilities Maintenance

Job Summary:
To perform and/or assist in the planning, installation, maintenance, modification and replacement of auxiliary & low voltage systems including (but not restricted to) Card Access, BAS/HVAC Controls, Fire Alarm/Protection Systems, Security Cameras, Security Alarm Systems, Lighting Controls, Clock systems, IT Infrastructure (pathway and wiring). Collaborate with ITS regarding network infrastructure (pathway and low voltage cabling) requirements for new construction and renovation projects.

Job Description:

  • Install, maintain, modify and replace auxiliary low voltage systems (pull wire/cable, mount boxes/brackets, terminate connections, troubleshoot, startup, purchase components)
  • Assist and/or lead the bidding process for the procurement and installation of ethernet cabling for new construction and renovation projects. Work with project managers in Facilities and ITS staff to ensure all design and installation requirements are met.
  • Procure needed materials and/or contractors as needed to meet deadlines for work you are assigned. Follow Furman purchase guidelines.
  • Assist Project Managers and other campus partners in the planning of new construction and/or renovation projects involving auxiliary low voltage systems on and off campus.
  • Work with ITS and Project Managers on the procurement of contracted services for the installation of infrastructure associated with the Auxiliary Building Systems.
  • Work with ITS and BAS to identify and troubleshoot problems involving BAS/HVAC Network Communication issues.
  • Identify and gather input on what devices/components in the auxiliary systems need generator backup/UPS systems to ensure critical systems are operable in the event of a power outage. Develop a phased plan to implement needed improvements.
  • Locate, read, interpret and understand equipment and system manuals and instructions
  • Review and read prints involving electrical, data/network/fiber optic and low voltage systems
  • Conducts plan and construction reviews for proposed projects. Works with architects, engineers to ensure proposed plans meet user requirements.
  • Use work order system to react and complete maintenance work orders involving auxiliary low voltage systems on and off campus (reactive and PM)
  • Train/learn/use Work Day (Accounting and HR System) to reconcile/pay invoices and complete required HR tasks
  • Maintain work order history by recording work done to complete work orders
  • Maintain all equipment/hardware manuals and warranty documents in work order system
  • Create and maintain PM schedules for all low voltage systems in work order system
  • Maintain the Campus Atlas for underground data/network/fiber optic cabling and wiring by providing timely information to the Facility Information System Manager.
  • Assist the Electrical Shop during emergent and planned power shutdowns
  • Support events involving auxiliary low voltage systems
  • Work with ITS to locate and mark underground data/network/fiber optic cabling and wiring per campus dig permits
  • Work with current contractors / vendors to plan and complete work and purchase components
  • Develop new contractor / vendor relationships
  • Operate all appropriate hand and power tools, equipment, diagnostic tools and multi-meter type devices
  • Work with Furman Shop personnel, campus partners and the public as required
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by your supervisor
  • Follow all Furman policies and procedures as required
  • Knowledge of appropriate industry codes
  • Communicate openly and clearly to supervisors, co-workers, campus partners, contractors and vendors
  • Maintains a high level of expertise in field through reading, research, and professional development programs and meetings.

Auxiliary Low Voltage Systems (not Restricted to…)
  • Card Access / Key Pad Access
  • Fire Protection
  • Security Cameras
  • Security Systems
  • Lighting Controls
  • BAS Controls and Associated Networks
  • IT Infrastructure (Pathways and Cabling)

Relationships and Supported Groups (Not Restricted To…)
  • EHS/Fire
  • Locksmith
  • Project Managers
  • GC's, Architects and Engineers
  • FACS Information Manager
  • FUPD
  • ITS
  • BAS
  • Electrical
  • Carpentry
  • Other Maintenance Shops and FACS Personnel
  • Student Groups
  • Event Organizers
  • Campus Partners
  • Contractors/Vendors

Reports To:
  • Director of Facilities Services

Working Conditions
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Exposure to heat/cold
  • Buildings - Academic, Administrative, Athletic, Residence Halls
  • Spaces - attics, mechanical rooms, basements, manholes

  • Technical/Academic Degree and/or Equivalent Experience
  • Electrical/Low Voltage Certification and/or Equivalent Experience
  • Data/Network Experience
  • Controls Experience
  • Have a working knowledge of campus high voltage circuits
  • Have a working knowledge of campus emergency power system
  • Have a working knowledge of grounding, surge and lightning protection system

Education Requirements:

Certification Requirements:

Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):

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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. jeid-c56ec1f0ea2ef440b3a7691a872eea2f
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