ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR - BUILDING AUTOMATION
Number of Vacancies:
Campus Facilities Operations
Scope of Job:
To provide professional and advanced electronic skills necessary
for supervising a specialized area for the design, operation,
maintenance and repair of building automation, hvac, electrical,
electronic, and fire alarm related systems and equipment.
Responsible for the supervision and management of a specialized
department or section and for providing the technical skills
necessary to the department.
Description of Duties:
• Oversees the construction, repair and calibration of specialized
• Coordinates the design and development of electronic components,
equipment and systems.
• Oversees and performs diagnostics tests on electronic components
to determine functioning level and capacity.
• Prepares instruction materials and aids and provides training in
electronic repair technique.
• Keeps records of work and materials.
• Gives estimates of cost and reparability.
• Plans and directs the work activities of all assigned staff
including giving directions regarding detailed steps to be
• Gives onsite supervision over hazardous or unusual work
• Inspects completed projects.
• Maintains the appropriate records for work and materials.
• Provides for the appropriate training for all assigned staff
• Generates cost estimates for maintenance and repair.
• Ensures compliance with rules, regulations, and best management
practices applicable to the design, installation, and operation of
hvac, electrical, electronic, and fire alarm related systems. This
includes, but is not limited to NFPA, NEC, ASHRAE, and IBC rules
• Maintains the appropriate records to demonstrate compliance with
rules, regulations, and best management practices applicable to the
design, installation, and operation of hvac, electrical,
electronic, and fire alarm related systems. This includes, but is
not limited to, NFPA, NEC, ASHRAE, and IBC rules and
• Installs, and performs complex preventive maintenance on building
automation, hvac, electrical, electronic, and fire alarm
• Monitors and calibrates building automation, hvac, electrical,
electronic and fire alarm systems.
• Performs independent and complex troubleshooting including
researching, replacing, and repair on building automation, hvac,
electrical, electronics, and fire alarm related equipment, such as
sensors, dampers, motors, automation panels, controls , electrical
panels, conduits, disconnects, breakers, and wiring, variable speed
drives, coffee makers, and washers and dryers.
• Coordinates projects with facilities management, safety and staff
personnel to ensure proper operation of equipment for optimum
safety and security and indoor air quality and comfort level.
• Responds 24/7 to emergencies involving building automation, hvac,
electrical, fire alarm and elevator systems.
• Based on area of assignment, may be required conduct monthly
inspections and annual testing of fire alarm systems for compliance
with NFPA rules and regulations and maintains, inspects and tests
burglar alarm systems, emergency phones, security systems, light
dimmer systems, electronic scoreboard, shot clocks, and sound
• Based on area of assignment, may be required to analyze building
automation system data, equipment schedules, and historical logs to
ensure more efficient operation of pertinent equipment and analyze
computer generated and phoned-in facility related problems,
prioritizes and coordinates proper responses.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
General direction from the assigned supervisor.
Supervises assigned staff.
High School Graduation and vocational training in electronic
equipment repair or developmental engineering.
As condition of employment this position requires the applicant to
be authorized to operate a University-Owned Vehicle for Official
University Business. Per University of Texas System Policy 157,
applicants will be subject to a motor vehicle record check for
their most recent thirty-six (36) month history. Out of State
Drivers are required to submit a 36-month history MVR from their
prior State of residence(s). If applicable, ability to
obtain NICET certification in Fire Alarm systems within six months
• Seven (7) years of experience in equipment/building
automation/fire alarm related equipment, systems analysis,
maintenance, repair, or installation including three (3) years in
supervisory capacity, or
• Five (5) years of the required experience with an Associate’s
degree or equivalent from a 2-year college or technical
Knowledge and skill in the use of test equipment, meters,
generators, and all equipment used in the hvac, electronics,
electrical, automation controls or and fire alarm trade. Use of
personal computer and standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Industrial, office and educational environment. Some travel and
weekend work is required. Work involves occasionally having to
respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis. Will be occasionally
exposed to outside environments such as hot, dry, wet or
Some work is in restricted spaces with exposure to dust. Some
duties and working conditions may create bodily strain and
discomfort. Some work involves a laboratory environment. Duties may
involve the lifting and moving of heavy objects, stooping,
crawling, climbing, reaching, and other activities requiring
physical exertion. Danger of falls, electrical shock and burns are
hazards and condition inherent to the trade or assignment. This
position will be subject to a pre-employment physical. Position
requires the use of personal protective equipment in the form of
safety shoes, safety glasses and protective eyewear.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights
act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
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UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
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