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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number: SRGV5244
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: Campus Facilities Operations
FLSA: Non-Exempt

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 electronic equipment.

• 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 performed.

• Gives onsite supervision over hazardous or unusual work assignments.

• Inspects completed projects.

• Maintains the appropriate records for work and materials.

• Provides for the appropriate training for all assigned staff members.

• 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 and regulations.

• 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 regulations.

• Installs, and performs complex preventive maintenance on building automation, hvac, electrical, electronic, and fire alarm systems.

• 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 systems.

• 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.

Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Supervises assigned staff.

Required Education:
High School Graduation and vocational training in electronic equipment repair or developmental engineering.

Preferred Education:

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 of hire.

Required Experience:
• 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 school.

Preferred Experience:

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.

Working Conditions:
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 cold.

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.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 08/05/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
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 interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
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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