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Building Controls Systems Technician III

University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 2, 2024

Job Details

Hiring Department

Energy Management

Job Description

Nature and Level of Work:

Perform skilled work at a journey level in the installation, operation, maintenance, service, and repair of the microprocessor based distributed automation systems which control and monitor building heating, cooling, air-conditioning, laboratory systems, lightening, metering, life safety, security, and miscellaneous other building systems. Work is subject to inspection for conformance to specifications and accepted standards of the trade but is primarily reviewed through observation of results. Functional contacts include coworkers, other service department employees, and administrative staff at the job locations, university staff at the job locations, university staff, students and building occupants.

Key Responsibilities:

Install and commission, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions, and perform preventative maintenance on microprocessor based distributed automation systems and associated electrical control equipment in university buildings and facilities. Calibrate instrumentation, meter, valves, damper actuators and controllers as required.

Install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair variable speed drives for electric motors, and site wide communication networks for distributed automation systems including fiber optic cable terminations.

Operate personal computer software to commission, maintain and troubleshoot distributed automation systems. Observe and enforce all safety requirements related to equipment operation.

Evaluate complex factors and malfunctions in building heating, cooling, air-conditioning, lighting, metering, life safety, security and miscellaneous other building systems and take corrective actions.

Assist with training of Building Controls Systems Technicians in lower classifications.

May perform or assist in the preparation of cost estimates, material orders, reports and maintenance of records.

Perform other duties as assigned.


7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Monday through Friday

Minimum Qualifications

Personnel in the Building Controls System Technician employee development program:

§ This job is a promotional step from a Building Controls Technician II, and requires successful completion of skill assessments and 1.5 years of experience as a Building Controls System Technician II.

All Personnel:

§ A high school graduate with one year of university or technical training in electronics, electrical engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

§ Three years of experience in the skilled maintenance, installation and repair of distributed automation systems for buildings and associated electrical and pneumatic control equipment or two years completion of technical training.

o During the first six months of employment, must complete the same skills assessment required of a Building Controls Systems Technician II as outlined in the Building Controls System Technician Employee Development Program.

§ Knowledge of building codes is preferred.

§ Skill in use and operation of tools, equipment and materials necessary to complete the essential functions of the job.

§ Ability to read blueprints, drawings, schematics and wiring diagrams.

§ A valid State of Missouri Driver’s License must be held and maintained by incumbents in the position.

§ A person working in this classification will need to:

o Grasp, lift, carry and set down objects of moderate weight (50 lbs.) on a regular basis

o Grasp, lift and pull electrical/electronic cabling and wiring on a regular basis

o Climb and work from ladders, scaffolding and staging on an occasional basis

Ability to get into and work in hot, moist, confined spaces on an occasional basis

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate must have former training in Johnson Controls programming for DDC controls operations.

Candidate must have a minimum of three years prior experience programming and operating Johnson Controls Metasys DDC systems in commercial applications. Experience must be within the last five years.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $26.00 - $30.00 per hour

Grade: GGS G

University title: Building Controls Systems Technician III

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Other Information

Energy Management oversees MU’s district-energy system, which provides utility services to more than 15 million square feet of facilities including hospitals and clinics, a research reactor, research facilities, laboratories, academic buildings, residential halls, dining facilities, recreational and athletic facilities, computing centers and administrative buildings. Utility services include steam, electricity, drinking water, chilled water, utility distribution, insulation services, energy automation and commissioning, energy conservation, and off-campus utility coordination.

The University of Missouri (MU) was recognized in 2017 as a national leader in the development and use of renewable energy by EPA's Green Power Partnership. The MU campus now uses approximately 40% of its energy from a renewable portfolio of biomass, wind and solar!

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-2146.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




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