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Building Controls System Technician I

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Energy Management

Job Description

Nature of Work:

Perform skilled work on a journeyman level in the installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of pneumatic, electric, electronic, and direct digital control (DDC) heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) on control systems. All work is subject to spot checking and inspection for conformance to specifications and accepted standards of the trade.

Personnel working in this classification will be allowed to remain in the position up to four years at which time they must have successfully completed the necessary requirements to move into the Building Controls Systems Technician II classification or higher.

If the incumbent is unable to successfully complete the training within four years, progressive discipline, with appropriate time extensions, will be initiated.

Key Responsibilities:

Install, repair and/or replace pneumatic, electric, electronic and DDC heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control systems according to design drawings and/or specifications.

Perform preventative maintenance procedure on HVAC pneumatic, electric, electronic and DDC control systems; diagnose control problems and overhaul, either individually or as part of a team, various building pneumatic, electric, electronic and DDC controls systems.

Locate and obtain components required for building pneumatic, electric, electronic and DDC control systems.

Clean, maintain, safely operate and properly store all tools and equipment. Observe and enforce all safety requirements related to equipment operation.

Locate, purchase, and order materials and tools for jobs and manage delivery and storage of those materials. Perform or assist in the preparation of cost estimates, reports and maintenance of records.

Work toward successfully completing all skills category training and tests for Building Control System Technician II.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:

Direct supervision is received from a designated supervisor. Oral and written instructions are supplemented by plans, drawings or blueprints.

Supervision Exercised:

May instruct and/or guide personnel assisting in work.


7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Monday - Friday

Minimum Qualifications

• A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
• Four years actual work experience and training, including the equivalent of apprenticeship or vocational training, in the HVAC controls trade OR 18 months’ experience with completion of vocational education training in desired field.
• Ability to read blueprints, plans, drawings, wiring diagrams, and electrical codes.
• Skill in maintenance and use of tools, equipment and materials of applicable trade.
• Ability on a daily basis to:
- Grasp, lift, maneuver, rotate, and otherwise use small to large trade tools and equipment.
- Grasp, lift, carry, and set down heavy objects (50 lbs.)
- Grasp, turn, twist, pull, push, lift, and otherwise move equipment, controls, parts, etc.
- Visually assess maintenance, construction and repair needs
- Climb and work from ladders, stairs, and scaffolding
• A valid State of Missouri Driver’s License must be held and maintained by incumbents in the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with commercial HVAC systems and controls.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $24.00 - $27.00 per hour

Grade: GGS-F


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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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