Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is
looking to hire a Building Automation/Energy Specialist to support
the . Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for
cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation,
aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a
mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather
excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and
45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild
climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national
forests. The university is a small, private, residential university
in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students.
Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central
theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and
120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.
Manage, operate and monitor web-based energy management system to
include continuous systems evaluation, energy totalization (the
study of power consumption and impact on energy usage) and systems
energy tuning to insure energy (including electrical and natural
gas) consumption is reduced. Insure energy consumption remains at
minimal levels by maintaining the campus within the accepted
set-points and parameters. Specialist is to initially determine
opportunities to reduce consumption, and then through constant
monitoring, refining and tuning, realize savings (through cost
avoidance). Specialist will monitor utility bills and consumption
and report areas that exceed acceptable consumption levels and
determine options to reign in excessive usage.
Primary on-site systems operator for Johnson Controls web-based
energy management system. Includes continuous reconfirmation of all
system devices, re-evaluation of all building set-points in order
to identify potential problems, constant recommissioning of all
HVAC systems, and reviewing logistics of all heating and air
conditioning systems in order to maximize efficiency from all
systems and realize savings in order to reduce consumption of
natural resources and reduce budget expenditures on the Daytona
Beach Campus. This position is also responsible for:
- Development of energy tracking charts to identify energy usage
- Assist with the design and implementation of new control
strategies as the system is tuned and expanded
- Train the remaining HVAC Technicians to monitor and reprogram
the Energy Management System
- Will also assist other campuses as requested.
- These functions are completed under the direction and with the
authority of the Director of Facilities Management
Assist fellow HVAC Technicians in the repair and maintenance of
HVAC systems across campus to include the following:
- Analyze and maintain all types of institutional and commercial
HVAC control systems and associated devices
- Analyze and maintain HVAC systems at optimum operating
- Post and decommissioning of existing building HVAC systems
- Respond to occupants complaints concerning space comfort levels
in a timely manner
- Troubleshoot and upgrade existing HVAC Control Systems as
- Ability to troubleshoot large HVAC systems exceeding 1,000 tons
of cooling capacity.
- Service commercial gas fired kitchen equipment in all Food
Services operations on campus.
Other job duties as assigned.
Acting Foreman of HVAC Department whenever Foreman is absent.
ERAU benefits include:
- Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a
6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions
- Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a
health savings account
- Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent
- Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail
room and enjoy observation flights
Formal diploma/certificate/degree program of 6-18 months after high
school. Area of study: HVAC Technical School
No longer offered as an A.S. Degree.
Minimum of five to ten years of work related experience.
Required licenses, certificates, and /or security clearances:
- CFC Certification
- Johnson Controls HVAC Control Logics classes – 40 hours
- Johnson Controls “Control Programming training – 10 hours
- Must possess and maintain a universal refrigerant recovery
license (EPA Issued)
- Must possess and maintain a Natural and Propane Gas
- Must possess and maintain an active Drivers’ License with an
acceptable driving record
Required skills, knowledge, abilities:
- Analytical skills with an in depth knowledge of information
systems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems,
Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet
- Must be able to read blueprints for buildings (architectural),
mechanical (HVAC), Plumbing (pumps and drainage systems) and
control logic diagrams for equipment sequences of operation.
- Knowledge of local, state and federal codes applicable to this
- Ability to service gas equipment (propane and natural)
- Ability to provide and present ideas for operational
improvements for Energy Management System.
- Understand building EMS hardware and software systems and
- Understand HVAC Ice Building Concepts and Evaluating System
- Knowledge of Johnson Controls products including DX and NAE
- Proficient with HVAC PRO and LON Works programs
- Must be familiar with Safety “Best Practices” associated with
the nature of this position.