Controls Technician I/II
The Controls Technician is responsible for the repair, maintenance,
and operational management of the campus HVAC systems and
associated controls including the BAS (Building Automation System).
This position requires knowledge associated with HVAC systems
including DX systems, hydronic systems and components, fans and fan
motors, pumps and pump motors, electronic and pneumatic controls
and associated safety, overcurrent and other equipment protection
devices. If this is your area of expertise, apply for this
first-shift, weekday, benefits eligible position.
The successful candidate will be hired into either a Controls
Technician I or a Controls Technician II position based on
qualifications and experience.
Job Duties for Controls Technician I and II include, but may not be
- Troubleshoot, maintain, inspect, modify and repair heating,
ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and
equipment including DX and hydronic systems and components, fans
and fan motors, pumps and pump motors, electric controls and
associated safety, overcurrent and other equipment protection
- Implement the campus Building Automation System (BAS) and HVAC
controls to maximize occupant comfort and system efficiency and
minimize energy consumption. Includes:
- Modifying control system software, including operator interface
graphics and logic
- Write, debug, code, analyze and enhance programs including PID
loop tuning to balance energy management with comfort control
- Developing reports, trends, etc.
- Monitoring building and equipment alarms and responding
- Commission, calibrate, and test all temperature control
components within a building's temperature control system to
maintain optimal system performance and energy efficiency
- Install, troubleshoot and repair all field devices of the direct
digital control (DDC) systems within a building including
microprocessor based controllers, relays, sensors, thermostats,
actuators and all related wiring.
- Inspect, adjust, calibrate, install and replace pneumatic
thermostats and system controllers. Troubleshoot and repair
pneumatic controlled mechanical equipment
- Operate multi-meters, amp probes, pneumatic test gauges, air
velocity meters and air/water flow balancing equipment in
conjunction with above.
Additional job duties for a Control Technician II
- Apply fundamentals of basic general wiring in selection of wire
size, insulation and number of conductors for safe supply of
required voltage and amperage. Pull wire and terminate
- Provide support for projects including reviewing project
documents, performing outages related to projects, reviewing
control sequence of operation to be incorporated into design plans,
performing quality assurance inspections and attending project
- Complete small controls projects including procuring parts,
pulling wire, installing associated equipment, and performing
equipment start-up and final commissioning.
- Coordinate and prioritize tasks for BAS contractors including
warranty items, corrective maintenance issues and
retro-commissioning (RCx) activities.
- Provide BAS and controls training to peers as needed.
Education/Experience required for Controls Technician I
High School Diploma or equivalent with strong math and shop
background and 3 years commercial/institutional experience in the
operation, maintenance, inspection, installation and modification
of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems,
controls and associated components OR two year technical degree
from a qualified technical or trade school with emphasis in HVAC
along with one year commercial/institutional experience.
Education/Experience required for Controls Technician II
5 years commercial/institutional experience in the operation,
maintenance, inspection, installation and modification of heating,
ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, controls and
associated components OR two year technical degree from a qualified
technical or trade school with emphasis in HVAC along with 3 years
For both levels, candidates will have:
- Thorough working knowledge of heating, ventilation and air
conditioning (HVAC) systems and associated pneumatic, electronic
and other programmable logic controls.
- Working knowledge of electrical, oil, gas, steam, and
condensate systems and associated equipment.
- Thorough working knowledge of methods, materials, tools and
equipment used in the HVAC trade as well as applicable federal,
state and local health and safety code requirements.
- Familiarity with standard industry safety procedures related to
the operation of mechanical and electrical equipment, use of tools
and equipment, personal protective equipment, etc.
- Ability to interpret engineering drawings and specifications to
determine layout for mechanical systems.
- Ability to understand oral and written instructions and
- Computer literacy.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member; take
initiative; use good judgment; and communicate
- Strong customer-focus and time management skills.
- A valid driver's license and the ability to drive University
- Lift and carry up to 75 lbs unassisted.
- Move around work sites including climb ladders, stairs and
scaffolds; enter and exit trenches, crawl spaces and confined
areas; work on scaffolds, elevated walkways, roofs and elevated
- Use proper safety equipment for ears, head, eyes, feet, hands
and body protection.
- Work indoors and outdoors. There is daily exposure to dust,
dirt, weather, and temperature changes.
- This position is classified as part of essential services -
report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing,
or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by Facilities Supervisor
or when there are concerns related to personal safety.
- This is normally a first shift, weekday position, but may
require occasional shift work.
To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/496823/controls-technician-iii