Building Automation Technician (Reg FT)
Building Automation Technician
Physical Plant Admin
: Office of College Services
CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package.
Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low
out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday
pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other
options through the State's retirement defined benefit pension
system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan
forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including
group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
Work Hours (for hourly positions):
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. Additional hours, including
evening and weekend hours, may be needed to meet the needs of the
Job Open Date:
Job Close Date:
With safety being top priority,
responsible for installing, programming, testing, calibrating,
servicing, and maintaining HVAC and lighting control devices, low
voltage wiring, conduit and terminations, control computing
hardware / software, and related infrastructure. This position is
provided with assignments and work orders, projects and tasks, and
is essentially self-directed.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or
GED with evidence of a manufacture's training at an advanced level
or trade school and 6 years' related experience required; an
associate's degree in building automation technology or similar
with minimum of 4 years' related experience is preferred. It is a
requirement of this position to comply with all safety practices
and annual training.
Experience writing computer programs and software applications
related to the HVAC industry; extensive knowledge of a variety of
electronic or digital controls systems, and ability to test and
write modifications to system software in multiple languages.
A valid driver's license is required.
Ability to travel to perform work duties at any campus or center
location within the CCAC
Expert ability to read, analyze, and interpret building designs and
construction plans, control drawings, service bulletins, technical
procedure manuals, equipment specifications, and governmental
Proficient at integrating diverse hardware and software while
considering system-wide issues rather than just narrow HVAC
concerns. Can integrate various systems to maximize the efficiency
of energy inputs into the natural rhythm of heating and
Hands-on knowledge of various energy management systems,
heating/ventilation systems, air conditioning and refrigeration
Knowledge of trade and technician-specific materials, tools,
instrumentation, and equipment; applicable building and safety code
requirements; methods and practices followed in the maintenance of
tools, machinery, and equipment; and relevant safety precautions in
the maintenance and installation of electronic and mechanical
Knowledge of building science and systems, mechanical systems,
lighting, and controls equipment; experience implementing energy
efficiency measures and optimizing equipment use and scheduling to
maximize energy and cost savings.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with
multiple stakeholders; basic computer abilities including the use
of Microsoft Office, e-mail and service request systems.
Demonstrated experience integrating low-voltage building
sub-systems using various industry protocols such as BACNet, N2,
Demonstrated general knowledge of digital control concepts such as
analog and digital inputs and outputs, sequences of operations,
point addressable devices, closed loop and supervisory feedback
systems, device programming, serial communications, and computer
networking. Requires general skill in analyzing control system
malfunctions and determining appropriate repairs. This includes
troubleshooting system controller boards, field devices, sensor
wiring, control wiring, general input and output wiring, and
Physical Requirements, If Applicable:
performing the functions of this job, the employee is frequently
exposed to moving mechanical parts and occasionally exposed to risk
of electrical shock. Position requires frequent auto travel and
exposure to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.
Must be able to work in high and precarious locations, climb
ladders, work from scaffolding, use high-lift equipment and work in
ducts and crawl spaces, on roofs and in basements.
Must be able to distinguish color wires.
Must be able to use hand tools, laptop, email, smartphone, and
Typically, lifts/pushes/pulls/carries items that weigh up to 50
lbs. (occasionally heavier) and may require up to 50 lbs. of
push/pull force to varying distances.
1. Follows blueprints and engineering specifications to install
programs, troubleshoot, inspect and maintain control systems
infrastructure, software and hardware.
2. Identifies, analyzes, diagnoses, and repairs systems and
3. Performs preventative maintenance, replacement, and
4. Prepares for on-site installation and repairs by examining
building layout, anticipating difficulties, gathering diagnostic
data and coordinating on-site work.
5. Completes required paperwork, entering daily time, progress, and
6. Records materials, labor, and other cost data as required per
assignment and work order.
7. Coordinates with outside vendors, engineers and consultants on
projects affecting HVAC systems on buildings.
8. Trains other maintenance workers and educates on the operation
of the Building Management Systems (BMS).
9. Operates college vehicles and equipment to pick up and deliver
supplies and for snow removal as necessary.
10. Maintains job knowledge by participating in educational
opportunities, maintaining professional networks, and participating
in professional organizations.
11. Performs all duties in accordance with applicable laws,
collective bargaining agreements, board policies and administrative
regulations and directives.
12. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
Current criminal record/child abuse
clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to
be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania
Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal
Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal
Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to
obtain these clearances and are available here.
Effective November 1, 2021, as a condition of
employment, all new employees of Community College of Allegheny
County must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof
of their vaccination or have received an approved exemption to be
an employee. Prospective employees who are offered a position can
request an exemption from this vaccine requirement for religious or
documented medical reasons. Exemption requests will be reviewed for
approval on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Human
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