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Building Automation Technician | California Institute of Technology - Military Veterans

at HERC - Southern California

Building Automation Technician Caltech Job Category: Fulltime Regular Exempt Overtime Eligible: Overtime Eligible Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community. Job Summary Under the supervision of the Controls supervisor, the Building Automation Technician will assist in performing maintenance, calibration, and installation on all plant and facilities EMS/BMS and related controls required to insure proper operation of steam, water, gas, air, vacuum, cooling and heating systems, and other related building systems and equipment. Essential Job Duties Utilize Caltech's Integrated Workplace Management System software (AiM) to complete planned and corrective maintenance work orders. Perform scheduled preventive maintenance and calibration on machinery, equipment controls, and end devices. Troubleshoot programming loops and adjust as necessary. Inspect, maintain, install, program and calibrate all building EMS/BMS controls such as thermistor and thermocouples, install and program controllers and end devices. Work closely with the Facilities Operations HVAC shop and Building System Operators to maximize system troubleshooting efficiency. Respond to trouble calls, emergency conditions and analyze routine work requests for timely execution and completion. Assure compliance with applicable building codes and Caltech Design Guidelines. Manage Caltech resources for optimum productivity. Adhere to campus fire and life safety procedures, including confined space, lock-out & tag-out, use of PPE, and so forth. Maintain technical proficiency with new equipment technologies, regulatory requirements, and engineering advances in improved operational performance. Perform other duties as assigned. Basic Qualifications Education and Experience Knowledge of building codes, regulatory requirements, licensing and inspections. AS Degree in an appropriate construction or maintenance related technical or engineering field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent on-the-job training and experience. Ability to accurately and skillfully operate the various standard tools and equipment of the trade, e.g., test lamps, ammeters, voltmeters, torches, etc. The ability to write and program, a sequence of operation using both graphical and line logic programming methods. Ability to modify and/or adapt designs, procedures, or methods to make necessary alterations and modifications. Communicate professionally with the members of the Caltech community in all situations. Must maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to work various shifts as well as overtime and weekends. Must have a valid driver's license at the time of employment and be able to maintain it throughout the course of employment. Strong English oral and written communication skills are required. Use correct punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, and sentence structure. Follow written instructions. Physical Requirements Must be in good health with the physical strength and agility to lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis, bend in all directions, climb stairs and ladders, squeeze with arms and hands, operate machinery using hands, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather. Ability to distinguish among colors and work in confined spaces. Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of HVAC Systems preferred. Niagara 4 or Distech GFX certification preferred. Knowledge in Lonworks, Bacnet, and Modbus protocols. Required Documents Resume To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Copyright 2022 Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-01c3ea508f7157438ceb2c5d18e4f751

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HERC - Southern California

Southern California HERC, established in 2003, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities, and research, medical, and cultural institutions. Our institutions are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and providing a work environment sensitive to work/life balance. We also understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career resources and solutions. SoCal HERC includes members from the Central Coast, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego.

HERC is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related fields than any other website. HERC provides job seekers with comprehensive and transparent access to job opportunities, daily job alerts, career advice news and webinars, dual career support, and regional multicultural resources to help with relocating to a new community.

SoCal HERC Member Institutions:

Antioch University, Azusa Pacific, University Cal Tech

CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge,  CSU San Bernardino 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Chapman University, Citrus College

Concordia University Irvine, Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine 

Loyola Marymount University, MiraCosta Community College, Mount St. Mary’s University

North Orange County CCD, Occidental College,  Pacific Oaks College & Childrens School 

Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, Soka University of America

The Claremont Colleges, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, UC Path Center

UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside

UCSD, University of Redlands, University of San Diego

University of Southern California, Vanguard University, Whittier College

While there are certainly wonderful opportunities to teach and conduct research at HERC campuses, of the 42,000 jobs on, over 24,000 (or 57%) are non-teaching positions. You will find jobs in healthcare, administration, software, information technology, finance, technical and trades, social work, student affairs, and much, much more.

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