Building Automation Systems Specialist Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
general supervision, performs work of considerable difficulty in the
operation, maintenance, repair, and installation of building
automation systems and HVAC controls.
first in a series of three classifications.
Examples of Duties:
- Operates building automation systems and air conditioning
controls, using various operator workstations, computers,
digital interface units, and standard HVAC tools of the trade.
- Inspects, monitors, evaluates, and adjusts mechanical
systems performance for proper and efficient operation including
pumps, fans, valves, dampers, terminal units, heat transfer
equipment, fluid flow conditions, and air and water system
- Provides analytical assistance concerning campus mechanical
systems in buildings, Central Plant, and in general campus
distribution to other shops and campus departments.
- Responds to emergency and routine service calls to provide
restoration of mechanical systems operation and control with a
minimum of downtime.
- Promotes, builds, and maintains good relations with the
campus community; keeps supervisor informed of campus needs,
systems status, and actual or potential occupant problems.
- Provides technical guidance and support including set-up,
check-out, operation, and troubleshooting complex building
automation and control systems; verifies functional performance
of systems provided.
- Provides technical instruction and training to other
technicians and personnel on basic theory, proper system
operations, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting
techniques, typical system failures, and corrections.
- Inspects, calibrates, repairs, and installs a wide range of
control, sensing and actuating devices.
- Provides recommendation on equipment/systems operation and
modification for energy conservation, efficiency, and
- Performs emergency connections to neutralize alarm
conditions and restore proper operation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of heat transfer and fluid flow and the
application of mechanical devices used for delivery of
ventilation, steam, chilled water, hot water, and
- Knowledge of air and water balance procedures.
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints, flow charts,
schematic, and ladder diagrams, and control sequences, which may
also involve various software languages and formats.
- Ability to analyze complex control sequences and resulting
operations, and to develop innovations that solve difficult
- Skill in dealing with campus building occupants,
contractors, and consultants.
- Ability to acquire, through training and on the job
experience, specialized knowledge in rapidly changing technology
- Skill in use of personal computers.
- Skill in instrumentation and calibration techniques.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
years of controls/building automation systems experience; OR, four
years of controls/building automation systems experience AND
completion of a related technical training program equivalent to one
year; OR; Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education
from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been
achieved. Some positions may require Chloroflourocarbons
Certification upon employment. Some positions may require a current
Arizona driverís license upon employment.
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