Controls Engineering Technician at University of Kentucky

Posted in Other 1 day ago.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details Posting Details

Job Title Controls Engineering Technician
Requisition Number RE44881
Working Title
Department Name 3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $20.85-33.36/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification None
Physical Requirements Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods; Repetitive motion.

May be exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or weather/temperature extremes while on or traveling to/from various job sites.
Shift 7:30am – 4:00pm (Monday – Friday)

Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors, emergencies, and/or crisis management requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.

[Note: The Controls Engineering Technician may be subject to ‘on-call’ rotation assignment.]
Job Summary Reporting to the Controls Engineering Supervisor, this position provides technical expertise in implementing and maintaining seamlessly integrated Building Automation System (BAS)/Energy Management System including building controls, Graphical User Interface, Swisslog, Critical Research Equipment Monitoring, Utility Metering, Heating/Cooling Plant Controls, Fire Alarms, and Elevator Monitoring; Supports systems installed for BAS/Security/Fire Alarm/Elevator/Swisslog databases; Performs necessary communication, maintenance, upgrades, and programming; Ensures programming and sequence changes to building controls systems are backed up daily to protect data and avoid critical catastrophic loss; Supports HVAC, Maintenance, and Controls Technicians in troubleshooting building system problems involving Security, Swisslog, Fire Alarm, and Elevator System; Provides system data and consults with other technicians/vendors while troubleshooting problems in network systems, BAS, Security, Fire Alarms, Elevators, and Swisslog Collaborates and supports customers and clients, including UKPD, Security, FIS, IT, Utilities, Facilities Campus, Facilities Medical Center, et al; and creates and provides programming input and interactive use, including dashboard, etc.

In addition, the Controls Engineering Technician creates Graphical User Interface for BAS; Adds new buildings/plants/controls systems to the Building Automation System (BAS); Security; Fire Alarm, and Elevator Monitoring Systems; they come online for UK HealthCare, UK Campus, Utility Plants, and Medical Center Complex; Creates new screens, as required; Installs new control points; Writes and/or completes programming; Utilizes eFacts, NLSS, Lenel, Tridium, Swisslog, and other software programs to compile, trend, and distribute data to users; Maintains points on energy management systems from logs/reports and initiates setbacks when applicable; and completes hardware; wiring configuration; trending; sequencing; and alarming installations.

The Controls Engineering Technician models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers; and delivers value-added, cost-effective performance in meeting and/or exceeding customer requirements.

There is currently more than one position open for the Controls Engineering Technician. To be considered for each position, you must apply for each position. One application will not be considered for all positions.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities MS Windows/Office; MS Project; SAP; KRONOS

Tridium AX/N4 Certification — Preferred

Driver’s License — Preferred

Demonstrated knowledge of specialized measurement and control equipment providing vital information to indicate machines, equipment, and technical systems are operating properly and safely.

Must possess electrical and mechanical skills and have the ability to read and interpret blueprints and technical literature; troubleshoot, and resolve technical controls problems in a collaborative environment.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience Associate’s Degree + 5 – Years.

Bachelor’s Degree + 3 – Years.
Deadline to Apply 06/30/2024
University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all - identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What motivates you to do your best?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experience with improving your organization's, department's, or team's processes or procedures to meet or exceed organizational goals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe a situation in which you collaborated with individuals outside of your department to accomplish work objectives.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe how your skills and experience would be a good fit for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • UK Job Fair
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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