Systems and Controls /Utilities and Energy Services
Facilities & Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Facilities and Services at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for an IT Specialist. This position will be part of the system and controls group in Utilities and Energy Services. This group is responsible for maintaining reliable and effective DDC systems for UIUC campus.
The IT Specialist will be responsible for monitoring the direct digital control (DDC) systems within the campus; interact with customers across campus, service shops, and the service office; Assist and maintain the EMS work management metrics. Work closely with the Director of EMS on the work management process and with a DDC Specialist initially to learn the Building Automation systems on campus. As knowledge and skills develop, the programming expectations will increase in this position and lead to independent assignments.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
1. Ensures systems functionality, integrity, and efficiency
2. Manage and operate DDC servers, workstations, networks, databases and computer upgrades (hardware and software).
3. Determine priorities while issuing work orders to ensure maximum systems performance.
4. Create and Maintain logs of the building systems and monitored applications for proper operation; Create, manage and maintain all files associated with alarm handling.
5. Initially responsible for basic programming and troubleshooting of campus DDC systems. As knowledge and skills develop this will lead to more sophisticated and complicated programming assignments.
6. Provide data trending, reporting and scheduling of the HVAC systems through DDC.
7. Provide support to field technicians, engineers, inspectors, and project coordinators, and pursue solution to problems with regard to heating, ventilating, air conditioning.
8. Provide customer and system support through the Energy Management Control Center by monitoring the BAS graphics, email and phone. This would require the individual to assist customers and the crafts and trades in troubleshooting systems, overriding set points and schedules. As knowledge and skills develop this will lead to modify the existing sequences as needed. The daily activities would include:
9. Create, Manage, and maintain the Work Management metrics for the EMS group.
Position Requirements and Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s Degree Required. Preferred degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Informational Technology or a related field.
Required Experience and Knowledge:
1. Microsoft Office Access and Excel with VBA programming experience.
2. Microsoft Office 2013 Suite knowledge
Preferred Experience and Knowledge Requirements:
1. Experience with the following building automation systems: Siemens Apogee and Schneider Electric I/A systems.
2. HVAC work experience.
3. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications.
4. Experience in work management systems.
5. Experience in formulating and maintaining metric goals.
6. Knowledge of computer programming techniques.
7. General understanding of terminology used by the crafts, vendors, and consulting firms.
8. Knowledge in maintaining computer servers and networks.
9. Preferred knowledge of the operation and controls of HVAC, and electrical equipment.
This is a full-time, benefits eligible Academic Professional Position. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible following the closing date. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Application Procedures: For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, a copy of your college transcripts, and the names/contact information for three professional references by April 5, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before April 5, 2017; however no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Nicole McCurry at email@example.com.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
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