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Controls Engineering Technician

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Controls Engineering Technician
Requisition Number RE34668
Working Title
Department Name 3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $20.64-33.03/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification
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.
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
There are currently 6 positions 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.

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 on line 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.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
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 06/28/2022
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 backgrounds, 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 background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-06-22 Expires: 2022-07-22

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