Job ID: 2022-14521 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Building Trades and Technicians
The Senior DDC Technician is a member of the Facilities Operation, and possessing comprehensive theoretical and practical working knowledge, the Senior DDC Controls Technician installs, services, maintains, calibrates, troubleshoots, and programs a variety of campus DDC and pneumatic building control systems to effectively maintain HVAC comfort, ensure maximum energy conservation and prevent system and equipment failures.
As needed, the incumbent may assume the duties of HVAC Controls Shop Supervisor.
Maintains, adjusts, maintains, calibrates, troubleshoots, and installs direct digital controls on new and existing campus DDC, building automation and energy management systems.
Principle responder for campus heating and cooling issues, providing technical resolution to DDC, building automation and related issues.
Ensures proper care in the safe use and maintenance of university vehicles, tools and equipment.
Reads, understands, and interprets technical and construction related documents (drawings, technical manuals and specifications) in order to determine appropriate equipment and materials required and proper methods of repair or installation.
Performs point-to-point system check outs and participates in new and renovated system startups. Ensures proper software setup, programming, and communication with server(s).
Provides technical support, direction, and guidance to end users and other trades personnel where applicable.
Maintains technical proficiency in building system applications through regular educational activities such as seminars, training classes, conferences, and self-education.
Responds to campus emergencies, both during the day and after hours, as needed.
Uses campus software tools and other documentation methods to effectively develop, organize and maintain necessary work-related technical documentation.
Perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Must be a graduate of a recognized 4 year electrical/electronics vocational technical program or possess the equivalent in educational and practical experience.
High school diploma or equivalency (GED).
Journey level experience in maintaining, adjusting, calibrating operating, repairing, troubleshooting, and installing Siemens, Carrier (including Automated Logic Controls), Honeywell, Johnson Controls and Barber Coleman electric, pneumatic and direct digital controls on HVAC related systems
Journey level experience in the use of computers and associated software to maintain, adjust, operate, repair, troubleshoot, and install Direct Digital Controls on the Campus Wide Carrier, Automated Logic and Siemens building automation systems.
Possess understanding and technical ability of DDC control theory and building operations, to perform investigations of complex HVAC system controls and functionality issues, evaluate alternate solutions and provide sound recommendations to supervisors, shop personnel and others.
Journey level knowledge of the potential occupational hazards connected with electrical and building system controls work along with the associated safety standards and practices which should be applied.
Can conduct detailed field inspections of new construction, renovations or standalone projects, and provide recommendations to supervisors, tech reps and others, in order to optimize shop level support for the campus capital and major maintenance programs.
Possess knowledge in the functionality and usage of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and motor frequency drives.
Can read and interpret both electric and automatic temperature control drawings and technical manuals for all systems and equipment serviced.
Must have a willingness to initiate productive work activity, work independently from both written and verbal work orders and accept responsibility for these work assignments.
Be available for emergency after hours work, which may require carrying a cell phone.
Have a valid driver’s license.
Advanced level ability to program either DDC or PLC processors.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
stand or walk 2 - 4 hours at one time, up to 8 hours per day.
sit for less than 2 hours during an 8-hour day.
lift or carry up to 35 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead and up to 75 pounds to waist height occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34 – 66% of the workday);
occasionally lift overhead, crawl, lie down, push or pull with forces up to 75 pounds (less than 33% of the workday);
frequently climb ladders or stairs, bend, squat, kneel, reach overhead, push or pull with forces up to 35 pounds (34 – 66% of the workday);
work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions.
possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.
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