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Building Automation System Tech

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: VP Campus Planning and Facilities
Department: FS - Utilities
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Engineering, Facilities / Skilled Trades

Job Description

The Building Automations System Technician monitors, operates, maintains, modifies, troubleshoots, and replaces pneumatic, electronic, and direct digital controls systems for campus HVAC building controls, lighting controls, and building control system network to ensure occupant comfort, space pressurization, improve system efficiency, and reduce facility operating costs. The reliable operation of these systems is critical to the University.

Required Qualifications

• Associate degree in Electronics, Building Automation, and or directly related field, or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience.
• Experience utilizing and or operating a Building Automation System.
• Experience comprehending and analyzing complex interrelationships between multiple HVAC components.
• Experience working from drawings, schematics, blueprints and job layouts.
• Experience working with a variety of hand tools.
• Must have a valid drivers license.
• Must possess strong computer skills with Excel and Word.
• Must have strong interpersonal and verbal/written communications skills.
• Must have the ability to interact with contractors and commissioning agents to verify systems are installed and operate properly.

Preferred Qualifications

• Virginia Master's HVAC license.
• Experience with installation, programming, startup, commissioning, integration, modifying, troubleshooting and repair of one or more direct digital control system.
• Experience configuring and integrating various manufacturer graphical user interfaces, network level controllers and field level controllers using BACnet, LonWorks, Modbus and proprietary protocols.
• Verifiable experience in the repair and maintenance in a large institution or commercial facility with complex infrastructure systems with hands on experience troubleshooting and calibrating pneumatic and DDC building management controls systems.
• Experience with Siemens Apogee Insight or Desigo CC system.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$50,000 - $60,000

Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information

• Personal ability to safely lift and move heavy objects weighing up to 100lbs. Maneuver heavy materials up and down stairs; climb and work from elevated work platforms such as ladders and scaffolds; work in awkward positions and confined spaces; work for long periods of time standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling; and work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
• Repetitive motion through use of tools, equipment and computer keyboarding.
• Must have a criminal background check.
• Must have a driver's license check.
• Emergency Personnel and able to respond to after-hours calls within 30 min.
• Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
• Typical work hours are 7 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
• May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.
• Must have annual health and safety medical check.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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