INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL MECHANIC -FACILITIES-(T200861)
The posting is intended to describe the general content and requirements of this position and is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.
Description To read, understand and interpret blueprints, drawings, floor plans, schedules and manufacturer's operating and/or maintenance specifications as they relate to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and special equipment, building structures and finishes. To maintain and perform tests, calibrations, evaluation repairs, modifications, replacements and installations on HVAC, chiller and boiler control systems and devices to include pneumatic, electrical, electronic and direct digital control systems. To respond to requests from architects, engineers, energy managers, building occupants and others regarding testing, evaluating, calibrating and documenting mechanical and electrical controls and metering systems.
Installs, tests, calibrates and troubleshoots existing and new control systems, including analog and digital, metering devices, variable frequency and variable speed drive controllers, turbine and vortex flow meters, differential RTD and TC transmitters, and other devices. Uses testing and calibration instrumentation and equipment to evaluate system performance and diagnose problems. Evaluates test data and recommends needed repairs, modifications and replacements.
Rebuilds, modifies and repairs control devices and components including valve dampers, receiver-controllers, relays, control panels, sensors, transmitters, thermostats, meters and other similar components and devices.
Tests and analyzes the operation of HVAC and major energy-using equipment and systems such as boilers, chillers, lighting systems, etc., and determines operating conditions and efficiencies. Makes recommendations for system repairs, renovations, modifications, retrofits or replacements.
Analyzes and documents the design, application and condition of existing HVAC and control systems. Measures and records HVAC system specifications and performance values such as air flow (CFM), air velocity (FPM), static pressure (inches of water), voltage, wattage, amperage, ohms, power (KVA, KWA) and power factors.
Tests, calibrates and installs electric watt-hour meters, steam and water flow meters, temperature, pressure, and humidity sensors and other similar measuring devices for HVAC equipment, boilers and chillers. Develops and analyzes control strategies for the replacement or modification of existing control systems, and the design of new control systems.
Identifies and evaluates systems and components which are candidates for improving the energy efficiency of controlled processes. Tests and evaluates new and different types of control and energy conserving products for installation within UAB facilities.
Develops application programming to be entered into existing Energy Management Systems, Direct Digital control systems, and other microprocessor based control systems and software programs.
Engages and alters existing controls software programs through the use of proprietary languages. Enters new programs into control system processors and memories. Uses computer aided design and drafting (CADD) graphic software programs to design new and document existing control systems using micro-computer hardware.
Work Schedule: Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (subject to change to meet the needs of the University).
Graduate from an approved accredited post-secondary two (2) year vocational or technical school in Electronic, Electrical, or HVAC, and four (4) years experience in building automation, electronic or industrial controls required. Work experience may substitute for education requirement.
Driving record should meet University underwriting guidelines to drive vehicle in performance of University business. Current underwriting guidelines include possession a valid driver's license, issued in the United States; at least 21 years of age; at least three years of driving experience; maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
Ability to use industrial programmable logic controls or industrial distributed control systems
Ability to use control system components in a system
Ability to convert different types of control signals
Ability to calibrate analog input transmitters using a decade box and multi-meter
Knowledge of the sequence of operation to control a valve operator
Knowledge of analog/digital output and input terminations for a controller
Ability to use personal computer and related software
Knowledge and experience with trades mathematics, trades communications, electronics, pneumatic, electronic and electric HVAC controls
Possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the duties and responsibilities of this position in a timely manner to include:
Lifting and carrying a minimum of 50 pounds.
Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and working at heights above thirty (30) feet.
Perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing and walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus.
Working within extreme temperature and humidity ranges with a variety of materials.
Working in confined spaces
For full consideration, please be certain to showcase experience on application and resume, as it relates to the needs of the job announcement. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.