Install, program, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair energy management computerized systems. Reports to Energy Management Supervisor or other designated supervisor.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Install, program, monitor, and maintain Direct Digital Control System components to include sensors, transducers, controllers, and network devices in campus buildings; troubleshoots system, identifies problems, and implements changes to system; adds, modifies and deletes computer programs for all energy management systems.
Provide training and technical assistance; instruct maintenance staff and students in the use and operation of direct digital controllers.
Coordinate and facilitate transition to energy management system in departments, interacts with faculty, staff, and students (e.g., explains energy management principles and procedures, schedules installations, etc.).
Contact appropriate personnel when failures occur; coordinates communication between Building Automation Center and maintenance staff.
Plan, implement, monitor, evaluate, and upgrade energy saving programs (e.g., Demand Limiting Program, weekly scheduling).
Assist with coordination of construction projects affecting energy management systems to ensure conformance with University standards; consults with engineers and architects, assists with planning, review and selection of vendors, and adoption of specifications.
Maintain inventory; purchase replacement parts and orders supplies; compile and maintain records and reports.
Train and direct work of student employees or employees in lower pay grade; may participate in training new employees.
Perform related duties as required.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
High school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of three years experience in building automation systems to include repair and troubleshooting of DDC controls (or equivalent combination of education or experience which provides comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities).
Valid Ohio driver's license with safe driving record.
HVAC systems Energy management principles Networking principles Computer hardware and software
Installation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of computerized DDC equipment Interpersonal communication to interact with University personnel and public in person and over the telephone (e.g., to explain and train others in energy management system procedures) Written communication (e.g., to write reports on system) Use of hand and power tools
Program energy management controllers Identify problems and take appropriate action Interpret and apply blueprints and schematic diagrams Read and comprehend a variety of technical information Maintain accurate records Understand a system of procedures Demonstrate physical dexterity and lift 50 pounds Demonstrate mechanical aptitude Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, decimals, and fractions, and calculate percentages) Operate computer and computer-related equipment (e.g., printers) Work in high places and crawl spaces
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Exposed to dirt, dust, odors, fumes, electricity, variable temperatures and weather conditions, heights and potentially dangerous equipment (e.g., air handlers); requires moderate physical effort to include frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds (e.g., spools of cable), climbing, and extended periods of bending, standing, and stooping; may work varied hours to include evenings, weekends, and holidays; may be called to work in emergency situations; requires on- and off-campus travel.
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; however, schedule may vary to meet departmental needs.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 996727
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Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.