Trades Assistant (AQT-BAS) - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States


Detailed Job Description

Job ID: 1906 - AFSCME - FT (hourly)

Performs tasks related to assisting in routine to moderately complex repair or construction of University facilities or property which require specialized training in a skilled trade.

Under general supervision, position assist in performing skilled tasks to maintain, repair and install infrastructure and components of a building automation system (BAS) on the Oxford campus containing over 190,000 control points and 352 field panels. Position responds to internal and external customer heating, ventilation, and air conditioning needs and issues. Position assists in monitoring, the building automation system’s head-end software. Position’s primary purpose is to assist in ensuring that the BAS infrastructure, BAS controlled HVAC equipment, and BAS controlled lighting systems are in good working order and that any repairs are completed promptly and properly.


Job Duties:

1. Customer Service Function – Provides assistance to internal and external customers promptly and courteously; Aid in managing trends, schedules lighting and HVAC sequences upon request; maintains a professional appearance and attitude

2. Maintenance & Repair Function – Assists in determining sources of failure in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment controls; capable of understanding and interpreting HVAC system sequence of operations for diagnosing repair; assists in repairs of pneumatic and electronic HVAC control systems, components; provides assistance to Air Quality Technicians in diagnosing and repairing HVAC control related issues.

3. Software Function – Capable of reading and interpreting program language; assists in creating control points and associated alarms; assists in the development of graphic interfaces; assists in developing graphic trends of multiple system points

4. Inventory Function – Assists in identifying and maintaining an appropriate critical spare parts inventory for prompt repair of various electronic and pneumatic control components

5. Operations and Monitoring Function – Assists in the repair of field panels and components;  monitors and responds to alarms generated by the BAS;  monitors and responds to communication trunk alarms and panel network issues

6. Preventive Maintenance – Performs preventive maintenance including, but not limited to, periodic tuning of electronic loops; calibration of thermostats and sensors; cleaning of BAS field panels and devices; maintain software updates of remote workstations

7. Record Keeping Function – Maintains accurate records for all applicable control wiring/pneumatic diagrams, drawings, sequences of operation, and component lists

Working Conditions:

Frequent standing and walking with some climbing and lifting of materials weighing 50 to 75 pounds.  Frequent operation of equipment.  Somewhat unpleasant working conditions.  Some exposure to several unpleasant elements which are particularly disagreeable.  Some element of personal risk and exposure to accidents.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires six months training beyond high school in a skilled trade and one year of experience in that trade, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Driver's license required.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Specific Knowledge – Basic knowledge of HVAC system, controls, and programming desired.

2. Technical Knowledge – Ability to read and understand wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, technical information, plans and specifications desired; ability to use and understand ammeters, multimeters, and general mechanical tools.

3. General Knowledge – Basic knowledge and understanding of electrical theory and systems, electronic theory and systems, and pneumatics related to HVAC control desired.

4. After-Hours Response – Must be reasonably available after normal business hours, weekends, and holidays for on-site response to serious control system malfunctions.

5. Attention to Detail - Ability to maintain detailed and complete records of maintenance, repair, and testing activities.

6. Communication Skills - Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a diverse range of persons.

7. Customer Service Skills – Understanding of modern customer service theories, practices and methods.

8. Computer Skills – Proficiency in the use of PC’s.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please attach a resume. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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