Master Trades Specialist (AQT-BAS) - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  555 - AFSCME - FT

Under general supervision of the Controls Engineer, position performs skilled tasks to maintain, repair and install infrastructure and components of a building automation system (BAS) the Oxford Campus containing over 33,000 control points and 340 main BAS field panels. The position will assist staff at the Hamilton, Middletown, and VOA campuses with BAS support as needed. Position responds to internal and external customer heating, ventilation, and air conditioning needs and issues. Position monitors, modifies and updates the building automation system’s head-end software. Position’s primary purpose is to ensure 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.


1. Customer Service Function – Provides assistance to internal and external customers promptly and courteously; provides trends upon request, schedules lighting and HVAC sequences for special occasions upon request 
2. Maintenance & Repair Function – Determines sources of failure in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment; capable of understanding and interpreting complicated HVAC system sequence of operations for diagnosing repair; repairs pneumatic and electronic control systems, components and HVAC equipment; provides direction and assistance to Air Quality Technicians in diagnosing and repairing HVAC control related problems
3. Software Function – Capable of reading and interpreting BAS program language; creates control points and associated alarms; develops and builds graphic interfaces; develops graphic trends of multiple system points
4. Training Function – Assists in providing on-the-job training for Assistant and/or trades-level AQT-BAS. Training includes technical knowledge and practices, institutional knowledge of the facilities, and customer service procedures. Duties may include providing input on a trainee’s skills and/or professional development and performing more formal training sessions including multiple attendees
5. Contractor Coordination & Oversight – Assists in coordinating the activity of service contractors and new installation contractors to ensure compliance with all plans, specifications, and applicable codes and standards
6. Inventory Function – Helps maintain an appropriate critical spare parts inventory for prompt repair of various electronic and pneumatic control components
7. Operations and Monitoring Function – Installs field panels and devices; develops trends; schedules equipment for energy management and operational initiatives; monitors and responds to alarms generated by the BAS; monitors system user security and access levels; monitors and responds to communication alarms and panel network issues
8. Preventive Maintenance – Develops and 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; periodic maintenance of server back-up systems
9. Record Keeping Function – Maintains accurate records for all applicable control wiring/pneumatic diagrams, drawings, sequences of operation, and component lists

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education/Experience – High school diploma (or GED) and at least three years of direct building automation system experience required
2. Specific Knowledge – In-depth knowledge of HVAC systems, controls, and programming knowledge required
3. Technical Knowledge – Ability to read and understand wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, technical information, plans and specifications; ability to use and understand ammeters, multi meters, and general mechanical tools
4. General Knowledge – Basic knowledge and understanding of electrical theory and systems, electronic theory and systems, and pneumatics related to HVAC control required
5. After-Hours Response – Must be reasonably available after normal business hours, weekends, and holidays for on-site response to serious BAS  malfunctions
6. Attention to Detail - ability to maintain detailed and complete records of maintenance, repair, and testing activities
7. Communication Skills - ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of persons
8. Customer Service Skills – understanding of modern customer service theories, practices and methods
9. Physical Abilities – Must be capable of performing tasks which require walking, lifting, bending, stooping, carrying, climbing; work environment may be very hot or cold
10. Computer Skills – Proficiency in the use of PCs is required.
11. Driver’s License – Valid driver’s license required.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of Siemens and BCI/Delta building automation system

Knowledge of TMA work management system

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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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
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Type of School:Research University
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