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Instrument and Controls Tech I

Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Posting Title:Instrument and Controls Tech I----Hiring Department:Facilities Services----Position Open To:All Applicants----Weekly Scheduled Hours:40----FLSA Status:To Be Determined at Offer----Earliest Start Date:Ongoing----Position Duration:Expected to Continue----Location:AUSTIN, TX----Job Details:General NotesMaintenance Operations, a branch of the Facilities Operations and Maintenance Division, provides comprehensive maintenance services in support of the University's operations.Our teams provide a comprehensive array of qualified services, backed by our licensed and certified technicians, to this end, we offer opportunities for continuing education, as well as various stipends for additional trade licenses. Our team of trained trade experts are well-matched for the university's operational and maintenance needs, whether the facility is a brand new laboratory of our iconic Tower. Our goal is to self-identify operations and maintenance issues long before our clients realize a repair is needed and take a thoughtful approach to using their resources, structuring processes, and providing the best client service and use of university resources. This goal comes from our sense of ownership and pride in our work. With this approach in mind, the team is organized into a zone-based structure and employs flexible work hours, data analysis, and technology to meet operational goals. We are committed to conducting our work in a way that reflects our value of diversity. To that end, we want all of our employees to feel confident that their varied background and experience are embraced.Your skills will make a difference.You'll be working for a university that is internationally recognized for our academic programs and research. Your work will make a difference in the lives of FAS staff, thereby enhancing the student experience. If you're the type of person that wants to know your work has meaning and impact, you'll like working in our department and for UT Austin. UT Austin provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)
  • Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with 8% employer matching funds
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional conference opportunities.
  • Tuition assistance
  • Expansive employee discount program including athletic tickets
  • Free access to UT Austin's libraries and museums with staff ID card
  • Free rides on all UT shuttle and Austin CapMetro buses with staff ID card
  • For more details, please see: https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits and https://hr.utexas.edu/current/services/my-total-rewards .For more information on the Maintenance Operations group, please visit: https://facilitiesservices.utexas.edu/divisions/maintenance/maintenance-operationsMust be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employee without sponsorship.Security sensitive; Hiring decision is contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check. Applications will be reviewed online by the hiring department. This is a swing shift position (shift could be between 02:00 PM & 02:00 AM), 40 hour work week schedule; Monday-Friday, hours to be discussed with supervisor. This position is required to occasionally work on-call. Additionally, this position is entitled to shift differential in the amount of $4,286 per year.PurposePerforms journey level preventative maintenance, inspections, diagnostic testing, and repairs of mechanical systems in campus facilities. Performs journey level work in the installation, maintenance, repair and service of electrical systems.Responsibilities
    • Responds to heating and cooling trouble calls, interfaces with customers, troubleshoots electronic and pneumatic controls systems and components to maintain HVAC comfort control in university buildings.
    • Performs preventive maintenance and calibrates electronic and pneumatic controls and sensors to prevent failures and to keep the building HVAC equipment operating at optimum performance for maximum energy conservation.
    • Renovates and upgrades control systems to provide efficient operation of HVAC equipment and improve building comfort.
    • Assists others as requested to help troubleshoot HVAC and other equipment to limit the equipment downtime and to resolve concerns related to the campus HVAC equipment.
    • Interprets and works from drawings, specifications, and sketches, for assigned projects to ensure university standards are maintained. Commissions control systems for new and renovation construction projects to ensure final control installation meets standards and functional requirements. Performs work independently from written or verbal instructions and in accordance with established safety procedures to complete tasks in a timely manner.
    • Researches and recommends repair components and test equipment to assist in procuring components. Creates material lists and acquires materials for efficient work. Keeps accurate records of materials used and maintains daily time reports to efficiently complete work and document details of the functions performed. Keeps accurate and up-to-date documentation of all systems.
    • Assists other shops and team members in the accomplishment of shop goals related to key performance indicators. Assists outside entities. Provides timely and courteous customer service, keeps supervisors up-to-date on daily work order status to ensure clear, concise, and necessary communication channels are maintained and customer expectations are met. Drive University vehicles to job sites will be required for this and some other functions.
    • Gathers building HVAC and mechanical field data to facilitate analysis and improvement of HVAC performance. Participates in the On-Call Program.Required QualificationsHigh school or GED. Three years of journey-level experience with the installation, repair, maintenance and operation of pneumatic and DDC instrumentation and control systems. Demonstrate excellent communication skills. Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions.Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.Preferred QualificationsAssociates degree in a technical field. More than three years of journey level experience with the installation, repair, maintenance and operation of pneumatic and DDC instrumentation and control systems. International Society of Automation Certified Controls Systems Technician (ISA CCST) Level 1 certification. Experience at the University of Texas or in a university setting. Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations. Demonstrated ability to handle responses. Demonstrated ability to give a verbal sequence to a response. Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment. Successful completion of the Leader Development Program.Salary Range$51,975 + depending on qualificationsWorking ConditionsEnvironmental Demands:
      • Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
      • May work in all weather conditions
      • May work in extreme temperatures
      • May work around chemical fumes
      • May work around standard office conditions
      • May work around biohazards
      • May work around chemicals
      • May work around electrical and mechanical hazardsPhysical Tasks:
        • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
        • Use of manual dexterity
        • Climbing of stairs
        • Climbing of ladders
        • Lifting and movingAdditional Working Conditions:
          • May be required to work in confined spaces, manholes, tunnels, elevated work, extended shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
          • May be exposed to loud noise, high dust and allergen levels.
          • May be required to lift up to 50lbs. Often required to twist, grasp, push, pull and bend.
          • Operate job related equipment.
          • May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.
          • Drive University vehicles. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.
          • Participate in on-call program.Work Shift
            • 40 hours a week, five 8-hour days, or possible four 10-hour days with schedule to be determined with supervisor. Some overtime, evening, weekends, and holidays possibleRequired Materials
              • Resume/CV
              • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
              • Letter of interestImportantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.----Employment Eligibility:Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.----Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.----Background Checks:A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.----Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.----Pay Transparency:The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.----Employment Eligibility Verification:If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.----E-Verify:The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
                • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
                • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
                • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
                • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]----Compliance:Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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