Building Control System Technician
The Energy & Utilities
Division (EU), within the Facilities & Operations
Directorate (F&O), oversees BNL’s utility systems, utility
plants, and energy management programs which include
sustainability, conservation, obtaining economical electric
power and fuel supplies for BNL.
This position is
responsible for the coordinating the maintenance,
troubleshooting, monitoring, programming and enhancement of
BNL’s site-wide Energy Management Control System (EMCS),
Laboratory controls and related systems. The EMCS and
Laboratory controls are microprocessor based distributed
automation systems for controlling and monitoring building
heating, cooling, air-conditioning, laboratory systems,
lighting, metering, and other miscellaneous and specialized
controls. There are currently over 2,400 primary
controllers and 22,000 hard-wired points in 135 buildings
with over 3 million square feet. The position
reports directly to the EU Energy Management Manager.
Essential Duties and
Maintains daily operation, upgrades and troubleshoots control
Monitors daily control system operation, alarms, communications
problems, component operation, and identifies areas that require
further investigation and correction.
Coordinates requests for control system expansion or
modifications including additional control points, controllers,
programming, graphics, etc.
Maintains the EU critical alarm systems within EMCS system.
This includes making software configuration changes in response
to building manager needs, maintaining the critical response
alarm sheets, and the appropriate alarm log books.
Coordinates and inspects the work of the site electricians and
mechanics for activities associated with the installation,
troubleshooting and repair of the building control systems and
their related components.
Provides direct assistance for calibrating temperature sensors,
transducers, actuators, flow control devices and other control
Maintain and coordinate control system communications network
requirements and activities with BNL’s Information and
Technology Department (ITD).
Develops strategies and coordinates efforts to replace existing
outdated control systems with new modern controls.
Responds and/or directs staff to respond to all emergencies,
alarms, and unusual conditions related to the control systems.
In the event of emergency situations such as equipment
malfunction or power outage, takes appropriate action to prevent
damage or notifies responsible supervisor or Facility Project
Manager(s) as required.
Attends regular control planning meetings.
Performs contractor oversight, contract administration, and
serves as the work control coordinator for outside control
system maintenance contractors.
Identifies and generates purchase requisitions for parts,
services and equipment as needed.
Approves invoices for payment.
Coordinates the repair or maintenance of equipment in a safe and
conscientious manner following safety rules, procedures, and
actively participating in safety programs, such as confined
space, lock-out/tag-out, etc.
Takes responsibility for government-owned equipment assets such
as vehicles, radios, computers, test equipment, office
Provides technical assistance to electricians, mechanics and
technicians working on control systems and related components.
Required Knowledge, Skills
Formal training in Building Automation systems or related
discipline and a minimum of three years of relevant experience.
Requires a minimum of eight years of field experience
troubleshooting HVAC and Laboratory control systems.
Must be able to read, write, and verbally communicate in
Through knowledge of the principles, methods, tools and
equipment used in installing, maintaining, programming,
calibrating, repairing, and replacing building control system
and related equipment.
Develop simple HVAC control sequences.
Ability to read and understand mechanical, electrical, and HVAC
Minimum of five years related experience troubleshooting,
programming, and graphics development with modern
microprocessor-based building automation controls Laboratory and
Must have a valid NYS Driver’s license.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills
Certification as an HVAC controls technician with one or more
Building Automation System (BAS) manufacturers such as Automated
Logic Corporation (ALC), Johnson Controls, Siemens, etc.
Two or four-year degree in a technical, science or engineering
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Familiarity with building control systems, energy conservation
technologies, HVAC systems and controls, and energy management
principles and practices.
Experience and in-depth knowledge with some of the following:
Automated Logic Controls (ALC) systems including programming
and control devices
Barber-Coleman Network 8000 control systems and programming
Phoenix Laboratory Control systems
Rockwell Automation ControlLogix PLC systems and software
Microsoft SQL Server
NFPA 70 – National Electrical CodeŽ
NFPA 70E- Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Arc Flash Calculation Software SKM Power Tools for Windows
For a complete job
description please visit the BNL Careers webpage at https://jobs.bnl.gov/.
Interested candidates should apply to
Job ID # 2131.
(PRINT - Brookhaven National Laboratory
Control System Technician)