Digital Control Technician/Sr - Facilities & OperationLocation: Texas Medical Center-Houston, TexasCategory: Facilities/OperationsUTHealth AdministrationRequisition #: 220002HDWhat we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
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Position Summary:Provides skilled work and assistance in the efficient and effective installation, maintenance, and application of digital controls and building automation systems in the monitoring and operation of building equipment used to support and maintain the environment within administrative, service, and research facilities campus-wide.The ideal candidate has good verbal and written communication skills, and service experience; working directly with clients experience with Johnson Controls systems and hardware - Metasys web navigation and line of controllers. Hands-on experience with instrumentation; using a multimeter and understanding control voltage and signals. Being knowledgeable of psychometrics; temperature, humidity, and dewpoint is needed.Departmen t: Facilities and Operations
Location: Reuel A. Stallones Building @ 1200 Hermann Pressler Street
Status: Full-time /exempt
Position Key Accountabilities:Responds to Hot/Cold and other HVAC related calls from internal and external customers and troubleshoots associated systems to determine the cause of the problem.
Assists with repairs and the installation of pneumatic/DDC controls, valves, and related mechanical equipment. This includes balancing, testing, and calibrating Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and other energy management control system (EMCS)/building automation system (BAS) and associated equipment. Affected equipment and systems include, but are not limited to, HVAC, electrical, lighting, compressors, RO, domestic and lab water, fire, flood doors, sump pumps, vacuum, steam, and exhaust.
Monitors, adjusts, and troubleshoots building office and laboratory systems and associated equipment using field various instruments/meters and the BAS.
Sets up and records trends to determine average utility consumption per month, history and totalization logs, which indicates the amount of chilled water/electricity used. Set up equipment schedules in Metasys and modify as needed. Maintains Metasys alarm routing for building groups, animal care, safety, etc.
Receives, enters, and completes assigned work orders using the computerized maintenance manager system (CMMS) through personal computer (PC) and smartphone applications.
Participates in monthly Faculty Advisory Council meetings by answering questions and providing updates. Attends monthly Energy Conservation meetings and provide updates and give feedback. Provides weekly written summary of day to day activities to the Director of Controls and Utilities.
Required to carry a university communication device as assigned and respond to calls during normal business hours.
This job classification is designated as "essential" at the UT Health Science Center at Houston. In case of an emergency, "essential" positions are those required to sustain clinical services and/or are responsible for the protection of university assets. Personnel in designated “essential" positions are expected to report to their designated work site during their appointed work schedules, even when the institution has been officially declared to be on "restricted access" or "closed" due to adverse conditions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Certification/Skills:Basic understanding of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.Working knowledge of Personal computers.Familiar with Building Automation System (BAS).Basic skills in using MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook software.Minimum Education:High school degree or equivalent is required. A high school degree with 30 credit hours of industry-related technical school/college is preferred.Minimum Experience:Three (3) years of experience in digital controls operation and maintenance with emphasize on energy management, or minimum attendance of 100 hours in digital control training or energy management training, or three (3) years of experience in commissioning, installing, and operating direct digital controls and communications network with minimum supervision.Physical Requirements:Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.Security Sensitive:This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.UTHealth BenefitsUTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htmEqual Employment Opportunity StatementUTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.UTHealth has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.In addition, all UTHealth employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.