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Building Automation Controls Technician - Major US City

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Job Description

Division: Building Technologies
Business Unit: Region Americas
Requisition Number: 230376
Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Buffalo Grove
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Technical Diploma
Travel Required: 70%

Division Description:

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the North American market
leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly
buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, service provider, and
system integrator, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection;
life safety; and security as well as building automation; heating, ventilation,
and air conditioning (HVAC); and energy management. Since 1995,
Siemens has helped to modernize nearly 7,000 buildings worldwide,
including important American landmarks such as World Trade Center
Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and
the Mount Vernon Estate.
 
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Job Description:

Position Overview
 
We are searching for an experienced Systems Specialist II (Building Automation Controls Technician) who will report directly to the Operations Supervisor and will play a key role in the design, installation, and implementation of all technical aspects of Building Automation Systems within the growing Data Center and Pharmaceutical vertical markets.  These will be newly installed BAS systems in retrofit or newly constructed buildings.  The position can be located anywhere in the continental US provided candidate is near a major US airport as significant travel will be required.
 
Responsibilities
  • Works with project managers and engineering team to review jobs specifications and design needs
  • Designs and creates all custom software programs, point database and graphics that are used with the BAS, workstations, controller integrations and website interfaces.
  • Provides on-site support for the scheduling of contractors to coordinate start-up services as needed. Construction trades would generally include various mechanical, electrical, IT and equipment suppliers.
  • Executes project start-ups, commissioning, testing, and troubleshooting of installed BAS controls and mechanical systems on assigned projects.
  • Participates in the layout and coordination of network drops, IP addresses and monitoring tools with customer's IT Department personnel.
  • Works with equipment vendors to coordinate communication protocols, encryption, and database requirements for integration to their systems.
  • Runs semi-complex reports to analyze system operation, works with project team to demonstrate system operation and verify consistency with the contracted scope of work.
  • Participates in final inspection and testing, assures customer acceptance, and  conducts training for end user customers on system operations.
  • Provides Plans & Control System Documents to application engineering for as-built drawings using the latest digital technology.
  • Mentors other specialists who may need specific automation or HVAC product knowledge.
 Required Knowledge/Skill, Education, and Experience
  • A minimum of 4-6 years experience with Building Automation Systems. Experience could be as a Building Automation Technician, installer/electrician of BAS systems or BAS Owner/Operator. Project team and clients have the expectation that this technician is fully qualified for assigned roles.
  • Associates Degree or similar education or experience desired (High School Diploma or GED Equivalent is a minimum requirement).
  • Must have strong knowledge in HVAC mechanical and/or Electrical systems.
  • Must have knowledge of computers and MS Suite software products.
  • Strong documentation and communication skills desired.
  • Independent, self learner and high desire for high quality products and systems.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license in good standing.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license in good standing in order to participate in the required Siemens vehicle plan.
  • Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
 
Building HVAC, Fire Alarm, Security, Lighting and Automation Systems
 
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