The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Instrumentation & Controls Technician I - Instrumentation and Controls Technician I for HVACR

Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint
Monthly salary $3,426+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 18-01-18-01-5360
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 2
General Notes

40 hours, Monday through Friday with the possibility of working four 10-hours days. Start time ranging from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM with actual hours set by supervisor; overtime, weekends and holidays possible. Hiring decision contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. Applications will be reviewed online by the hiring department.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide journey level skilled work associated with pneumatic and electronic instrumentation and control systems to ensure efficient and effective control of building operational processes.

Essential Functions

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. Driving university owned vehicles to job sites will be required. 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. Driving University owned 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.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned. Maintains acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

Required qualifications

High 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. Current Class "C" Operator Driver License required. Prior to date of hire, applicant selected must provide a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) showing a driving history going back 36 months. This includes all states resided in for the past 36 months. MVR will be evaluated to determine eligibility to drive a University-owned vehicle. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associates 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.

Working conditions

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 hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Work conditions found in mechanical and electrical rooms. Elevated and confined spaces using proper protective equipment. Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs. May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.

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