The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Instrumentation & Controls Technician II

Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint
Monthly salary $4,204+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 730AM to 400PM
Posting number 18-02-22-01-5361
Job Status Open
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 1
General Notes

40 hours a week, five 8-hour days,modified work weeks, 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 advanced journey level skilled work and project management associated with DDC and pneumatic HVAC instrumentation and controls systems to ensure efficient and effective operation of buildings. Gather and record significant data used for retro-commissioning and the implementation of energy saving programs.

Essential Functions

Retro-commissions existing building's HVAC, heating, and cooling systems using a Filemaker Pro audit program and advanced troubleshooting techniques. Repairs mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation systems as required. Driving university owned vehicles to job sites will be required . Works with the other UT maintenance and energy groups to troubleshoot and resolve complex HVAC related building issues. Interfaces with the analysts to create, modify and optimize building automation system programming and sequences of operation. Provides technical expertise and project management for building systems. Troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and installs building automation systems. Interfaces with campus faculty, staff, engineers, vendors, , and contractors to resolve building systems problems. Uses plans, construction documents, and specifications during the planning phase of projects to ensure cost containment and proper scheduling. Composes, reviews, and processes shop and project paperwork, including, but not limited to daily and final project summaries, time sheets, material requests, and work orders.

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

May be required to travel for specific training. Other related functions as assigned. Maintains acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

Required qualifications

High school or GED. Five years of journey-level experience with the installation, repair, maintenance and operation of pneumatic and DDC instrumentation and control systems. Five years of experience in the maintenance, operation and repair of large commercial HVAC systems. Must have a current driver license. Candidate's Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) for the past 36 months must be clear. Candidate must provide out of state MVR(s)for past 36 months. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's 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

More than the required described experience. Experience with computerized service request systems. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Demonstrated excellent customer service skills. Proven ability to work with a team of multi-crafted trades people. Five years of experience with test and balance procedures on air and water systems. Ability to properly use test instruments such as multi-meters, current loop calibrators, thermal imaging cameras, manometers, and ultrasonic flow meters. Ability to make mechanical repairs such as the replacement of valves, steam traps, and actuators. Ability to replace , repair, calibrate, and configure DDC field devices such as temperature and humidity transmitters, air flow stations,and differential pressure transmitters. Ability to perform high level troubleshooting diagnostics on complex HVAC systems. Three years experience installing DDC systems. International Society of Automation Certified Controls Systems Technician (ISA CCST) Level 1 certification.

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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