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Industrial Controls Technician – Entry


Provides support to higher level Industrial Controls Technicians during installations, preventative maintenance, and/or calibrations of building automation and control systems, their associated devices, and various components (pneumatic and/or digital), including (but not limited to) sensors, actuators, relays, transducers, valves, variable frequency drives, controllers, etc.  Ensure employees and vendors comply with safety guidelines.  Begin and complete the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core curriculum.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Learn and apply field knowledge combined with the necessary tools, equipment, meters, and computers to assist with installing, operating, and/or adjusting pneumatic and digital building automation and control system controllers with their associated components (networked or standalone) for (but not limited to) heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); heating hot water; chilled water; steam; etc., to maintain an energy efficient, safe, and comfortable environment in laboratories, offices, classrooms, etc.
  • Assist in building and installing control panels and sensors
  • Begin/complete the NCCER core curriculum demonstrate competency therein
  • Assist other tradesmen in complex work projects or special assignments
  • Ensure employees and vendors comply with safety guidelines, complete work assignments, and comply with standards
  • Operate UF vehicle(s)
  • Ensure proper care in safe use and maintenance of vehicles, tools, and equipment
  • Perform related duties (as assigned)

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma
  • Some knowledge of the procedures and methods for installing, repairing, and maintaining building automation systems (BAS), and accessories

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license required


This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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