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Industrial Controls Technician I


Install, perform preventative maintenance, and/or calibrate building automation and control systems and their associated devices and various components pneumatic and/or digital not limited to sensors, actuators, relays, transducers, valves, variable frequency drives, controllers, etc.  Ensure employee and vendors comply with safety guidelines.  Complete the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) level one curriculum for instrumentation.

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.

  • Skillfully use field knowledge combined with the necessary tools, equipment, meters, and computers to install, operate, and/or adjust pneumatic and digital building automation and control system controllers with their associated components both connected to a network or “stand alone” 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.
  • Install control panels and sensors
  • Begin/complete hands-on training and Instrumentation I curriculum through NCCER and demonstrate competency therein
  • Assist other tradesmen in complex work projects or special assignments
  • Respond to emergency call-ins on campus and emergency after hours work (as needed)
  • Ensure proper care in safe use and maintenance of vehicles, tools, and equipment
  • Ensure employee and vendors comply with safety guidelines
  • Complete work assignments, ensuring compliance with standards
  • Operate UF vehicle(s)
  • Performs related duties (as assigned)

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma
  • One (1) year of appropriate experience in the procedures and methods for installing, repairing, and maintaining building automation systems (BAS) and accessories; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience
  • Completion of NCCER core curriculum

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license required


This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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