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Industrial Controls Technician III


Install, calibrate, maintain, repair, and/or troubleshoot 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.  Troubleshoot electrical (low and high voltage) issues related to building automation and control systems and their associated devices and various components.  Understand energy saving control strategies and sequences.  Assist Industrial Controls Technicians IV with integrating various building automation and control systems communication protocols not limited to Modbus, Lon, BACnet IP, BACnet ms/tp, ARCnet, N2, P1, etc.  Assist Industrial Controls Technicians IV with maintaining remote alarm notifications, energy setbacks, scheduling, reviewing constructions documents, performing inspections, and commissioning (as needed) on new construction and renovation projects.  Ensure lower-level personnel and vendors comply with safety guidelines.  Begin and complete the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Instrumentation III 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.

  • Skillfully use field knowledge combined with the necessary tools, equipment, meters, and computers to install, operate, maintain, adjust, repair, and/or calibrate 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 and troubleshoot variable frequency drives
  • Assists Industrial Controls Technicians IV in troubleshooting building automation and control systems programming and communication issues, integrating various controllers and communication protocols, troubleshooting building automation systems (BAS) Ethernet network communication and security issues, and troubleshooting BAS server and application issues
  • Begin and complete hands-on training and Instrumentation III curriculum through NCCER and demonstrate proficiency 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)
  • Assist Industrial Controls Technicians IV in maintaining air handling unit (AHU) scheduling for energy savings, remote alarm paging, and reviewing new construction and renovation projects
  • Ensure proper care in safe use and maintenance of vehicles, tools, and equipment
  • Ensure lower-level personnel and vendors comply with safety guidelines
  • Complete work assignments, ensuring compliance with standards, and career development of lower level technicians
  • Complete requisitions
  • Assist in developing scopes of work for vendors to bid on
  • Operate UF vehicle(s)
  • Perform related duties (as assigned)

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma
  • Three (3) years 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, Instrumentation I, and Instrumentation II curricula

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license required


This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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