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Industrial Controls Technician IV


Serve as the Team Lead for three or more employees.  Schedule work outages and coordinates larger projects.  Install, calibrate, maintain, repair, troubleshoot, and/or programs building automation and control systems, 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.  Troubleshoot, tune, and commission building automation and control systems and various control loops.  Understand and write various building automation and control systems programming language or logic.  Understand and implement energy saving control strategies and sequences.  Integrate various building automation and control systems communication protocols not limited to Modbus, Lon, BACnet IP, BACnet ms/tp, ARCnet, N2, P1, etc.  Troubleshoot building automation and control systems application, communication, and BACnet issues and coordinate with various information technology (IT) and network departments with IT related issues.  Maintain remote alarm notifications.  Maintain energy setbacks and scheduling.  Maintain building automation and control systems backups.  Review constructions documents, perform inspections, and assist with commissioning as needed on new construction and renovation projects.  Work as shift or crew leader in the absence of supervisor.  Perform as a lead for more complex operations.  Ensure lower level personnel and vendors comply with safety guidelines.  Complete the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Instrumentation IV 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, calibrate, commission, troubleshoot, and/or program 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.
  • Troubleshoot building automation and control systems programming and communication issues
  • Perform integration of various controllers and communication protocols
  • Troubleshoots building automation systems (BAS) Ethernet network communication and security issues
  • Troubleshoot BAS server and application issues
  • Complete hands-on training and Instrumentation IV 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)
  • Maintain air handling unit (AHU) scheduling for energy savings
  • Maintain remote alarm paging
  • Review and commission new construction and renovation projects
  • Maintain proper documentation for IP addresses, BACnet ID’s, BBMD tables, and software licensing
  • Maintain BAS user administration
  • Maintain backup of BAS system databases
  • Write and control sequences and drawings
  • Ensure proper care in safe use and maintenance of vehicles, tools, and equipment
  • Work as shift or crew leader in the absence of supervisor
  • Performs as a lead for more complex operations
  • Inspect and approve/disapprove contractors’ work
  • Ensure lower-level personnel and vendors comply with safety guidelines
  • Participate in making work assignments, ensuring compliance with standards, career development of lower level technicians, and providing feedback on performance evaluations
  • Complete requisitions
  • Assist in developing scopes of work for vendor bidding
  • Operates UF vehicle(s)
  • Perform related duties (as assigned)

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma
  • Four (4) 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, Instrumentation II, and Instrumentation III curricula
  • Passed NCCER Instrumentation comprehensive assessment and applicable NCCER or UF-specific performance verifications (Certified Plus)

Licensure and Certification

  • Florida Class E operator (driver) license required
  • Currently NCCER Certified Plus in trade or pass NCCER knowledge verification.
  • Complete CORE and a trade specific Critical Task Assessment within 6 months.


  • Will not directly supervise
  • Team Lead for three or more employees
  • Performs as a lead for more complex operations
  • Work as shift or crew leader in the absence of supervisor

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