Controls System Administrator Trainee

Location
California, United States
Posted
27 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2019
Ref
83686
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Welcome to Land, Buildings & Real Estate:

Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University’s physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university’s academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford’s 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as “Caretakers of a Legacy."

Who We Are:

We are the Facilities Automation Center (FAC).

The FAC provides the high tech automation and monitoring tools that enables Stanford to build and operate the most advanced teaching and research facilities in the world. The FAC serves many customers across campus, including building managers, laboratory managers, and some of the best HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical professionals in the industry – if we don’t succeed, they don’t succeed, and that won’t happen here.

What We Do:

  • Modern building automation systems are built upon common IT hardware and networking platforms. The FAC ensures these platforms are highly reliable, secure, and scalable to meet the growing demands of our “smart” campus.
  • We work with servers, clusters, switches, gateways, databases, end point devices, user interfaces, authentication software, and many more IT industry components.
  • The FAC team members are also masters with proprietary third party software used to create sequence of operation controls logic to operate the many individual processes within Stanford’s buildings.
  • The FAC develops control system logic programs for maintenance and upgrade projects as well as provides subject matter expert oversight for large new construction and retrofit projects being implemented by contractors.
  • Who You Are:
  • You are someone who is passionate about applying advanced technology to the physical world of high performance buildings.
  • You are a constant learner, who hungers for new experiences and who enjoys sharing knowledge with colleagues.
  • You are comfortable with the fact that there is always more for you to learn – in this position you will gradually become an expert in three diverse areas: IT systems, building process systems, and control systems.
  • You appreciate the value of personal interactions with your work peers, customers, and superiors. You don’t shy away from speaking up at meetings and preparing documentation to present your opinions.
  • You have a unique background of education, training, experience, and aptitude, and a drive to complete our Training program. Perhaps you haven’t been able to find your niche in the technology job market yet; we could be it!
  • This is an entry-level position designed to develop your professional skills in building automation systems within a 24-month period.

Your Primary Responsibilities:

  • Let’s talk about the specific tasks a Control System Administrator Trainee performs.
  • Monitor performance of computerized components and communication networks to ensure uptime and reliability of control systems
  • Perform controls system software upgrades and patches
  • Confirm all communications networks are installed and configured properly between the room level Local Control Units, the Building Level Controllers (i.e. JACEs), and the Building Control System Server
  • Create sequence of operation logic program files using control system software
  • Create user interface graphics program files using control system software
  • Support troubleshooting of building process systems, including but not limited to HVAC and lighting, by working with other operations departments to efficiently identify and resolve source of problems
  • Observe and support functional performance tests for construction projects
  • Maintain building control system documentation to ensure accurate as-built information, up to date sequence of operations (SOOs), and easy to reference set points and schedules
  • Configure and tune controls analytics tools (i.e. FDD) to match needs of specific processes and buildings
  • Attend required training classes and satisfy requirements for completion certification
  • Achieve proficiency in areas and at dates specified in your Training Plan
  • Of course, you can expect additional duties as applicable to the role

Qualifications We Are Looking For:

  • 3 or more year’s applicable experience administering IT systems including configuring and maintaining networks, servers, and user accounts. Relevant educational credentials may substitute for years of experience.
  • Experience with computer PC architecture, basic computer math and conventions, and basic PC troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certification (or equivalent), or ability to acquire within one year of start.
  • Knowledge of general network topics, such as TCP/IP protocol and OSI model. CompTIA Network+, CCENT, or equivalent certification, or ability to acquire within one year of start.
  • Tridium Niagara N4 Certification, or ability to acquire within one year of start
  • Ability to interpret mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and control systems drawings
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Good oral and written communication skills. To be demonstrated through sample work and/or professional references.
  • Good customer relations skills. To be demonstrated through professional references.
  • Experience operating and maintaining modern building Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems is a plus
  • Knowledge of commercial building HVAC processes and systems is a plus

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4831
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: G
Requisition ID: 83686