Controls Mechanic (Weston)


: $48,110.00 - $71,390.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Automotive


Controls Mechanic

Facilities - Retro Commissioning


University Job Title

Controls Mechanic

Bargaining Unit

L35 - Local 35 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Full time

Compensation Grade

Labor Grade 11

Work Location

Central Campus

Worksite Address

344 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Work Week

Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)

Searchable Job Family

Facilities, Physical Plant

Total # of hours to be worked:


Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard)

Mo-Fr 750A-420P

Position Focus

Installs and maintains University equipment to include HVAC, HVAC Building Automation systems, electronics, and pneumatics. This position demands a broad skill set including necessary experience to work on and troubleshoot Building Automation systems, direct digital controls (DDC), variable frequency drive DDC interfaces and DDC mechanical point monitoring within a Building Automation network.

Essential Duties

1. Under the direction of the supervisor, and under limited supervision, performs assignments and assumes general responsibility for the completion of assignments. 2. Directs the work of employees under the direction of the supervisor. 3. Determines the manpower and material requirements and the means and methods to be used in accomplishing work assignments and recommends changes. Secures materials, supplies and equipment. 4. Performs incidental work required on the equipment maintained by the trade. 5. Performs routine scheduled maintenance, cleaning and adjustment of equipment components associated with controls, as required. 6. Maintains clean work area and/or cleans up job site. 7. Observes safety standards and practices. 8. Diagnoses, services and repairs pneumatic, electric and local electronic controls systems associated with building HVAC/HVAC Building Automation systems using prints and schematics. 9. Retrofits and installs local electrical, electronic and pneumatic control systems including wiring and tubing. 10. Must be able to diagnose building related problems via the automation system. 11. Maintains, installs and networks building automation systems hardware and field equipment. 12. Utilizing controls application software via desktop or laptop, diagnoses and repairs issues pertaining to the Building Automation System network and the DDC controllers which reside within the system. 13. All field changes (including changes to sequence of operations) and/or software alterations need to be communicated with the appropriate manager 14. Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

Required Education and Experience

Must have a minimum of Four (4) years experience in Building Automation systems pertaining to HVAC and HVAC direct digital controls, HVAC variable frequency drive DDC interfaces and DDC mechanical point monitoring within a Building Automation network. Experience required with with Johnson Controls, Siemens, Automated Logic, Niagra/Tridium, or Honeywell systems. High School diploma or equivalent. Must have a demonstrated record of consistent and reliable job performance in an equivalent position.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to read, write, follow written and verbal instructions and to handle mathematics pertinent to the job.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Experience with computers to include MS Software; Word, Excel, and e-mail (Outlook).

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent Customer Service Skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

The ability to communicate with other mechanics, control specialists, programmers, and contractors about software and hardware changes/upgrades on related building automation systems.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

After training, must be proficient in FAMIS and work order entry and completion.

Required Licenses or Certifications

1. Must possess a valid Connecticut S-2 license or higher or, E-2 license or higher. Only if possessing experience with control systems. 2. Must have a drivers license valid in the State of Connecticut.

Physical Requirements

1. Climbs ladders and scaffolding in excess of eight (8) feet. 2. Frequent stooping, bending, kneeling and/or squatting. 3. Works in confined areas. 4. Sustained overhead work. 5. Works outside in all types of weather. 6. Moves both arms and shoulders in full and extended motion while working with heavy tools. 7. Moves equipment, tools and materials of up to fifty (50) pounds without assistance.

Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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