Job Details

Position Title: Building Automation Technician (Reg FT)

Department: Physical Plant Admin

Campus: Office of College Services

Benefits:  CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package. Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other options through the State’s retirement defined benefit pension system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

Work Hours (for hourly positions): REPOSTED. Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. Additional hours, including evening and weekend hours, may be needed to meet the needs of the department.

Hourly Wage:  $30.00/hour

Job Category: Office Support Staff/Maintenance/Housekeeping

Employment Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Slot: 0683

Job Open Date:  3/11/2022

Job Close Date: 

General Summary:  With safety being top priority, responsible for installing, programming, testing, calibrating, servicing, and maintaining HVAC and lighting control devices, low voltage wiring, conduit and terminations, control computing hardware / software, and related infrastructure. This position is provided with assignments and work orders, projects and tasks, and is essentially self-directed. 


Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED with evidence of a manufacture’s training at an advanced level or trade school and 6 years’ related experience required;  an associate’s degree in building automation technology or similar with minimum of 4 years’ related experience is preferred. It is a requirement of this position to comply with all safety practices and annual training.

Experience writing computer programs and software applications related to the HVAC industry; extensive knowledge of a variety of electronic or digital controls systems, and ability to test and write modifications to system software in multiple languages.

Certifications/Licensures: None.

Skill/Abilities Requirements:
A valid driver's license is required.
Ability to travel to perform work duties at any campus or center location within the CCAC
Expert ability to read, analyze, and interpret building designs and construction plans, control drawings, service bulletins, technical procedure manuals, equipment specifications, and governmental regulations.
Proficient at integrating diverse hardware and software while considering system-wide issues rather than just narrow HVAC concerns. Can integrate various systems to maximize the efficiency of energy inputs into the natural rhythm of heating and cooling.
Hands-on knowledge of various energy management systems, heating/ventilation systems, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
Knowledge of trade and technician-specific materials, tools, instrumentation, and equipment; applicable building and safety code requirements; methods and practices followed in the maintenance of tools, machinery, and equipment; and relevant safety precautions in the maintenance and installation of electronic and mechanical equipment.
Knowledge of building science and systems, mechanical systems, lighting, and controls equipment; experience implementing energy efficiency measures and optimizing equipment use and scheduling to maximize energy and cost savings.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with multiple stakeholders; basic computer abilities including the use of Microsoft Office, e-mail and service request systems.
Demonstrated experience integrating low-voltage building sub-systems using various industry protocols such as BACNet, N2, Modbus, etc.
Demonstrated general knowledge of digital control concepts such as analog and digital inputs and outputs, sequences of operations, point addressable devices, closed loop and supervisory feedback systems, device programming, serial communications, and computer networking. Requires general skill in analyzing control system malfunctions and determining appropriate repairs. This includes troubleshooting system controller boards, field devices, sensor wiring, control wiring, general input and output wiring, and network/communications wiring.

Physical Requirements, If Applicable: 
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.  Position requires frequent auto travel and exposure to outdoor weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Must be able to work in high and precarious locations, climb ladders, work from scaffolding, use high-lift equipment and work in ducts and crawl spaces, on roofs and in basements.
Must be able to distinguish color wires.
Must be able to use hand tools, laptop, email, smartphone, and tablet.
Typically, lifts/pushes/pulls/carries items that weigh up to 50 lbs. (occasionally heavier) and may require up to 50 lbs. of push/pull force to varying distances.


1. Follows blueprints and engineering specifications to install programs, troubleshoot, inspect and maintain control systems infrastructure, software and hardware.

2. Identifies, analyzes, diagnoses, and repairs systems and products.

3. Performs preventative maintenance, replacement, and modifications.

4. Prepares for on-site installation and repairs by examining building layout, anticipating difficulties, gathering diagnostic data and coordinating on-site work.

5. Completes required paperwork, entering daily time, progress, and duration.

6. Records materials, labor, and other cost data as required per assignment and work order.

7. Coordinates with outside vendors, engineers and consultants on projects affecting HVAC systems on buildings.

8. Trains other maintenance workers and educates on the operation of the Building Management Systems (BMS).

9. Operates college vehicles and equipment to pick up and deliver supplies and for snow removal as necessary.

10. Maintains job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, maintaining professional networks, and participating in professional organizations.

11. Performs all duties in accordance with applicable laws, collective bargaining agreements, board policies and administrative regulations and directives.

12. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Clearances:  Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances and are available here.

Vaccination:  Effective November 1, 2021, as a condition of employment, all new employees of Community College of Allegheny County must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of their vaccination or have received an approved exemption to be an employee. Prospective employees who are offered a position can request an exemption from this vaccine requirement for religious or documented medical reasons. Exemption requests will be reviewed for approval on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Human Resources.