The Automation Technician is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Building Management Systems (BMS) and Life Support Systems (LSS) automation systems, including hardware and software. This position will work directly with the Building Engineers, Electricians, Experience Engineering and Aquatic Biology departments.
This position works alongside other trades and academy departments as necessary coordinating maintenance and project priorities. This position reports to the Electrical and Automation Manager.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability preferred.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
A qualified candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, engineering and electrical schematic drawings, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals. Bilingual (spoken and/or written) in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other non-English language preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 25% of the time.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through that date until the position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please upload a resume and complete the brief online application.
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