The University of Texas at Austin Instrumentation & Controls Technician I - Instrumentation and Controls Technician I for HVACR in Austin, Texas

Instrumentation & Controls Technician I - Instrumentation and Controls Technician I for HVACR

Hiring department

Fac Operations & Maint

Monthly salary

$3,426+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Variable

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 2

General Notes

40 hours a week, five 8-hour days, or possible four 10-hour days with schedule to be determined with supervisor. Some overtime, evening, weekends and holidays possible. Hiring decision contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. Applications will be reviewed online by the hiring department.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide journey level skilled work associated with pneumatic and electronic instrumentation and control systems to ensure efficient and effective control of building operational processes.

Essential Functions

Responds to heating and cooling trouble calls, interfaces with customers, troubleshoots electronic and pneumatic controls systems and components to maintain HVAC comfort control in university buildings. Driving university owned vehicles to job sites will be required. Performs preventive maintenance and calibrates electronic and pneumatic controls and sensors to prevent failures and to keep the building HVAC equipment operating at optimum performance for maximum energy conservation. Renovates and upgrades control systems to provide efficient operation of HVAC equipment and improve building comfort. Assists others as requested to help troubleshoot HVAC and other equipment to limit the equipment downtime and to resolve concerns related to the campus HVAC equipment. Interprets and works from drawings, specifications, and sketches, for assigned projects to ensure university standards are maintained. Commissions control systems for new and renovation construction projects to ensure final control installation meets standards and functional requirements. Performs work independently from written or verbal instructions and in accordance with established safety procedures to complete tasks in a timely manner. Researches and recommends repair components and test equipment to assist in procuring components. Creates material lists and acquires materials for efficient work. Keeps accurate records of materials used and maintains daily time reports to efficiently complete work and document details of the functions performed. Keeps accurate and up-to-date documentation of all systems. Assists other shops and team members in the accomplishment of shop goals related to key performance indicators. Assists outside entities. Provides timely and courteous customer service, keeps supervisors up-to-date on daily work order status to ensure clear, concise, and necessary communication channels are maintained and customer expectations are met. Driving University owned vehicles to job sites will be required for this and some other functions. Gathers building HVAC and mechanical field data to facilitate analysis and improvement of HVAC performance. Participates in the On-Call Program.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 5.4.

Required qualifications

High school or GED. Three years of journey-level experience with the installation, repair, maintenance and operation of pneumatic and DDC instrumentation and control systems. Demonstrate excellent communication skills. Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Current Class "C" Operator Driver License required. Prior to date of hire, applicant selected must provide a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) showing a driving history going back 36 months. This includes all states resided in for the past 36 months. MVR will be evaluated to determine eligibility to drive a University-owned vehicle. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associates degree in a technical field. More than three years of journey level experience with the installation, repair, maintenance and operation of pneumatic and DDC instrumentation and control systems. International Society of Automation Certified Controls Systems Technician (ISA CCST) Level 1 certification. Experience at the University of Texas or in a university setting. Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations. Demonstrated ability to handle responses. Demonstrated ability to give a verbal sequence to a response. Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment. Successful completion of the Leader Development Program.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)

May work in all weather conditions

May work in extreme temperatures

May work around chemical fumes

May work around standard office conditions

May work around biohazards

May work around chemicals

May work around electrical and mechanical hazards

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

Climbing of stairs

Climbing of ladders

Lifting and moving

May be exposed to loud noise, high dust and allergen levels. May lift up to 50 lbs. May work in confined spaces. Often required to twist, grasp, push, pull and bend. May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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