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Senior Building Controls Technician in Boston, Massachusetts

LocationBoston, Massachusetts 02128
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-05-19
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Valid Through2024-05-06

Job Description:

The Senior Building Controls Technician will provide services related to the expansion, upgrade or replacement of building automation hardware and software for smart building infrastructure. The position will work independently to meet project requirements with limited supervision. The programmer will be responsible for programming, configuring, and testing of Direct Digital Control (DDC) building automation and control systems. The senior control technician will be assigned to the Leesburg headquarters building but the primary work responsibility will involve working within buildings in Boston, MA and its neighboring suburbs.


  • Design and engineer control system hardware and software programming based on project plans, specifications, and other contract documents

  • Ability to program projects with various levels of complexity

  • Capable of performing network troubleshooting, database troubleshooting and repair programming

  • Collaborates with the engineering team on the system configuration, network and software requirements, graphics, programming, and sequences of operations

  • Develop and configure the sequence of operations, programming, graphics, database, network, and integrations into third party systems

  • Maintains accurate and thorough project documentation and redlines

  • Provides owner training as required by the project

  • Executes system commissioning and functional testing

  • Assist in installation of control hardware

  • Startup and commission new hardware installations

  • Provide project management assistance on projects as required, interfacing directly to customers

  • Supervise sub-contractors and suppliers as needed

  • Help educate lower-level technicians through on the job training as needed

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software

  • Programming skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong interactive and communication skills

  • Strong troubleshooting skills

  • Experience with electronics and basic electrical circuits

  • Thorough understanding of and ability to use appropriate tools

  • Excellent customer service and ability to work well with others

  • Knowledge of DDC Control Theory and Applications as related to HVAC equipment

  • Strong knowledge of common DDC communications protocols such as but not limited to BACnet, LON, Modbus, etc.

Required Experience/Education

  • At least 3 years of experience with programming, startup and commissioning of control systems

  • Niagara N4 certification

  • Experience with multiple manufacturers of controls a plus

  • Technical knowledge with installation of controls equipment and ancillary devices

Physical Requirements

  • Physically able to climb overhead or crawl under spaces to complete jobs.

  • Must be willing to work at heights.

  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds at times.

Job ID: 937011777397103926

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