Engineering Specialist (DDC/BAS Controls Programmer)
Job Description This is a full-time office/field based position. Using company software tools and procedures, the candidate will be expected to program controllers, integrate to third party systems, create graphics, and execute functional performance testing for commissioning agents on our Building Automation Systems (BAS) to meet contractual requirements and project goals. Our company offers several benefits: Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), Health, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Leave. Positions are available in our Beltsville, MD & Manassas, VA offices. Responsibilities : Programs and commissions Local DDC I/O and network controllers and the BAS front end (GUI) computers per sequences of operation and contract documents. Integrates to 3rd party systems/equipment such as BACnet, LON, and Modbus on Chillers, Boilers, VFD's, Generators, Rooftop Units (RTU's), VRF's, FAS, etc. Follows company established programming standards and precedents. Provides onsite and offsite technical support during installation, start-up, commissioning and turnover processes. Participates in onsite walk-throughs, formal commissioning and customer demonstration/ training on assigned projects. Organizes and maintains job folder and updates pertinent job related information. Completes all project closeout documentation, including program backups and as-built drawings. Completes assigned projects on time, within budget, and per contractual requirements. Writes progress reports to the Project Manager and participates in progress meetings as directed. Qualifications : BS Building Automation Systems, BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering, Associates Degree in Building Automation Systems (BAS), Electronics or equivalent job experience in the controls industry. 5+ years of experience programming BAS and integrating with third party equipment Strong written and verbal communication skills. Advanced computer skills, including creating graphics for commercial BAS graphical user interfaces. Solid knowledge and practical experience with Computer Networks and advanced knowledge and practical experience of BAS Networks. Advanced knowledge of the controls concepts and strategies for commercial building HVAC mechanical systems. Strong understanding of commercial building Mechanical & Electrical operations. Understanding and practical experience with the Electrical and Electronics concepts associated with BAS Direct Digital Control Systems (DDC). Experience programming the following product lines is preferred: Tridium (Ax & R2), Niagara (ENC & UNC), Reliable Controls, Struxureware, and Schneider Electric I/A Series Control Systems. Programming experience with Lynxspring and Distech product lines is also a plus. Ability to proficiently read Mechanical and Electrical blueprints. Physical ability to walk construction sites, including stairs and ladders. Practical experience with commercial building construction site conditions, layouts, and safety practices. Company Description For almost 30 years, Pritchett Controls has provided its commercial building customers with innovative and technologically sound Building Automation System (BAS) solutions. The Pritchett Controls Mission Statement to its Employee/Owners is, "To build a strong, profitable organization that provides a secure future and opportunity for every contributing employee/owner." Pritchett Controls accomplishes this through continual and managed growth, solid business practices and partnerships, and a myriad of benefits, including the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which distributes ownership shares to employees at no cost to the employee! That's why the slogan on every one of our company vehicles reads, "Employee Owned. Employee Powered." - It's more than a slogan.