Controls Specialist II

Orlando, Florida
Sep 06, 2023
Nov 05, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

Facilities and Business Operations:

Facilities and Business Operations is committed to providing service to faculty, staff, students, and the community by creating, maintaining, and protecting the educational environment of the university. We support the goals of UCF by being a leader in providing world-class expertise and service.

The Opportunity:

The Controls Specialist II provides high technical skills for installing new controls, troubleshoots and repairs existing controls.


  • Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC building automation systems (BAS) and related equipment in order to ensure continuous operation and prevent equipment interruptions through proactive analysis of the BAS front end and back end software platforms.

  • Install, repair, replace and recalibrate BAS controllers, terminal devices and ancillary components to maintain continuously commissioned HVAC BAS controls.

  • Perform continuous updates and improvements to system front end graphics, back end programming and parametric configurations, databases and networks.

  • Work in conjunction with the Utility and Energy Services commissioning/retro commissioning team to deliver BAS operational and energy efficiency improvements.

  • Conduct minor repairs including but not limited to coordinating and assisting in complex corrective and planned maintenance on: pneumatic air systems, DDC controls, cooling towers, chillers, boilers, heating hot water and steam systems, hydronic pumps and related piping and components, chilled water air handlers, fan-coil units, VAV terminal boxes, direct expansion (DX), PTAC units, exhaust fans, ventilated systems, CRAC and CRAH units. Serve as the first response team for indoor environmental work requests received and dispatched by Work Control Center.

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Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or Equivalent and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • HVAC Technician Certification EPA Clean Air Section 608. Experience in repair and maintenance of digital building control systems/Or HVAC/R.

  • Extensive experience as a HVAC Controls Technician with digital building control system knowledge in large, modern, commercial or Government office building in operations and maintenance.

  • Experience with Research Methods and Laboratories including: BSL 2 & BSL 3, Vivarium, Clean Rooms, Precision Metrology, Wet Labs and BSL2P.Strong computer literacy. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and other computer programs like Auto CAD.

  • Advanced understanding of HVAC controls theory and concepts; to include sequence of operations review, design, implementation, operation, and testing.

  • Ability to remain assertive and decisive when handling delicate and problematic situations with customers and co-workers.

  • Proficient in the use of Building Management Systems software such as: Siemens Design, Trane, Tracer Ensemble, enteliWEB, and webCTRL.

  • Experience with Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS). General knowledge of applicable information technology and the impact of work with other systems and programs.

  • Knowledge of HVAC systems, boilers, chillers, air compressors, fans, and pumps.

  • Skill in the use and safety of hand and power tools and machines.

  • Ability to read construction drawings and specifications.

  • Ability to read and understand printed process, circuit, and electrical schematics.

  • Ability to troubleshoot electronic and pneumatic controls.

Health Assessment Required:

The UCF policy requires completion and passing of a physical exam for this position.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

Position requires a valid Class E driver's license. The position may involve driving to various locations on and off campus to conduct University business.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



Facilities and Safety F&S - Utilities and Energy Services

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$26.83 to $35.89

Job Posting End Date


Veteran's Preference:

Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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