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Systems Control Technician - 5092

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Systems Control Technician - 5092
Pay Grade 412
Entry Hourly Rate 19.19
Job Category Merit

Posting Details

Posting Number 80028M
Position Title Systems Control Technician - 5092
Advertised Employing Department Facilities Planning & Management
Work Unit
Base of Employment H - Merit (paid semi-monthly)
Appointment Type Merit Permanent
Pay Frequency Semi-monthly
Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Shift 1st
Work Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Number of Hours per Week 40
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Facilities Planning and Management at Iowa State University seeks applicants for a Systems Control Technician who will apply knowledge and skills to install, maintain, calibrate, and repair complex electronic building control systems. Duties include locating problems by monitoring systems, interpreting computer readings and conducting performance tests; monitoring systems through manipulation of software; and service as technical consultant in the area of computer controlled systems. The duties of this position require: ability to lift up to 50 pounds; manual dexterity and eye/hand coordination in order to perform variety of repairs in confined spaces; physical agility to climb ladders; and eye/hand coordination.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Qualifications

Six years of experience in the electrical and control trade, including apprenticeship or graduation from a two-year resident instrumentation and controls program.

Special Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications

- Experience working with Metasys building automation and other operations
- Experience working with building automation
- Experience working with system controls
- Experience diagnosing HVAC system issues
- Experience analyzing HVAC data

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

This position has been reposted.

Department Contact Name Melynda Emerson
Department Contact Phone
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Application Instructions

Apply for this position by clicking “Apply for this Job” and completing the Merit Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 04/01/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The duties of this position require 6 years of experience in the electrical and control trade, including apprenticeship or graduation from a two-year resident instrumentation and controls program. Do you have this experience? If yes, for which employer(s) as listed on your application? (6 years of full time employment needs to be documented in your work history of your application. If you need to update your application after applying, please contact or 515-294-4800.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your experience working with Metasys building automation and other operations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience working with building automation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience working with system controls.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience diagnosing and analyzing HVAC system issues and data.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
    • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
    • ISU Employee
    • Website
    • Placement Office
    • Trade Journal
    • Newspaper
    • HERC Website
    • LinkedIN
    • Facebook
    • CareerBuilder
  7. * Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

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