IUOE Automation Mechanic A

Rochester, NY


Installs, tests, troubleshoots and maintains building automation controls panels, associated control equipment and systems, computerized systems and communication systems working from electrical and mechanical layouts, wiring diagrams and verbal direction. Installs, tests, and repairs low voltage power distribution circuits and pneumatic system. Demonstrates a working knowledge of air conditioning (i.e. heating, ventilating, cooling), motors, motor starters, magnetic contractors, and performs work in compliance with all applicable codes and standards. Performs required preventive maintenance on building automation control equipment. Uses voltage-ohm meters, circuit testers, amp meters, test lamp, electrical lineman's hand tools, mechanic's hand tools, precision electrical, mechanical and pneumatic gauges, pipe benders, and hand drills. Installs field cabinets housing electric, electronic and mechanical components, computer cables, electrical circuits, thermostats, sensors, senior wiring, steam meters, polypropylene air lines, relays and pneumatic equipment for automation systems. Inspects, tests, maintains, and calibrates electrical and mechanical components and equipment. Reads all meters. Isolates equipment and component failures in field cabinets, control circuitry, diagnoses and corrects malfunctions by using electrical or other test equipment. Performs complex wiring installations, trouble shooting and repairs defective sensors, air lines, terminal strips, pneumatic switches, etc. Replaces or exchanges defective mechanical and electrical components on systems such as damper motors, shear pins, switches, transformers and sensors according to electrical and mechanical schematic diagrams. Monitors mechanical and electrical systems; modifies input variables and programming syntax of established programs via computer data entry. Develops equipment description of operations as required. Maintains records of all program modifications and informs appropriate department personnel of respective changes. Works from blueprint, sketches, wiring diagrams, and verbal instructions. Keeps records and makes reports of daily work. Complies with safety regulations of the University and Local, State, and Federal Agencies. Maintains cleanliness of work area and insures that tools and equipment are kept in good working order. Performs other duties requiring comparable skills and responsibilities as directed. Inspects, tests, and maintains the building automation control panels. Monitors and maintains the period system back up, creation and/or modification of system graphics. Performs off site preventive maintenance and related building automation service work. Maintains and updates the University's central project control submittal library. Assists the HVAC/R mechanics in automation control problem troubleshooting through interaction with a computer, phone and or radio. Assists other trades personnel with problem solving. Maintains a computerized database of critical equipment served/monitored through interface with customers and filed data verification.


High school diploma and 3-5 years experience in an electrical/mechanical, HVAC, building automation or related environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to read and write English and make mathematical calculations. Knowledge of computerized building automation controls, pneumatic building controls, and familiarity using computers. NYS driver’s license. Knowledge of applicable codes and regulations.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 27.27 - $ 35.03 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the first and last step pay rates for this job, as set forth in the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Individual pay will be set in accordance with terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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Full/Part Time: Full-Time