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Building Automated Systems Electronic Technician

Building Automated Systems Electronic Technician

Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA

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Who We Are

Founded in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a private, not-for-profit educational, historic, and cultural institution that owns and operates one of the largest and best-known museum complexes in the world. Our mission is “that the future may learn from the past” through preserving and restoring 18th-century Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. We engage, inform, and inspire people to learn about this historic capital, the events that occurred here, and the diverse peoples who helped shape a new nation. Today, Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the U.S. The Historic Area is the 301-acre restored colonial capital with 88 original buildings and 525 buildings reconstructed to how they appeared in the 18th century through extensive archaeological, architectural, and documentary research. The Historic Area is staffed by highly trained, historically dressed interpreters and expert tradespeople who bring the 18th century to life. The Foundation also owns and operates two world-class museums, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and a renowned research library, the John D Rockefeller Jr Library. Additionally, Colonial Williamsburg is home to five world class accommodations at the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge Autograph Collection, the Griffin Hotel, the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotels and Suites and the unique Colonial Houses in the Historical Area. Visitors may also indulge in food and drink at our many on site restaurants and taverns that blend a historically inspired dining experience with today’s evolved tastes. Each year over 5 million people visit Williamsburg and another 20 million engage with us digitally.

About the Position

The BAS Electronic Technician will utilize the Building Automation Systems to monitor current conditions, make note of possible system malfunctions, and use this information to perform on-site equipment checks and repairs. Ensure proper operation of the BAS system from the computer monitoring software and communication devices to include HVAC equipment in the field. Maintain the proper environmental conditions both temperature and humidity for the buildings which utilize automated control. This is the primary concern where both occupants and conservation efforts are affected.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide HVAC, mechanical, electrical, computer and technical skills to support continuous 24/7 operation of the Foundation’s BAS systems.
  2. Maintain computer software for electronic communications devices.
  3. Acts as project manager for BAS system projects.
  4. Perform preventative maintenance and inspections on building controls associated with the BAS system. Follow-up on discrepancies.
  5. Deals effectively and courteously with Foundation and outside contractors as the primary facilities management representative.
  6. Research parts for equipment repair and keep inventory of current stock.
  7. Deals effectively and courteously with Foundation and outside contractors as the primary facilities management representative where BAS issues are concerned.
  8. Train Console Operators in the field and BAS equipment.
  9. Acts as the first responder to field problems before calling in controls vendor.
  10. Ability to lift and carry ladders and other equipment up to 50 lbs.
  11. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  12. This position requires the availability to work nights, weekends or shift work as required by the supervisor.
  13. This position is essential personnel and is required to report whether the Foundation is closed or not, regardless of the emergency, whether related, or otherwise.

Required and Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Required:
    • In-depth knowledge of electronic equipment and repair.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products and personal computer hardware.
    • Ability to read and interpret electrical/electronic drawings, blueprints and schematics specifications.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and written.
    • Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays and emergencies as required.
    • Must possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license.
    • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
    • Ability to work at heights above 30 feet on ladders or scaffolds.
    • Valid Virginia Operator’s License.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Preferred:
    • Associate degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school or 5 years’ experience in control systems; or equivalent (combination of education and experience.) Knowledge of HVAC systems.
    • In depth knowledge gained through training classes and experience with the following systems: Johnson Controls, Metasys; Automated Logic, Web CTRL; and Trane Tracer Summit, Rover Building Automation software.
    • Ability to repair/replace control modules, gateways and install software programs.
    • Understanding of computer network communications, as well as BAS device communications protocols BACnet, N2, Com Net and Lon works.
    • Understanding of boilers, chillers, heat exchangers, air compressors and pneumatic controls as they pertain to HVAC systems.
    • Working knowledge of electronic and electrical meters, ammeters and test devices.
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Colonial Williamsburg

Management Company

The Colonial Williamsburg Company has been driven by the same core values since 1930, when the ideas were first established by Williamsburg Tavern and Ordinaries, Inc. With a new formation of hotel properties, the opening of the Williamsburg Inn by Mr. John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1937, we’ve hosted and entertained guests from across the globe with our rich history and impressive collection of amenities.

Today, we offer gorgeous guestrooms & colonial homes, over 20 food and beverage outlets, three championship golf courses, a 30,000 sq. ft. spa wellness & fitness center, and a retail shopping district – all supporting The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s education mission and historic preservation. By utilizing our relevance, craftsmanship, courage, and inclusion we’ve continued to fuel our passion in providing captivating experiences for our guests and rewarding opportunities and benefits for each of our trusted employees. And as an Equal Opportunity Employer, we embrace diversity and incorporate culture to unite our team and ensure that we always exceed our guests’ expectations.