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Building Automation Systems Specialist

Date:  Feb 23, 2021
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Rosa
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  39482

Job Description

Are you interested in building a career in a dynamic, results focused environment? Join the Santa Rosa Headquarters Keysight Technologies Workplace Solutions Team, providing facilities support functions for mixed manufacturing spaces including a 3” Wafer Fab in supporting infrastructure, Water Treatment Plant, Solar Array and 4.3 MW Bloom Fuel Cell Systems.  The infrastructure is connected to various Building Automation Systems (BAS) which is programmed & monitored by a WPS Specialist Engineer. 
This position reports to the Santa Rosa Site Manager and provides critical oversight over preventative maintenance preformed by CBRE Contracting firm by measuring the performance of the systems daily.  This position also works closely with the Operations Site Maintenance Engineering teams to ensure the Operations and WPS monitoring systems are in sync. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • The day-to-day support, maintenance, and development of Control & Automation systems as well as surveying and documenting existing control systems
  • Preparing specifications and drawings, writing control system descriptions, performing start up and commissioning activities.
  • Troubleshooting, problem solving, conducting site testing, and making recommendations for design systems.
  • Working closely with various customer and support elements including automation, measurement, engineering, production, operations and other IT support staff. 
  • May also serve in a project management role to manage client expectations, develop standards and process requirements for existing systems, new installations and other additions, and liaise with clients, suppliers, contractors and relevant authorities.  
  • The candidate will need to understand enough of the technical aspects of running a facility to make good decisions and appropriate trade-offs as it relates to HVAC systems, Water systems, and UPS technology.   
  • This person will need to have strong communication skills to ensure engagement with the WPS team, supporting functions and suppliers. Positive & collaborative communication skills are a must when working with site employees, vendors, contractor teams.


Job Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, telecommunications or closely related field with courses in network technologies and/or equivalent certification/experience 
  • Five years working with PLC control systems, hands on experience with real-time process control systems in a utility environment and automated logic experience.
  • The ability to identify and help troubleshoot network issues.
  • Knowledge of computer control systems including ability to apply digital logic.
  • Skill with using Microsoft Office products specifically Excel and Teams.  Reading and developing flow charts as well as the ability to create working programs based on flow charts, process control narratives and/or verbal descriptions. 
  • Knowledge of current cyber security practices.
  • The ability to manage, maintain, build, and evaluate networks via performance identification, availability, throughput or utilization issues 
  • Experience with Wonderware or similar technologies.
  • Minimum three years’ experience with Automated Logic Controls preferred.
  • Familiarity with MODBUS, BACnet, and OPC communication protocols
  • Computer networking experience such as TCP-IP, IPX/SPX, computer upgrades and using MS-DOS.

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Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : California : Santa Rosa

Job ID : 39482 

Nearest Major Market: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma

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