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Controls Specialist in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

***NO THIRD PARTIES - U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time***


Vaco is seeking a Controls Specialist to join a fast-growing Data Center Facility Operations Team! The data centers serve as the foundation upon which our software operates to meet the demands of our customers. The Controls Specialist will support the data center daily operations, and global quality and standardization initiatives.

  • Accountable for all Building Management System (BMS) operations, changes, and
    enhancements on a campus consisting of multiple data center buildings.

  • Diagnose and repair complex control system malfunctions requiring extensive knowledge of
    a variety of electronic or digital controls systems and ability to test and write modifications
    in multiple languages of systems software.

  • Troubleshoot and repair controls hardware including controllers, relays, measurement
    devices, actuators, etc.

  • Review operating equipment data for efficiency improvements, monitor all building systems
    for abnormal operating trends, and make optimization adjustments accordingly.

  • Manage controls vendors while supporting site operations, including direct oversight to all
    system configuration and component upgrades.

  • Review quality control of hardware installation and review programming through
    commissioning process for new construction and retrofits.

  • Provide controls scope and review proposals for retrofits and upgrades.

  • Oversee all system configurations and component upgrades to ensure system integrity is
    maintained and that all modifications to existing systems are in compliance with best
    practices, including change control processes.

  • Provide technical controls training and support to all Facility Operations staff.

  • Collaborate with Global Automation and Optimization team to implement initiatives at the
    data center.

  • Communicate all issues and upcoming controls work with site management.

  • Other duties as required to support the operation of the data centers.

  • Less than 10% of travel required.

  • 5+ years of controls experience in programming development, start up, and commissioning
    of complex systems - central plants, air handling units, and evaporative
    cooling/humidification systems.

  • AS/BS degree in Engineering/Technical studies, Military Technical School, or equivalent
    work experience.

  • Experience in data centers or other critical environments.

  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and life safety systems associated with critical

  • Ability to read and audit blueprints/CAD drawings and controls diagrams.

  • Communication and organizational skills.

Additional Qualifications:
  • Alerton experience
  • Experience with software programming languages such as Python, PHP, SQL, etc.
  • Experience beyond field technician level - project management, project engineering, operations management
  • IT/Networking Certification

***NO THIRD PARTIES - U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time***