Building Automation Technician

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Jun 29, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Tracking Code 6289

Building Automation Technician

About The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, JAX-GM is conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut's growing bioscience industry. Our mission at JAX-GM is to discover the complex causes of disease, develop diagnostics and therapeutics, and ultimately empower the global medical community.

JAX-GM is part of an exciting, internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services. Seeking to advance personalized medicine, we draw on the institution's distinguished history and on the innovative expertise of our growing faculty, who are recruited from among the world's top scientific labs and institutions.

About the position: The Building Automation Technician is responsible for complex work in the operation, maintenance (controls/sensors), modification, calibration, troubleshooting, and repair of building automation systems, fire protection systems, security systems, and other tasks as they apply to demands of the department.


  • Troubleshoot, calibrate, repair, and/or coordinate repair of field and panel mounted devices, along with associated control algorithms, for HVAC and building environmental automation systems
  • Assist with maintenance and operation of fire protection systems & security system
  • Assist in the design, installation, commissioning, and modification of automation systems (including additional card readers, relocation of thermostats, and installation of new VAV controllers; as well as implementation of various building automation hardware and computer software systems)
  • Assist in the coordination of ongoing construction activities and response to out-of-band environmental parameters
  • Provide detailed reports on equipment utilization
  • Provide training to others in the operation and repair of automated building systems; mentor, guide, and train lower-level technicians


  • Associates degree (or equivalent from two-year college) in electrical or mechanical engineering, technology, computer sciences, or related field; or technical school in HVAC
  • 10 or more years' professional experience
  • Trade license E-1, E-2, S-1, S-2, or F-1 is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic principles and knowledge of computer programming; basic programming skills preferred
  • Demonstrated self-sufficiency and independence
  • Analytical ability and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, wiring diagrams, sequences of operations, control drawings, and control loops
  • Ability and willingness to rapidly learn new technical skills and apply them in the maintenance and operation of the facility -- Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to work in cramped areas for prolonged periods of times while repairing equipment - both at floor-level, overhead, and/or in confined spaces

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please include a cover letter along with your resume/CV. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.


JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we're impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we're making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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