What does a Controls Technician do?

A Controls Technician collaborates directly with Engineers and project teams to install, maintain, and troubleshoot control systems for new construction projects and existing buildings, ensuring the seamless operation of control technologies.

Their crucial role is instrumental in the overall success and functionality of the built environment, as it guarantees the reliable and effective operation of control systems in building projects.

Controls Technician Responsibilities

  • Install and configure control systems, ensuring proper wiring and integration.
  • Perform routine maintenance, diagnose, and repair control system malfunctions.
  • Calibrate instrumentation, test to validate control device accuracy and reliability.
  • Collaborate with Engineers and project teams for seamless control system integration, providing on-site technical support.
  • Generate accurate documentation for control system activities, including installations and maintenance.
  • Ensure control systems adhere to safety standards, implementing protocols during installation and maintenance.

Controls Technician Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or technical certification in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, control systems, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in the installation and maintenance of control systems in construction projects.
  • Familiarity with PLCs, DCS, BAS, and related control systems and devices.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret control system drawings and schematics.
  • Knowledge of safety protocols and regulations.

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