Controls Specialist I

at Bernhard, LLC in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Bernhard’s core mission is delivering innovative engineering, construction, and energy solutions that empower our clients and promote a sustainable future. Bernhard is comprised of four divisions: Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering, and Development, each with a distinct identity and service offerings. The intersection of our capabilities enables Bernhard to provide turnkey Energy-as-a-Service (“EaaS”) solutions to our clients. At the same time, our divisions continue working in the market sectors and communities that the Company has traditionally served. Bernhard’s vision is to be the leading EaaS provider in North America through the delivery of excellent, high-value service and innovative solutions for our clients. Purpose and Essential Duties The Controls Specialist I sets up building automation control systems including creating custom programming, graphics, and trends. Specific responsibilities include:

+ Design and Pre-Construction

+ Assist in development and revision of basic sequence of operations to improve energy efficiency of building HVAC equipment.

+ Assess existing building automation system to assist the design team with product selection.

+ Conduct field survey to identify existing equipment types and building automation system capabilities.

+ Create Room Ventilation Schedules based on applicable code requirements.

+ Provide feedback to the design team on design alternatives and best equipment choices.

+ Provide feedback on design pricing decisions.

+ Develop controls submittal packages including parts lists.

+ Construction

+ Assist with onsite work direction of controls and low voltage subcontractors.

+ Complete start-up of control systems including setting up trends, graphics, and programming.

+ Program basic sequence of operations of critical infrastructure.

+ Ensure pre-functional checklists have been completed.

+ Troubleshoot control installation problem.

+ A ssist with construction administration, progress documentation, and design document updates to design team.

+ Support commissioning efforts as part of the execution team and ensure commissioning documentation is complete for all controls installations.

+ Other

+ Troubleshoot and identify failed equipment and present proposals of correct action. Coordinate with other divisions to achieve the controls outcome.

+ Uphold Bernhard’s owner advocacy philosophy, mission, and core values.

+ Perform the assigned duties while working in a team problem-solving environment.

+ Assist with the development of technical reports or related documents.

+ Performs work under general supervision.

+ Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.

This position is Full-Time, Non-Exempt, and reports to the Director of Logic. Required Education, Experience, and Qualifications

+ Experience with JCI, Siemens, Honeywell, Trane, Tridium, Schneider, or other building automation systems.

+ 2 to 6 years of experience.

+ Working knowledge of commercial HVAC systems.

+ Ability to meet deadlines.

+ Basic planning skills.

+ Problem-solving skills.

+ Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

+ Effective verbal and written communication skills.

+ Detail-oriented and willing to tackle various ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Qualifications

+ Associate’s degree in automation, controls instrumentation or related fields.

+ Journeyman Electrician.

Travel Requirements

+ 50% of time will be spent traveling to job site(s)/office location.

Physical/Work Environment Requirements

+ Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

+ Ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, and/or poles.

+ Climbing stairs.

+ Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.

+ Remaining in a stationary position, often kneeling, standing or sitting for prolonged periods.

+ Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

+ Operating machinery and/or power tools.

+ Operating motor vehicles.

+ Low/high indoor temperature.

+ Outdoor elements such as precipitation, heat, cold, and/or wind.

+ Noisy/quiet environment.

+ Light work that includes adjusting and/or moving objects up to 20 pounds.

+ Medium work that includes adjusting and/or moving objects up to 50 pounds.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that diverse candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Bernhard, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. Bernhard is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and participates in the e-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

To staffing/placement agencies: We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and placement agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to an employee of Bernhard LLC or its operating companies) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and Bernhard, LLC (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with a requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of the Company, and no fee will be paid in the event such a candidate is hired.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©

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Job Posting: JC240516989

Posted On: May 19, 2023

Updated On: Sep 25, 2023

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