Automation Controls Technician Trainee

    • Indiana University
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Posted 22 days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Software development
Mechanical engineering
Time management
Organizational skills
Customer relationship management
Hand tools
Electrical engineering
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Health insurance
Life insurance
Performance management
Project management
Preventive maintenance

Job Details

  • Installs, troubleshoots and repairs all Siemens and JCI DDC and pneumatic instrumentation and controlled equipment.
  • Performs diagnostic testing and maintenance on Siemens and JCI DDC and pneumatic instrumentation and controlled equipment. Interrogates system setup and performs diagnostics to create and/or verify point database and job specific programming via computer for various DDC systems.
  • Repairs and may install industrial and commercial refrigerating, heating and ventilating systems according to specifications, using knowledge of refrigeration and heating, DDC, structural layout, and function and design of components.
  • Participates in the training of other technicians and operators to ensure optimal system performance.
  • Performs other building systems and maintenance as needed.
  • Drives vehicle if needed.


  • Associate's degree in electronics/technical field with 2 years of verifiable experience servicing mechanical, electrical and digital electronic controls. OR
  • High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED) with 5 years of verifiable work experience servicing mechanical, electrical and digital electronic controls.

  • Some experience DOL apprenticeship in relevant trade

  • Valid driver's license and ability to be insured by Indiana University Upon Date of Hire
  • License in pneumatic, electric, mechanical, electronic, or DDC controls or combination

  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to represent the company with external constituents
  • Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships
  • Knowledge of and ability to use materials, methods/principles and tools specific to the needs of the Controls Technician trade.
  • Equipment utilized: Use of computers, meters, stationary equipment, electrical test and measurement equipment, basic hand tools and specialized equipment
  • Demonstrates competency in instrument systems technology to include mechanics, electrical and software technology
  • Experience with electronics, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and/or schematics
  • Knowledge of applicable building codes, regulations or ordinances
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment
  • Ability to use a computer and work in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to be able to utilize computer-based tools for reports, e-mail and for general communication
  • Ability to work in safe and efficient manner
Working Conditions / Demands

This role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. This role frequently requires the ability to handle equipment. This role frequently requires the ability to remain stationary and ascend/descend ladders/stairs. This role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The role requires the ability to detect items in close proximity as well as far away; discern between colors; detect objects in peripheral space of self; discern items in detail; and to have good depth perception. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

This is an in-person position

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure .

Job Classification

Career Level: Mastery

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Engineering, Trades & Facility

Job Family: Systems Control & Electronics

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This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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