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Building Automation Systems Technician
Alternate Title: Building Automations Systems Specialist, Building Automation Technician, HVAC Controls Technician
Building Automation Systems Technician

Building Automation Systems Technicians install, repair, and maintain computer-based control systems that control and monitor a building's mechanical and electrical equipment including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and energy management systems.

Building Automation Systems (BAS) Technicians apply knowledge of various building trades, such as electrical, mechanical, telecommunications and information systems networks, to computer-based control systems and building automation and environmental control energy equipment in commercial and industrial buildings. They interface with customers, architects, engineers, and contractors to install and service building automation systems, including project start‐up and commissioning, in office buildings, industrial property, medical centers, hotels, malls, retail stores, and warehouses. BAS Technicians are responsible for troubleshooting, fixing and updating HVAC systems and associated controls; downloading, updating and verifying software accuracy; and calibrating and testing HVAC systems and controls. BAS Technicians must be well versed in environmental energy equipment such as heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems, heat pumps, boilers, air handlers, variable air volume and mixing boxes, chillers, and related equipment, lighting control, security and access control, irrigation, and fire alarm interfaces, and water leak detection.

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