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.
▸ Senior Operations Systems Analyst
The move requires a bachelor’s degree, or an associate’s degree with specialized training.
▸ Commissioning Specialist
This move requires a bachelor's degree in engineering or significant HVAC/R experience.
▸ Test & Balance Technician
This advancement might require additional Certification.
▸ Stationary Engineer
Additional HVAC/R experience would support this move.
▸ Equipment Manufacturer Representative
This advancement requires specialized manufacturer training.
▸ Customer Sales Representative and Estimator
Sales experience and excellent customer service skills would facilitate this advancement.
▸ HVAC Instructor
A bachelor’s, or in some cases an associate's degree, and HVAC/R experience is needed to advance.
▸ Commercial Service Technician
Excellent customer service skills would support this move.
▸ Energy Analyst
This advancement typically requires an engineering degree or bachelor’s degree in a related field.