Instrumentation & Controls Technician
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

Posted in Education and Training

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The University of Virginia is seeking an Instrumentation & Controls Technician for Facilities Management. Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic, and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair, and maintenance of UVa's buildings, infrastructure, and grounds, in addition to managing capital construction and renovation for University-owned and leased properties.

The Service Team within FM's Automation Services department provides preventative maintenance, responsive controls service, and customer service on building automation infrastructure across grounds. The team also responds to requests to install, commission, and maintain 24/7 temperature monitoring in lab and medical grade cold storage units (e.g. ultra-low temperature freezers, cold rooms, etc.).

The Instrumentation & Controls Technician diagnoses, calibrates, repairs, installs, configures and modifies electronic and electro-mechanical equipment. They may perform preventive and corrective maintenance to distributed control systems. Technicians work independently or as part of team consisting of apprentices and assistants, other technicians, or contractors to install electronic devices and controls. They consult with supervisors when working on complex systems. Technicians ensure safe, comfortable, and compliant environments are maintained throughout the University. Technicians may work in high-energy and/or high-risk environments.

Responsibilities include:

  • Install electronic devices and controls.
  • Perform circuit analysis as part of testing and calibrates equipment according to specified standards.
  • Order, stock, remove, and replace electronic and related equipment.
  • Conduct inspections, maintain logs, and report areas of concern that would result in system shutdown.
  • Effectively communicate with other team members in Automation Services, FM personnel, and other outside stakeholders
  • Perform equipment maintenance, as necessary.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Experience: Two years' experience with related electronic equipment.
Licensure: None

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $25.00 - $30.00/hour ($52,000 - $62,400 annually), commensurate with relevant experience and skills. The selected applicant will pass a background check and comply with the University's Covid 19 vaccine policy. This is a full-time position with UVa benefits. Employees benefits package highlights include:

  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Tuition and professional development benefits
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.


Please apply through Workday, and search for R0031155. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs.' Complete an application online with the following documents:

* Resume

* Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA's standardized process SkillSurvey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process. A minimum of three is required. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman.


Employee will be required to crawl, kneel, squat, bend, and twist in order to perform their work. Employee must travel around job sites. Employee will work with materials of different weights and perform repetitive motions.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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