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Controls Specialist II

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JOB TITLE: Controls Specialist II  

DURATION: Permanent Full-Time  

LOCATION: University of Central Florida (UCF), Main Campus, Orlando, FL – On-Site  

HOURS: Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

SALARY: ~$60 – $70k


Brooksource, a leading staffing agency, is partnering with the University of Central Florida to enhance their Facilities and Business Operations team. We are dedicated to placing top talent in roles that foster educational and operational excellence at UCF. The focus for this role is to ensure the optimal functioning of the university’s HVAC systems, which are crucial for maintaining a safe and comfortable learning and working environment.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a Controls Specialist II, responsible for the proactive maintenance, troubleshooting, and efficient operation of HVAC systems through the campus’s Building Automation Systems (BAS). This role requires a seasoned professional with a robust understanding of HVAC control systems and the ability to analyze and optimize system performance for energy efficiency and operational effectiveness.


  • Provide technical support and perform retro-commissioning and first-analysis of HVAC performance to ensure coordinated operations and maintenance of systems through proactive analysis of BAS front-end and back-end software platforms.
  • Perform continuous updates and improvements to system front-end graphics, back-end programming, and parametric configurations/databases/& networks.
  • Conducts minor repairs, such as coordinating and assisting in complex corrective and planned maintenance on the following, but not limited to:
    • Pneumatic air systems, DDC controls, cooling towers, chillers, boilers, heating hot water and steam systems, hydronic pumps and related piping and components, chilled water air handlers, fan-coil units, VAV terminal boxes, direct expansion (DX), PTAC units, exhaust fans, ventilated systems, CRAC and CRAH units.
  • Analyze, prioritize, create, and execute work requests in the CMMS based on data from building automation systems and service requests.
  • Monitor system performance and make adjustments to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Install, repair, replace, and recalibrate BAS controllers, terminal devices, and related components to maintain continuously commissioned HVAC BAS controls.
  • Work collaboratively with Energy Services and other departments to support energy audits and implement system improvements.
  • Serve as a first responder to indoor environmental issues, coordinating necessary repairs or adjustments.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of all operations and interventions in the CMMS.
  • Provide professional customer service, ensuring high levels of satisfaction and effective communication with stakeholders.
  • Mentor and train less experienced technicians, sharing knowledge to elevate team capabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in controls systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven Experience with BAS Systems such as Siemens, Delta, Trane, or Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) is essential.
  • Strong knowledge of electronics / electrical controls components, such as low-voltage electrical systems, transformers, control valves, DC signals, etc.
  • Strong experience/ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair HVAC / electrical controls systems in a timely and efficient manner. 
  • Experience utilizing BAS programming languages to navigate software interfaces, make adjustments, or modify programming during repair of HVAC systems. 
  • Strong understanding of system theory and control concepts, including the design and testing of control strategies.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, relevant certifications pertinent to building controls and automation systems.
  • Valid Class E driver’s license may be required as this position involves travel to various locations on and off campus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an Engineering-related field is highly desired, but not required. 
  • Prior experience as an HVAC technician is desired, but not required. 
  • Experience with Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and advanced diagnostic tools.

About EEG: Eight Eleven Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws

Controls Specialist II Orlando, FL

Brooksource is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

Benefits & Perks:

Eight Eleven Group offers competitive medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Dependent Care FSA, and supplemental coverage with plans that can fit each employee’s needs. We offer a 401k plan that includes a company match and is fully vested after you become eligible, paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides services like virtual counseling, financial services, legal services, life coaching, etc.

Pay Disclaimer:

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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