The Jackson Laboratory

Building Automation Technician

Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/11/2020 11:50 AM)
Job ID
Facilities, Security, Custodial, Hospitality


The Building Automation Technician position is responsible for work of complex difficulty in operation, maintenance ( controls, sensors), modifications, calibration, troubleshooting, and repair of Building Automation Systems, Fire Protection Systems, Security Systems and other tasks as they apply to demands of the department. Building Automation Technician III will perform work with a greater degree of self-sufficiency and independence, be a mentor, provide guidance and will train less experienced technicians.



  • Troubleshoots, calibrates, repairs, and/or coordinates repair of field and panel mounted devices along with associated control algorithms for HVAC and building environmental automation systems. Assists with maintenance and operation of Fire Protection Systems, Security System.
  • Assists in the design, installation and commissioning of new and modification of existing automation systems including but not limited to additional card readers, relocation of thermostats, installation of new VAV controllers as well implementation of various building automation hardware and computer software systems .
  • Assists in the coordination of on-going construction activities and response to out-of-band environmental parameters.
  • Provide detailed reports on equipment utilization.
  • Provides training to others in the operation and repair of automated building systems. Percentage of time 5%. Performs other duties as needed. Percentage of time as required. May require rotating on-call status and occasional shift work including nights, holidays and weekend. Requires ability to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime as required. May require occasional travel for reasons such as training or project support. Other miscellaneous duites may be required to be performed based on needs of the day.


  • Years of experience 7+
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic principles, knowledge of computer programming and the ability to write simply programs.
  • Analytical ability for problem solving.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, wiring diagrams, sequences of operations, control drawings and control loops.
  • Ability and willingness to rapidly learn new technical skills and apply them in the maintenance and operation of the facility.
  • Ability to bend, squat or crouch, crawl, kneel, stoop, stretch and stand and/or work in cramped areas for prolonged periods of times while repairing equipment both at floor level, overhead, and or/in confined space areas.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders (both inclined and vertical).
  • Ability to enter man-holes, vaults, and other classified and unclassified confined spaces. A respirator and/or specialized personal protective equipment may be required to access certain confined spaces.
  • Certification in confined space entry or ability to qualify within 6 months.
  • With or without assistance, must be able to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and job-related materials and/or equipment.

About Us


The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.



Our Values:


INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right


PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all


ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science


EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results


INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions


STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us




What do we have to offer?


JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program.


Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.


Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, pre-employment physical, and a drug test.


The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.


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