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Utility Meter Technician

Company: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us -As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve. -
Facilities and Business OperationsFacilities and Business Operations is committed to providing service to faculty, staff, students, and the community by creating, maintaining, and protecting the educational environment of the university. -We support the goals of UCF by being a leader in providing world-class expertise and service.
The Opportunity: -The Utility Meter Technician is responsible for testing, installation, calibration, maintenance, and documentation of all electric, chilled water, and hot water metering to ensure accurate revenue-grade metering recovery to each utility department.
Responsibilities: - -Metering Equipment Repair & Installation

  • Repair or replace existing chilled water meters, hot water meters, and electric meters.
  • Repair or replace existing chilled and hot water metering and associated totalizers.
  • Manage, as the primary point of contact, all calibration and testing of chilled and hot water metering devices as needed.
  • Coordinate all outages and assist contractors as needed to repair, replace lines or hardware necessary to reinstall and test chilled and hot water metering.
  • Assist with the selection of appropriate meter style and size for service application.
  • Assist fellow technician(s) with water and natural gas meters as needed, including assistance with development, troubleshooting, and technical evaluation of metering setup, measurement, and programming assistance.
    Utility Meter Calibrations & Preventative Maintenance
    • Ongoing detailed data collection of metering and transmitter information to ensure accuracy for billing, including, but not limited to validating what areas/equipment/assets are served by meter as well as determination of meter type (Parent/Master/Submeter/Virtual).
    • Review and analyze historical monthly and hourly data as required to preventively assess and correct metering errors/failures.
    • Assist with all phases of meter reading as needed.
    • Assist billing as required with recheck readings, field checks, testing, and evaluation to confirm the accuracy or correct errors.
    • Assist with technical work or troubleshooting of fixed network, and smart grid system hardware as directed.
      Technical Programming
      • Program BTU meters to department standards to properly read consumption for revenue grade billing purposes.
      • Familiarity with development and estimations of mathematical readings and conversions between ton-hours and BTU's, as well as other units of energy and demand measurement for chilled water.
      • Knowledge of BacNET and assist controls group with setup, connections, and testing of all communication at the meter for the BAS.
      • Assist with programming and local data retrieval of stored load profile information from all electronic amplifiers, correctors, or other electronic metering for water, sewer, gas and electric meters as needed.
      • Serve as a technical lead and authority for all energy calculations and measurements.
        Review & Inspection
        • Assist project work for review of proper meter placement and application as well as reading blueprints and working closely with other departments to complete new or replacement meter work per manufacturer standards.
        • Ensure all Meter Worksheets are completed accurately at the point of interconnection and/or energizing/pressurizing.
        • Ensure all Meter Worksheets are turned in for all new or replacement meters or transmitters, sensors or other smart grid/fixed network devices.
        • Review historical blueprints/historical as-builts to validate metering captures proper energy usage for buildings, individual spaces, or sites, validating that all consumption is metered accurately with no loss our double billing/metering. --- Validate all metering installed or replaced meets departmental standards.
        • Responsible for management and ongoing development of chilled water and electric meter Preventative Maintenance program to ensure high accuracy revenue-grade utility metering and utilize benchmarking and interval data from EnergyCAP, BAS, and OEIS to detect patterns of potential meter or site-related issues affecting the measurement.
          • Document, scan, upload, and preserve meter worksheets, Inventory/GIS Based Images and information, as well as calibration sheets, test results, and contractor work/results/documentation on UES Share Drive.
          • Maintain stock of manuals, specification sheets, and other relevant manufacturer detail on UES Share Drive for field use and future needs.
          • Document all work via AiM Work Order Management System and EnergyCAP.
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            Minimum Qualifications:High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2+ years of relevant experience.
            Preferred Qualifications: -
            • Understanding of AC/DC circuits, testing, and ability to fully use and describe the functionality of multimeter.
            • Familiarity and understanding of single vs three-phase electrical services and electrical metering technology.
            • Familiarity with and previous experience selecting and installing appropriate conduits and connections for running control wiring between devices, as well as tracing/identifying/and pulling wiring for termination.
            • Understanding of energy units and metric conversions and calculations.
            • Familiarity with the use of technical applications for business including remote desktop, Microsoft Excel, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and various communication terminations and technologies.
            • Understanding of general networking.
            • Management skills such as planning, organizing, and controlling with emphasis on fieldwork and remote access.
            • Working knowledge of trades classifications and functions including tools, materials, and task-specific sequencing.
            • Demonstrated working knowledge of all applicable Federal, State, and local safety rules and regulations, including OSHA, Dept. of Health, and the Bureau of Fire Safety.
            • Previous experience in large complex organizations with exposure to facilities management.
            • Ability to understand, communicate, apply, and enforce UCF guidelines, regulations, and policies.
            • Ability to interpret and prepare reports, inspections, and documentation pertinent to the unit.
              Health Assessment Required: - -The UCF policy requires completion and passing of a physical exam for this position.
              Special Instructions to the Applicants:*This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.*
              This is an auxiliary funded position. Employment is subject to availability of funding and may cease at the time funding for this employment is depleted.
              Position requires a valid Class E driver's license (regular license). This position may involve driving to various locations on and off campus to conduct university business.
              If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. If certain eligibility criteria are met, the department may grant an above base offer. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.
              Classification Title: Utilities Specialist II
              Are Benefits Important to You? -Working at UCF has its perks! - In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers: -
              • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program -
              • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays
              • Retirement savings options -
              • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions -
              • Education assistance -
              • Flexible work environment -
              • And more---For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page . -
                Who Are We? -Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more. -
                Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins. -DepartmentFacilities and Safety F&S - Utilities and Energy ServicesWork ScheduleMonday - Friday; 7:30am - 4:00pmType of AppointmentRegularExpected Salary$23.33 to Negotiable
                Job Posting End DateVeteran's Preference: - -Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at - http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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