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Utility Network Controls Specialist

Company: University of Missouri - Columbia (MU)
Location: Columbia
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Hiring Department

Energy Management oversees MU's district-energy system, which provides utility services to more than 15 million square feet of facilities including hospitals and clinics, a research reactor, research facilities, laboratories, academic buildings, residential halls, dining facilities, recreational and athletic facilities, computing centers and administrative buildings. Utility services include steam, electricity, drinking water, chilled water, utility distribution, insulation services, energy automation and commissioning, energy conservation, and off-campus utility coordination.

The University of Missouri (MU) was recognized in 2017 as a national leader in the development and use of renewable energy byEPA's Green Power Partnership.The MU campus now uses 40% of its energy from a renewable portfolio of biomass, wind and solar!

Job Description

Basic Function and responsibility:
Provide technical support for the utility process control network and associated control systems used for producing and delivering MU with reliable, cost-effective utility services and building automation.

Characteristic Duties:

  • Document the process control network and associated control systems hardware and software.
  • Conduct routine software and firmware audits of associated process control systems.
  • Implement updates and patches to maintain reliability and mitigate cyber security risks.
  • Implement, coordinate and maintain data management systems and interfaces, used to provide process control data to department staff.
  • Ensure reliability of data management for effective monitoring and optimization of process control systems.
  • Provide technical support and assistance on the installation, expansion, and upgrades of the process controls systems, including Archestra Wonderware, Emerson DeltaV, Rockwell Automation, Johnson Controls Metasys, OSIsoft PI, and other platforms.
  • Provide technical support and assistance on the installation, expansion, and upgrades of the process control network infrastructure.
  • Including network devices, fiber optic and copper cabling.
  • Coordinate activities and operation with department control technicians and engineers, overseeing the maintenance of the various process control systems.
  • Provide support, functional tasks, projects and coordination of the department controls technicians and student employees as needed.
  • Develop and maintain scripts, complicated logic and programming required to enhance the operation.
  • Provide technical support for the 24/7 operation of the departments process control networks and systems by being available to work planned and emergency overtime, and occasional standby. Salary

    Salary Range: $23.51-$42.66 hourly

    GGS Grade: 10

    University Title: SENIOR CSM ASSOCIATE

    Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Monday - Friday

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Prior experience and knowledge of one or more of the following process control platforms is a plus:
    Rockwell Automation, Emerson DeltaV, Archestra Wonderware, Johnson Controls Metasys and OSIsoft PI.

    Benefit Eligibility

    This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

    Values Commitment

    We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

    In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

    To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

    Know Your Rights

    To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
    • Know Your Rights English Version
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