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Controls Specialist (GPO Facilities)

  • Location: FL Pensacola - GPO
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description


Employee Perks

Why You Will Love Being Part of the Navy Federal Team:

*Competitive compensation with opportunities for annual raises, promotions, and bonus potential
*Best-in-Class Benefits! (7% 401k match / Pension plan / Tuition reimbursement / Great insurance options)
*On-site amenities include fitness center, wellness center, cafeteria, etc. at Pensacola, FL; Vienna, VA and Winchester, VA campuses
*Consistently Awarded Top Workplace
*Nationally recognized training department by TRAINING Magazine
*An employee-focused, diverse, and service-oriented workplace environment

Basic Purpose

Assists the Controls Engineer in maintaining the mechanical and electrical control systems to ensure business continuity for corporate locations. Collects data for efficiency studies, energy usage and assists in the implementation of system strategies to maximize Building Automation Systems (BAS) performance, effectiveness, and cost savings.



1. Monitors the operation, performance and power usage of the campus BAS to ensure proper operation of mechanical and electrical systems connected to the BAS and to maximize energy savings.

• Observes the performance of the automated facility systems (e.g., heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, electrical backup, fire alert systems, elevators, etc.) by reviewing data and trends generated from system reports.

• Initiates resolution of routine emergency and non-emergency problems that affect operations critical to the safe operation of the facility; escalates to Controls Engineer as required.

• Implements system program changes designed to provide additional savings and increased operating efficiency of the BAS systems as directed by the Controls Engineer.

2. Monitors building control systems to evaluate and optimize performance.

• Observes each system to ensure the proper sequence of operation has been applied.

• Works with the Controls Engineer to achieve maximum benefit of the installed equipment by implementing system adjustments or modifications.

• Works with mechanical contractors to reduce system outage times during construction phases.

• Extracts, records and provides data to the Controls Engineer on system operating characteristics.

• Observes system performance, consults the Controls Engineer, and applies system changes, improvements and/or repairs as directed.

3. Assists the Mechanical Shop in troubleshooting and repair of mechanical systems.

• Consults the Controls Engineer and performs the installation and start-up of BAS controls in the campus facilities to include all conduit, wire, end devices, and control panels.

• Acts as the assistant project manager and site supervisor for in-house and contracted control system projects.

4. Performs the maintenance and maintains records of the building control equipment and systems preventive maintenance program for the campus BAS.

• Consults the Controls Engineer to gather information for the preventive maintenance program.

• Maintains spare parts and instrumentation for system repair and calibration.

• Ensures business continuity plan is enforced by maintaining workstations and archiving all system databases for disaster recovery.

5. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Unusual Working Conditions: Work may be performed inside/outside. Work may be dirty, dusty, greasy or noisy. This is an essential position requiring the incumbent to be called to work in the event of an emergency.




• Experience in commercial building HVAC Systems operation and maintenance that includes a working knowledge and skill level in Trane Tracer Summit and Automated Logic systems

• Ability to read/modify and program all required sequences into each graphical programming language

• Recognized training or equivalent experience in the operation of Central Chiller Plants to include: variable primary, variable secondary, Coupled, decoupled, and cooling tower operation

• Recognized training or equivalent experience in control theory, psychometrics, end devices, and sensors

• Working knowledge of BACnet and TCP/IP networking

• Working knowledge of Energy Recovery Units and their associated factory controls

• Proficiency in the use of personal computers and associated productivity software

• Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

• Effective planning, analysis, and organizational skills

• Ability to exercise good judgment, make sound, effective decisions, and manage resources effectively


• Demonstrated experience in the installation, start-up, maintenance, and programming of BAS systems

• Minimum 10 years experience in the programming and start-up of Trane and/or Aumotated Logic Control Systems

Hours: Monday-Friday 6:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Equal Employment Opportunity


Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace.  Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability