Controls Technician Apprentice

Jacksonville, Florida

Posted in Building and Construction

Job Info

Certified Control Systems is an energy solutions provider. For more than 35 years, we have been dedicated to designing easy-to-use building automation systems that provide the highest possible energy efficiency, while ensuring occupant comfort. We offer industry-leading technology with local service that is hard to beat.

Certified Control Systems seeks talented performers and offers a challenging and rewarding work environment that emphasizes teamwork, results, and most importantly honesty and integrity. We value our employees and are committed to attracting highly skilled, talented individuals to join our strong, family-oriented workforce and to help us build on our success.

We are a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Controls Technician Apprentice
Department: Controls
FLSA Status: Hourly
Reports to: Director of Controls
Coordinates With: Controls Group, Administrative Staff, Management Team,
Salary: Commensurate with experience + Benefits

JOB SUMMARY: Certified Control Systems seeks a Controls Technician Apprentice to perform installation of the system infrastructure, wire support systems, cabling, and conduit on Building Automation (also called Temperature Controls) Control Projects. The selected individual will also install panels, controllers, field devices & components of the systems, and provide all final termination of the cabling to ensure a complete installation and functional control system.


  • Read, review and follow project related documents such as blueprints, drawings, project scope, budgets, deadlines,
    and sequence of operation for proper execution requirements
  • Installation and termination (and addressing) of panels, controllers, field devices, cabling and other components of
    the Building Automation Control Systems.
  • Install & connect power to equipment, panels, and components as required
  • Label installed wiring
  • Troubleshoot and repair circuits, wiring, devices, and networks (know how to use a multimeter)
  • Installation of conduit and cabling management & support infrastructure systems
  • Work with Programmers and commissioning agents to test and troubleshoot system operation
  • Provide trust & leadership to your whole team as well as customers
  • Coordinate material and ordering requirements with Project Managers
  • Maintain & manage your material stock for the project... as well as your equipment (such as tools, ladders, drills,
    gang box, etc.)
  • Build & wire control panels for all projects (in-shop or in-field)
  • Update As-built drawings as needed
  • Attend job site meetings to represent & discuss work flow, scheduling and progress
Installation of HVAC automation systems required, knowledge base consisting of:
  • Analog and binary outputs and inputs
  • Controller addressing
  • 24vac power supplies, and power consumption requirements / limitations
  • Familiarity with AHU's, package equipment, split systems, chillers, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, FCU's, VAV and
    FTU terminal units
  • Control valves & control damper actuators
  • VFD's, air flow measuring devices, temp sensors, static pressure, air quality sensors, etc.
  • Safety shutdown components (FA, Low limit, condensate, etc.)

Education and Experience:
  • 2 years of experience with electrical experience (120vac, 24vac, 24vdc and 12vdc) preferably with low voltage
    control systems, including experience with ladder logic, relay logic, controllers, and field controllable devices.
  • Experience with the following programs or products Automated Logic, Honeywell, Siemens, Johnson Controls
    or Alerton products, systems & networks is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of electrical codes
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Must be able to accurately and calmly handle multiple priorities (with interruptions) and still meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to coordinate and work well with others
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision, or in a team atmosphere
  • Must take pride work and accept responsibility with a friendly and professional attitude
  • Each employee has a responsibility for their own safety, the safety of their co-workers, and the community in which
    they are operating.
  • In the performance of duties and responsibilities, you are expected to observe all safety, health, and loss prevention
    rules, practices, and procedures, as well as specific instructions related to the safe and efficient performance of your
  • An effective and viable safety, health, and loss prevention program will be attained only when all employees are
    safety conscious and keenly aware, both mentally and physically, of the potential hazards of your environment.
Additional Notes:

Candidate should be able to work overtime and out of town occasionally (approx. 30%). There may also be travel and overnight stays associated with required trainings or classes. A history of excellent employment attendance, valid driver's license and clean driving record required. Background checks and drug screenings are required for employment. EMCOR MSI Certified Control Systems and industry associated safety plans will be adhered to. All necessary tools to perform required tasks for this position are to be provided by team member. EMCOR MSI Certified Control Systems will replace tools as wear and tear appear.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Notice to prospective employees: There have been fraudulent postings and emails regarding job openings. EMCOR Group and its companies list open positions here. Please check our available positions to confirm that a post or email is genuine.

EMCOR Group and its companies do not reach out to individuals to help with marketing or other similar services. If an individual is contacted for services outside of EMCOR's normal application process - it is probably fraudulent.

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