Building Automation Field Technician (Bas/Ddc/Bms/Umcs/Frcs) - International / Oconus

Johnson Controls, Inc. Knoxville , TN 37902

Posted 2 weeks ago

As a trusted partner to the federal government for more than 100 years, Johnson Controls Federal Systems (JCFS) provides energy efficient solutions, and installs and maintains building technologies at more than 750 federal sites and military installations worldwide. As part of the Johnson Controls team, a Fortune 500 company with over 100,000 employees, with the largest portfolio of building technologies and solutions in the world, we are passionate about designing, constructing, and maintaining security, energy efficiency, water, utility savings, and fire projects at federal and military sites around the world.

We are seeking a BAS Field Technician/System Specialist supporting U.S. government projects, primarily for the Department of Defense, in foreign countries (no designated war zone countries). Travel is based on the project needs, but typically around 80%.

Location: Virtual / Remote (work from home) - can be based anywhere in the United States. Will require up to 80% international travel in roughly 60 day durations. Will not travel to any designated war zone countries.

Benefits: Eligible for benefits on first day of employment

Vacation: Eligible for 3 weeks of paid vacation per calendar year

What you will do

Under general direction, acts as the on-site project leader to plan, execute, and complete HVAC projects with assigned customers in a safe and cost effective manner. Performs or delegates tasks as required to execute and fully complete assigned projects including: system programming, installation coordination, system and network commissioning, training and project closeout.

Coordinates communication with the customer during all phases of the project. Ensures proper execution of warranty. Provides work direction to subcontractors, electrical installers, technicians, designers, and administration as necessary. Ensures work performed is in compliance with Federal legal requirements and operates on the job with the highest of ethics. Adheres and ensures Johnson Controls staff and subcontractors adhere to all safety standards.

How you will do it

  • Participates in the installation of hardware designs and software programming using established standards as required. Provides detailed information to communicate design and operation to customers, Johnson Controls staff and subcontractors.

  • Evaluates the contractual scope of work and the impact of client issued bulletins, field directives and/or scheduling changes. Communicates both technical and business related issues with the clients.

  • Participates in the selection, budget and delivery schedule of materials to be procured for the projects assigned.

  • Secures pricing and availability from outside vendors and suppliers, mechanical and electrical subcontractors including scope, terms and conditions. May request several bids in pricing process. Oversees subcontractor payment and billing processes.

  • Provides jobsite coordination for panel and field device physical locations. Ensures installation is in accordance with Johnson Controls standards and project requirements.

  • Manages and completes the loading, device verification, and commissioning of all system controllers as required. Validates complete system functionality and resolves issues with subcontractors and others to ensure proper operation. Provides accurate project as-built and commissioning documentation.

  • Provides coaching, mentoring and technical assistance. Provides technical assistance to subcontractors. Ensures that delegated tasks are done accurately, on-time, billed, within budget and within scope of the contract.

  • Effectively communicates the status of projects to management.

  • Develops project plans and coordinates the required resources to ensure timely and cost effective installation and completion of assigned projects.

  • Performs site-specific training for owner/operator on the total system in full or with assistance. Ensures owner/operator has been trained. Provides proper documentation and manuals for system operation.

  • Develops and maintains viable long-term relationships with contractors, clients, consultants and subcontractors. Attends job progress meetings as required.

  • Follows all safety standards and has the highest regard for employee and subcontractor safety.

What we look for


  • Technical Associates degree with 4 years of experience or no degree with 5 years of equivalent experience.

  • Must have relevant technical hands on experience in system commissioning and/or programming of digital HVAC controls systems (DDC systems).

  • Must have the ability to communicate technical material to a non-technical audience.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to perform work independently.

  • Strong personal computer skills.

  • Must have knowledge of control theory and HVAC systems and equipment.

  • Ability to travel approximately 80%

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret (or higher) security clearance required. (This involves a background/character, criminal history, employment, and credit check.)

  • In order to meet the increasing demands of our customers and comply with the Federal orders, where legally permissible, we will require all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and submit proof in our Johnson Controls Vaccination Tracker upon hire.


  • Experience working with Metasys strongly preferred

  • Experience supporting projects in foreign countries

Who we are

If you'd like to learn more about who we are, what we do, and the systems and products we work with please check out our "take a journey" video on Youtube to learn more. (Around 7 minutes long)

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit

Division: JCFS (Johnson Controls Federal Systems)

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