Energy Systems Operator/Dispatcher 1.0 FTE

Lexington, KY, US
Sep 19, 2019
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    Energy Systems Operator/Dispatcher

    Grade 18

    Class Code 7425
    Operate and monitor an energy management system for proper operation and system malfunctions; dispatch personnel to make needed repairs.

    Job Summary:
    • Operate and monitor an energy management Direct Digital Controls system for proper operation and system malfunctions.
    • Start-up an energy management system according to established procedures.
    • Test and approve program changes, computers and components parts associated with the energy management and security system.
    • Test programs and equipment for interfacing computer hardware and software of the energy management system with existing comfort controls
    • Consult with principals and building managers to answer concerns with the energy management.
    • Train, supervise, evaluate and coordinate activities of personnel in the maintenance, repair, installation and calibration of the energy management computers and temperature control systems.
    • Review and analyze alarms received on an energy management system for proper action.
    • Dispatch appropriate personnel to resolve problems or correct malfunctions.
    • Respond to off hour HVAC emergencies as required.
    • Assure that temporary HVAC schedule override changes are efficiently processed.
    • Assign, review, and inspect work in progress and complete by assigned personnel.
    • Process completed work orders and distribute to appropriate personnel.
    • Prepare and coordinate purchasing, specifications and recommendations for equipment used with the energy management and security system and comfort controls.
    • Assure adequate inventory of spare parts, special tools, the equipment, and other items related to energy management and conservation.
    • Assume full responsibility for management and operation of all energy management system.
    • Operate computer to maintain files on contract overtime, boilers, water heaters, compressor installation, air conditioners and others.
    • Receive concerns form service technicians or others regarding HVAC and energy management systems and equipment.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Maintain regular attendance.

    • Basic HVAC equipment and energy management systems.
    • Operation of a computer and data entry techniques.
    • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Excel, Outlook, and MS Word.

    • Operate and monitor an energy management system for proper operation and system malfunctions.
    • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
    • Operation of a computer terminal and a variety of other equipment including digital camera, and laptop computers.
    • Process work orders.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

    • High school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
    • Experience working with an energy management system preferred.
    • At minimum, an HVAC journeyman's license is required; an HVAC master's license is preferred.
    • Valid Kentucky driver's license.

    Working Conditions:
    • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.
    • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.
    • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
    • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.
    • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, one third of your body weight, not to exceed 50 pounds
    • Requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes and gases.
    Application Procedure:
    Apply online

    Contact: Doug Botkins (

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