Facilities & Engineering Careers at Lifespan

Building Controls Systems Spec Job

Job Number: TMH17550

Job Title: Building Controls Systems Spec

Department: Plant Operations - 1104440

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Associates degree in electronics engineering or related academic program or the equivalent completion of specialized factory training programs with extensive experience in repair and maintenance of diversified building control systems and equipment.

Thorough knowledge of electrical, electronic and mechanical principles, including mathematical skills, is essential to the job. Must be proficient in Seimens PPCL, Metasys extended architecture, JCI controller configuration tool and JCI server configuration tool as well as having a solid knowledge of system integration concepts.

Thorough knowledge of building control infrastructure, wiring, CAT cabling, fiber optics and demonstrated experience with bandwidth communication topology.

Ability to comprehend electrical and basic mechanical drawings including, but not limited to, timing diagrams, logic diagrams, circuit diagrams, and mechanical assembly drawings for mechanical part location and identification information.

High level analytical skills to troubleshoot and diagnose problems with controls, alarms and operating systems in order to effect repairs in a timely manner.

Ability to use complex diagnostic equipment and computer-based diagnostic software to troubleshoot and correct system malfunctions. Experience utilizing computer assisted maintenance management programs to document all service activities.


At least five years of specialized experience in the evaluation, installation, maintenance, repair and modification of pneumatic and digital building controls, alarm systems and electronic building control supporting systems, preferably in a health care setting.

Under general supervision of the Facilities Supervisor, the Building Control System Specialist works closely with Department Directors, Clinical Managers, Design Team and Safety Manager to ensure the appropriate installation, evaluation, timely maintenance, repair and modification of pneumatic and digital building controls, alarms and related building control sub-systems.

The Building Controls System Specialist is expected to embrace Lifespan’s mission of “Delivering health with care” and successfully role model Lifespan’s values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence as these guide our everyday actions with patients, customers and one another.