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Texas Tech University Control Operator Trainee in Lubbock, Texas


Extended Job Title:

Control Operator Trainee

Position Description:

Entry-level Operation position, Operating Controls. This position is reserved for the use of an Operations department only.

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Major/Essential Functions:

  • Monitor environmental control equipment, building automation systems, energy conservation programs, and property/life safety alarms for Texas Tech University facilities.

  • Conduct data acquisition and prepare reports for department maintenance management programs.

  • Serve as the main point of contact for campus customers reporting facility issues or requesting assistance during emergencies.

  • Coordinate heating and air conditioning equipment schedules with facility usage to optimize energy conservation.

  • Assist environmental systems maintenance technicians in troubleshooting computerized field unit energy management panel program discrepancies and HVAC equipment configuration errors.

  • Follow written directives to dispatch construction trade personnel for emergency facility repairs as needed.

  • Work flexible rotating shifts, including nights, days, weekends, and holidays.

  • Maintain and monitor energy management systems.

  • Adjust setpoints and operating parameters as necessary to conserve energy while ensuring optimal comfort conditions for building occupants.

  • Address temperature complaints and issues promptly by troubleshooting through the front end.

  • Document and track alarms and problems as they occur.

  • Participate in the Operator personnel training program.

Grant Funded?:


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Schedule Details:

Rotating 12hr Shifts, Including Weekends/Holidays

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as an emergency dispatcher or in a call center.

  • Previous experience in an office environment.

  • Previous experience in customer service.

  • Basic understanding of HVAC systems.


Ops Div Energy Management

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Group:

Skilled Crafts



Required Qualifications:

High School or equivalent with 1 year work experience.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?:


Safety Information:

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Pay Statement:

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/payplan.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

About the University:

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

About Lubbock:Referred to as the “Hub City” because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock’s Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.