Controls Technician II

Building Automation / Automatisation du bâtiment New York, New York New Jersey, New Jersey


Position at Ainsworth

If you thrive in a team-oriented workplace that challenges your skills, to drive your career development, embraces diversity and rewards innovation, with competitive pay and great employee programs, join the Ainsworth, a subsidiary of GDI, team today! 

Position Summary:

The Technician II is responsible for the overall startup, testing/commissioning, documenting of construction projects and to facilitate the timely turnover to the client and the service team. The Technician II will report directly to a team project manager and work closely with the design engineer to ensure they have the tools necessary to be successful on each project. The Technician II will work professionally with both internal and external clients and will have the ability to be a leader within the company. 


  • Startup and testing of building automation systems.
  • Working directly with clients and subcontractors to facilitate the installation of designed control systems.
  • Develops a systematic planning for complete startup of systems and turnover to service team.
  • Responsible for complete documentation of startup process for the system.
  • Responsible to communicate with the project manager and client to assist in the effective completion of the project.
  • Takes initiative to find solutions
  • Motivates others to perform better
  • Offers and implements ideas for greater efficiency
  • Provides client training on systems
  • Coordinate the punch-out of front-end system
  • Interfaces with Electrician on coordination items
  • Drives project schedule for efficient completion


  • Documentation of tested points / and wiring runs
  • Startup/Testing of terminal unit and air handling unit controllers as well as central plant controllers (HW Systems, CHW Systems, and CW Systems)
  • Communicate directives to electrical subcontractors for proper installation of our control components.
  • Interface with 3rd party manufacturer controls
  • Read wiring diagrams to determine proper terminations to mechanical equipment
  • Terminate and trouble shoot wiring and system components
  • Creation of software points in the controllers
  • Testing of automatic programming sequence
  • Maintains weekly reports on project progress and open items
  • Demonstrate front-end graphics and operability to clients and commissioning agents
  • Continually enforces safety to the highest standards


  • 2-3 years of technician experience within the controls industry and systems
  • Associates degree in HVAC, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient with a computer - Microsoft Office Suite and adaptable to new software platforms
  • Depth of knowledge in mechanical systems and sequences of operations
  • Reading and understand mechanical design documents (duct layouts, piping schematics, riser diagrams) as well as Manufacturer's wire diagrams
  • Experienced abilities in problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with interfacing to third party devices
  • Seeks high level of quality in their work and to exceed client expectations (internal and external)
  • Ability to work independent or part of a team
  • Demonstrates Leadership among peers
  • Presents a positive image for the company

*Local candidates are preferred. No relocation will be offered for this position. Must be legally-entitled to work in the country where the job is offered, for any employer, without requiring sponsorship.


Why work at Ainsworth? 

Ainsworth is growing at an unprecedented rate and to help attract and retain top talent, we provide benefits on your first day with us. We offer a wide variety of benefits including the following:  

Benefits: Comprehensive health, dental and medical benefits, including wellness supports, RRSP matching and generous vacation 

Rewards: Service milestones and peer recognition plus Employee Discounts and Incentives 

Flexibility: Hybrid working models, where applicable 

Diversity: An inclusive organization that embraces diversity and belonging; work in a great team atmosphere with future potential for promotion within company 

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Ainsworth, a subsidiary of GDI, is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request. 

Ainsworth, a subsidiary of GDI, is an integrated multi-trade company, offering an end-to-end services and solutions for all asset maintenance and refurbishment requirements of our customers. We are continually striving to create better and more advanced products as well as provide the highest quality service. We are rapidly growing and need talented professionals to help drive our vision at becoming the best multi-trade company in the country! Join us…. Make a difference.