Assistant Automation Specialist

McKenney's, Inc.

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Atlanta, GA

Job Description

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Job Overview:


Do you possess an entrepreneurial spirit?  Do you thrive in performance-based environments that reward work ethic, integrity and “doing the right thing”?  Would you be interested in growing your career within the proven framework of a world class, industry leading mechanical contractor?  If you are interested in developing and executing solutions to complex problems in the fast-paced construction environment, McKenney’s Inc. may have the position you are looking for.

With our strong focus on customer relations and our ability to quickly deliver high quality mechanical solutions safely, McKenney’s Inc. is growing in the Southeastern United States.  For over 70 years McKenney’s has attracted the best people as well as the best customers.  We pride ourselves on consistently performing above our customer’s expectations, and we constantly challenge our people and processes to strive for improvement.  As third generation family owned company, we are financially strong and one of the most technology driven mechanical contractors in the country.

Our Assistant Automation Specialists are instrumental in supporting our Automation Specialists in building long term customer relations, solving problems, and making recommendations to improve customer’s systems. They will assist in developing, building, testing, and commissioning building systems such as HVAC, lighting, power, and monitoring.



Assist Automation Specialists in developing, building, testing, and commissioning building control systems.

Diagnose and repair controls systems malfunctions

Conduct basic building control system installation, configuration, programming, testing, and repair.

Respond to BAS emergencies during off hours.

Prepare documentation and reports on work status and completion.


Basic Qualifications 

  • At least 1 year of experience with building automation systems or course work in mechanical, electrical, mechatronics, or computer science.
  • Working knowledge of basic electronics, logic, and systems design.
  • Must have basic PC experience in Windows environments and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, web-enabled applications, and database software.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Computer networking experience
  • Java or SQL programming language experience


Knowledge, Skills, Attributes, and Characteristics 

  • Ability to read and understand mechanical, electrical, network and wiring drawings.
  • Ability to manage professional e-mail communications
  • Ability to manage and maintain a calendar and task management systems
  • Ability to present a professional, positive, and helpful attitude at all times.
  • Must possess and maintain exceptional work ethic and timeliness
  • Must uphold company values and demand the highest level of conduct from self and others
  • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work as part of a team and independently


Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work involves moderate exposure to elements, such as hot/cold temperatures, dirt, dust, and/or loud noises.
  • Work environment involves moderate exposure to construction hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  •  Moderate physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 50 pounds and extensive sitting.  Some walking and standing.   


Moving Safety Forward, our initiative for continuous improvements in our safety culture, reminds us that we are on a journey toward a zero-incident culture.  In all we do, we must work to build a partnership with our employees, customers and business associates that empowers them all with the ability to do their jobs safely.

McKenney’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. Qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to age, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. McKenney’s is a smoke-free and drug-free workplace.