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Command Center System Technician

  • Job ID: 979274251
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: Corporate Administrative Srvs
  • Department: CommandCntrFacilMain
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $27.38 to $47.40 / hour


UPMC is hiring a Command Center System Technician to join the Maintenance and Facilities Team! This full-time role will work variable shifts to support a 24/7 department.  

Supervise fire safety and building environmental systems to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for patients, visitors, students and staff in Presbyterian University Hospital, Scaife Hall and associated buildings. Coordinate activities of city fire and police departments with UPMC staff during emergencies.


  • Use software engineering tools and a thorough understanding of HVAC systems to service DDC programmable controllers.
  • Present knowledge of all emergency procedures. Advise UPMC staff in following these procedures.
  • Provide around-the-clock surveillance of and trouble shoot failures of building systems, fire systems, safety systems and climate control systems through data displays in the command center. Work with the engineers in the field to resolve failures immediately. Consult and coordinate with safety, security and other maintenance staff in non-routine situations.
  • Troubleshoot and perform operational checks of DDC systems, including installation and commissioning. Work closely with the engineers on the installation and programming of building DDC systems during in house construction projects.
  • Initiate and maintain daily trends to meet compliance requirements. Advise safety, security and maintenance on adverse trends and potential problems. Recommend corrective action and notify the appropriate personnel when out of compliance.
  • Serve as communication liaison between UPMC on-call and supervisory personnel, City fire and police and contractors during emergencies and/or when difficult problems arise. Recommend corrective action when appropriate. Evaluate conflicting information and initiate action to resolve same.
  • Initiate work orders for repairs found necessary during routine activities.
  • Maintain logs and records related to command center activity.



  • High School diploma required.
  • Apprenticeship and/or trade school training in electrical or mechanical maintenance preferred.
  • HVAC background preferred.
  • Four (4) years of experience in hospital maintenance required.
  • One (1) year experience in a supervisory position preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard fire safety systems and emergency procedures.
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of direct digital building systems control.
  • Ability to quickly analyze problems and initiate corrective action in an emergency.
  • Knowledge of BACnet control systems required.
  • Knowledge of Siemens, Automated Logic, and Voltec Control System and Swisslog Pneumatic Tube System a plus.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills preferred.
  • Hospital Stationary Engineer experience preferred.
  • Building Automated Systems (BAS) experience preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 criminal clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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