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Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Apprentice Engineer


Under supervision, maintain the hospital's refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, and other mechanical systems in a clean, repaired and running condition for an efficient operation.


  • Responsible for setting-up appropriate level of infection control containment (ICRA) based on risk level and maintaining the integrity of that containment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all components of refrigeration system and assist journeyman in troubleshooting equipment
  • Perform all work following infection control procedures.
  • Under supervision of a journeyman technician, check all mechanical equipment for efficient, safe operation.
  • Under supervision, add proper chemicals to the desired requirements.
  • Maintain clean and safe work area, equipment rooms and shop area.
  • Under supervision, check water supply for chemical treatment levels.
  • Interpret all information gathered from blueprints, instruction books and sketches, to maintain all mechanical equipment in efficient, safe working order.
  • Oil and grease all parts of equipment.
  • Operate the refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation equipment in a safe manner.
  • Under supervision of a journeyman technician, check meters, gauges, signal lights and other warning devices for possible problems and make necessary corrections.
  • Under supervision of an engineer or refrigeration staff, inspect all air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation equipment to identify possible deficiencies and/or malfunctions.
  • Adheres to the Basics of Service Excellence in all interactions with clients and the public.
  • Record personal work orders and submit hours on a daily basis.
  • Under supervision, inspect mechanical devices and make any necessary repairs or corrections.
  • Under supervision of a journeyman electrician or engineer, inspect electrical wiring and electrical devices and make necessary repairs and corrections.
  • Order material necessary for any job.
  • Collect data sheets and charts for leadman and manager.



  • High School diploma or equivalent and successful completion of an accredited HVAC technical school or equivalent is required.
  • Successful completion of selected apprentice classes through an approved educational program during the apprenticeship program duration is mandatory.
  • Must possess the ability to respond to a variety of situations in difficult positions by the use of ladders, catwalks, crawl spaces, etc.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Must successfully obtain and keep active a City of Pittsburgh stationary engineer's license within forty-eight months from the date of hire into the apprentice position. Must possess current driver's license.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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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