Job Description

Job Title: Service Tech Foreman
Job ID: 687955
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Plant Maintenance
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224


Provide front line supervision, scheduling, day to day operations management and work assignments to the appropriate craftsmen. Ensure that the operational needs of the hospital are met and sustained within the specific guidelines of governing authorities.

  • Address and provide guidance to craftsmen through technical issues that provide for safety and without compromise for facilities operations and patient care.
  • Adhere to the Basics of Service Excellence in all interactions with clients and the public.
  • Analyze available data and adjust actions and systems to gain maximum efficiency without compromise to hospital operations.
  • Compile job and projects cost estimates and contribute to budget processes.
  • Conduct periodic filed inspection of appropriate building systems to assure that the specific needs of the hospital are met.
  • Ensure that all subordinates are properly trained in job skills and safety procedures.
  • Ensure that work standards of subordinates are maintained at or above department standards.
  • Exhibit, both verbally and behaviorally, a commitment to the values of service excellence in carrying out on-going duties.
  • Maintain a parts inventory for shops and areas of responsibility using efficient materials management processes.
  • Maintain a positive outlook and interactions with co-workers, which contribute to the team effort of the department.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of appropriate codes and regulations.
  • Maintain complete schedule for all manpower in craft areas in area of responsibility.
  • Maintain scheduling needs for appropriate crafts to accommodate the needs and operations of the hospital.
  • Monitor operations and ensure that quantifies operational costs.
  • Order materials and equipment using proper procedures and processes that provide for the efficient and effective operation of the department.
  • Participate in the overall management function of the department, composing and administer job evaluations and recommending merit wage increases.
  • Plan and schedule specific training as necessary to provide for the needs and abilities of the department.
  • Provide direction to craftsmen in the routine and non-routine execution of their duties.
  • Recommend and conduct discipline when appropriate using UPMC and department procedures and practices.
  • Timely completion of reports and documentation of incidents and regulatory records.
  • Work in close communication with Construction Management to assure that the facility needs are net and efficient operation of the facility is not compromised.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Completion of a recognized technical training course that reflects the function and skill of the appropriate crafts or team function being supervised. 
  • Three to five years experience working at a journeyman level or higher in an appropriate trade, preferably in a healthcare environment. 
  • Two years of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Industrial background is preferred.
  • Previous boiler or HVAC experience is preferred. 
  • Ability and knowledge in specific operational systems and functions.
  • Possession of appropriate license or registration to meet code requirements. 
  • Ability to analyze conflicting data assesses information in context and makes decisions that are appropriate and effective.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.27 to $41.99

Union Position: No

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