Job Description

Job Title: Boilerman
Job ID: 730750
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Jameson
Department: Plant Maintenance-N
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105


To operate, maintain and repair HVAC systems, environmental control systems and refrigeration equipment throughout the Medical Center and facilities so that these systems will function at their optimum efficiency and in a manner to assure the comfort and safety of patients, visitors, and staff.

  • Completes written work reports for the maintenance management system and preventive maintenance system, to include a description of work performed, repairs needed, repairs made, time, parts and material used on each piece of equipment. 
  • Informs supervisor of parts, materials, equipment and tools necessary to perform job functions.
  • Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.
  • Installs and maintains the hardware required for the energy management, security intrusion and access control systems on the Environmental Control Computer. Operates, programs and optimizes energy management software.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs pneumatic controls, high and low voltage electrical systems and other control systems related to refrigeration or HVAC work.
  • Installs, maintains, operates, repairs and modifies all environmental equipment which includes fans, blowers, pumps, heat recovery systems, hydronic systems, humidification systems and air distribution components. Performs air and hydronic balance needed to achieve system designs.
  • Installs, maintains, operates, repairs and modifies all refrigeration equipment, including blood banks, walk-in coolers/freezers, ice machines, chillers and air conditioning units.
  • Maintains effective communication with Shift Specialists, HVAC Technicians and other medical center personnel and records all pertinent information in log books and daily reports. 
  • Instructs and assists new employees in the proper repair and use of medical center equipment and facilities.
  • Performs all chemical tests and adjustments to chemical treatment systems for the cooling towers, condensers and boilers and hydronic systems, assuring the proper operation of biohazard and effluent pollution control systems. Records test results and corrective actions taken.


  • High School graduate or equivalent with 2 years of formal technical education or documented equivalent. 
  • Five years experience in HVAC field.
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

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

Salary Range: $16.92 to $27.09 / hour

Union Position: No

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