Job Description

Job Title: HVAC Mechanic
Job ID: 742318
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
Department: Plant Maintenance
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215


Troubleshoot, repair, maintain and calibrate various refrigeration and HVAC equipment, computer systems in the Hospital and the Medical Arts Buildings.

  • Adjust, calibrate, test and repair function parts of devices and control instruments that are components of the HVAC and refrigeration systems.
  • Assure significant information regarding department activities and concerns follow the appropriate channel of communications.
  • Attend all mandatory in-service programs, including monthly departmental meetings. Attend optional in-service and continuing education programs on a voluntary basis.
  • Communicate with other maintenance personnel and, as instructed, assist them in the performance of their duties. This would include such areas as refrigeration, carpentry, and electrical.
  • Complete preventive machine work order forms and repair work order forms, providing all information as instructed, so that accurate records of repair and maintenance performed, as well as materials used, are current and readily available.
  • Comply with the Department's current dress code policy.
  • Demonstrate dependability through good attendance and punctuality.
  • Display respect for the opinions of others. Accept constructive criticism. Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all shop equipment so that parts can be fabricated and/or repaired.
  • Maintain and repair mixing boxes, thermostats, hot and chilled water coils, induction units, duct and duct dampers (both smoke and fire), all air motor driven louvers, and pneumatic and electro-pneumatic controls.
  • Maintain records of operation of chilled water centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, related pumps and control systems.
  • Maintain work area and equipment in clean and orderly manner.
  • Make a daily inspection tour of all refrigeration and HVAC systems to determine if they are functioning properly.
  • Make all necessary repairs, adjustments and calibrations, and perform preventive maintenance on refrigeration and HVAC equipment and control systems. This includes air conditions, refrigerators, coolers, ice machines, chillers and all associated pneumatic and electro-pneumatic control systems.
  • Make recommendations to Director about how methods and procedures can be improved.
  • Observe all sanitation and safety regulations as outlined in hospital policy or as good judgment dictates.
  • Operate all refrigeration and HVAC equipment and control systems in a safe manner and according to established policies and procedures. Frequently review departmental policies and procedures and maintain a working knowledge of the same.
  • Perform a wide variety of mechanical, electrical, and piping repairs, as well as the installation of new equipment as directed. This includes, but is not limited to pumps, fans, motors, building systems, pneumatics, wheelchairs and beds.
  • Perform duties as assigned by authorized personnel to meet emergency situations, or as dictated by hospital policy. This includes, but is not limited to, fire or bomb threat situations.
  • Render services or perform work in accordance with specified Departmental productivity standards.
  • Request that parts and materials are purchased as part of the repair and maintenance of the facility, and use all materials in an efficient manner.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to meet customers' needs. Is willing to make extra effort to meet customers with courtesy, respect and concern. Recognizes fellow employees as internal customers.
  • Work cooperatively with all hospital personnel in accordance with hospital policy, regulations and standards.
  • Work holidays and shifts as scheduled.


  • High school degree or GED equivalent required. 
  • Two years medium or high pressure boiler plant experience required. 
  • Two years experience in healthcare maintenance required. 
  • Refrigeration experience required. 
  • General knowledge of email, Word and other common software programs preferred. 
  • 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
  • Driver's License
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Universal Resource Recovery Certification

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

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: Yes

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