Job Description

Job Title: Boiler Operator (Altoona)
Job ID: 54103444
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Engineering
Location: , Altoona PA


Full Time: Saturday/Sunday 6:30a-7:00p, Monday/Tuesday: 2:30p-11p

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted:  11/14/2019

Maintains boilers, boiler auxiliaries, chillers, chiller auxiliaries and other plant equipment; maintains equipment in Surgery Center and Station Medical Center (SMC) boiler room to include cleaning, preventative maintenance and new installation.

  • Maintains good relations with other members of the crew, other crews, and all other departments so that work is performed in a harmonious manner.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • All processes needed to operate and maintain chillers including but not limited to cooling towers, pumps, water chemistry, and building automation system.
  • Responsible for proper operation and maintenance of central plant systems and associated equipment including but not limited to all processes needed to operate and maintain chiller operation.
  • Responsible for proper operation and maintenance of central plant systems and associated equipment including but not limited to all processes needed to operate and maintain high pressure boilers including but not limited to deaerator, feedwater system, softeners, boiler chemistry, burner tuning, annual cleaning and inspection process.
  • Responsible for the completion of all service work order assignments in a timely fashion.
  • Assists in snow removal duties.
  • Overall cleanliness of central plant building, electric service building, and mechanical spaces throughout the facility.
  • Could be scheduled for off shifts and rotation as needed.Available for on call.
  • Complies with all safety codes whether Federal, State, or local; maintains a safe work environment.
  • Will be expected to perform any and all other duties related to facility maintenance as deemed necessary by management that is in the best interest of the hospital, its patients, staff, and visitors.


  • Education and Formal Training Required:High school graduate or equivalent is required.
    • Preferably a graduate from a vocational school; 
  • Valid PA driver's license required.
  • Stationary engineer license or equivalent experience in operation of boilers or power plants.
  • Experience Required: Must have knowledge in boiler or power plant operation and repair.
  • Three years' experience in boiler operations with an organization such as the U. S. Military, another hospital, school district, public utility company, etc. is required.
  • Solid mechanical background

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Driver's License
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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