Job Description

Job Title: HVAC Journeyman (UPMC Altoona)
Job ID: 09227041
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Varied Shifts as needed
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Engineering
Location: , Altoona PA


Limited/Casual - Varied Shifts

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted:  2/28/2020

Responsible for proper operation and maintenance of building environmental systems

  • May be required to be on call.
  • Responsible for the completion of all service work order assignments in a timely fashion.
  • Could be scheduled for off shifts and rotation as needed.
  • Must be available for snow removal as needed.
  • Complies with all safety codes whether Federal, State, or local; maintains a safe work environment.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Maintains good relations with other members of the crew, other crews, and all other departments so that work is performed in a harmonious manner.
  • Is 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.
  • Responsible for proper operation and maintenance of systems related to building environmental system, such as, but not limited to: air handlers, chillers, heating equipment, building automation systems (BAS), medical vacuum pumps, medical air pumps and associated equipment, split system cooling equipment, ice machines and refrigerators, pneumatic tube system repairs and maintenance.


  • Education and Formal Training Required: High school graduate or equivalent, preferably a graduate from a vocational-technical school.
  • Must have 5 years acceptable HVAC experience in the building maintenance field or construction.
  • Candidate must also have basic math skills and ability to calculate and convert weights, volume, etc. required. Has working knowledge of refrigeration systems to include direct expansion air handlers, ice machines, walk-in coolers, freezers, etc.
  • Must have overall good mechanical skills and the ability to think on your own to repair a wide variety of equipment related building systems. 
  • Knowledge of DDC control systems is helpful. 
  • EPA Universal Refrigerant License is required. 
  • Valid PA drivers license required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $18.28 / hour

    Union Position: No

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