Job Description

Job Title: HVAC Technician
Job ID: 20806592
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Facilities Maintenance
Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105


UPMC Pinnacle is looking to hire an HVAC Technician to support UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, Community Osteopathic, West Shore, and Polyclinic hospitals. The ideal candidate will be willing to work day shift with a willingness to be a part of an on-call schedule with other members of the HVAC team. Candidates must be willing to support and assist other trades within the system, including building and grounds maintenance.


To operate, maintain and repair UPMC Pinnacle's HVAC systems, environmental control systems and refrigeration equipment throughout Harrisburg area's facilities so that these systems will function at there optimum efficiency and in a manner to assure the comfort and safety of patients, visitors, and staff.

  • Installs and maintains the hardware required for the energy management.
  • Operates, programs and optimizes energy management software. 
  • Maintains effective communication with Shift Specialists, HVAC Technicians and other medical center personnel and records all pertinent information in log books and daily reports. 
  • 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 UPMC's 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, maintains, operates, repairs and modifies all refrigeration equipment, including blood banks, walk-in coolers/freezers, ice machines, chillers and air conditioning units. 
  • 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 and repairs pneumatic controls, high and low voltage electrical systems and other control systems related to refrigeration or HVAC work. 
  • 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 two 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. 
  • This position typically reports to Assistant Director, Physical Plant-HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical & Building Automation Systems or department's working foreman. 
  • Previous hospital maintenance experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
EPA Certified Universal Refrigerant Technician

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Driver's License
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $20.05 to $30.08 / hour

    Union Position: No

    Apply Current Employee?


    At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!


    UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.


    Now more than ever, YOU can help us shape our communities and UPMC into a better place for everyone to work, study, play, and thrive.

    Learn more about working here and check out our policies and recent updates.

    UPMC Health Plan Named Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality in 2019

    UPMC Ranked #1 Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers in 2019

    Talent Network