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Command Ctr. System Technician

  • Job ID: 061796195
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Varying shifts including weekends
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Maint L
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.81 to $44.67 / hour


Supervise fire safety and building environmental systems to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for patients, visitors, students and staff in Presbyterian University Hospital, Scaife Hall, and associated buildings. Coordinate activities of city fire and police departments with UPMC staff during emergencies.


  • Use software engineering tools and a thorough understanding of HVAC systems to service DDC programmable controllers.
  • Present knowledge of all emergency procedures. Advise UPMC staff in following these procedures.
  • Provide around-the-clock surveillance of and troubleshoot failures of building systems, fire systems, safety systems, and climate control systems through data displays in the command center. Work with the engineers in the field to resolve failures immediately. Consult and coordinate with safety, security, and other maintenance staff in non-routine situations.
  • Troubleshoot and perform operational checks of DDC systems, including installation and commissioning. Work closely with the engineers on the installation and programming of building DDC systems during in-house construction projects.
  • Initiate and maintain daily trends to meet compliance requirements. Advise safety, security and maintenance on adverse trends and potential problems. Recommend corrective action and notify the appropriate personnel when out of compliance.
  • Serve as communication liaison between UPMC on-call and supervisory personnel, City fire and police, and contractors during emergencies and/or when difficult problems arise. Recommend corrective action when appropriate. Evaluate conflicting information and initiate action to resolve same.
  • Initiate work orders for repairs found necessary during routine activities.
  • Maintain logs and records related to command center activity.


  • High School diploma with apprenticeship and/or trade school training in electrical or mechanical maintenance required.
  • HVAC background preferred.
  • Four (4) years of experience in hospital maintenance are required.
  • One (1) year experience in a supervisory position preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard fire safety systems and emergency procedures.
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of direct digital building systems control.
  • Ability to quickly analyze problems and initiate corrective action in an emergency.
  • Knowledge of BACnet control systems required.
  • Knowledge of Siemens, Automated Logic, and Voltec Control System, and Swisslog Pneumatic Tube System a plus.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct