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HVAC Mechanic


This is a union position.
Posted:  7/22/2021

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time HVAC – Mechanic to support the Plant Maintenance department!

This position will work 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m Monday through Friday. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

The HVAC Mechanic performs repairs and installations of equipment and components consisting of electrical and mechanical assemblies which adjust, regulate and confine the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration needs within the building in accordance with schematics, plans, operation manuals and manufacturer's specifications.


  • Repairs and inspects the operations of the refrigeration equipment for preserving food, making ice and cooling water.
  • Ability to work within limits and standards set by blueprints and specifications.
  • Ability to resolve routine problems and refer difficult or unusual problems to the Assistant Director.
  • Capable of working under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to read and understand forms and relationships when working from blueprints or specifications.
  • Ability to differentiate wire and coding colors.
  • Ability to understand and comply with oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • Analytical skills necessary to perform electrical and mechanical testing on a variety of equipment.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations in troubleshooting, testing, and installing electrical wiring and to estimate material sizes.
  • Completes work tickets with the appropriate information.
  • Examines, tests, repairs, or replaces such elements of systems as described in the corrective and preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Oversees and directs laborers when assigned to assist.
  • Documents work functions for regulatory agencies as designated by Department policy.
  • Updates plans and drawings as required to reflect work carried out.
  • Equipped to evaluate malfunctioning conditions against verifiable or judgmental criteria as shown in blueprints and installation instructions.
  • Ability to make comparisons and discriminations when cutting, fitting, disassembling, and assembling components, connections, or equipment.
  • Ability to work with hand tools, making connections and assembling components.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and cooperate with various levels of Hospital personnel, physicians, and patients to complete work in occupied areas in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Cleans and checks operation of the water treatment equipment.
  • Assists other crafts in completing their duties
  • Maintains the necessary personal tools to carry out craft duties and keeps tools in a safe and reliable condition.
  • Inspects the motor, motor starter and connections for proper operation.
  • Orders necessary parts and material through established procedures.
  • Demonstrates safe work habits.
  • Removes and installs new and existing equipment as directed.
  • Maintains, troubleshoots, and makes repairs to the HVAC systems and components to include chillers, compressors, cooling towers, electrical and pneumatic controls, motors, pumps, ducts, mixing boxes, valves, and lines.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.



  • Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through high school and an HVAC technical school required.
  • Three years HVAC experience required in order to:
    • acquire a thorough knowledge of HVAC procedures.
    • acquire a working knowledge of HVAC equipment and acquire suitable analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Work experience in a health care environment preferred.
  • Successful demonstration of the completion of the competencies required by the department/unit.
  • This individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.
  • They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department's policy and procedures.
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • None

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