AIRCONDTNG REFRIG MECH

Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 96-26062
Posted Job Title AIRCONDTNG REFRIG MECH
School Name Facilities and Real Estate Services
Org Trades
Posted to the Web 06/20/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade U
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 4:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) provides the expertise, business process, policies and standards required to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and renew the physical assets of the University, excluding the health system. In addition, the Division, comprised of approximately five Departments, is responsible for the strategic planning, management and operation of non-academic University property, and collaborating with the neighborhood to create a safe, diverse and economically vibrant destination. With close to 12M square feet of space, FRES maintains 186 buildings on a campus of 276 acres, completes over 60,000 maintenance requests per year, and starts approximately 250 projects a year. FRES is comprised of the following Departments: Administration, Office of the University Architect, Design and Construction, Real Estate, Operations and Maintenance.

The University of Pennsylvania is implementing a campus transformation entitled Penn Connects (http://www.pennconnects.upenn.edu). This comprehensive, award winning effort is expanding the campus over the next 20 years, including the construction of new academic research and recreational facilities. In addition, the University has secured $300M in Century Bond funding and continues to upgrade existing facilities over the coming years. https://www.facilities.upenn.edu/

Duties

Knowledge of the principles and methods used in the maintenance and operation of chilled water, refrigerant , HVAC and building air conditioning systems and their auxiliary components. ( compressors, pumps , coils, cooling towers, cold boxes, ice-machines, split systems, AHU’s, etc.).
Experience installing, troubleshooting and repairing all components associated with chilled water, refrigerant, HVAC and building air conditioning systems.
Experience operating and maintaining large centrifugal chillers and their associated auxiliary equipment. (Cooling Towers , Pumps, VFD’s,etc)
Experience with maintaining and operating a chilled water distribution loop.
Practical and theoretical knowledge in understanding and utilizing safe work practices and PPE as defined by OSHA and other governing entities. (What is LOTO, JSA, PRCS, PPE, etc.)
Experience with interpreting and working from schematics, drawings, sketches and O&M manuals.

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED, graduate from a recognized HVAC technical school or apprenticeship program and 5-7 years of experience.

Must have successfully completed one of the following:
An approved accredited apprenticeship (4- 5 year program) in HVAC or Steamfitting.
HVAC or Steamfitter trade-specific vocational school (2-year program)
*HVAC or Steamfitter trade-specific military school(s) or equivalent approved corporate training program.
Must have experience working in a multi-trades environment; AND must be willing to conduct work outside of his/her primary trade, as operational needs dictate.

Knowledge of the principles and methods used in the maintenance and operation of chilled water, refrigerant , HVAC and building air conditioning systems and their auxiliary components. ( compressors, pumps , coils, cooling towers, cold boxes, ice-machines, split systems, AHU’s, etc.)

Must have 5 to 7 years experience with HVAC and/or Steam systems.
Holds an active EPA Universal Refrigerant recovery certificate.
Holds a Philadelphia Class A Operating Engineer’s License.
Must be able to accept rotating shift if required.
Must be able to communicate with people and work with minimal supervision.
Ability to climb.
Posses a valid drivers license, free of any suspension or revocation from the individuals state of permanent residency.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/29290

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Indeed.com
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
    • Twitter
    • Other Social Media Site
    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
    • Apple One
    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Have you successfully completed one of the following: An approved accredited apprenticeship (4- 5 year program) in HVAC or Steam fitting; HVAC or Steamfitter trade-specific vocational school (2-year program); HVAC or Steamfitter trade-specific military school(s) or equivalent approved corporate training program.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience working in a multi-trades environment; AND must be willing to conduct work outside of his/her primary trade, as operational needs dictate?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have knowledge of the principles and methods used in the maintenance and operation of chilled water, refrigerant, HVAC and building air conditioning systems and their auxiliary components (compressors, pumps, coils, cooling towers, cold boxes, ice-machines, split systems, AHU's, etc.)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you hold an active EPA Universal Refrigerant recovery certificate; as well as Philadelphia Class A Operating Engineer's License?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a valid driver’s license?
    • YES
    • NO

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter