Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 96-26052
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 varies
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 ( 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.


Knowledge of methods used in the maintenance and repair of commercial/industrial HVAC and Hydronic systems. 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 building HVAC SCADA/Control systems, to include a minimum of one of the following: Automated Logix, American Automatrix, Johnson Controls, LonWorks, Siemens. Ability to install, troubleshoot and repair HVAC electric, electronic, & mechanical devices. Ability to interpret and work from single line electrical/mechanical schematics, drawings, sketches and O&M manuals. Knowledge and practices with rules and regulations required by NEC, OSHA, and NFPA 70E & understand all the PPE required to perform work assignments. Knowledge and understanding of Sequence of operation for AHU’s, VAV’s, & hydronic systems. Ability to be trained to being able to proficiently use a laptop computer to troubleshoot digital HVAC control systems. Knowledge and understanding of how steam is utilized in building steam systems. Ability to troubleshoot, repair/replace Pneumatic HVAC control system devices.


Must have a minimum of 5 -7 years of experience with commercial and industrial HVAC systems. In addition, must have successfully completed one of the following: an approved accredited HVAC apprenticeship (4-5 years), completed a 2 year HVAC Technical/Vocational program, or HVAC trade-specific military school(s) or equivalent corporate training program.

Experience on operating, maintaining & repairing all types of HVAC systems. Must be able to troubleshoot building automation systems through use of a laptop computer. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs and must be able to accept 1st and 2nd shift work if required. It is preferred the candidate have valid driver’s license, free of any suspension/revocation from the individual state of permanent residence.

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.
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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
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
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    • 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 completed an approved accredited HVAC apprenticeship, or completed a Technical/Vocational school?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you able to lift up to 50lbs?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you able to accept 1st and 2nd shift work if required?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a valid driver’s license, free of any suspension/revocation from the individual state of permanent residence?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you able to troubleshoot building automation systems through use of a laptop computer?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter