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HVAC/R Mechanic

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Job ID: 153474
Work Type: FT
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Sep 27, 2022

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Acting under the general direction of an Engineering Supervisor, the HVAC/R Mechanic performs a wide variety of duties, the purpose of which is to repair, maintain and/or enhance the physical operation of the facility and its components.

In order to have successfully reached the position of HVAC/R Mechanic, the individual must exhibit the skills and capabilities to perform the same duties as a Maintenance Mechanic, (see Job Description – Maintenance Mechanic A.)

In addition to being responsible for all general duties of a Maintenance Mechanic, the following list of duties would apply. This is not intended to be an exclusive listing.

1. Troubleshooting – to evaluate any appropriate maintenance problem and take action or actions to correct said problem in an efficient and professional manner as it would apply to the HVAC/R trade. Add comments Meets Does Not Meet

2. Mechanical – apply knowledge of and demonstrate proficiency in all phases of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

a. Inspection and Preventive Maintenance – includes filter cleaning/changing, lubrication, bearing checks, leak tests.

b. Diagnosis and troubleshooting – includes schematic and blueprint reading/interpreting, control work.

c. Repair and Maintenance – includes soldering, brazing, welding, electrical circuit repairs, repacking or replacing valves, replacing motors, replacement of refrigeration, insulation.

d. New Installation – sizing estimating, installing, modification.

e. Operating – including chillers, cooling towers, refrigeration and freezing units, air handling and heating units, and related controls, D.X. units, A/C units.

f. Record Keeping – includes PM records, repair lists, parts, and service manuals, and catalogs.

g. Requisition and Maintenance of Parts and Supplies – includes standard and hard to get parts and supplies.

3. Job Coordination – to apply knowledge of and demonstrate proficiency in coordinating a wide variety of job functions.

h. Scheduling activities with all appropriate departments and/or individuals.

i. Estimate time and material requirements.

j. Requisition materials and equipment.

k. Monitor and inspect work insure compliance with plans, specifications and regulations

4. Emergency duties –

l. Snow – removal of all ice and snow from areas owned and operate by The Medical Center.

m. Fire – respond and lend assistance to assure the safety of patients, visitors and the staff in the event of fire, including the proper use of fire extinguishers.

n. Natural Disasters – lend aid and assistance in the event of any disaster, Participates in disaster plan.


Minimum Requirements

Required Education and Experience

· High School graduate, and/or four- (4) year apprenticeship required.

Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications

· Eight (8) years HVAC/R experience or equivalent experience.

· Siemens Building Automation Experience - Preferred

    As part of our COVID-19 response, this position may currently be offering partial or full remote work. However, in the near future this position will require full or partial on-site work.

      We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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      We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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