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HVAC Engineer (2nd Shift)

The 2nd shift HVAC Technician will be responsible for diagnosis, maintenance, repairs, overhauls and operation of all electro/mechanical systems and equipment for commercial chiller and heat pumps and large tonnage HVAC systems. This includes HVAC and emergency equipment and controls, fan and blowers. This position is also responsible for troubleshooting of motors, fan coils, VAV’s heat exchangers, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, air conditioning and pumps etc. for water and reciprocation, air cooled chillers, helical screws and centrifugal equipment. This position will be able to access and monitor the BAS systems on campus.

The HVAC Technician has internal contacts with the entire administrative staff and external contact with tenants, service contractors, government agencies, and the community and is expected to represent UCSC in a professional manner. This position has access to sensitive UCSC information and equipment and is expected to handle such information and equipment with integrity and professionalism. The HVAC Technician will report to the Maintenance Manager and participate in department/company activities as necessary.

This position works 2nd shift hours.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • This position will work closely with Science Center contractors doing PM work on the campus buildings and communicating any emergency repairs with planner scheduler, chief engineer, and maintenance manager.
  • At the direction of supervisor, maintains equipment such as heat exchanger, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and hot water systems.
  • Monitors operation, adjusts, and maintains refrigeration, chilled water, and air conditioning equipment; boilers, and ventilating and hot water heaters; pumps, valves, piping and filters; other mechanical and electrical equipment; record readings and make adjustments where necessary to ensure proper operation of equipment.
  • Receive and execute work orders for preventative and corrective maintenance on facility systems and building physical structure.
  • Look up and order necessary materials to complete all maintenance and perform necessary work.
  • Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, plumbing, evacuation, equipment failure, etc.) and customer concerns.
  • Complete water treatment test and equipment logs and make rounds of all mechanical rooms and critical equipment.
  • Follows all code requirements, safety regulations, and OSHA such as Lock Out/ Tag Out Policy; use of protective gear when required; adherence to the Confined Space Policy, etc.
  • Adheres to the UCSC’s security guidelines and ensures the appropriate handling and use of equipment, tools, and sensitive information.
  • Troubleshoot system failures and recommend and/or carry out corrective measures
  • Perform periodic maintenance and calibration on system components
  • Technical guidance and direction to other mechanics

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in operations and maintenance of facility building systems. Strong background with HVAC, electrical, life safety systems, controls, mechanical, plumbing/piping systems, and steam systems.
  • Prefer experience on Trane, Carrier, York, Daikin, Climate Master, equipment as well as other various named brands
  • Experience with Control Systems including Siemens, Honeywell, and Schneider
  • Experience with gas fired hot water boiler controls
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing HVAC systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in English.
  • Excellent customer relation skills
  • 5+ years’ experience servicing, water source heat pumps, VAV systems, both water- and air-cooled chiller system components; helical screws and centrifugal equipment
  • Knowledge of all types of centrifugal pumps
  • Knowledge of chilled water applications
  • Knowledge of Variable frequency drives
  • Diagnose, Service, Troubleshoot & Repair

The successful candidate will have 5+ years/10,000 hours of related work experience; strong experience with electrical and mechanical building systems is required. Experience working in healthcare facilities preferred but not required. Minimum of 5 years in commercial HVAC or heating boiler experience. High School Diploma or GED equivalent; technical training of at least 800 hours; 5 years of experience in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; Universal Refrigeration Licenses; Reqs EPA R410A certification; 2-year Technical Degree preferred.

The Science Center offers a comprehensive employee benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Short and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending, Life Insurance and 403(b) with a significant company match.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested candidates should forward a resume and salary requirements to: Human Resources, University City Science Center 3675 Market Street, Suite 400 Philadelphia, PA 19104 or email

About the Science Center
Established in 1963, the Science Center is a mission-driven nonprofit that commercializes promising technology, cultivates talent, and convenes people to inspire action. With partnerships across top academic and research institutions, industry, and healthcare systems, the Science Center is helping life-saving technologies transition from bench to bedside and nurturing a workforce that supports a 21st century economy. For more information, visit and follow @UCScienceCenter.