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HVAC Engineer A

The HVAC Technician will be responsible for diagnosis, maintenance, repairs, overhauls and operation of all electro/mechanical systems and equipment for commercial chiller 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.

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.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • 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.
  • Consult with supervisor to order necessary materials to complete all maintenance and perform necessary work.
  • Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure, etc.) and customer concerns.
  • Complete logs and rounds of 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
  • Performing system database maintenance and back-up/restore functions as needed
  • Technical guidance and direction to other mechanics

The successful candidate will have 5+ years/10,000 hours related work experience and a minimum of 5 years of commercial HVAC or heating boiler experience; strong experience with electrical and mechanical building systems is required. Experience working in healthcare facilities preferred, but not required.

High School diploma or GED equivalent; Technical training of at least 800 hours

  • Universal Refrigeration Licenses
  • Reqs EPA R410A cert
  • 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
Located in the heart of uCity Square, the Science Center is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that catalyzes and connects innovation to entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. For 50+ years, the Science Center has supported startups, research, and economic development in the life sciences, healthcare, physical sciences, and emerging technology sectors. As a result, graduate firms and current residents of the Science Center’s incubator support one out of every 100 jobs in the Greater Philadelphia region and drive $13 billion in economic activity in the region annually. By providing resources and programming for any stage of a business’s lifecycle, the Science Center helps scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators take their concepts from idea to IPO – and beyond.

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