Sign up for updates. Be part of our community.

Careers

HVAC Facilities Engineer and Building Maintenance

POSITION SUMMARY

The Building Engineer is responsible for the daily quality assurance inspections and evaluations of existing building mechanical systems. The Building Engineer will perform high-quality preventative maintenance functions in the areas of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC as necessary. The Building Engineer will interact with tenants in generating and completing work orders in a courteous, professional, and least disruptive manner. This position will also monitor and inspect the work of contractors and outside vendors. The Building Engineer will monitor the safety and comfort of our tenants and respond to emergency situations as necessary.

The Building Engineer has internal contacts with the entire administrative staff and external contact with tenants, service contractors, government agencies, and the community. This position has access to sensitive UCSC information and equipment and is expected to handle such information and equipment with integrity and professionalism. This position has regular contact with tenants and members of the community and is expected to represent UCSC in a professional manner.

The Building Engineer will report to the Chief Engineer and participate in department/company activities as necessary.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Perform proactive quality assurance building inspections and evaluations of existing building mechanical systems with emphasis on chillers, boilers, pumps, air handlers, control systems, and cooling towers.
  • Monitor and adjust all mechanical/pneumatic equipment, control gauges, distributor panels, valves, thermostats, diffusers, and other equipment necessary to provide a comfortable environment for the buildings.
  • Perform preventive maintenance duties, including changing filters, oiling motors, replacing light fixtures, inspecting/adjusting belts, replacing motor bearings, aligning shafts and annual inspections as directed by manufactures.
  • Perform preventative maintenance for building heaters, chillers, pumps, fan coil units, etc.
  • Generate and complete tenant work orders in a timely manner.
  • Perform all plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or other general maintenance tasks associated with tenant work orders.
  • Assist with special projects as necessary.
  • Assist general maintenance personnel with any general building maintenance tasks when necessary.
  • Complete required documentation and report activities per established procedures.
  • Maintain positive on-going communication with tenants, property management and vendors.
  • Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure, etc) and customer concerns
  • Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and company directives as related to building operations and practice safe work habits
  • May be only maintenance staff member on duty during certain shifts; may be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments); may require shift work and/or on call duties

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Attend relevant workshops as necessary to maintain professional and technical knowledge, certifications, and licensure.
  1. Adheres to the UCSC’s security guidelines and ensures the appropriate handling and use of equipment, tools, and sensitive information.
  1. Facilitates and attends relevant staff meetings to promote communication and execution of goals and objectives.
  1. Completes special projects specific to the function of the department or as needed for the department as directed by the Chief Engineer.
  1. Other duties as assigned within the scope of position expectations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES


  1. Attend relevant workshops as necessary to maintain professional and technical knowledge, certifications, and licensure.
  2. Adheres to the UCSC’s security guidelines and ensures the appropriate handling and use of equipment, tools, and sensitive information.
  3. Facilitates and attends relevant staff meetings to promote communication and execution of goals and objectives.
  4. Completes special projects specific to the function of the department or as needed for the department as directed by the Chief Engineer.
  5. Other duties as assigned within the scope of position expectations.

Embodies and Models Science Center Values:

  • Unity: Promotes one Science Center, united and guided by our mission.
  • Open Communication: Practices open communication by encouraging a diversity of ideas and recognizing the value of sharing opinions and experiences in our work.
  • Integrity: Creates an environment of trust and integrity. Honest and ethical in everything.
  • Impact: Works to make a meaningful and measurable difference in the lives of others.
  • Equity & Inclusion: Fosters an environment that embraces the strength in the diversity of our team and our community.
  • Innovation in Action: Committed to continuous learning and open to new ideas that drive positive change.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND LICENSURE

Minimum Experience: 5 + years / 10,000 hours related work experience; strong experience with electrical and mechanical building systems is required.

Minimum Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent. Technical training of at least 800 hours

Licensure (1 required):

  1. Department of Labor Journeyman Certification in Electric, HVAC or Plumbing
  1. International Code Council Journeyman Certification.
  1. In lieu of either Journeyman Certification; 10 years verifiable experience, successful completion of formal structured training program in Electrical, HVAC or Plumbing and successful completion of a third-party skills assessment

Certifications (1 required):

  1. City of Philadelphia Engineer A License (with 6,000 hours of performing duties of on equipment that requires the license)
  2. Backflow Certification (Must be current and by an organization recognized by the Philadelphia Water Department)
  3. Electrical License (Must be current and any municipality provided testing follows NEC guidelines)

Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record required.

Universal Certification for CFC's and/or appropriate license/permit for trade may also be required, i.e. HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical.

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 resumes@sciencecenter.org.

About the Science Center *updated April 2022 per Marketing*

The University City Science Center is Philadelphia’s premier catalyst of entrepreneurial activity, healthcare innovation, and economic growth. Established in 1963, the nonprofit has been recognized by The Brookings Institution as a best-in-class investor, mentor, and economic development partner for young technology companies. Working alongside industry partners and leading research and academic institutions across the globe, the Science Center has supported over 1,000 early-stage companies. Today, the organization advances healthcare innovation from idea to the marketplace through startup support services, allocating capital, gathering the innovation community, and building inclusive STEM pathways for Philadelphia youth and adults. For more information visit sciencecenter.org or follow us at @UCScienceCenter.

For more information about the Science Center, go to www.sciencecenter.org