Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

HVAC Mechanic

Chatham University is accepting applications for the position of HVAC Mechanic. The HVAC Mechanic operates, maintains and services heating, ventilations, air conditioning systems including chillers, direct exchange systems, boilers and other steam or hot water generating and distribution equipment, furnaces, air handlers, unit ventilators, etc., in all campus buildings.

The HVAC Mechanic also performs operation, maintenance and servicing of all associated pumps, valves and piping.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, operate and maintain air conditioning systems such as chillers, direct exchange systems, unit ventilators, exhaust fans and other HVAC equipment. This also includes operating and maintaining all associated pumps, valves and piping throughout all buildings on campus to ensure proper operation and to meet the demand for heating and cooling.
  • Inspect, operate and maintain boilers, furnaces and associated pumps, valves and piping throughout all buildings on campus to ensure proper operation and to meet the demand for heating and cooling.
  • Lays out, fabricates, assembles, installs and maintains piping and piping systems, fixtures and equipment for steam, hot water, heating and cooling systems.
  • Monitors various gauges, meters and other instrumentation devices to determine that proper water, steam and air pressures flow rates, levels and temperature are maintained. Adjusts valves and controls as necessary to attain the desired levels.
  • Repairs and maintains buildings' heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and all fixed and movable equipment and fixtures of such building pertaining to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
  • May perform or assist in performance of any or all the following: preparation of cost estimates, preparation of material orders, maintenance of records and preparation of reports. Utilizes a variety of necessary tools and mechanical equipment for performance of above duties.
  • Because of necessary fluctuations of workloads in the skill area, an incumbent in this class may be required on an occasional basis and according to need to perform duties outside his trade area at a level of skill the same as or lower than required by his ordinary assignment.

Physical Responsibilities:

HVAC work may, at times, be physically demanding requiring lifting heavy weights manually, up to 50 lbs. and to lift and transport piping and equipment with others in excess of 200 lbs. HVAC mechanics must be able to stoop and bend for long periods of time and work in confined space. At time, engineers must work in utility tunnels, steam vaults and mechanical equipment rooms, all of which may be in excess of 100 degrees and have high noise levels.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Five or more years of experience in the HVAC trade, including the equivalent of apprenticeship or vocational training in a mechanical trade.
  • Knowledge of and at least five years of experience with pneumatic and direct digital control systems.
  • Ability to read blueprints, wiring diagrams.
  • Skilled in maintenance and use of tools, equipment, and materials of applicable trades.
  • Must possess federal certification in CFC handling.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
  • Must possess Stationary Engineer certification.
  • Must possess Advanced Welding certification.
  • Skilled in pipe system construction
  • Skilled in pipe repair and replacement

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s).

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.

All documents should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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