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Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
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The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) provides the expertise, business process, policies and standards required to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and renew the physical assets of the University, excluding the health system. In addition, the Division, comprised of approximately five Departments, is responsible for the strategic planning, management and operation of non-academic University property, and collaborating with the neighborhood to create a safe, diverse and economically vibrant destination. With close to 12M square feet of space, FRES maintains 186 buildings on a campus of 276 acres, completes over 60,000 maintenance requests per year, and starts approximately 250 projects a year. FRES is comprised of the following Departments: Administration, Office of the University Architect, Design and Construction, Real Estate, Operations and Maintenance.
The University of Pennsylvania is implementing a campus transformation entitled Penn Connects (http://www.pennconnects.upenn.edu). This comprehensive, award winning effort is expanding the campus over the next 20 years, including the construction of new academic research and recreational facilities. In addition, the University has secured $300M in Century Bond funding and continues to upgrade existing facilities over the coming years. https://www.facilities.upenn.edu/
Provides direct oversight for operational and maintenance decisions involvingÂ staff and contractor deployment, assigning and scheduling work, resource leveling, and overall team building among assigned workforce. This labor force will be comprised primarily of, but not limited to A/C and HVAC technicians.Â Operate within assigned budget goals.Â Authorizes purchases as needed to support assigned group within established guidelines. Provides customer follow-up to ensure quality and timeliness of work. Supports all designated initiatives while ensuring adherence to collective bargaining agreement.Â Also, support all initiatives involving Worker Safety and sustainability.Â Ensure compliance with all University and departmental policies and procedures.Â Manage and participate in grievance/discipline process. Work with Managers, venders and the Design and Construction group to meet established service priorities/requests. Develop working knowledge of time and attendance and divisional work order systems; ensure accuracy of payroll inputs.Â Monitors and participates in training and talent management programs.
Technical/Vocational or Associates Degree or completed apprenticeship in a related field required and 7 to 10 years of HVAC and supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
BA/BS preferred.Â A minimum of five years of HVAC building and/or plant engineering experience, preferably in a unionized work environment, and in an academic or similarly complex environment. Â
Must have expertise in commercial/industrial building HVAC and refrigeration systems specifically demonstrated knowledge and experience of operating and maintaining large tonnage chillers (electrical/steam) on a central loop.
Must hold current refrigeration recovery (universal) certificate.Â
Significant experience using a computerized maintenance management system to monitor and control all aspects of the maintenance operation.
Knowledge of city/state codes and ASHRE standards.Â
Demonstrated ability to manage multi-skilled technical groups and multiple competing demands on resources.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, supervisory, team-building, written and verbal communication, and organizational skills. Strong financial and analytical skills.
Proven record of strong customer service skills.Â
Knowledge of basic computer software.
This position will require the individual to be on call 24/7 and designated as essential personnel.
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Facilities and Real Estate Services
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00016145
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.