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POSITION:                 CHIEF ENGINEER (Union Local-95, Non-Exempt)

DEPARTMENT:         Physical Plant

REPORTS TO:           Director of Operations


  • Five (5) years of verifiable journey-level experience in the maintenance and operation of major mechanical systems and related equipment in large commercial, industrial, or governmental buildings or institutions.
  • Possess a current valid Universal Technician Certificate.
  • A firm understanding of Trane Tracer building control systems to include the ability to program code as needed.
  • General knowledge of applicable laws regulating the safe operating and repair practices for building mechanical systems.
  • Ability: to walk to and from jobs, move and work in confined spaces, crouch, kneel, climb up and down ladders, work from ladders and scaffolding, work on flat roof tops, work around the inside of open windows, operate and work from an aerial high lift, and use all University power tools.
  • Work when exposed to air contaminants (dust, smoke), dirt, electrical hazards, temperature extremes, noise, toxic materials, and vibrations.
  • Lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Work outside during inclement weather (snow, rain, wind, hot & cold).
  • Must be able to work mandatory overtime when needed.
  • Must be personal computer literate, competent using Outlook/e-mail, and MS Word.
  • Have an understanding of lock out - tag out procedures; blood borne pathogens; MSDS; life safety; fire detection; fire suppression; security systems; and understand the general concepts of green building/sustainability principles.
  • Must maintain the motivation to provide excellent customer service.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:    Performs supervisory and training work in planning the maintenance, operation, repair and servicing of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and water services for all buildings on campus.


  1. Instruct staff on the operation, maintenance, repair, and recalibration of all Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Equipment through both hands on demonstration and verbal communication:  Including: chillers, air conditioners, air handlers, boilers, heaters, pumps, valves, VAV boxes, lines and duct work, and all auxiliary devices used in the distribution and control of cool or warm air, steam and heated water to maintain proper operation, ensure occupant comfort, and energy efficiency.
  2. Teach the value of Trane Tracer building control systems and the proper usage of the system.
  3. Instruct staff on the operation, maintenance, repair, and recalibration of water filters, water softeners, piping, and pumps used in conjunction with water distribution, including all sinks, toilet bowls, supply lines, sanitary sewer systems, including sump pumps, basins, water closets, urinals, drains, water lines, and piping.
  4. Assist other trades and Departments as required; and will be a peripheral part of general building security, and communal safety teams.
  5. Maintain an operator’s logbook recording operation and maintenance actions taken during the shift; records data, such as: temperature of equipment, hours of operation, fuel consumed, temperature, pressure, water levels; and analysis of flue gases.
  6. Obtain and evaluate information from all the relevant sources in determining the cause and solution to problems with little or no supervision with skill to monitor the progress of your own work load.            
  7. Analyze reports, blueprints, maps and drawings, and the essential data necessary.
  8. Assist with designing, developing, estimating resources, budgeting, and planning needed for projects, and insuring completion before deadline.
  9. Ability to think innovatively, rationally, ability to communicate that rationale, makes decisions in times of crisis, and respond to all University emergencies.
  10. Self document through a computerized work order system (CORRIGO) work assigned by others or self-assigned through personal observation and a proactive response.  
  11. Frequent communications with the Director of Operations to provide up to date information about work projects.
  12. Perform other duties as required by the Director of Operations.

Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and resume via email to (preferred) or mail to:  
Point Park University
Human Resources Office
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

When responding via email please reference - CHIEF ENGINEER - in the subject line.

Please submit documents in Rich Text (.txt) Word document (.doc) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf).

All emails submitted will receive an automatic confirmation email.  Due to some junk mail filters, the confirmation email may not reach you.  To ensure receipt of the confirmation email, utilize the return receipt option built into your email program when sending your information. 

  Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at for the status of the position and future opportunities. 


Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.