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UPMC General Maintenance - UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


UPMC Mercy is hiring for a General Maintenance position! This role will work variable, rotating shifts.

This position covers the entire existing UPMC Mercy campus including the brand new UPMC Mercy Pavilion, a state-of-the-art building designed for Rehabilitation and Vision Restoration & Research. The entire campus is served by a central plant, Clearway Energy LLC, providing steam, chilled water, and emergency power. The pavilion has integrated the latest building controls automation systems, energy-efficient heating/cooling systems, and brand new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

As a part of our General Maintenance team, you will:

  • Perform a variety of duties in and around hospital buildings and grounds, which involves minor repairs, alterations, and improvements to buildings and equipment.

  • Inspect and ensure proper maintenance of hospital equipment.

  • Assist craftsmen and other workers as needed in completing their assigned tasks.


  • Perform a variety of minor repairs in electrical, plumbing, carpentry and/or HVAC trades throughout the hospital and grounds being conscious of safety hazards and cost containment efforts.

  • Determine priorities of inspections or repairs based on previous shift reports; makes inspections on equipment; issues work orders for major repairs and documents all completed preventive work orders.

  • Periodically accompanies and assists the inspectors during their inspection.

  • Transport materials and tools by hand or dolly and performs routine tasks as directed by immediate supervisor; with experience and training, perform progressively more complex tasks.

  • Responsible for proper maintenance of water treatment to all open and closed loops; tests for chemical balances and add chemicals when necessary.

  • Reads utility meters and checks against company readings to insure against any discrepancies.

  • Responsible for familiarization with shop practices, operation and use of equipment, hand and power tools, and materials. Knowledge of all department safety rules.

  • Complies with all regulations imposed by hospital, State and local authorities.

  • Prepare daily time sheets as well as various written reports as requested.

  • Responsible for maintaining work areas and assigned job sights clean and orderly and free from hazards.

  • Must be able to rotate all shifts, weekends and holiday work schedules to provide general maintenance to entire hospital campus.

  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored. (No contact with medications is allowed.)

  • Ability to move 50lbs.

  • Required to move throughout the facility's various buildings, roofs, tunnels and confined spaces.

  • Able to perform all forms of maintenance work on ladders, scaffolds, man lifts, and safety equipment in order to complete work assignments at extreme heights.


  • High School graduate or equivalent; trade or vocational school graduate preferred.

  • Education courses in blueprint reading or two years minimum experience using blueprints preferred.

  • 2 years work experience in general building maintenance preferred.

  • H.V.A.C., plumbing, electrical, carpentry and fire alarm systems maintenance experience in commercial buildings preferred.

  • Knowledge of Low Voltage Troubleshooting on Hospital Beds, Howard Medical Equipment, Nurse Calls systems, Simplex fire systems, & JCI Metasys BAS preferred.

  • Must be self-motivated, good decision maker and able to deal with multiple priorities in emergency conditions.

  • Ability to read blueprints, shop drawing and operating instructions on equipment required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Stationary Engineers License (City of Pittsburgh) Preferred.

  • Plumbing, Electrical, and/or CFC Refrigeration License Preferred.

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran