New Bolton Center Mechanic Maintenance Senior

New Bolton Center Mechanic Maintenance Senior


University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

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.

Posted Job Title
New Bolton Center Mechanic Maintenance Senior

Job Profile Title
Mechanic Maintenance Senior

Job Description Summary
HVAC Mechanic is a multi-trade technician that works with a team of mechanics to maintain campus buildings and ensure the proper operation of all aspects of our operations on the New Bolton Center Campus.

Job Description

This position is located at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA., our HVAC Mechanic is a multi-trade technician that works with a team of mechanics to maintain campus buildings and ensure the proper operation of all aspects of our operations. The position must have a vocational degree or proven experience operating, maintaining, and repairing chillers, boilers and all associated equipment. Candidates will be expected to work in a multi-trade environment that will require electrical, plumbing and carpentry skills as well. Duties include: inspections, installation, repair maintain and monitor building equipment with a working knowledge of hvac systems, electrical systems up to 480 volts and plumbing equipment. HVAC mechanic will ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements on motors, pumps, compressors, controls and building automation systems. Experienced in following diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, manufacturer's instructions and engineering specifications in order to troubleshoot malfunctions. Preferred candidates will have professional licenses and certifications or successful completion of certificates will be required. The schedule is primarily Monday through Friday however it will require some week work and must be part of the department on-call rotation.


Perform inspections of building aspects to ensure their proper operation.

Complete repairs to mechanical equipment to resolve equipment breakdowns. Troubleshoot air conditioning, heating and ventilation fans and pumps associated hvac equipment.

Perform preventative maintenance on all types of plumbing and hvac equipment as per assignment, work order system and program requirements.

Installation of new equipment or completion of construction projects as outlined by the Director of Facilities.

Troubleshoot building mechanical systems to determine the cause of equipment failures and return systems to normal operations with minimal downtime.

Respond to building occupant requests regarding the operation of the building or their equipment within the building.


Position located in Kennett Square, PA. No public transportation available. High School Diploma or GED, vocational certification and 3 to 5 years of demonstrated experience performing painting work in a professional capacity. Equivalent vocational training may be substituted for work experience. Experience in commercial settings with a computerized Building Automation System will be required. Professional certifications or licenses are preferred. Demonstrated ability and experience in managing multiple projects to completion in accordance with blue prints and plans. Must be physically able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted. Ability to climb and work from ladders or scaffolding. Must be able to work in a multi-skilled environment and possess a valid driver's license, free of any state or municipal suspension or revocation.

WORKING CONDITIONS:High noise environment, High dust, dirt, grease environment, Requires extensive safety training, Alternative work schedules, On-Call (beeper), Exposure to moving machinery, Outdoor exposure to weather.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Typically standing or walking, Frequent lifting 25 lbs. or more, Climbing ladders/scaffolds, Using tools requiring high dexterity,

Job Location - City, State
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range
$20.00 - $36.00

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.

University Benefits



  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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