Building Systems Engineer ll **SIGN ON BONUS**

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 222071

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. 

Job Summary

The Building Systems Engineer II is responsible for the operation, troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, and documentation of the heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and other complex mechanical/electrical building systems.

Job Responsibilities

  • With minor supervision, competently operates chillers, boilers medical and lab gasses, medical and lab vacuum, motors, pumps, AHU’s emergency generators, building automation systems, fire alarm systems, high purity water systems, fire pumps, cooling towers, switch gear, motor control centers, computerized tube system, hot water generators and other related equipment.
  • With minor supervision, competently troubleshoots core plant systems, chillers, boilers, steam system, medical and lab gasses, medical and lab vacuum, compressors, pumps, base refrigeration, motors, fans, cooling towers, air distribution systems, control systems and other related equipment.
  • With minor supervision, competently repairs with less than 10% call back – motors, bearings, shafts, seals, packing, boilers, deaerator and surge system, chillers (oil and refrigerant), base refrigeration, thermostats, reheat valves, air boxes, fan coil units, prv’s safeties and other related equipment.
  • Routinely monitors and accurately document equipment status. Takes immediate and independent action to correct variances and/or reports significant problems to the supervisor.
  • Independently maintains equipment and related facilities in accordance with preventative maintenance standards and manufacturer’s standards.
  • Provides prompt and courteous response to all service calls.  
    • Responds to all services calls within fifteen (15) minutes of request.  Calls user within thirty (30) minutes of request if unable to respond. Confirms repair, adjustment, or need for follow-up serviced with requestor prior to leaving area.  Provides service in a courteous, professional manner always.
    • Performs maintenance services throughout facility on second and or third shift during week and on all shifts during weekend.
  • Provides detailed communication both written and verbal to supervisor and co-workers about equipment and system abnormalities and changes.
    • Documents repairs/adjustments performed through accurate, complete entries in logbook, on work orders and on preventative maintenance forms. Communicate all pertinent equipment and operation information to co-workers thereby providing for an accurate shift turnover.
    • Prepares and submits work orders for follow-up by other Operations/Maintenance staff.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of all Hospital and department Emergency Response Procedures.
  • Maintains a clean, safe environment throughout the facility.
  • Monitors service contractors for work performance, quality customer interface and job site management.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

City of Philadelphia Class "A" License
EPA Section 608 Class Four certification or universal certification.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED. 

Required Experience: Five (5) years minimum experience in building mechanical systems.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  Trade School diploma

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and ability to operate computer-based fire alarm, power monitoring, and other facility management building control systems.
  • Read blueprints, ladder diagrams, and wiring schematics.
  • Troubleshoot and correct malfunctioning equipment.
  • Operate and maintain multiple building mechanical, electrical and other infrastructure systems.
  • Operate hand and power tools.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills with customers and co-workers.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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