Engineer & HVAC Supervisor

Job description

Under the direction of Assistant Director of Mechanical Trades, the Engineering Supervisor is responsible for the operations of Main Campus Engineering and Air Conditioning (AC) Shops serving all buildings on Main, Ambler, and Dental School Campuses.  Provides oversight of building and roving engineers on 2nd and 3rd shifts.  Oversight includes trades-worker supervision and task assignment, technical assistance, and training technicians to provide mechanical asset oversight, troubleshooting, and repair for the institution.  Provide other support including providing technical expertise to cross-department or University-wide projects; consulting with others as needed to coordinate the planning and execution of projects, and the delivery of a service to other departments within the University. Adheres to procedures and standards pertinent to the area of responsibility. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or Trade School diploma.  Philadelphia Class A Engineer License is mandatory and at least five years institutional mechanical trades experience.  Prior experience as a supervisor, lead person, or foreperson preferred.  Must possess solid supervisory skills demonstrated through past experience in a formal or informal lead capacity, strong ability to manage projects, solid interpersonal and communication skills, must be results-driven, and have a demonstrated ability to think critically and be able to successfully navigate complex situations.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Demonstrated ability to convey important information and techniques to staff through formal and informal training methods.

*Demonstrated knowledge of HVAC, pumps, air handlers, VAV, CAV, building automation and all related systems common to university buildings and labs.

*Knowledge of air handling systems as a whole and ability to troubleshoot and accurately diagnose existing and potential problems.

*Understanding of ANSI and HVAC codes.

*Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population.

*Knowledge of project management and the ability to establish priorities.

*Working knowledge of closed-loop chilled or hot water systems and refrigeration principles.

*All applicants must pass a criminal background check prior to hire.

*Must have a valid Driver’s License.

*Must be able to work On-Call several weeks throughout the year.

*Must have a basic understanding of building codes.

*Proven supervisory skills with the ability to manage projects.

*Working knowledge of all applicable computer software including MS Office.

*Demonstrated ability to read drawings, schematics, and one-line diagrams.

*Familiarity with all laws and regulations pertaining to equipment operation and repair.

*Ability to operate all standard engineering and facilities management equipment.

This position requires a background check

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless

of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Facilities Management
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Variable
Employee Status: Regular




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time