Boiler / HVAC-R Technician

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Boiler/HVAC-R Technician. The position is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Facilities Mechanical Supervisor. The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance, renovations, and construction of all buildings, grounds, and utilities of the College. These services are provided to develop and maintain a functional, attractive, healthy, and safe educational environment for the campus community conducive to learning and to support the College’s mission and tradition of excellence. The Department has dedicated, professional staff trained in every principle trade required to provide these services and/or to oversee contracted services that the Department does not directly provide.

The Boiler/HVAC-R Technician is responsible to provide support, preventative maintenance, and repair to all Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Kitchen Equipment, Automation Controls, Elevators, Steam, Chiller, and Boiler systems for Allegheny College’s 74 facilities and 565 acre campuses.


  • Installs, maintains, and repairs all water and steam boilers as well as the associated piping and system equipment.
  • Manages chemical treatment, licensing, and boiler safety inspections of all boiler systems and related equipment.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs kitchen and lift equipment, including ice machines and other miscellaneous equipment such as coolers, air compressors, elevators, generators, and emergency battery pack lighting.
  • Responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of all pneumatic/DDC controllers, dampers, VAV boxes, and related automation control equipment.
  • Conducts installation, maintenance, operations, and repair of all energy management scheduling and equipment.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs air handlers, exhaust fans, and whole building heating/cooling systems, air conditioning, chilled water units, cooling towers, condensing units, and associated piping.
  • Conducts visual and auditory inspections of equipment to assess function, including contactor pitting inspections, ampere monitoring and voltage inspections, equipment and bearing temperature inspections, pulley inspections, shaft end-play and shaft deflection inspections, etc.
  • Perform standard preventative maintenance tasks of various pieces of equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s standards, including filter changes, lubrication of bearings and related, inspect/tighten electrical connections, checking refrigerant pressures on all equipment, inches of water column tests on all forced air gas fired heating units, etc.
  • Complete minor equipment adjustments and repair, including but not limited to belt replacement/adjustment, alignment and set screw adjustment, chilled water and heating coil cleaning, evaporator and condensing coil cleaning on equipment, maintain and treat condensate pans,
  • Identify, evaluate and make recommendations related to equipment condition in order to prevent and/or minimize equipment failures and down time.
  • Provides responsible and reliable coverage; shift work and overtime/weekend work will be required and must occasionally be available for off-hour emergencies

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma with minimum of three years of experience in Boiler, HVAC, and mechanical systems maintenance.
  • EPA Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Universal Certification.
  • Proficient in the use of test meters and other diagnostic equipment.
  • Knowledge of current National Electrical and National Fire Protection Agency Building Codes.
  • Excellent organizational, customer service and time management skills are a must.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to analyze, plan and execute multiple projects and meet deadlines is critical.
  • Ability to apply budgetary and fiscal planning techniques within financial constraints.
  • Demonstrated ability to read construction documents and provide simple, preliminary estimates

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited institution or four to seven years of experience in mechanical systems maintenance.
  • Familiarity with the construction industry, including and understanding of construction contract administration, terminology and processes preferred.
  • Proficiency in Google and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, Building Automation software, Fire Alarm Systems, database structures, Internet and web-based applications.
  • Ability to interact well with all levels of the college and external parties.
  • General knowledge of PA Procurement Code, Federal, State, and Local Building Codes.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities
  • Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes
  • Ability to evaluate mechanical systems technology and business practices.


Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 08/08/2022