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University of Utah Health HVAC Control Technician in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position performs work in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning trade involving the installation, diagnosis, troubleshooting, programming and repair of electric, pneumatic, electronic, and computerized control systems. The work involves reading and interpreting building blueprints and HVAC systems diagrams and specifications, isolating and identifying problems, and installing and calibrating controls and equipment according to specifications. The incumbent will be the lead responder when Operating Room RH and temperature issues are reported. All work is performed under the general supervision of the shop supervisor or lead, and in some instances, under the direction of an engineer or project coordinator. This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities over subordinate workers, but may oversee the work of trades helpers, mechanics, or other skilled craft workers involved in specific projects. Work is reviewed by observation of results and effective operation of HVAC system controls. Job requirements, on occasion, require work beyond normal duty hours in support of emergency or high priority work. This position is not responsible for providing direct patient care.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Maintains, inspects, and repairs pneumatic and electronic, electric and DDC HVAC system controls.

  • Performs troubleshooting tasks, including problem diagnosis, identification, and isolation. Discusses system malfunctions with users to assist in isolation of problem. Determines appropriate action for problem resolution, and works to correct issues.

  • Uses various techniques to perform diagnostic duties and make repairs to systems.

  • Inspects systems to verify system compliance with plans and specifications and to detect malfunctions in system component parts.

  • Participates in commissioning and ownership transfer process of new construction projects to confirm appropriate system operation and BAS integration.

  • Studies building system design, as-built blueprints, HVAC systems diagrams, technical specifications, and system configurations. Tests component and system performance to determine the need for adjustment or repair; develops methods to resolve performance problems in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

  • Programs, designs, and modifies HVAC sub-systems of electronic building automation systems.

  • Consults with engineers and contractors as necessary regarding system operation and configuration.

  • Plans and schedules installation and repair operations for all assigned systems.

  • Orders appropriate materials, components, and equipment necessary for efficient system operation.

  • Remains available for scheduled emergency callback in the event of system failures.

  • Coordinates the work of trades workers assigned to support data collection and/or large project objectives.

  • Performs other related work, as required, in support of general maintenance activities.

  • Completes required after-hours on-call rotation.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated computer, organization, human relation, and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated considerable knowledge of the HVAC trade, including knowledge of automated control systems, and components.

  • Knowledge of the test and diagnostic equipment and instruments, and hand and power tools used in this work.

  • Ability to read and analyze building blueprints and HVAC systems diagrams and specifications.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with engineers, craftsmen, contractors, vendors, and system users orally and in writing.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with system users, faculty and staff members, co-workers, and vendors.

  • Ability to stand, stoop, climb, bend, stretch, and walk as required to successfully install, inspect, and repair building automation systems.

  • Ability to operate standard motor vehicles, including Kubotas, trucks, and vans.


Qualifications Required

  • High school diploma, or the equivalency.

  • Four (4) years of experience in the trade, which should include some experience in HVAC, as a service or maintenance technician.

  • A minimum of two (2) years automated system controls-related experience, or equivalent formal training in automated systems controls operations.

  • Depending upon department of hire, a valid, State of Utah Driver's License may be required.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • HVAC Trade School Certification, or HVAC related Associate's degree.

  • Staefa Certified and Staefa Talon VAV & AHU Fundamentals training.

  • AX Workstation & Honeywell Webs basic training.

  • Phoenix flow control valve training.

  • Electronic Fire Damper testing and maintenance experience.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves very physical work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects. The position may involve moving heavy equipment and/or supplies. This position involves a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, or exposure to chemicals.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 65162

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Mon. - Fri., 7:00am-3:30pm

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Workplace Set Up On-site


State UT


Category Facilities/Trades/Materials