HVAC Technician


Contact our HR Department at hr@pittsburghzoo.org

Position Title: HVAC Technician
Department: Maintenance


Responsible for maintaining Zoo Wide HVAC Systems, Refrigeration Systems, Boilers, and Chilling Systems

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintains air conditioning systems by cleaning coils, tubes, replacing refrigerant, purging and vacuuming system, etc., Performs work in accordance with established safety policies and procedures;
  • Maintains, repairs and adjusts pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical control systems;
  • Maintains ventilating systems by adjusting fan motors, balancing air and water flows, replacing filters, resetting fire dampers, etc.;
  • Monitors air conditioning consul, alarm systems, etc.; studies readings and makes recommendations in case of malfunctioning;
  • Replaces and cleans boiler tubes and boiler sections; flush & maintain heat exchangers
  • Maintains records on all preventive maintenance performed;

Other Functions:

  • Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel and such other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.
  • Availability for emergency call-in during off hours for repairs as needed

Performance Factors:

  1. Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work.  Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
  2. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society.
  3. Relationships with Others:  The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society.  Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others, and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  4. Provides excellent customer service in the areas of guest relations and park beautification:
    • Answers visitor inquiries or finds someone who can;
    • Is knowledgeable of location of exhibits, restrooms, concessions, rentals, etc.
    • Disposes of litter and waste throughout the park and zoo facilities.



  • A technical degree in heating, ventilation and air conditioning is required with a minimum of five years’commerical HVAC experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Position is physically demanding and works indoors and outdoors with exposure to inclement weather conditions; requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work at various heights.

Submit Resume To:

Send resumes to hr@pittsburghzoo.org.  The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.