Facilities Mechanical Engineer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – M – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of Physical Plant
Energy and Engineering
Full/Part Time:


The Office of Physical Plant, Department of Engineering Services is seeking a Facilities Mechanical Engineer. This person will be responsible for engineering support services on building mechanical, plumbing, and utilities infrastructure systems across multiple Commonwealth Campus locations in order to enhance the design, construction, operation, and maintenance aspects and overall wise stewardship of the University’s facilities. This position will be primarily located in University Park, PA. Periodic travel to campus locations across the Commonwealth will be required. This position will interact regularly with a diverse customer base across the Commonwealth. Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State’s historic mission. Just as we are committed to be a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or related discipline or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering preferred. A basic, broad understanding of common building mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems including HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection is necessary. The successful candidate will have experience with some or all of the following: Demonstrated proficiency in HVAC - theory, processes, equipment, and systems; fluency and proficiency in comprehending technical drawings and specifications; experience evaluating proposed solutions and troubleshooting existing systems in both controls and physical operation; familiarization with commissioning, testing and balancing requirements for HVAC systems; aptitude in identifying and quantifying energy savings opportunities; familiarization with applicable ASHRAE standards and code requirements as they apply to HVAC systems; effective communication skills including strong oral and written interpersonal skills; coordination with design professionals, user representatives, suppliers, manufacturers, project managers and technical staff on requirements for mechanical projects; familiarity with utility infrastructure (drinking water, sanitary, stormwater, electrical distribution, natural gas) would be beneficial but not necessary; LEED credentials and experience are preferred; completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or registration as a Professional Engineer is preferred; experience in the design and/or operation and maintenance of specialty HVAC systems such as animal facilities, general science, chemical or biological research laboratories, clean rooms, autopsy/dissection facilities, etc. would be beneficial but not mandatory. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace. Consider working for The Pennsylvania State University. Located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers an incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central Pennsylvania outdoors combined with all of the culture, sports, and entertainment a large university community can bring. More information on the area and its amenities can be found here: http://www.visitpennstate.org/ Benefits of employment at the University including tuition discounts, health care, and retirement contributions can be found on the Penn State jobs website: https://psu.jobs/ We Are…Penn State!

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088