Penn State will be using a new financial system for the 2020-21 fiscal year. This new system, SIMBA, will be integrated with iLab. After SIMBA goes live in iLab (June 29th), you will need to reassign funds to your lab members in iLab - Assigning Funds to Members.  
If you do not see your funds in iLab after June 29th, please contact your financial assistant to ensure that you are listed as the owner of the fund in SIMBA. 
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Chemistry Maintenance/Pump Shop (CHEM)

Overview of Services

Maintenance Shop

This group provides an array of repair and renovation services. Among the items that are accepted for repair: stir plates, shakers, balances, water chillers and miscellaneous test equipment. The Maintenance Shop also handles laboratory and office renovations. They can do painting, carpentry and some electrical work. They install laboratory equipment and will remove old items that need to go to surplus. The Maintenance Shop is also the first place to call for all building maintenance and janitorial related issues such as heating or air conditioning problems, no lights, power or other electrical problems, leaks, etc. To reach the Maintenance Shop during normal business hours (Monday - Friday) call 867-2857. Emergencies occurring after regular business hours should be reported directly to the OPP service desk at 865-4731.

Pump Shop

Our pump shop can provide all your vacuum pump needs. Anything from a minor preventative maintenance oil change to a major complete vacuum pump overhaul is in our area of expertise. We service many types and manufacturers of vacuum pumps, including: rotary vane, oil, scroll, diaphragm pumps made by Edwards, Welch, Savant, Pfiffer and many more. Please stop in and see us in our shop in 22 Pond Building, just inside the concrete ramp. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm. Tim Hillard is our vacuum pump repair technician. If you would like to call and make an appointment or just have a question our phone number is (814) 865-7952. The supervisor of the pump shop is Larry Johns and he can be reached at (814) 867-2857 or We would like to thank you in advance for your support.


Larry Johns | Maintenance Shop Manager

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm              
22 Pond Laboratory
University Park, PA  16802

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Shari Miller
Administrator | Billing
101 Chemistry Building
Teresa Spayd
Administrator | Billing
101 Chemistry Building
Larry Johns
Administrator | Facility Staff
127 Chemistry Building
Timothy Hillard
Administrator | Facility Staff
22 Pond Lab
Jack Wilkinson
Administrator | Facility Staff
132 Chemistry Building