- Associate's degree
- High school diploma or GED
- Driver's License
- Communication skills
Under limited supervision, operates, maintains, and repairs major power plant and/or auxiliary equipment such as boilers, chillers, programmable controls, pumps, condensers, generators, air compressors and refrigeration equipment for all Hospital buildings. Programs and monitors equipment controls and makes necessary adjustments. Monitors all building utilities as well as providing ongoing sampling of boilers and maintaining appropriate steam pressure to operate the building. This position reports to the Supervisor, Power Plant.
Maintains constant surveillance of power plant equipment in operation by observing programmable controls and energy management system. Takes water samples, tests and takes immediate action.
Operates the computerized energy management computer (BAS). Maintains emergency generators for the Hospital. Troubleshoots and repairs problems as necessary.
Programs and monitors boiler controls for proper operation.
Maintains pressures, proper water levels and anticipates variation in steam load.
Maintains daily written records and logs of various phases of boiler operation and activities of particular shift to which assigned.
Records and monitors daily natural gas and water usage.
Monitors incoming utility information, such as incoming city water pressure, electrical power and natural gas.
Maintains and operates electric centrifugal and steam absorption chilled water systems.
Maintains and provides preventive maintenance on building equipment as required
Maintains working knowledge of Hospital, state and other appropriate regulations and standards related to boiler operations and safety.
Performs annual maintenance on boilers and associated equipment, including boiler teardown preparation for inspections.
Makes regular inspection rounds, identifies and takes appropriate action with regard to any suspected or identified malfunctioning equipment or breach of security.
Regularly maintains equipment, shuts boiler down on predetermined schedule, starts the system when necessary.
Makes various control adjustments as needed throughout the Hospital as required.
Responds to emergency maintenance calls during off shifts/hours as required
Responsible for maintaining all critical power plant systems in peak operating condition.
Responsible for resolving technical equipment issues as they occur.
Must be eligible for overtime status. Is able to work reasonable extended hours to accomplish priority repairs and to fill in for disaster, vacation or illness coverage.
Requires high school diploma or GED and completion of a vocational/trade school or associate degree program.
Requires a minimum of four years of working experience as a Boiler/Power Plant Operator in a multi-building facility. Requires demonstrated strong technical knowledge and the ability to recognize equipment failure, malfunctioning equipment and take immediate action to remedy the situation.
Requires a current High-Pressure Boiler Operator and 3rd Class Refrigeration Licenses. Requires a valid Michigan driver's license and insurability by BHCC’s carrier to drive company vehicles
Requires the communication and interpersonal skills to interact daily with hospital staff and vendors.