The facilities team provides a safe, comfortable healing environment for our patients, visitors and caregivers by keeping the facility in peak operational condition.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Facilities Maintenance Engineer at St. Charles Health System (St. Charles Health System) provides for the safety and comfort of patients, visitors, and employees by keeping the facility in peak operational condition. This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Assists the supervisor in the completion of recognized tasks.
Keeps current with new technologies in our industry.
Provides for the safety and comfort of the occupants of the facility.
Maintains all equipment assigned to the department.
Assists with special projects, as needed.
Operates the hospital's utility, energy, and life safety systems, which consist of water tube and fire tube boilers for steam and/or hot water generation, auxiliary machinery and steam systems, electric centrifugal chillers and chilled water distribution systems, the hospital's air handlers and fan systems, electrical systems, compressed air and medical gas/vacuum systems, emergency power generation and distribution systems, water and sewer systems, automated building management system, the fire alarm systems and all other facilities-related equipment and systems.
Performs preventative and corrective maintenance on all facilities-related equipment, systems, and infra-structure, to ensure maximum reliability and efficiency at all times. Troubleshoots and corrects any problems discovered, calls in and coordinates work of specialized contractors to correct problems outside the abilities of plant engineering. Writes work orders and trouble calls in the plant operations computerized maintenance management system. Closes out all PM's, WO's, and TC's when jobs are completed.
Responds to fire alarms and code calls in accordance with established work instructions, performs security functions as needed. Assists with training of other hospital caregivers in security, life safety and utility procedures. Assists with snow removal when adverse conditions dictate.
Performs chemical testing, analysis, and treatment on the hospital's boilers and steam systems, chilled water, tower water, condensate, and closed loop systems. Adjusts chemical usage and blowdowns.
Performs customer-initiated work requests such as assembling components, installing furniture, responding to hot/cold calls, installing new equipment, assisting with project-related work, repairing/installing molding and trim, assists with set-ups and removal of equipment, move office furniture.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED required.
Required: Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet St. Charles Health System driving requirements. Ability to travel to business functions/trainings/meetings and all St. Charles Health System worksites required.
Preferred: LME, Journeyman or Supervisor electrical license preferred. Plumbing license o r refrigeration experience.
Required: Two or more years of facilities and plant operations education and experience. Six months or more of electrical, electronic, plumbing, and/or refrigeration work experience required or a combination of education and similar relevant experience. Must be able to interpret blueprint drawings, diagrams, and schematics. PC computer experience.
Preferred: One or more years of hospital maintenance experience is preferred. Two years of experience operating boilers of 100 psi or above and chiller plants preferred. Military Facilities/Engineering Plant-related training and experience highly preferred. Electrical license considered a plus. Experience with power generation equipment, preferably emergency diesel gen sets and emergency electrical feeders. Medical Gas certification preferred. Experience with hospital bed repairs preferred.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Standing, walking, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing
Frequently (50%): Sitting, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing stairs, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 11-25 pounds.
Occasionally (25%): Climbing ladder/step stool, reaching overhead, Lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 25-50 pounds, Operation of Motor Vehicle, Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Rarely (10%): Keyboard Operation
Never (0%): Whispered speech level
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Occasionally (25%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Third Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
As Scheduled (may include weekends and holidays)
Shift Start & End Time: