OrthoNebraska is searching for an Operations Engineer/Tech to join our Facilities Department. Our Operations Engineer/Tech utilizes their skills to provide building maintenance & upkeep, follow OSHA requirements, and assist with campus security concerns. We look to our Facility Department for assistance with coordinating projects, vendors, and provide a safe environment for our team and patients. If you think this may be a fit for you, apply today!
What you would do in this role:
- Performs ongoing cosmetic maintenance/repairs to all surfaces and finishes including tile, carpet, drywall, paint, wall vinyl, VCT, doors, hardware, various trim applications, and wall hangings.
- Performs the maintenance and upkeep of campus grounds and exterior functions.
- Assists mechanical engineer with maintenance to chillers, boilers, and other auxiliary equipment.
- Assists with tear down and re-build of mechanical equipment as needed.
- Performs general building maintenance in a timely manner and/or as assigned and has the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Position requires the understanding and ability to perform as described above in the following areas:
- Quickly able to troubleshoot problems and react in an efficient manner
- Demonstrate an understanding of Life Safety, Environment of Care, and Health Care Fire System requirements and documentation.
- Assist with after-hour campus security concerns.
- Participate in managerial and engineering process checks and takes direction accordingly.
- Be flexible with duties as assigned and re-direct priorities as needed.
- Track, report, and manage daily expectations in a Work Order tracking system.
- Flexibility when responding to on-call events, emergencies, after-hour projects and planned maintenance events.
- Present a professional appearance and work effort in all areas of the hospital, adjoining buildings and grounds.
- Communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of hospital staff, patients, patient families and vendors regarding status of submitted work orders
Here’s what makes for an ideal candidate:
- High School diploma or equivalent required. Trade school experience in a related field preferred.
- Valid operator’s license required for campus vehicle operation.
- Previous experience in a healthcare environment required
- A basic understanding of building repair and maintenance is required.
- The position requires the ability through hands-on training to understand the concepts of refrigeration, electricity, plumbing, building mechanicals, drywall repair/finish painting, basic carpentry, tiling along with a variety of miscellaneous duties that focus on building cosmetics and maintenance.
- Candidate will also need to learn and understand blueprints.
- Awareness of OSHA safety requirements and Personal Protective Equipment knowledge.
- Knowledge of Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements and regulations.
- Ability to recognize and coordinate with necessary Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
- The ability to understand specific directions, communicates effectively with hospital personnel and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
- The position also requires the ability to operate in a team environment and independently, be flexible with time and hours, and have the ability to work outside of standard business hours.
- Must also have the ability to effectively communicate with management and utilize basic Microsoft Office suite skills to manage workload.
- Physical Conditions:
- This position is classified as Medium Work in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, requiring the exertion of 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
- Performs all work in a safe manner. Must also learn when, where, and how to properly wear and maintain personal protective equipment. In addition, performs safely in regard to exposure to the following environments: Loud noises; working from ladders, scaffolds, rooftops, and man lifts; exposure to potentially unsanitary conditions; exposure to cleaning chemicals; exposure to heat; exposure to cold conditions; ability to bend, stoop and lift up to 90 lbs; ability to operate motor vehicles, snow removal equipment, etc.; follow all safety standards, policies and procedures; and must also comply with OSHA, Safety and Environmental regulations.