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Plant Engineer

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • The Plant Engineer is responsible for operating and maintaining daily plant operations within the hospital.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) required.

    • Experience
      • 1 - 2 years previous experience in steam plant operations required.
      • 1 - 2 years previous experience in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) required.
      • 1 - 2 years experience in troubleshooting equipment in mechanical or electrical fields preferred.
      • 1 year previous experience in hospital plant operations preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • City of Omaha Third Grade Engineers License required at assigned facilities.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Knowledge of mechanical and utility systems in buildings required.
      • Knowledge of hospital plant operations preferred.
      • Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with staff and customers required.
      • Basic computer skills required.
      • Able to read, write, and comprehend various written reports and documents required.
      • Requires the ability to provide transportation to other campus and/or work related locations within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/visual

    • Job Hazards
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Operates boilers, chillers, pumps, cooling towers, water treatment systems and testing, medical air and vacuum systems, medical gases, compressors, and refrigeration systems and equipment by following manufacturer and department policies and procedures to ensure a safe, comfortable healthcare environment.

      • Operates and tests the Emergency Generator and Transfer Switch System in accordance with Joint Commission Standards to ensure essential electrical functions during emergencies and outages.

      • Operates Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, building automation systems, refrigeration monitoring systems, patient care systems, and all support equipment systems by following manufacturer's specifications to ensure a comfortable, health environment for Health System facilities.

      • Performs scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs of environmental control equipment and patient care systems by following maintenance schedules and specifications to ensure operational status when needed.

      • Performs and documents scheduled equipment inspection rounds throughout the shift to ensure complete and accurate data for maintenance control.

      • Performs water testing to determine chemical levels in various systems by using standard test methods and treating systems according to test results to ensure water meets established requirements.

      • Maintains appropriate inventory of parts and supplies by using departmental inventory control procedures to ensure timely and cost efficient maintenance and repair activities.

      • Monitors and documents all work tasks to ensure complete and accurate data for maintenance management control.

      • Establishes good working relations with staff members, patient families, supervisors, vendors, and contractors to ensure excellent customer service.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Date Posted August 8, 2017
Date Closes October 7, 2017
Requisition 6452
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At NE Methodist Health System Inc
Department Integrated Services
Hours 7AM to 33P hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00