CERT MAINT ENGINEER/HVAC - PLANT OPERATIONS

North Oaks Health System   Hammond, LA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on February 11, 2024
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Status:  Full Time

Shift:     Monday - Thursday 0600 - 1600

Exempt: No 

 

Other information:

A. Experience, Knowledge and Skill

1. Previous Experience Required:

HVAC technician experience listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability. Chillers, boilers, package units, VAV systems (direct digital pneumatic and automated control systems). Knowledge of pertinent rules and regulations, guidelines and safety regulations sufficient to ensure that work is performed in compliance with applicable law

2. Specialized or Technical Education Required:

High School or equivalent.

Applicant must possess or will timely obtain a refrigerant transition and recovery certificate.

3. Manual or Physical Skill Required:

Bending, walking, climbing ladders, standing for long periods of time, reaching. Requires considerable hand-eye coordination and extremely accurate touch in adjusting and repairing equipment and other devices. Must be able to properly operate electronic and mechanical devices. For insurance purposes, must be 21 years of age or older to drive North Oaks Health System's vehicles.

4. Physical Effort Required:

Frequent walking and climbing of stairs and ladders, intermittent stooping, bending and crawling while making repairs to equipment, steady muscular exertion, demanding considerable strength.

Physical Demands:

Strength: Medium Push: Occasionally Pull: Occasionally

Carry: Occasionally Lift: Occasionally Sit: Occasionally

Stand: Frequently Walk: Frequently

B. Work Complexities

1. Complexity and Difficulty of Work:

In order to handle the variety of task required, the variety and complexity of equipment which must be serviced and the variety of circumstance which one faces, the incumbent of this position must be mentally quick enough to accurately assess problems and determine solutions which often require the unique and ingenious. Combination of past knowledge and familiarity with constantly advancing technique.

2. Seriousness of Errors.

Maintenance errors may cause needless delays, may cause avoidable replacement of equipment and in certain circumstances may threaten bodily harm or even death. DEQ fines.

C. Working Conditions

1. Hazards:

Handling dangerous chemicals, treating acid burns and also includes possibility of falling while climbing ladders to reach equipment, electric shock, oxygen combustion and exposure to excessive heat, danger from moving parts on large mechanical equipment.

2. Adverse Working Conditions:

D. Contacts

1. Contacts with Customers, the General Public or Other Companies:

This position requires contact with patients and other employees, the general public and with other companies.

2. Contacts with Other Departments:

This position requires frequent contact with other departments and often with Department Directors.

E. Responsibilities:

1. Responsibility for the safety of others:

Incumbent is responsible for maintaining orderly use of personal and company equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

2. Responsibility for Company Funds or Property

Incumbent is responsible for properly using and maintaining company equipment also responsible for purchasing necessary parts to repair all equipment

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3. Responsibility for Confidential Information:

As per hospital policy.

4. Responsibility for Performance of Work without immediate supervisor:

Much of the work required in this position is done without direct or immediate supervision. The ability to work independently is essential.

5. Responsibility for the Supervision of Others:

No direct supervision is required however the incumbent is often called upon to provide advice and expertise related to other job performance.

Responsibilities:

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

1. Inspect P.M. and maintains proper operation of plant equipment which may include entire heating, steam, ventilating, a/c, and energy management operations at the hospital and outside buildings.

2. Insures quantity and quality of work performed by his department.

3. Coordinates various craft requirements with other departments to insure timely job completion.

4. Inspects jobs in the field to insure acceptable performance.

5. Repairs wiring and electronic components associated with automated building management systems Replaces expansion valves, compressors, motors, coil units and other component parts

6. Assist other employees of Plant Operations and provides technical assistance with the HVAC systems including installations and modifications to existing systems.

7. Follows department policy and directions required to insure work performance.

8. Arranges for shift and working schedules, determines priorities and overtime requirements.

9. Review plans and specifications for proposed heating, ventilation, and A/C-refrigerator systems.

10. Requisitions materials for authorized work orders, keeps records of time and material expended on authorized work orders.

11. Performs scheduled maintenance inspections, and adjusts, cleans, and calibrates various systems to assure proper system operations

12. Assists in training new and other employees of the department in functions and operation of the various plant equipment.

13. Participates in education and training programs.

14. Performs additional duties as required and directed.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES (continued)

15. Cooperates and works with fellow employees.

16. Follows North Oaks Health System’s Compliance Programs and Federal and State Regulatory guidelines.

17. Drives North Oaks Health System's vehicles, so therefore must maintain a current State Drivers License while maintaining a good driving record.