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Providence Health & Services Engineer - Physical Plant, HVAC in Medford, Oregon


Providence is calling an HVAC, Phyisical Plant Engineer to join its Facilities Services team at Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, OR. This is a full-time position working 4, 10 hour night shifts. The scheduled work hours are primarily Tuesday thru Friday from 9pm - 7:30am (shift start time may shift slightly depending on operational need).

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We are seeking an Engineer that will be responsible for keeping the physical plant equipment and related equipment operating at peak performance, by inspecting, doing maintenance, repairs and making adjustments when necessary. Also responsible for General Maintenance Engineer duties. Operates and maintains stationary and mobile mechanical, electrical, electronic, communications, air-conditioning, HVAC equipment and medical gas systems to provide heating, air-conditioning, steam, lights and power to the hospital. Insures the comfort, safety and security of patients, doctors and staff through a diligent, professional and cost-effective approach to maintenance, engineering and construction.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Operate and records the operational status of various plant equipment:

  • Operate and records the operational status of boilers, chillers, compressors, pumps, controls and other associated plant equipment

  • Aware when plant equipment is not functioning properly and takes appropriate action to keep plant equipment on line

  • Operate plant equipment in the natural gas or oil modes, correctly

  • Observe operational status of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, including associated equipment. Records status when assigned:

  • Has knowledge of, or knows how to find out, what equipment serves which area(s)

  • Able to recognize when equipment is not operating correctly, and takes the appropriate action to keep staff and patients comfortable, in a safe manner

  • Calibrate room thermostats

  • Maintain and checks refrigeration equipment:

  • Respond to refrigeration equipment calls

  • Recognize when the refrigeration system is not performing correctly. Looks for obvious problems, and makes repairs when possible

  • When unable to repair, advises staff and reports broken equipment to staff or contractor

  • Maintain dietary equipment:

  • Respond to dietary equipment calls

  • Recognize when the dietary equipment is not operating correctly

  • Check for gas leaks, makes adjustments to controls, resets breakers, restarts pilot lights and other minor repairs as needed, in order to keep the kitchen operational

  • If unable to repair the equipment, advises staff and reports the problem to appropriate engineering staff or contractor

  • Maintain the electrical equipment:

  • Perform electrical safety inspections. Does not allow unsafe items into the facility

  • Respond to calls relating to electrical problems. Std: Absence of substantiated negative reports. Supervisor observation

  • Recognize and responds appropriately to electrical situation

  • Evaluate the situation and advises the staff when unable to make immediate repairs

  • Report problems to the appropriate engineering staff or contractor

  • Maintain plumbing equipment:

  • Respond to calls relating to plumbing problems

  • Assess and makes repairs when possible

  • Notify staff and appropriate engineering or contractor when further repairs are required

  • Able to quickly locate, and shut off valves to control damage, when required

  • Maintain and operate fire systems:

  • Properly operates fire system controls as needed. Std: Supervisor observation

  • Inspect and assist with required testing of fire suppression and detection systems

  • Can quickly locate isolation valves for the automatic sprinkler system for different systems within the facility

  • Operate and maintains the emergency generator:

  • Load-tests the generator, as required by NFPA codes

  • Follow testing procedures for generator and associated equipment

  • Operate generator equipment correctly during scheduled maintenance or during actual power outages

  • Maintain medical gas systems:

  • Change gas bottles as required

  • Repair gas outlets as required

  • Maintain pool and pool equipment:

  • Respond to pool-related complaints

  • Take daily samples and maintains proper chemical balance within acceptable levels, according to Oregon State Health Department regulations

  • Maintain beds, gurneys, wheelchairs and other equipment:

  • Inspect and repairs equipment and furniture in a timely manner

  • Maintain television, nurse call system and other patient or staff equipment:

  • Respond to call for patient equipment

  • Comply with the general requirements of the department:

  • Maintain minimum levels of qualification

  • Complete all training as required

  • Maintain shop equipment and tools, assuring that they are clean, neat and operational

  • Clean tools and returns them to the proper place upon completion of work

  • Clean and maintain assigned shop and mechanical areas on a weekly basis

  • Clean up debris during, and on completion of maintenance on equipment and facilities. Leaves areas clean and orderly

  • Respond to calls with appropriate urgency

  • Complete assigned work orders in a timely manner. Advises the Engineering Supervisor when help is needed, and/or is unable to complete a task within an established timeframe. Documents activity in HECS system

  • Complete preventive maintenance as scheduled. Documents activity in HECS System

  • Does not allow a high-priority inspection or maintenance item pass the month due

  • Keep a professional and cooperative attitude

  • Participate in facility disaster planning, drills and safety programs

  • Train other facility staff members as requested

  • Share knowledge and techniques with other engineers

  • Maintain records and reports

  • Complete all required paperwork i.e., work orders, supply requisitions, inspection forms, labor sheets, time cards, etc. accurately and in a timely manner

  • Submit reports, system evaluations or readings, as directed, and within established timeframes

  • Hang pictures, cabinets and other items for various hospital departments, as requested

  • Use proper techniques to suspend items onto wall and other location, insuring the safety of the area and doing the smallest amount of damage to the mounted area

  • Assist with set-up of facility functions


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Maintain universal (Type 3) Refrigerant Practices License

  • Documented history of good maintenance practices and lack of problems during operation

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework/Training: Specialized training, in operating, maintaining and repairing steam boilers, centrifugal chillers, associated equipment and controls -OR- equivalent education/experience

  • Five (5) year’s direct experience operating, maintaining and repairing steam boilers, centrifugal chillers, associated equipment and controls

  • Hospital experience in maintenance

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Facilities Management

Location: Oregon-Medford

Req ID: 310681