Facility Maintenance Specialist

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JOB TITLE: Facility Maintenance Specialist

REPORTS TO: Facility Maintenance Manager

Interrelationships: Works cooperatively with all hospital departments.

 

JOB SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, performs maintenance, repair and/or replacement of all mechanical
and electrical systems and hospital equipment for hospital buildings and subsidiary buildings of
the Republic County Hospital. Maintains the exterior and grounds of the hospital and subsidiary
building. Works independently or as a member of a crew and performs related work as required.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
1. Monitors, repairs, installs, and adjusts all types of specialized hospital equipment and
systems, such as oxygen systems, vacuum systems, medical gasses and related
systems, fire life safety systems, lights and other types of medical systems.
2. Services air conditioning, refrigeration, dishwashers, air compressors, fans, pumps,
motors, garbage disposals, heating and ventilation systems and devices, and steam
heat exchanges;
3. Receives preventive maintenance work orders and performs hospital rounds according
to schedule to identify and make repairs to systems;
4. Makes minor plumbing and electrical connections on equipment installation or repairs;
may perform appliance equipment repairs as needed;
5. Performs minor repairs on buildings such as screens, windows, floors, ceilings, walls,
roofs, doors, cabinets, and tile;
6. Paints equipment rooms as necessary;
7. Completes and submits work records; records status of equipment, readings, hours of
operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels and voltage load, etc.;
8. Perform major and minor demolition and or remodel or reconstruction of interior and
exterior spaces or buildings.
9. Safely uses material handling equipment such as tractors, forklifts, skid loaders, hand
trucks, dollies or carts to move materials within and or around the facility.
10. Perform other miscellaneous tasks as assigned.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and TRAINING:
Any combination of education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required
knowledge, skills, and abilities, which can be demonstrated by the following:
● Four (4) years of combined experience in the application of the following trades:
plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, painting, welding OR
● Four (4) years of experience in any of the following trades: plumbing, electrical, HVAC,
carpentry, painting, and welding.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
● Possession of valid driver license required for operation of equipment normally assigned
to this classification.
● Incumbents must be able to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, twist,
and lift heavy objects.
● Must be willing and able to occasionally work evenings, weekends, and holidays as
needed.
● HIPAA regulations to be enforced.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Comprehension knowledge of:
● Applicable state, county, and city codes relevant to the installation, operation and repair
of electrical and mechanical equipment;
● The method and means of repairing a wide variety of electrical, mechanical, plumbing,
and specialized hospital equipment;
● Tools and materials used in the repair of mechanical and electrical equipment, hospital
systems, and related equipment;
● Applicable preventive maintenance schedules and techniques;
● Occupational hazards and safety procedures;
● On-line work order applications.

Skills in:
● Use of hand tools and devices utilized in the maintenance, and repair of hospital and
other healthcare facilities and equipment;
● Diagnosing the cause of electrical, mechanical, plumbing or system failures;
● Interpreting blueprints and sketches.

Working Ability:
● Diagnose electrical or mechanical problems and make repairs;
● Read mechanical diagrams;
● Work from blueprints and sketches;
● Follow oral or written instructions:
● Work independently with minimal instruction;
● Maintain records and prepare reports as necessary;
● Utilize on-line work systems;
● Operate and drive light trucks and operate motorized equipment;
● Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;

● Execute all work in a safe and professional manner;
● Problem solving ability;
● Work management and prioritization;
● Complete work accurately and on time.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
● Occasionally exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases;
● Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstance;
● Occasionally exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness);
● Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
● Subject to any and all climate conditions and hazards related to them;
● Subject to high stress environments and working conditions

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