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Engineer III-Plant Ops

Methodist Hospitals

  • Location: Merrillville, IN
  • Post Date: 2/21/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Job Level: Experienced
Overview Ensure customer satisfaction by providing optimum environmental conditions through operating and maintaining building systems meeting or exceeding all codes and regulations in a professional, courteous manner. Makes adjustments and repairs to plumbing heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems on hospital buildings and it's parcels without assistance. Responsibilities PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)

  1. Cleans hospital vehicles, drains sewers, boilers, pipes, air-conditioning units, electrical systems, and assists in moving heavy machines, furniture, and equipment.
  2. Deliver large tanks of various gases to Surgery, Central Service, and Laboratory, on an as needed basis, when advised by user department.
  3. Inspects and tests electrical lighting, signal, and power circuits, and equipment.
  4. Maintains steps, entrances, sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots, keeping them free of snow and ice during winter months.
  5. Observes operating mechanical devices to diagnose problems, dismantles, repairs, replaces, lubricates and cleans parts.
  6. Operates hospital vehicles in a safe manner.
  7. Performs boiler feed water tests using specific chemicals, daily tests and treats boiler water.
  8. Removes water sample and applies chemical softeners as needed in the domestic water system.
  9. Performs daily inspection of boilers, pipelines, and operating equipment.
  10. Adjusts valves and equipment controls to correct malfunctions.
  11. Performs daily routine custodial duties in Plant Operations.
  12. Repairs and maintains piping systems and plumbing fixtures.
  13. Repairs autoclaves and other sterilizing equipment.
  14. Responds in a professional and orderly fashion to hospital emergencies.
  15. Responds to routine requisitions for service.
  16. Replaces worn and defective parts as directed by Plant Operations Supervisor.
  17. Responsible for routine oiling and greasing of moving mechanisms, cleans filters on air handling units, runs the emergency generators, checks fire safety systems, and inspects equipment as set forth in the preventative maintenance program.
    Qualifications JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)


    • Must be able to pass mandatory fit test for breathing apparatus.
    • Must have a valid driver license and pass insurance investigation.
    • Must be able to speak, read, and write English.
    • Must be able to hear audible sounds.
    • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
    • Ability to read and interpret blue prints related to mechanical systems.
    • Ability to make adjustments and repairs using the knowledge of mechanical principles.
    • Trade school in mechanical or electrical repairs a plus.


      • High School Diploma/GED Equivalent Required
      • Experience in power plant, building and equipment repairs in an industrial setting.
      • 5 Plant Operations and Repair Required


        Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.


        Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.

        DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
        Methodist Hospitals