Oversees the operation of the Control Room - Boiler Plant and associated equipment - ensuring the efficient operation and security of the Hospital’s operating systems during assigned shift. May be required to lead in or assists with regular maintenance or emergency repairs.
High school degree or trade/vocational school graduate is required. Demonstrated ability to read: layout diagrams, blueprints, mechanical drawings, work sketches, etc. Familiarity with the latest applicable codes, standards, and regulations including, but not limited to: OSHA, JCAHO, fire and safety.
Four years experience as a Power Plant Engineer is required.
On The Job Experience
Must have a current D.C. First Class Operating License and current CFC License.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
PROBLEM SOLVING: Job requires a moderate level of problem-solving. However, the problems are usually not very complex. Standard methods, guides, and procedures are generally available.
INTERNAL CONTACTS: Internal contacts necessary to effectively explain and interpret information for others inside the Hospital.
INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT: Work generally has standard procedures and instructions but frequently requires deviation from established methods to achieve results.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees/monitors the operation of the Control Room during assigned shift. Ensures the Hospital’s systems are operating at best possible performance levels. Answers emergency elevator calls, Medical Air Alarms, off hours help desk calls, etc. Distributes master keys as appropriate. May also oversee the operations of the Chiller Plant.
Directs junior engineers in the operation and maintenance of the Control Room, Boiler Room, Chiller Plant, etc. as appropriate.
Observes meters, gauges, and other measuring devices determining/monitoring the operating conditions of the equipment and systems and makes (e.g., the regulation of flow of water, current, fuel, product, and other mediums in accordance with demand requirements, output capacity, operating efficiency and safety).
Maintains the Boiler Room Log. Ensures that the logs and regular readings of meters, gauges, and other measuring devices are recorded on the Daily Power Log and other appropriate logs/computer systems. Changes templates/paper reading recordings.
Performs maintenance/repairs on equipment as appropriate (e.g., packing valves, changing bearing, etc.) during shift reporting larger/ more complicated needs/engineering plant malfunctions to the Foreman for action by the maintenance crew.
Assists the Facilities Engineer in design modifications/working with contractors on improvements to the equipment and plant.
Assists the maintenance/repair crew with scheduled and emergency repairs to the boilers, generators, chillers, and related Facilities Management equipment as requested. Issues tools to maintenance/repair crew and ensures tools are returned to the tool room.
Ensures that the Boiler Room and assigned areas are operating within all applicable Hospital, federal and local governing codes, standards, and regulations, including, but not limited to: OSHA and JCAHO.
Learns and remains current with the latest applicable federal and local governing codes, standards, and regulations regarding fire, safety, plumbing, electrical and plant operations, including, but not limited to: OSHA, NFPA, JCAHO, ASHRAE, ANSI, DCRA, D.C. Fire & Safety Codes, and the Hospital’s fire and safety practices.
Practices WHC Values, Basics, Steps of Service, and Patient First Initiatives.
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