At Houston Methodist, the Facilities Technician position is responsible for completing basic assigned tasks by performing various aspects of work associated with their shop/department for maintenance of Houston Methodist facilities. This position performs safety and preventative maintenance inspections and is responsible for obtaining materials necessary for job completion associated with their shop/department. The Facilities Technician position participates in the maintenance and testing of emergency systems in the trade or job associated with their shop/department. This position completes basic mechanical, electrical and plumbing, carpentry and painting repairs/requests as appropriate.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 30%
Communicates effectively with patients, family members, medical staff, co-workers and other hospital personnel to contribute to the quality of the work environment. (EF)
Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team-focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the team by actively communicating in a comprehensive manner. (EF)
Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards department goals for retention and employee engagement. (EF)
SERVICE - 30%
Performs entity surveillance through rounding and issuing of work orders; identifies opportunities for facility improvements providing recommendations and work orders to advance the customer experience and service levels. (EF)
Assists other technicians and associated personnel in maintaining the operation of the central plant(s) and daily operations of the facility including minor facility needs. (EF)
Seeks out additional information and reference materials from Senior/Lead Tech to gain clarification to make semi-skilled maintenance repairs. (EF)
Conducts basic analysis, troubleshooting and general maintenance repair. Performs preventative maintenance inspections to include HVAC, electrical and plumbing, as appropriate, in compliance with codes, ordinances and statutes. (EF)
QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%
Prioritizes work activities and maintains set timelines as necessary to optimize response time on work order trouble tickets (e.g. average time to close tickets). (EF)
- Follows department safety standards and policies and conducts all procedures accordingly. Assists with implementation and education of department-based safety initiatives and standards of practice. Maintains a high level of awareness for staff in the areas of operation and uses great caution while navigating the work areas. (EF)
- Competently uses tools and equipment to perform the job in an efficient, effective and safe manner. (EF)
FINANCE - 10%
Provides accurate and complete documentation of work orders. (EF)
Monitor the use and inventory of spare parts, maintenance supplies and equipment. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively, reducing incidental overtime and prioritizing daily tasks. (EF)
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
Participates in department projects. Assumes responsibility for growth and development by participating in in-services programs and continuing education. Completes and updates My Development Plan and discusses with management. (EF)
Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a technician. (EF)
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
Two years of general maintenance related experience
- Health care environment preferred
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
- Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
Ability to complete work within designated time frames
- Demonstrates ability to access information both in the department and within the hospital system to support the department
Basic knowledge of trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, heating and cooling
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
Performs assigned tasks efficiently and correctly through on-the-job training and educational opportunities
- Ability to follow detailed instructions to complete routine procedures and/or operate standard equipment
Other (dept approved)
Yes, on a regular basis (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)
- Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside
of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.
Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________
Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital is committed to leading medicine in Clear Lake and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. Houston Methodist Clear Lake houses 149 operating beds, with 12 operating rooms and more than 1,100 employees.