Plant Mechanic/Stationary Engineer

Union Hospital Elkton , MD 21921

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Summary: To properly monitor and operate the facilities plant equipment at peak efficiency and provide necessary utilities and services throughout the building at all times.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for the ENTIRE FACILITIES OPERATION and SAFETY during times when the Facilities Management supervision is off site.

  • Maintain, repair all hospital equipment to the highest level possible to ensure safe, dependable, efficient operation and provide continued service for all customers.

  • Monitor, repair, preventive maintenance of HVAC systems, Heating systems, Ventilation/Exhaust systems and Refrigeration systems as required.

  • Adjust, repair VAV and CV air terminal units (thermostats, humidistat's, reheat valves, controls, etc) to maintain compliance with regulatory standards, and acceptable environmental conditions for patients, employees and visitors.

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of equipment and systems and utilizes resources such as project plans and utility maps to review, analyze, and evaluate complex problems and provide recommendations.

  • Maintains documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory agency requirements.

  • Maintains equipment and observes all regulations and laws regarding indoor air quality.

  • Applies knowledge to improve work processes and procedures for more efficient operations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • This job requires employees to demonstrate initial and annual competencies in order to remain in the position.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Vocational or trade school experience is desired. Basic computer skills in the Microsoft operating system environment.


  • MD 1ST Grade Stationary Engineers License required. (New hires are expected to obtain a minimum Grade 5 license within twelve months, along with the expectation that advancement to a 1st grade is required in a time frame consistent with DLLR regulations).

  • EPA 608 CFC Certification preferred.

  • Valid Driver's License in good standing.

Experience: Two years experience in related building trades or equivalent required. Hospital experience is preferred.

Work Schedule: Full-Time: Various shifts as required to include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Work overtime as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • 80 lb minimum lifting requirement.

  • Work in extreme temperature environments (hot and cold).

  • Must have manual dexterity and visual acuity to manipulate equipment and supplies.

  • Must have complete unrestricted physical mobility to access the entire facility and related properties.

  • Must be able to assume positions, such as; standing, climbing, bending or stooping, for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to hear and orally communicate on the telephone and two way radio system.

Performance Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to perform work accurately and complete all tasks in a professional manner.

  • Work with minimal direct supervision.

  • Prioritize work load and solve problems independently.

  • Handle varying work loads to meet changing schedules and deadlines.

  • Discretion and confidentiality are required.

  • This position is responsible to be an active member of the emergency response team.

  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of a wide variety of plant equipment, hand and power tools.

  • Must have advanced knowledge of refrigeration & HVAC systems to provide complete maintenance on all equipment and troubleshoot complex problems.

  • Must have good organizational, customer relations and communication skills.

  • Must be a team player.

Occupational Hazards: Risk Exposure Category A Potential for exposure to blood borne/pathogens, HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C in the performance of this job.

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