• Stationary Engineer, Main Hospital

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 7 days ago(11/7/2018 11:04 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Operations/Support Services
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Operates and maintains the building mechanical equipment, including high pressure boilers, safely, efficiently and reliably to avoid unscheduled shutdowns, to provide comfortable conditioned occupant ambient space and extending the useful life of the equipment.


    The schedule for this position is as follow:

    Thursday - Monday; 10:30pm - 7am

    Off Tuesday & Wednesday


    • Operates building HVAC equipment, including high pressure boilers, and all heating and ventilating equipment, assuring a properly-controlled climate.  Tests and analyses water sampling to maintain the water treatment programs.  Mans the boiler house to monitor control panels, meters, and gauges and alarm panels. Utilizes computerized building automation, manual valves and switches to operate systems. 
    •  Inspects all mechanical room systems and equipment on daily rounds.  As on-call mechanic assignment, responds to in-house service calls. 
    • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on the hospital’s mechanical HVAC production and distribution systems, lighting, life safety systems and electric machinery.  Maintains inspection and testing records.  Evaluates the condition of electrical systems and recommends repair or replace actions.  Documents off-normal incidents.  Coordinates maintenance with outside contractors. 
    • Responds to emergency malfunction events, assesses situation, and takes action to stabilize situation to avoid further damage and make safe.  Documents off-normal incidents.  
    • From blueprints and diagrams plans, estimates and recommends materials and costs to repair or install new mechanical systems and equipment and installs such devices. 
    • Identifies deferred maintenance in building utility systems serving areas affected by proposed construction projects.  Reviews construction plans and suggests possible service tie-in and routing locations.  Traces out proposed utility service shutdowns to identify affected areas and activates service shutdowns and reactivations.  Reviews the building systems installation by outside contactors and records deficiencies on punch list.  Participates in system start-up, training and commissioning. 
    • Utilizes and maintains tools and instruments associated with the HVAC operations and maintenance trade.
    • Maintains mechanical supply and parts inventories, fills out purchase requisitions.  
    • Records time and materials expended on computerized work order system.  Following manufactures and regulatory specifications reviews and updates building systems and equipment preventive maintenance records and schedules. 
    • The position actively follows regulatory agency compliance requirements, supports the hospital mission and goal objectives, the department quality improvement and operating goals, as well as customer service excellence principles goals, individually and as an effective team member. 
    • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.


    • A high school or trade school diploma or equivalent with coursework in math, science, reading blueprints and equipment schematics is required. 
    • Current valid City of Chicago stationary engineer license is required. 
    • A minimum of two years previous experience as a licensed stationary engineer engaged in the operation of high pressure boilers is required.  Experience in a health care or comparable institution is preferred.
    • Working knowledge of building and life safety codes in health care occupancies with specific knowledge of city boiler operating codes required.
    • Valid driver’s license preferred.
    • Knowledge of and practices personal safety, hospital infection control and life safety procedures required.  Utilizes personal protective equipment including: eyesight, respiratory and hearing protective devices. 


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