Company: Medstar Research Institute
Posted on: June 13, 2021
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit,
acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in
Northwest Washington, DC. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura
personalis#caring for the whole person#MedStar Georgetown is
committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and
treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown#s healthcare professionals have a reputation for
medical excellence and leadership. The Maintenance Mechanic makes
daily routine inspections of assigned areas within the medical
center complex performing a variety of preventive and corrective
maintenance duties in the inspection, operation, and repair of
equipment, machinery, buildings and facilities. Tasks include (but
are not limited to): general plumbing, routine electrical, HVAC,
routine carpentry, painting, routine maintenance, and snow removal.
Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum
of five years of experience in a maintenance position or in
construction. HVAC mechanical, electrical or carpentry
backgrounds are acceptable. Must be able to read and
understand blueprints. Must demonstrate skill and knowledge in
a broad variety of maintenance crafts. Customer oriented and
outgoing. Knowledge of computerized work order system. Primary
Duties Performs daily routine maintenance rounds and
inspections of mechanical rooms, equipment, machinery, buildings
and facilities within assigned areas for proper operation and
working condition. Determines type and extent of malfunctions
and adjusts, repairs or replaces parts or components, reassembles
and tests for proper operation.# Reports more serious problems
to supervisor for instructions or maintenance scheduling.
Performs assigned preventive maintenance on equipment,
machinery, buildings and facilities. Work on rotating work
schedule for assigned shift.
- Job Summary
The incumbent in this position provides patients, families of
patients, visitors, and medical center employees with a pleasant,
comfortable, safe, functional, and aesthetically attractive
environment consistent with the standards established by Georgetown
University Hospital, the District of Columbia Department of
Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), and the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Health care Organizations (JCAHO). Under minimal
supervision the incumbent makes daily routine inspections of
assigned areas within the medical center complex, completes
assigned preventive, corrective, and casualty prevention
maintenance duties in the inspection, operation, repair, alteration
and modification of equipment, machinery, buildings and facilities.
The incumbent also maintains effective communications and working
relationships with customers. These functions are performed in
accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown
University Hospitals philosophy, policies, procedures and
- Minimum Qualifications
CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO AN APPROPRIATE COMBINATION OF
EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE.
High school diploma or equivalent
Requires five to eight years experience in a maintenance
position or in a construction trade having demonstrated high level
of skill and knowledge. HVAC mechanical, electrical or carpentry
backgrounds are acceptable.
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must be able to read and write English; Must be able to read and
understand blueprints; Must demonstrate technical trade skills and
knowledge in a broad variety of maintenance crafts; Computer
literacy desired; Must be able to safely maintain and operate
portable electrical tools; Must be proficient in documentation and
recordation; High self-management ability; within guidelines, to
estimate and allocate time needed to perform tasks, and to solicit
assistance and advice when needed; Capacity to exercise independent
judgement; when to perform, when to consult, when to defer to other
resources; Strong interpersonal skills needed for consultation with
members of own work group, for cooperation of rest department, and
for maintaining outstanding customer relations; Requires knowledge,
understanding and ability to observe safety rules, procedures and
practices including the proper use of safety equipment as defined
by OSHA and industry standards; Ability to identify and avoid
hazards as indicated by warning labels, signage, lights and other
warning devices; Ability to perform work within reasonable lengths
to time as measured against trade, industry or engineered
standards; Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with
customers and co-workers
- Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Performs daily routine maintenance rounds and inspections of
mechanical rooms, equipment, machinery, buildings and facilities
within assigned areas for proper operation and working condition
according to planned work schedule and maintains routine condition
according to planned work schedule and maintains routine records
and logs. Determines type and extent of malfunctions and as
necessary adjusts, repairs or replaces parts or components,
reassembles and tests for proper operation. Reports more serious
problems to supervisor for instructions or maintenance
Performs assigned preventive maintenance on equipment,
machinery, buildings and facilities and maintains written or
computerized work orders, records and logs.
Responds in a timely manner to customer service calls in a
professional manner and completes 80% of service calls without
Establishes and maintains positive customer relations through
regular communications, a courteous service attitude, a
professional appearance, timely responses and solutions, and job
- Performs a variety of routine to skilled preventive,
corrective, and casualty prevention maintenance duties in the
inspection, operation, repair, alteration and modification of
equipment, machinery, buildings and facilities. Tasks include but
are not limited to:
General plumbing maintenance--inspects, installs, repairs,
replaces and makes alterations to steam, gas, water, air and
sanitary plumbing pipes and fixtures to maintain the heat, water,
gas and drainage systems of the hospital. Also bends, cuts, reams
and threads pipe, wipe joints, test joints and pipe systems for
leaks. Repairs and replaces values, repairs leaks and clears drain
stoppages. Replace/repair/remove toilets, sinks and associated
assembly products (e.g. vacuum breakers, diaphragms, guides,
pistons, flushometers, strainers, faucets, supply lines, stems,
traps, handles, etc.) Remove/replace/rebuild medical gas poppets.
Snake and unclog drain lines.
Routine electrical maintenance--inspects, installs, repairs,
replaces, alters, and tests electrical circuits, wiring, switches,
control equipment and mechanisms, motors, transformers, relays,
generators, appliances, fixtures, alarms, communication equipment,
etc. Change all types of fluorescent and incandescent lights.
Change electric relays, switches, ballasts and fluorescent light
starters. Replace/clean light fixtures, lenses and grids. Repair
beds and nurse call system.
HVAC equipment- services and makes repairs to heating, air
conditioning and refrigeration equipment including fans, motors,
radiators, thermostats, dampers and regulating controls; replaces
filters and fluids as necessary.
Routine maintenance--performs a variety of routine maintenance
duties such as repair and assembling extension cords; replacing
fuses, cleaning/lubricating motors and other machinery; clean
sink/grease traps; assemble equipment and furniture; install/repair
wall mounted items such as toilet paper and paper towel dispensers,
mirrors, bulletin boards, signage, etc; installation/repair of cove
base; repair/replacement of ceiling tiles and grids; install/repair
cubicle/window curtain tracks; check and tighter all hand and guard
railings; repair wheelchairs/furniture; minor roof repairs;
inspection/repair of kitchen equipment; pneumatic tube inspection
and minor repairs; minor repairs of locks, door closures, door
handles, door knobs; elevator inspection, trouble shooting and
minor repair; moving supplies, equipment, furniture, trash and
Routine carpentry tasks-- performs routine carpentry tasks such
as replace/patch sheetrock; realign doors; minor repairs of wall
paper; carpet, flooring, and drywall.
Painting-- performs routine minor painting of walls, ceilings,
doors, woodwork, furniture and fixtures.
Fire extinguishers-- inspects, collects, maintains and records
data for all fire extinguishers.
Snow removal-- will be required to participate in snow removal
assignments. Records and reports any maintenance needs that cannot
be performed within designated time limits or personal skills
Accurately tracks and records all tasks performed through work
Consults with management to determine special maintenance needs
within the medical center or concerning work of longer duration,
systems maintenance, work beyond capabilities, projects, or other
Works cooperatively with other medical center departments such
as Environmental Services, Materials Management, Clinical
Engineering, and coordinates with to provide service to
Assists in the development of work standards, policies and
procedures. Participates in the identifications and clarification
of scope of maintenance tasks and responsibilities.
Completes scheduled and assigned tasks under normal conditions
within prescribed time parameters with accuracy and
Makes effective use of departmental/medical center resources
(time, materials, equipment, etc) so as to minimize waste and
Presents a professional image at all times as demonstrated by a
high degree of integrity, technical knowledge, personal appearance
(neat, clean, in uniform and wears name badge), equipment/tools
orderliness and cleanliness, and cleanliness/orderliness of
mechanical rooms, work areas, and shop.
Maintains a good work attendance and punctuality record in
accordance with department policies.
Demonstrates a constant awareness and makes every effort to
correct and report hazards to the proper authority. Knows and
responds appropriately to safety, fire, and disaster
Restocks equipment and supplies.
Exemplifies Guest and Staff Relations standard in all
- Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate
to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general
description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this
classification and are not considered as all inclusive.
Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Washington DC , Maintenance Mechanic, Other , Washington, DC
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