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Maintenance Mechanic

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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 standards.

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO AN APPROPRIATE COMBINATION OF EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE.

  • Education/Training
  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Experience
  • 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.

  • License/Certification/Registration
  • N/A

  • 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 scheduling.

  • 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 tradesmen assistance.

  • Establishes and maintains positive customer relations through regular communications, a courteous service attitude, a professional appearance, timely responses and solutions, and job knowledge/skills.

  • 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 scrap material.

  • 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 level.

  • Accurately tracks and records all tasks performed through work orders.

  • 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 facilities needs.

  • Works cooperatively with other medical center departments such as Environmental Services, Materials Management, Clinical Engineering, and coordinates with to provide service to customers.

  • 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 consistency.

  • Makes effective use of departmental/medical center resources (time, materials, equipment, etc) so as to minimize waste and prevent damage.

  • 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 procedures.

  • Restocks equipment and supplies.

  • Exemplifies Guest and Staff Relations standard in all activities.

  • 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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