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Stationary Engineer 1st Grade

Job Ref: 27311

Talent Area: Maintenance/Construction

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Facilities-Maint-Central Shop

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: NIGHT

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary

(Full-time, Nights)


SUMMARY      Operates equipment in the Central Utility Plant and West Pavilion Plant, as well as plant equipment in the Annex and Scurlock buildings in compliance with operational procedures established by the Shop Manager, Power CUPlants. Directs the work of lower level engineers on more technically complex maintenance repairs and operations. Performs or oversees daily water control tests on boilers, condensate, cooling towers, and chilled water systems. Adjusts blow down and chemical dosage to keep systems within set limits. Regenerates softeners as needed. Completes daily plant production and water treatment logs. Performs preventive maintenance or equipment repair as assigned. Operates the boilers and chillers efficiently and safely.      

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES      1. Operates, maintains and repairs the Central Plant equipment under general supervision. Operates, maintains and repairs West Pavilion Plant and Annex Plant equipment and Scurlock 3 boilers and associated equipment without direct supervision. Usually guides the work of lower level stationary engineers on more complex maintenanceor repairs. Correctly starts, operates and shuts down the equipment described above as loads or conditions demand.   2. Provides training of personnel in the safety standards of the general operation, maintenanceand repair of equipment.  3. Promptly informs maintenanceand Shop Manager, Power Plants when Plant problems occur that affect building operations such as, but not limited to improper chilled water temperature, steam pressure, oxygen pressure, etc.  4. Conducts routine periodic readings of assigned equipment, entering remarks on log sheets. Reacts to unusual readings or activities and informs manager of same. Properly completes Daily Plant Production and Water Treatment Logs.  5. Follows instruction manual and established procedures when performing water control tests, regeneration of water sof10ers and adjusting chemical feed pumps.  6. Makes quality equipment repairs utilizing manufacturer`s equipment utilizing established lubrication charts, manufactures equipment manuals, proper tools and techniques.  7. Performs quality preventive maintenanceon Plant equipment utilizing established lubrication charts, manufacturer`s equipment manuals, proper tools and techniques.  8. Uses tools and equipment appropriately. Knows when and how to use tools and equipment to perform the job in an efficient, effective and safe manner. Consis10tly uses tools and equipment correctly on the job.  9. Provides the information necessary to maintain the system of metrics designed to measure FMS effectiveness in a timely response to work order. Creates work order tickets to reflect jobs performed, assigning asset numbers to work order tickets when appropriate. Adjusts work activities and timelines as necessary to optimize response time on work order tickets.   10. Maintains and contributes to a safe work environment. Adheres to all safety policies, procedures and practices, including the wearing of protective clothing and gear. Consis10tly uses tools and equipment correctly on the job. Trains personnel in all policies, procedures and practices relating to safety. Reports accidents promptly and corrects or reports safety hazards.  11. Models the behaviors embodied in the ICARE values. Treats patients and colleagues with compassion, respect and dignity. Hears, considers and values the beliefs and opinions of others and works to cooperatively resolve problems. Delivers on commitments in a responsible and timely fashion. Demonstrates pride in the organization.  12. Consis10t with the ICARE Values and the expectations of a committed team member, this engineer performs other duties as requested, assigned, or required.  13. Proactively seeks ways to enhance plant functions, efficiencies, operations and safety.  14. Communicate with and assist vendors and contractors; oversee their tasks to ensure they follow safe working practices.      

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS       This position requires a level of knowledge ordinarily acquired through completion of High School. Continued education in a formalized technical or trade school or in an approved training program is highly desirable and may substitute for some portion of the experience requirement below at the direction of FMS leadership.      

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS      5 years practical experience as a Stationary Engineer, or a graduation certificate from an accredited engineering school with at least 2 years practical experience, or a Texas Department of Labor Diploma showing completion of a 3 year course as an apprentice engineer and 2 years practical experience .      

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED      Current Stationary Engineer,1st grade license.      

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED      1. Must have the ability to effectively communicate concepts, standards and instructions to others verbally and in writing. 2. Must possess the strong technical skills and must have sufficient service with the Hospital to acquire a complete knowledge of relevant systems and equipment, or alternatively, brings a specialized body of knowledge which may be applied with less service. 3. Knowledge of associated computer operation and programs may be required. Expected to work with MS Outlook, Excel, Word and other programs as well as the BAS. May be expected to create or modify forms to monitor the metrics of the plants. 4. Must have strong interpersonal skills as-well-as the ability to build and sustain relationships with colleagues and customers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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