Works under the supervision of the Engineering/Maintenance Manager. The Engineering/Maintenance Assistant Tech’s primary job function is to aid in the repair and maintain hospital buildings and mechanical equipment. Assistant Techs are to support Maintenance Department in lighter duties, less technical tasks such as hanging items, replacing light bulbs/ceiling tiles, organizes and prepares materials and tools for Engineering &Maintenance Techs. Performs other duties as assigned.
GED/High School Diploma required. Completion of vocational training in mechanical, electrical, or refrigeration as demonstrated by certification preferred
BLS certification must be obtained within the first year of employment
Approximately one to two years progressively more responsible related work experience necessary in order to gain knowledge of equipment repairs and to be able to replace a variety of equipment and machinery parts.
D. Interpersonal Skills
An effective level of communication skills to interact with patients, coworkers, and outside professionals.
E. Essential Technical/Motor Skills
Must be knowledgeable and skilled in the use of all equipment used in pertinent areas including the following: computer, basic tools and measuring devices.
F. Essential Physical Requirements
Stands and/or walks for a majority of work time with regular breaks when installing, repairing or performing PMs on mechanical equipment. Requires use of hands for repetitive simple grasping and fine manipulation when using hand tools. Requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and reaching above shoulder level.
G. Essential Mental Requirements
Has occasional contact with the customer and general public. Occasionally works under close supervision but majority of the time without the assistance of other personnel. Requires the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when observing equipment disassembling devices, making repairs, and maintaining logs.
H. Essential Sensory Requirements
Good vision is required when reading blueprints and visually inspecting machinery and equipment. The ability to hear and speak is required when listening for unusual sounds and talking with supervisor and other employees to detect and diagnose malfunctions.
I. Exposure to Hazards
Frequent exposure to greases and cleansers, toxic chemicals, sprays, etc. Possible injury when climbing ladder and scaffolds.
Must have the ability to use any and all pertinent equipment necessary for performing repairs, installations, etc.