Maintenance Technician - Steam Plant (47366)

Stanford Health Care

Palo Alto,CA  

2020-01-21 2020-02-20
maintenance facilities administration hospital

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**Maintenance Technician - Steam Plant (47366)**

+ Job Type:Full Time

+ FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80

+ Shift:Days

+ Hours in Shift:8

+ Location:Palo Alto, CA

+ Req:47366

**Job Description**

Welcome to the revolutionary new Stanford Hospital, opening in Fall 2019. Stanford Health Care (SHC) is no ordinary health system, and our new building is no ordinary hospital. You will be working in one of health care's best equipped, most innovative facilities, with the tools to deliver superb patient care. Five beautiful gardens, walking trails, a meditation room and abundant natural light make this the ideal environment for working and healing. You'll also be joining a renowned academic medical center that's part of Stanford Medicine and the Stanford University family. By combining clinical care, research and teaching, we're working together to harness the resources of one of the world's leading universities with groundbreaking programs—to create breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment. Take this opportunity to work at the peak of your profession.

The Maintenance Technician (Steam Plant) is responsible for understanding the hazards involved with hot water, chilled water, and processed steam systems. Will be observing and reading gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of boiler plant operation to ensure that boilers are operating properly, switching from automatic to manual controls, establish lead and lag boilers, alternating the rotation of boilers. The Maintenance Technican is required to lockout and tag-out equipment electrically and mechanically to perform inspection, repairs, or routine maintenance of all systems, subsystems, and components. Maintains daily logs of operation, maintenance, including test and inspection results and the details of equipment malfunction and unplanned maintenance in the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Manages a building automation system to verify system operations throughout the plant to adjust temperature controls and set points for plant operations required to meet the needs of the hospital and identify any deficiencies that may interfere with plant operations. This role will also require the handling of hazardous materials in the performance of the work and will be required to perform housekeeping duties to maintain plant cleanliness and report unsafe conditions.

Job Duties Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

In general, the Maintenance Technician (Steam):

1) Assists in major and minor utility shutdown requested by various departments, outside contractors, and in-house shops.

2) Complies with all hospital standards and policies with a focus on safety, license requirements, attendance, and training.

3) Installs new or replacement machinery, equipment, and fixtures following applicable buildling codes.

4) Maintains and repairs various equipment used in the hospitals, which include kitchen equipment, facility equipment.

5) Operates various machine tools. (Lathe, drill press, power saw, hydraulic press, etc.)

6) Performs routine inspections of building facility equipment, noting deficiencies, and initiates repairs. Responds to customer requests to address facility deficiencies.

7) Performs welding, brazing, and soldering in accordance with recognized and accepted standards and practices.

8) Assists staff with trouble-shooting repairs as well as installation of facility equipment. Checks pump and motor operation in various areas of the facility.

9) Responsible for carrying out preventive maintenance and performing repairs.

10) Responsible for recording equipment conditions and malfunction reporting to the Supervisor.

11) Transports various supplies, parts, and building materials and delivers to appropriate locations as required.

12) Monitors and inspects equipment for proper operations and report all deficiencies to the Supervisor.

13) Lubricates and cleans all rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, to ensure that they are maintained in good condition.

14) Tracks all work performed through Maximo including close out of service requests and associated hours.

15) Follows all Hospital safety regulations and procedures.

16) Maintains a safe and clean work environment at all times.

17) Performs a range of repairs such as overhaul pumps, valves, regulators, expansion joints, heat exchangers, p-traps, condensate tanks, gaskets, and bearings using hand tools.

18) Understands how to perform rigging of large equipment safely in accordance with the repair or maintenance.

19) Operates boilers, pumps, valves, and other equipment in support of plant operations.

20) Observes gauges, meters, and other measuring devices to ensure they are operating properly as well as the equipment they serve.

21) Ensures boiler water treatment is taking place and maintain the records for inspection.

22) Assists in vendor/contractor support and their safety in the performance of work while on site in accordance with maintenance schedules.

23) Assists, makes recommendations, and/or procures the development of work safety, operational, standard work, and MSDS/SDS procedures as required while on shift.

24) Takes oil analysis samples for visual inspection and sends in to labs when required for testing.

25) Under supervision, performs operational level duties in the operation, maintenance and repair of gas and oil-fired high pressure boilers, compressors and auxiliary equipment used in the manufacture and distribution of steam.

26) Feeds and regulates fires; maintains proper pressures, temperatures, water levels and concentrates; inspects, adjusts, makes normal and conducts emergency repairs to boilers, burners, piping and pumps; reports breakdowns requiring outside repair; assists in making major repairs to steam lines; maintains and cleans boilers regularly; cleans fire tubes and flues, by the use of blowers and rods; services compressors, vacuum pumps and other equipment by oiling parts and packing valves; makes boiler water chemical tests and treats water as tests indicate; keeps log of steam plant operations.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

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Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.


· High School Diploma or GED


· 2+ yrs of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

· Including the operation and maintenance of high pressure boilers and related equipment


· CDL CA Driver's License

· Completion of an accredited HVAC program

· EPA Universal Certification is a plus

· Minimum 4th Class Stationary Steam Engineer Certificate preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

· Ability to work in a fast paced work environment

· Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and in situations requiring instructing, conflict resolution and advising

· Ability to prepare clear comprehensive written and oral reports

· Ability to read and interpret blueprints and sketches

· Ability to adapt to and deal with change and ambiguity

· Ability to operate tools, intstruments and equipment used on the job

· Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently to meet deadlines

· Ability to problem solve and identify solutions.

· Ability to work on equipment located at high elevations and perform moderate lifting

· Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility

· Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area

· Knowledge of methods, tools, and equipment used in maintenance and repair with the ability to operate

· Basic knowledge of NEC and building codes.

· Effective preventive maintenance skills and ability to trouble shoot field issues

· Ability to travel to various sites to perform job duties Physical Requirements/Working Conditions


· Ability to lift 40 lbs.

· Ability to work on ladders safely.

· Moderately strenuous, requiring bending, lifting, stretching, squatting and climbing, as well as sedentary involving use of computer, telephone, and standard office equipment.


· Category/Description: Category II - Tasks that involve NO exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but employment may require performing unplanned Category I tasks

SHC does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital status, Medical condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual orientation.
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