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Providence Health & Services Building Engineer - Facility Services in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling an Engineer Building - Facility Services (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR

We are seeking a Engineer Building - Facility Services that will support the environment required for the delivery of health care services. The building engineer is responsible for ensuring the reliability and safety of the building systems by monitoring, operating and maintaining, building systems and equipment.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe work environment at all times, identifies, and reports unsafe equipment and conditions to the lead or department manager with special focus on fire safety and infection control

  • Act, at all times, in a manner that supports a friendly, respectful and positive work environment

  • Perform duties in a manner that protects confidential information and privacy of patients and employees

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of infection control procedures

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of hospital policies and procedures

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the safe use, handling and storage of hazardous materials used to carry out duties

  • Develop knowledge of new processes, equipment, and technologies used to carry out the work

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the locations and operation of equipment, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems and devices assigned to the department with an emphasis on infection control, fire safety and emergency equipment and systems

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the building systems and controls that affect infection control

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of personal responsibilities for compliance with JCAHO standards

  • Actively support and participate in the service excellence program

  • Continuously works to improve personal performance by:

  • Actively seeking and participating in skills improvement and development training.

  • Actively seeking and incorporating performance feed back.

  • Performs building operations and maintenance duties:

  • Inspects, tests, operates, maintains building utility and fire safety system.

  • Operates, monitors and maintains central plant equipment.

  • Steam System.

  • Chilled water system.

  • Emergency Power Generators.

  • Medical Gas & Vacuum system.

  • Inspects, tests, and repairs hospital equipment, and appliances as assigned.

  • Installs, repairs, and removes, equipment and appliances as assigned.

  • Repairs plumbing equipment and unplugs toilets.

  • Maintains mechanical rooms in a clean and organized manner.

  • Completes work orders records and required documentation of maintenance activity.

  • Utilizes hospital and department resources in an appropriate and responsible manner, consistent with dept policies:

  • Reports to work on time and observes frequency and duration of break periods.

  • Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

  • Plans, prioritizes, problem solves, and carries out work in an efficient and productive manner without supervision.

  • Purchases materials, equipment and services within budget.

  • Follows hospital and department purchasing procedures.

  • Secures tools and equipment to minimize potential of theft.

  • Maintains all tools in a safe and serviceable condition.

  • Responds to fire alarms, provides assistance and / or initiates the fire response appropriate for the event, until fire department arrives.

  • Responds appropriately to other emergency events and callbacks as required.

  • Attends and participates in department and team meetings.

  • Communicates with the lead or chief engineer, and department manager regarding status of work orders and departmental concerns.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma - OR - GED

  • Current license from the options listed below:

  • Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME)

  • General Supervising Electrician (S)

  • Limited Supervising Electrician (PS)

  • General Journeyman Electrician (J)

  • Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician (PJ)

  • Exception: Engineers hired prior to 1999 who do not have a valid LME are "grandfathered" and not required to have a LME

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework Training: Successfully completed a stationary engineer apprenticeship - OR -

  • Trained on using computerized building controls system (DDC) -OR- equivalent educ/experience

  • Universal Refrigerant handling certificate

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Three (3) years experience in central plant operations and maintenance

  • Experienced in operation and maintenance of fire alarm systems

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As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Facilities Management

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 321498