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Maintenance Technician (#1086)

Salary Range:$14.93 to $22.58
Benefits:Not Eligible for benefits
Employment Type:Casual
Available To:Public
Description:Klickitat Valley Health is now seeking a casual Maintenance Technician to provide coverage during special projects, vacations, leaves, etc.
This position does not guarantee any specific number of hours per week.

The Maintenance Technician provides maintenance support service and preservation of KVH buildings, grounds, vehicles, etc.; including: routine maintenance and repair of building/facility conditions, various hospital vehicles and equipment, grounds maintenance (including seasonal demands of: spring, summer, autumn, winter conditions). The Technician ensures that work orders, preventative maintenance (PM’s) schedules/programs are completed in a timely manner consistent with departmental policy and practice in coordination with department Manager. The Technician assists with hazardous materials control/removal, fire prevention, and general security, maintaining the hospital’s facilities in a clean, safe, operational condition. The Technician demonstrates excellence in customer service during interactions with employees, managers/supervisors, patients, patient family members, customers, vendors, etc. and works collaboratively with all employees throughout the organization to provide optimal facility support services in a professional, ethical and knowledgeable fashion. The Technician is aware of the potential exposure to internal and external hazardous materials, including but not limited to: chemicals and other hazardous materials, power equipment and tools, ladders and scaffolds, electrical voltage/current, etc. which may be dangerous to use or operate, as well as exposure to infectious/communicable diseases, and potential physical injury when performing duties. Maintains a safe, clean and organized work environment.

Duties:• Inspects, tests, repairs and maintains facility HVAC systems, uses building blueprints/design specifications to locate equipment, checks/monitors control devices and system equipment components to ensure proper operation according to manufacture specifications, and makes repairs or replaces worn/defective parts as needed to ensure continued operation; keeps required logs/records to document all inspections and maintenance, as well as major repairs/replacements.
• Performs routine preventative maintenance (PM’s) and work order repairs in a timely manner to ensure that facility equipment and systems remain in working condition; troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment failures/breakages to establish repair needs and costs; works with Manager to establish repair method/plan for fixing equipment or facility.
• Utilizes department computer software system to document and record work orders and ensure PM’s program schedule is achieved on all equipment and facility systems.
• Periodically inspects all facility and equipment systems to ensure safe and efficient operation and incorporates into the PM system/program.
• Performs general maintenance and repair on facility walls and exterior surfaces to maintain condition and appearance, removes fixtures (pictures, doorknobs, electrical switch covers, etc.), patches holes/cracks with patching compound, and prepares surface by sanding/scraping to prepare area for painting, applies primer/paint for desired color and finish; follows hospital interior/exterior design plan.
• Inspects electrical equipment/components (transformers, circuit breakers, etc.) to identify any electrical problems, uses testing equipment (ammeters, voltmeters, cable/wire testers, thermal scanners, etc.) to troubleshoot/diagnose electrical failures or problems; repairs or replaces electrical wiring or other equipment to restore working function consistent with electrical codes.
• Performs a variety of carpentry tasks to build and repair facility structure, remodel work areas, repair equipment/cabinetry, etc.
• Performs a wide variety of general maintenance and repair to facility plumbing/septic systems, and ensures that restroom facilities remain operational for patients, public and employees.
• Performs a variety of general repairs and routine maintenance on hospital equipment (vehicles, lawn mowers, refrigerators/freezers, electrical equipment, clinical equipment, etc.).
• Provides care and maintenance of hospital grounds (lawn, trees, shrubs, flowers) using proper types and amounts of fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and water sprinkler system to keep the facility plantings healthy and maintained; uses mowers and other power/non-power equipment to keep grounds attractive and presentable; depending on the season of the year sidewalks and parking lots, etc. must be cleared (snow, ice, dιbris, etc.) to maintain safe access/departure.
• Identifies all equipment and work areas that do not meet safe operational guidelines and removes from service or properly tags (log-out, tag-out system) for clear identification that the area is out-of-service and is scheduled for corrective maintenance.
• Performs general cleaning in work areas to ensure that dust and debris in minimized as part of all repair work done in facility; complies with any regulatory requirements to eliminate any hazardous risks or breaches of contamination.
• Disposes of garbage and bio-waste management material, including recycling of any materials identified for recycling, removes from hospital premiss as established by policy and procedure.
• Participates in fire, safety, hazardous materials, MSDS, infection control and other required training to ensure the hospital is ready and able to respond to emergencies and other situations.
• Reports to management and removes any safety hazards.
• May assist with ordering/maintaining department supplies and equipment parts, etc.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Minimum Education, Training & Experience (includes licenses or certifications):

• High school diploma or GED required.
• Basic computer skills required.

• Previous work experience in building maintenance/repair and/or the construction trades required.

• Safely operate and care for a variety of power and manual equipment and tools, various types of vehicles, a variety of facility related equipment, HVAC mechanical systems, electrical components/fixtures, etc.
• Ability to use preventative maintenance (PM) software and email on a daily basis for work orders and communication with manager.
• Demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of facility equipment and mechanical systems (HVAC, electrical/lighting, fire alarm protection systems, plumbing, grounds water/sprinkler systems, etc.), in order to troubleshoot and diagnose repair issues and system failures, and perform general repairs on a wide variety of equipment throughout the facility.
• Demonstrates knowledge of basic construction trades activities, including: carpentry, electrical, drywall/plastering/paint/finish work, etc. in order to remodel and repair building, equipment and mechanical systems failures or breakages.
• Requires critical thinking skills, ability to make good decisions, listen and accept advice from others, demonstrate maturity and good judgement and the ability to work with regular/general supervision.
• Perform various sensory requirements such as: vision, speech, smell, touch, manual dexterity, fine motor skills and hearing in order to diagnose and repair a wide variety of equipment and facility structural/mechanical systems, which entail the use of various senses to perform the duties required in this position.
• Promote/develop/deliver excellent customer service to both internal (patients and staff) and external customers (visitors and vendors).
• Demonstrate positive and effective interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, physicians, volunteers and the community. Communicate effectively both written and orally in English.
• Work productively, cohesively within a team and resolve conflict/differences in a positive manner.
• Maintain a calm and composed manner in emergency/stressful situations; taking appropriate action as necessary to ensure operational functionality of hospital facility systems, in order to maintain quality of patient care; and ability to cope with the physical demands of the job.
• Adaptability is essential to adjust to emergent work demands and unforeseen circumstances which require immediate response to ensure the ongoing delivery of patient care, and in order to prioritize work activity and output.
• Demonstrate attention to detail and high degree of accuracy, where risk of error or system failure could result in significant harm or loss, or significant dollar cost to the hospital.
• Experience with using everyday computer electronic technology tools (e.g., email, data retrieval, voicemail, and internet/intranet), as well as ability to effectively utilize the departmental computer systems, such as preventative maintenance, work orders, etc.

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