To operate, maintain, and repair all heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment at the Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals.
HOURS: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday
On-call alternating weeks/weekends/holidays
Position based at Christiana Campus, position may require flexing of schedule to work before/after hours or the weekend to meet the needs of the department and organization. Be familiar with equipment located on both hospital campuses and associated locations
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operates, maintains, and repairs all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment which includes, but not limited to, steam and hot water heating systems, chilled water and direct expansion cooling systems.
Operates, maintains, and repairs ice machines, packaged refrigerators/freezers, walk-in refrigerators/freezers and other cooling and refrigeration equipment.
Operates and maintains pneumatic/electronic temperature/humidity control systems which include thermostats, valves, dampers, transmitters, controllers, switches, and sensors.
Operates and maintains chillers for comfort or process cooling systems which include the associated cooling towers.
Answers complaints about equipment operation, temperature, and/or humidity in all areas of the hospital and responds to emergency situations such as power failures and fire alarms to restore equipment.
Takes responsibility for maintaining clean and safe work areas at all times.
Assists in the training of HVAC apprentice mechanics and helps evaluate performance.
Follows all applicable safety procedures in the performance of job responsibilities.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Ability to read blueprints and schematics.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High School graduate or equivalent.
Four years relevant HVAC experience and Journeyman certification, or Master HVAC/R license, or military HVAC/R specialist experience.
Must maintain EPA certification for working with CFC, HCFC, HFC Refrigerants Level I (small appliances, 5 pounds refrigerant or less) and Level II (High Pressure and very high pressure appliances) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. Must obtain Respiratory Medical Clearance and must be able to wear a Half Face Air Purifying Respirator or Power Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of heat exchange principles, typical HVAC equipment and various types of controls
Ability to understand ChristianaCare policies and procedures
Knowledge of procedures prescribed by shop and vendor manuals
Skill in solving mechanical and analytical problems
Skill in oral and written communication
Skill in operating all types of hand and power tools and electrical test equipment (i.e. screwdrivers, pliers, pipe wrenches, drills, saws, grinders, hand torches, oxy-acetylene torches, volt ohm-ammeters)
Ability to troubleshoot steam, mechanical, electrical, electronic, and pneumatic problems
Strenuous work associated with direct HVAC systems repair, including operating chain falls and large wrenches, climbing cooling towers, boiler tops, ladder work, and bending and stooping over equipment.
Exposure to oils, grease, hot surfaces, chemical fumes, soot, dust, dirt, extreme heat, cold, and noise. Exposure to burns, scalds, eye and ear hazards, and falls. Exposure to cramped and confined areas, and danger of infection.
Internal Number: JR51224
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.