Corrective Gen Maintenance
Salem Hospital(NSMC)

Salem, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety

Job Info

Under general supervision and according to established procedures; performs a variety of routine to semi-skilled general corrective/preventive maintenance duties in the repair, alteration and modification of Hospital building, equipment, and facilities.

  • Participates in a system of scheduled repairs to items requiring maintenance and/or service.
  • Performs repairs upon receipt of authorized Departmental work order, telephone or beeper requests.
  • Receive assignments and work orders. Review work orders, priority status and design time schedules. Sketch plans and/or read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, operating manuals and manufacturer's specifications; estimate time, material and cost requirements to install repair. Operate and test new equipment.
  • Performs corrective/preventive maintenance on a variety of equipment according to established procedures; inspects, calibrates, adjust, lubricates, and repairs or replaces components. Services or repairs less complex equipment; schedules and maintains records of maintenance and repairs
  • Diagnoses system malfunctions on a variety of mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, and/ or electrical equipment. Dismantles and repairs or replaces defective parts; reassembles, ts and reinstall repaired equipment
  • Performs a variety of general semiskilled-to-skilled maintenance, alteration
  • and repairs to machinery, equipment, or facilities as assigned or in accordance to basic skills and abilities, and standard procedures, diagrams, or manufacturers instructions, such as the following:
  • a. Routine Electrical Maintenance
  • Replacement/Cleaning of fluorescent/incandescent lamps and fixtures.
  • Replacement of cord caps and connectors. (120 volts or less)
  • Performs initial diagnosis of loss of electrical power; resets breaker or replaces fuses (240 Volts/30 Amps or less)
  • Checks all lighting in and around the Hospital buildings on a regular basis.
  • b. Routine H.V.A.C. Maintenance
  • Replacement of air filters and belts.
  • Lubrication of dampers, fans and motors.
  • Performs initial diagnosis of temperature complaint calls:
  • Thermostat Adjustment Fan Coil Units Radiators Window A.C. Units
  • c. Routine Mechanical Maintenance
  • Minor repairs to beds, stretchers, wheelchairs and other rolling stock.
  • Adjustment of door closers.
  • Repair/replacement/adjustment of door pivot and/or butt hinges.
  • Perform bed inspection/P.M.
  • Check pump and motor operation.
  • d. Routine Plumbing Maintenance
  • Replacement of toilet seats.
  • Unplug sink or toilet drains using "non-powered" drain cleaning equipment.
  • Minor repair of faucets, flushometers, showerheads.
  • Cleans traps and strainers.
  • Minor repairs to medical gas outlets.
  • Inspects and performs minor roof repairs.
  • Performs a variety of routine manual duties as required, such as moving supplies, furniture, equipment, removing trash, scrap materials, installing/repairing insulation, miscellaneous flooring repairs, glass replacement, minor patching/painting as required.
  • May respond to calls for emergency repairs; completes repairs and documents service rendered.
  • Performs and documents scheduled inspection/testing, necessary to maintain conformance to code requirements.
  • Performs and documents equipment repairs; may test new and repaired equipment before it is put into service.
  • May assist in training staff in operation and repair of equipment.
  • Orders supplies and parts according to established procedures.
  • May assist in evaluating new equipment.
  • Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations when interacting with with patient, visitors, other staff members, and the public.
  • Assist other trades personnel as needed in handling materials on major repair or installation projects.
  • Maintains all required records and information pertinent to costing out work assignments as required.
  • Keep work areas orderly, clean and safe. Assure proper care in use of tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Responds to "Code Red" calls.
  • Maintain and comply with Codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
  • Some overtime required.
  • Performs other related assignments as requested

  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order tocommunicate effectively with user departments and outside vendors in acquiringand supplying Hospital personnel with requisition materials/information. Abilityto read and write in order to read and fill out material requisitions and workorders; understand and follow written and verbal instructions in order tocontact vendors to obtain supplies and equipment not maintained in inventory;and perform noncomplex arithmetic calculations in order to maintain inventoryrecords. Basic computer skills which may be obtained thru on the job training.
  • Level of knowledge ofequipment repair, installation, and preventative maintenance, generallyacquired through two years related experience

  • Must be able to operate,safely, and efficiently a variety of hand and power tools.
  • High School diploma orequivalent

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