The purpose of this position is to assist the Facility Director in the operation and maintenance of the physical plant and all of the equipment utilized to operate NCH on a daily, weekly, monthly, and long-term basis and to ensure that the facility department is in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. The maintenance technician will conduct all preventative and routine maintenance within his or her scope of skills and training.Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Performs and assists with maintenance tasks under the direction of the Facility Director. Responsible for snow removal from all areas of NCH campus. Responsible for floor maintenance of the entire facility, including development of a schedule for the areas. This individual will be responsible for both cosmetic and structural maintenance, repairs, and finishing within all buildings, outbuildings, and rentals of NCH. This may include electrical, plumbing, drywall, painting, and other tasks as assigned. Responsible for cleaning light fixtures throughout the facility. Perform tasks in accordance with established environmental policy and procedures. Responsible for keeping the lawn and grounds mowed and watered as needed. Follows established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies. Assures the established infection control practices are maintained when performing housekeeping procedures. Coordinates isolation procedures with the Nursing service. Maintains each environment as per appropriate policy and procedure. Assures that equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of the shift. Assists others in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc. as directed or requested. Follow established waste disposal guidelines. Maintains the confidentiality of the patient care information. Communicates with environmental staff and all other hospital staff. Coordinate services with Nursing service and all other departments. Perform day-to-day housekeeping functions as assigned.The maintenance technician is an \"on-call\" position. This indicates that the individual will be required to work outside of normal business hours and may be required to work with a degree of autonomy regarding maintenance, cleaning, and supervision of housekeepers. As is the nature of maintenance this position is never \"done\". This means that the maintenance technician must be vigilant regarding the condition of all areas of the NCH campus. May be required to be a member of or chair various committees i.e.: Safety, Quality, Facilities, etc.
This position spends 90% of their working day standing, walking, kneeling, or bending over. In addition, this individual is expected to be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds using proper body mechanics. The ability to reach overhead is also important. The maintenance technician is exposed to various environment hazards including cleaners, hand sanitizers, soaps, Clorox, and gloves. Personal protective equipment is used as needed. If accommodation due to allergies, skin sensitivity or some other physical impairment is needed it is important to discuss this with the supervisor in a timely manner. The other 10% of the time may be spent working at a computer station or sitting in other work areas.