Job Description

Job Title: Operating Engineer - Power Plant
Job ID: 687868
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Rotating
Department: Plant Maint Int Systems
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Performs a wide variety of preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and repair functions necessary to maintain the facility's steam, power and equipment in accordance with schematics, plans, operation manuals and manufacturer's specifications.

  • Ability to read and understand forms and relationships when working from blueprints and specifications. 
  • Ability to differentiate wire colors.  
  • Equipped to evaluate malfunctioning conditions against verifiable or judgmental criteria as shown in blueprints and installation instructions.
  • Ability to make comparisons and discriminations when cutting, fitting, disassembling and assembling components, connects or equipment.
  • Ability to understand and comply with oral and written instructions. 
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.  
  • Analytical skills necessary to perform electrical and mechanical testing on a variety of equipment.  
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations in testing electrical installations and to estimate material sizes.  
  • Ability to work within limits and standards set by blueprints and specifications. 
  • Capable of working under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to work with hand tools, making connections and assembling components. 
  • Ability to resolve routine problems and refer difficult or unusual problems to the Assistant Director. 
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and cooperate with various levels of Hospital personnel, physicians and patients to complete work in occupied areas in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Assists other crafts in completing their duties.
  • Completes one facility round each shift as outlined on the Daily Engineer's Report.
  • Completes work tickets with appropriate information.
  • Demonstrates safe work habits.
  • Documents work functions for regulatory agencies as designated by Departmental policy.
  • Examines, tests, repairs or replaces such elements of systems as described in the preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Identifies and reports problem areas, hazards and emergencies.
  • In the absence of the Director or responsible Manager, contacts the proper personnel for assistance when required through the established On Call and Call In procedures.
  • Is available and in the Power Plant at all times to ensure the safety and welfare of the patients, staff and visitors.
  • Maintains the necessary personal tools to carry out craft duties and keeps tools in a safe and reliable condition.
  • Orders necessary parts and material through established procedures.
  • Performs necessary documentation for scheduled testing as outlined in the Preventive Maintenance Procedures.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and routine repairs on a variety of plant equipment to include pressure vessels, boiler systems and distribution equipment.
  • Performs regular inspections of equipment and facilities to include boilers, pumps, chemical water treatment systems, compressors and controls to ensure the systems and equipment are operating properly.
  • Records and submits a Daily Engineer's Report as designated by Departmental policy.
  • Responds to and documents calls from the annunciator alarm panel as outlined in the annunciator procedure manual.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Updates plans and drawings as required to reflect work carried out.


  • Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through high school and advanced technical school. 
  • Three years stationary engineer experience required in order to: acquire a thorough knowledge of engineering procedures. acquire a working knowledge of hospital equipment and building systems. acquire a suitable analytical and interpersonal skills. 
  • Work experience in a healthcare environment preferred. 
  • Successful demonstration of the completion of the competencies required by the department/unit. 
  • This individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. 
  • They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the departments policy and procedures. 
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Current Third Class Power Engineer license or higher
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Stationary Engineer

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: Yes

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