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Operating Engineer, Relief


This is a union (AFSCME) position.
Posted:  10/30/2020

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Operating Engineer, Relief to support the Plant Maintenance Management department!


This position will work rotating shifts and have on-call requirements. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.


Operating under the direction of the Engineer Foreman, the Relief Engineer will be required to perform the duties of both the Operating Engineer-Power Plant and the Operating Engineer-Hospital. The Relief Engineer will be responsible to fill in for Hospital and Power Plant Engineers whenever appropriate. When not filling in for engineers, the Relief Engineer will perform projects and duties as assigned by the Engineer Foreman.


  • Is available at all times to ensure the safety and welfare of the patients, staff, and visitors. When assigned to the Power Plant must be available and in the Power Plant.
  • Demonstrates safe work habits.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and routine repairs on a variety of plant equipment to include pressure vessels, boiler systems, medical gases, and associated distribution equipment.
  • Performs necessary documentation for scheduled testing as outlined in the Preventive Maintenance Procedures.
  • Responds to and documents calls from the annunciator alarm panel as outlined in the annunciator procedure manual.
  • Maintains the necessary personal tools to carry out craft duties and keeps tools in a safe and reliable condition.
  • Performs regular inspections of equipment and facilities to include boilers, pumps, chemical water treatment systems, compressors, HVAC systems, medical gases, and controls to ensure the systems and equipment are operating properly.
  • Oversees and directs laborers when assigned to assist.
  • Orders necessary parts and material through established procedures.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 read and understand forms and relationships when working from blueprints and specifications.
  • Ability to differentiate wire colors.
  • Documents work functions for regulatory agencies as designated by Departmental policy.
  • Completes one facility round each shift as outlined on the Daily Engineer's Report.
  • Responds to work requests as outlined in Administrative Policy #18, Facilities Management Services.
  • 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.
  • Completes work tickets with appropriate information.
  • Updates plans and drawings as required to reflect work carried out.
  • Records and submits a Daily Engineer's Report as designated by Departmental policy.
  • Identifies and reports problem areas, hazards, and emergencies.
  • Examines, tests, repairs, or replaces such elements of systems as described in the preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Assists other crafts in completing their duties.
  • 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.
  • Performs minor air conditioning repairs and adjustments.


  • 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 patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department's 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.
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Act 34

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