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Facilities Services & Materials Management

Ensuring Each Facility's Aesthetic and Success

From maintaining the aesthetic appearance of our grounds to driving environmental services at our facilities to managing product inventory and distribution, our facilities services and materials management team members are vital to the daily upkeep of our medical centers and business facilities.

Operating Engineer- Facilites

Location: Downey, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 699805 Date posted: 05/15/2018
Under general supervision, the Operating Engineer preforms a variety of routine or skilled preventive maintenance duties in the repair, alteration, & modification of buildings, equipment, & facilites.

Essential Functions:
- Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws
- Inspects equipment & facilities for proper operation & working condition
- Maintains routine records & determines type & extent of any malfunction of equipment and, as necessary adjusts, disassembles, & repairs or replaces parts or components; reassembles & tests for proper operation
- Reports more serious problems to Chief Engineer for instructions or maintenance scheduling
- May attend to low pressure boilers, hot water boilers, & heaters; may make necessary adjustments to assure proper steam pressure, combustion, water flow, water level & proper operation of safety devices & auxiliary equipment
- Tests boiler water & adds chemicals as necessary
- May service & make repairs to heating, air conditioning & refrigeration equipment including fans, motors, radiators, thermostats, dampers & regulating controls; replaces filters & fluids as necessary; & maintains routine records of repairs
- Performs a variety of general semi-skilled to skilled maintenance, alteration, & repairs to machinery, equipment or facilities as assigned or in accordance w/ basic skills & abilities, & standard procedures, diagrams or manufacturer instructions
- Performs routine electrical maintenance, replacement or alteration of circuit wiring, switches, control equipment, & mechanisms, motors, transformers, relays, generators, appliances, fixtures, alarms, communication equipment, etc
- Performs general mechanical maintenance of hospital & clinic equipment, kitchen equipment, office machines & equipment, etc
- Normally excludes specialized & highly technical x-ray & surgical equipment requiring specific training, experience, & materials
- Performs general plumbing maintenance - Maintain, repair, & make alterations to steam, gas, water, air, & sanitary plumbing pipes & fixtures
- Bend, cut, ream, & thread pipe, wipe joints, test joints, & pipe systems for leaks
- Repair leaks & clear drain stoppages
- General welding - cutting, joining metals not requiring critical test tolerance or certification
- Performs a variety of routine maintenance duties such as repair & assemble extension cords, replace fuses, fluorescent ballast's & tubes, clean & lubricate motors & other machinery
- Clean sink & grease traps, replace & re-pack valves, assemble equipment, repair drape pull mechanisms & related items
- Performs a variety of routine manual duties as required, such as moving supplies, furniture, equipment, removing trash, scrap material, & replacing light bulbs, etc
- Establishes & maintains courteous, cooperative relations when interacting w/ other personnel, Health Plan members & the public
- Performs other related duties as required
- Assume other activities & responsibilities from time to time as directed
Basic Qualifications:
- Three (3) to five (5) years of experience within the last year, in Building Operations and Maintenance
- Associate of Arts degree in Engineering or technical disciplines in Plant Operations, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, or equivalent
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refrigeration License, 608 (or must be obtained within 6 months of hire)
- Valid CA driver's license
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of equipment, controls, and building automation maintenance
- Ability to read and interpret blue prints, schematic drawings and technical manuals
- The Employer reserves the right to review and modify these requirements during the term of the agreement pursuant to paragraphs 1819 and 2101 in the Labor Agreement
Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Service Center 9521 Dalen St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Night Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun Working Hours Start: 10:00 PM Working Hours End: 6:00 AM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: IUOE - Local 501 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Facilities Services Department: Facilities Services Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Facilities Services & Materials Management Careers

Facilities Services & Materials Management Careers

Handling the administration of all activities concerned with the ordering, storage, and movement of materials — as well as assessing, maintaining, and improving the upkeep and appearance of our facilities — as a member of this team you'll help everything look and run its best inside and outside our 600+ locations. Working in building management, maintenance, sourcing, purchasing, environmental services, and more, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the success of our organization.

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