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CommonSpirit Health Operating Engineer in TACOMA, Washington


St Joseph Medical Center now apart of CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary:

Monitors and controls generation of a continuous supply of steam energy necessary for heating and air-conditioning of hospital buildings and for supplying power to machinery and auxiliary equipment. Performs minor or major repairs when necessary on power plant equipment. Monitors and responds to all trouble calls in all hospital buildings. Assures compliance with regulations imposed by local, state, or hospital authorities.

Incumbents are also accountable for enhancing skills and understanding of equipment and controls in continuing departmental training and orientation program for the repair and maintenance of all equipment.

Essential Duties:

Performs preventive maintenance (oils motors, changes belts and filters, paints and cleans) on boilers and related equipment such as ventilating and refrigeration equipment, air conditioning machinery, generators, suction fans, pumps, and compressors.

Monitors, maintains and makes minor repairs to mechanical devices (pumps, fans, motors, compressors, gear boxes, etc.) in operation.

Maintains a logbook detailing the operation of boilers and/or pumping equipment and documents maintenance work performed.

Alerts personnel regarding safety and hazards to ensure safe procedures and equipment.



Two years of vocational/technical training (including courses in mechanics, electricity, and electronics), and a minimum of five years of recent related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities, preferably in hospital, commercial, or industrial setting.

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


City of Tacoma Class II Operating Engineers License is required; Class I License is preferred.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-140756

Employment Type Full Time

Department Facility Services

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Facility CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center

Shift Night

Standard Hours 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Work Schedule 8 Hour

Location WA-TACOMA