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Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Newport Beach, CA, US

Company: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Job Description:

Under general supervision, the Cogen/Power Plant Stationary Engineer operates and maintains equipment in both the cogen plant and the power plant for Hoag Hospital and its affiliates (the “Organization”); this equipment includes, but is not limited to, steam boilers, centrifugal chillers, absorption units, flare, primary & emergency electric generators, pumps, compressors, refrigerators, and HVAC equipment.


The Cogen/Power Plant Stationary Engineer will represent the Organization by projecting an image of professionalism in communication, appearance, and conduct while supporting the mission of the Plant Operations department for the Organization. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of Plant Operations standard operating procedures, including the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventative maintenance


Essential Functions:


  • Accurately and competently operates and adjusts equipment such as cogen engines and associated switchgear, Waste Heat Recovery Units, steam boilers, centrifugal chillers, steam and hot water absorbers, standby generator, emergency electric generators, cooling towers, VFDs, pumps, compressors, supply and exhaust fans, refrigeration and HVAC equipment.
  • Monitors equipment and records readings twice per shift.  Observes the operation of mechanical devices and determines problems, taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Performs water testing and treatment on the boiler, cooling tower, and closed-loop systems.
  • Records readings and adds chemicals as necessary.
  • Maintains areas, which include the following in the Power Plant: boiler room, chiller room, pump room, and electrical generator building. The Cogen Plant areas include engine room, switchgear room, boiler room, electric chiller room, cooling tower yard, and absorption chiller room.
  • General maintenance: performs housekeeping duties and paints equipment.
  • Correctly performs plumbing repairs and installations, including the installation of fixtures and clearing water lines. performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs on Organization equipment


Education, Training & Experience Required:


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Trade, technical or military school training in Plant Operations.
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in a plant operations/maintenance position including military service, preferably within an acute healthcare system environment.


Skills or Other Qualifications Required:


  • Excellent communication skills; customer focused; excellent attention to detail; able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; strong interpersonal skills; able to work in a team environment.  Knowledgeable in the use of a variety of physical plant equipment, hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of physical plant equipment, operation, and repair.
  • Knowledge of body mechanics, safety measures and infection control, ability to follow instructions, section-specific test information, and instrumentation.


License and Certifications Required:


  • Current CA driver’s license required for local travel.


License and Certifications Preferred:


  • Unlimited Steam Engineer’s license from the City of Los Angeles.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Electrical, Boiler Engineer, Engineer, Instrumentation, Operations, Engineering

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