Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.
Job Role Summary
The Mechanic Specialist/Outreach is responsible for areas of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating, refrigeration, painting, water treatment, and general building maintenance. This position performs a variety of tasks involved in the upkeep/maintenance/general operation required to ensure the proper function of all aspects of Community Health Centers, Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center and Ambulance buildings are maintained in a safe and operable condition.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi Health values of Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Development and Excellence
Performs a variety of tasks involved in the upkeep/maintenance/general operation required to ensure the proper function of all aspects of Community Health Centers, Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center and Ambulance buildings are maintained in a safe and operable condition
Receives maintenance repair requests
Fulfills requests in a timely manner within a two-day turn-around period based on prioritization
Responsible for areas of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating, refrigeration, painting, water treatment, and general building maintenance
Determines the need for maintenance and repair including costs, equipment needed, identify levels necessary
Performs extensive driving/travel in order to fulfill requests at the various work sites, to ensure correct procedures are used and that manufacturers' recommendations are followed
Completion of high school or equivalent (GED), plus vocational training in a variety of building maintenance disciplines, commercial and industrial (water treatment/chemical safety hazards) is helpful or minimum of 3 years of progressive general or specialized work experience may be acceptable in lieu of educational requirements
On the job training provided for each specific skill area
Valid Indiana Driver's License is required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Extensive general knowledge/experience plus expertise in a variety of building maintenance disciplines: electrical, heating, refrigeration, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, finishing, water treatment plant and powerhouse
Possess capability of operating various equipment, machinery tools and knowledge of materials to be used
Ability to establish and maintain financial, work order, contract and other record systems sufficient to control the use of maintenance funds
Ability to estimate future material and funds requirements and evaluate use of resources
Knowledge of related codes and standards
Thorough knowledge of safe work practices as related to OSHA
Knowledge of chemicals typical to commercial and industrial systems
Ability to read, interpret and apply hospital and departmental policies and procedures
Ability to effectively work under limited supervision and establish daily work priorities and patterns
Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation's 150 best places to work by Becker's Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America's best midsize employers' Eskenazi Health's programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city's primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care - Center of Excellence in Women's Health, just to name a few.
Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis
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