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General Mechanic (Open)

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: Lacombe
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

This job responds to assigned departmental maintenance needs and is responsible for the execution of repairs or replacement of affected equipment in assigned area(s). Responds to and repairs specialty systems, accelerating requests as appropriate to leader for distribution. Refers requests beyond scope of position to Facilities leader appropriately for distribution. Performs preventive maintenance, repairs, and troubleshoots the electro/mechanical systems utilizing specialized test equipment and hand/power tools.Education Required - High School diploma or equivalentWork ExperienceRequired - 2 years of experience in commercial, industrial or hospital maintenanceExperience with all hand and power toolsPreferred - Healthcare experienceCertificationsRequired - Valid driver's license in the state of residenceTrade school or company school with a license or certification when required by a Regulatory Agency or Ochsner Health System as job duties dictates in any of the following disciplines: pneumatics, steam, electrical, electronics, hydraulics, refrigeration, welding, plumbing or machine workKnowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must be familiar with a wide range of skilled crafts including, but not limited to, plumbing, electrical, HVAC-R and carpentry.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a can-do attitude.
  • Must be mechanically inclined with the ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge of state, parish, and building codes, as well as JCAHO standards.
  • Self-directed with the ability handle the mental and physical stress/pressure to complete all jobs, including emergencies.
  • Must be able to work indoors, outdoors, and in restricted spaces for extended periods of time.
  • Strong skills reading, writing and understanding mechanical and electrical symbolisms to properly interpret blueprints, schematics specifications and mechanical drawings.
  • Must be able to properly handle power and hand tools required to perform job duties effectively.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with the ability to apply effective judgment when performing job duties.
  • Must be able to work on-call for emergencies and extended hours.Job Duties
    • Performs general inspections, troubleshooting and repairs assigned area(s).
    • Follows up on completed assignments ensuring equipment is working appropriately.
    • Responds to and repairs specialty systems, such as the nurse call system, fire alarm system, television system, medical gas system, and the ceiling system.
    • Completes preventive maintenance inspections in accordance to scheduled checkpoints and maintains documentation appropriately.
    • Assumes responsibility for any maintenance on laundry equipment, portable phones, pagers, beds, wheelchairs, surgical equipment, pneumatic tubes, SPD equipment, sterilizers, Telelifts and associated equipment within assigned area(s).
    • Performs other related duties as required.The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.Complies with the Ochsner Health System and its managed entities' Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur.The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected communicable diseases and may enter isolation rooms. The incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Keywords: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans , General Mechanic (Open), Professions , Lacombe, Louisiana

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