Under the general supervision of the Foreman, assists in the installation, repair, and maintenance of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, cooling, and humidification equipment, related controls and auxiliaries. This position is shift responsible according to seniority.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Interact internally with immediate staff members, physicians, nurses, Hospital and University officials, patients and the general public.
Assists in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of HVAC/R equipment, including but not limited to steam turbines, steam absorption units, centrifugal water chillers, cooling towers, pumps, steam pressure reducing stations, valves, piping systems, walk in refrigerators and freezers, display cases, water coolers, air filters, chemical purifying, dehumidification, humidification, exhaust systems, air handler units, fans, and HVAC/R control systems.
Measures, cuts and bends tubing according to specifications in the work order.
Insulates pipes and ductwork.
Monitors a highly complex control system which regulates climatic conditions throughout the entire health center.
Performs day to day preventative maintenance working alone or assisting other mechanics.
Prepares accurate records for preventative maintenance.
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the central chiller plant and HVAC/R systems health center wide.
Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
Knowledge of methods, techniques and the safe use of air conditioning, refrigeration tools and equipment.
Knowledge of air conditioning and refrigeration theory and building layouts.
Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
Ability to perform duties individually or as part of a team.
Ability and aptitude to operate air conditioning equipment.
Competence in both oral and written English.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.
Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.
Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner. The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient’s right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.
Anticipates the patient’s and student’s needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.
Behaves in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all they encounter; treats patients, students and visitors in the same way that they would want their family members or themselves to be treated.
High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
Two (2) years experience in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.
Graduation from a trade school in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration can be substituted for two years work experience.
First Class DC Steam Engineers License.
Must have a working knowledge using a computerized maintenance management system preferred.
Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to work alternating shifts, overtime, holidays and weekends.
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (minimally 50lbs), climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, pull, push, reach, write, speak, hear, see, calculate and organize for extended periods of time.