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Plant Engineer

Company: Ascension
Location: Novi
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Plant Engineer
Department: Plant OperationsSchedule: Full time, Rotating shifts Hospital: Ascension Providence ParkLocation: Novi, Michigan
Paid time off (PTO)Various health insurance options & wellness plansRetirement benefits including employer match plansLong-term & short-term disabilityEmployee assistance programs (EAP)Parental leave & adoption assistanceTuition reimbursementWays to give back to your community*Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Connect with your Talent Advisor today for additional specifics.
Operate and maintain all equipment in the hospitals physical plant and related equipment throughout its buildings and grounds. Assign work to and oversee the work of HVAC tradespeople and assigned mechanics.

  • Demonstrate personal commitment to the organizations core values through active involvement in the service excellence process. Work cooperatively and effectively with departmental staff and Providence Park associates. Contribute to a positive work environment.

  • Develop and demonstrate safe work practices and attitudes, follow safety rules, work to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participate in organizational and departmental safety programs.

  • Operate and maintain the physical plant including boilers, chillers, high and low pressure steam systems, fan-coil units, emergency generators, air compressors, electric pumps, air conditioning equipment, electrical switchgear, and all related equipment used to provide utilities such as light, heat, water, power, refrigeration, air conditioning, and other services in the hospital.

  • Assign and oversee the work of assigned HVAC and mechanical staff. Train associates in the safe operation and maintenance of all physical plant equipment.

  • Work with Master Electrician and Master Plumber to assure that preventive maintenance and repairs are scheduled and completed in a timely, professional manner for all equipment under the jurisdiction of the Facilities Support department.

  • Inspect all equipment in the mechanical rooms and throughout the physical plants. Observe and record operating measures from meters and gauges to assure that equipment is operating properly and at maximum efficiency. Develop appropriate logs. Assure that all observations and operating and maintenance activities are recorded in the appropriate daily/weekly/monthly logs.

  • Perform all emergency maintenance and repairs of physical plant equipment. Maintain all required records and documents relative to these activities. Complete all work orders in a timely, legible manner, assuring that complete and meaningful equipment histories are maintained.

  • Assist with minor repairs to machines, equipment, and systems normally attended to by the maintenance unit of the department. May repair such systems as pneumatic tube systems, air compressors, and laundry equipment.

  • Work with outside contractors to maintain appropriate water chemistry throughout the physical plant.

  • Operate and repair all of the physical plants pumping systems for domestic water supply, fire mains, process water, water softeners, and hot water heating systems.

  • Maintain an inventory of supplies and order all supplies required for the physical plant. Assure that MSDSs are obtained and entered into the MaxCom online database for all chemicals and supplies.

  • Change and adjust equipment to conditions of electrical load, weather, humidity, and severe storms to assure maximum operating effectiveness.

  • Operate the fire pump in the case of fire or emergency, shutting down all ventilating equipment to prevent spread of smoke throughout the buildings, and to activate the sprinkler and fire hose system.

  • Prepare incident reports on all fires and other incidents, as required.

  • Understand the design and operation of the building management and fire alarm systems. Operate the Johnson Controls and AutoMatrix systems to control the building environment. Troubleshoot alarms from and reset the SimplexGrinnell fire alarm systems.

  • Recommend and develop preventive maintenance procedures and frequencies. Complete preventive maintenance tasks in a timely and professional manner.

  • Supplemental Job Duties:

  • Perform all other duties and projects as assigned.

  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills consistent with mission and values.

  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of personal computers and various software applications.

  • Demonstrate ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail while performing tasks.

  • Demonstrate ability to read, write and understand written and verbal communications. Demonstrate ability to perform basic math functions including addition, subtraction and multiplication.

  • Demonstrates ability to walk and stand approximately 90% of work time, often lifting and positioning equipment and devices up to 60 lbs.

    Licensure / Certification / Registration:

    • Valid Michigan Driver's license required.

    • Second Class Steam Stationary Engineer license required.

    • Third Class Refrigeration License required.

    • Licensure by the City of Detroit preferred.

    • Certified or Journeyman status preferred.


      • High School graduate or equivalent required.

        Work Experience:

        • Eight years related experience preferably in a healthcare facility environment required.

          Additional Preferences
          Healthcare experience preferred. City of Detroit or City of Dearborn license accepted.
          We recognize that our workforce should reflect and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve.We provide a workplace based on respect and inclusion for all associates.
          Why Join Our Team
          Ascension Michigan operates 16 hospitals and more than 300 related healthcare facilities that together employ nearly 23,000 compassionate associates. When you join our care teams, you join a team dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve throughout Michigan.
          Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 150,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.
          Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.
          Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
          Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
          For further information, view the EEO Know Your Rights (English) ( poster or EEO Know Your Rights (Spanish) ( poster.
          Pay Non-Discrimination Notice (
          Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
          This employer participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.E-Verify (

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