General Maintenance – Plant Maintenance – Full Time 8 Hour Nights (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Ensures daily infrastructure of hospital electrical, fire, plumbing, water are maintained and functional. Maintains and repairs hospital equipment.

Essential Duties:

  • Records and reports all abnormalities of systems maintenance, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and all other facility related items.
  • Under supervision of a skilled craftsman repairs equipment when possible.
  • Under supervision of a skilled craftsman performs preventive maintenance on all equipment assigned.
  • Under supervision of a skilled craftsman performs minor construction projects when assigned.
  • Able to repair minor items without supervision, patch & paint, minor leaks, and all other facility related items.
  • Troubleshoot nurse call system, including reset of power supply and patient stations; troubleshoot television controls; use of safety tester.
  • Beds- Knowledge of bed operation; switches; and breaks.
  • Plumbing- Understanding of repairing faucet leaks; replace leaking fittings, as couplings and traps; replace angle stops, faucets and shower heads; replace fixtures; snake drain-sink, shower, tub, toilet, floor; clear roof drains; locate shut-off valves.
  • Electrical- Understanding of change light bulbs; change ballasts; replace light switches; replace receptacles; knowledge of electrical panels; knowledge of clock system; replace motors.
  • HVAC- Basic understanding of air conditioning systems, air side; water side; knowledge of unit systems-valving, adjustments, cleaning; adjust thermostats; check temperatures on hot and cold decks; replace gauges; change filter media; change fan belts; replace bearings; remove and reinstall heat exchangers.
  • Tube System- Knowledge of software and commands; able to troubleshoot and call server as needed.
  • Fire Protection System- understands the system operations, able to troubleshoot and explain or contact vendor for service.
  • Availability to work if facility requests.
  • Overhead paging system.
  • Fire Pump operation and maintenance.
  • Medical gas alarm system and troubleshooting.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req 1 year One (1) to two (2) years’ experience in general maintenance/facilities required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref 3 years Three (3) to five (5) years hospital experience in medium size hospital as General Maintenance Staff is required.
  • Pref Certification – Job Relevant A certificate in building trades is a plus.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $25.00 – $39.69. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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