We are looking for an experienced Power Engineer 5 - Maintenance Worker V to join our dedicated and supportive team at the Kootenay Lake Regional Hospital in Nelson, BC.
This position operates and maintains a power plant/low pressure steam plant by operating, repairing and carrying out preventative maintenance on the boilers, air conditioning units, emergency power, and other related equipment of the facility in compliance with applicable codes and regulations. Performs trades duties approaching the journeyman level in one or a variety of trades areas such as electrical, plumbing and painting in compliance with applicable codes and regulations and supervises Maintenance Workers and other designated staff.
This is a relief full time position until the return of the incumbent.
Some typical duties of the position;
• Operates steam, hot water heating boilers, expansible fluid and air conditioning systems, including starting up and shutting down boilers and related pumps, fans, air compressors, pneumatic systems; monitors and adjusts temperature control system, pressure and feed water levels; monitors and records meter and gauge readings to ensure distribution of steam/air heating to designated areas.
• Monitors and adjusts physical plant and heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems by operating a variety of mechanical, pneumatic and/or electronic control systems and performing such tasks as altering systems operating parameters and schedules; repairs and calibrates various instrumentation components of the steam and HVAC systems; maintains required documentation.
• Establishes, monitors and performs preventative and demand maintenance on steam, hot water heating boilers, expansible fluid, ventilation and air conditioning systems by lubricating, repairing, replacing or installing equipment and/or parts such as pumps, fans, air compressors, heaters, refractories, pneumatic systems, valves, bearings and seals.
• Monitors and adjusts chemical treatment systems.
• Performs testing on boiler systems such as combustion and water treatment analysis.
• Maintains, repairs, replaces and extends steam piping systems including components of the physical plant such as expansion joints, valves, steam traps, strainers, heat exchangers, gauges and insulation.
• Answers service and emergency calls for sterilizers and a variety of building systems such as fire protection, medical air, vacuum and gases; resets systems, assesses and performs required repairs or calls in appropriate person.
• Constructs items such as walls, doors, floors, ceilings and windows by framing, applying and finishing materials such as drywall, wood paneling and floor coverings. Designs, constructs and repairs furniture, cabinets, desks, tables and shelves.
• Performs plastering, painting and decorating by selecting and applying a variety of paint, plaster and wall coverings, for both minor building renovations and general maintenance.
• Performs electrical and mechanical repair to equipment such as washers, dryers and plant equipment by replacing and/or repairing items such as drive units, electric motors, control valves, seals and bearings.
• Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures and systems such as taps, sinks, and toilets by extending and/or changing water supply lines, waste lines and plumbing fittings.
• Ensures compliance with various codes and regulations by providing direction in relation to plant safety to all persons working within the power plant.
• Tests and maintains auxiliary power generators and repairs/adjusts as required.
• Supervises maintenance workers and other designated staff by performing duties such as directing, scheduling and co-coordinating work assignments related to construction and project work and evaluating employee performance; determining related training and orientation requirements.
• Establishes and monitors preventative maintenance procedures for related equipment, recommends repairs and purchases as required.
• Performs other general maintenance and repair duties related to building, grounds and equipment in a variety of areas as required/assigned.
• Maintains building integrity by performing maintenance to doors and windows and their related hardware including closures, hinges and security mechanisms. Performs lock maintenance by re-keying, re-pinning, code-cutting and key duplicating.
• Maintains materials/supplies for assigned area and completes maintenance records and logs of all activities, preventative maintenance work, test results, etc.
• Maintains applicable equipment and tools in safe working order by scheduled cleaning, adjustments and repairs. Makes necessary repairs by part replacement, welding and final testing.
• Operates Interior Health vehicle to pickup, deliver and/or transport supplies, building materials, and/or equipment as required.
• Participates in departmental meetings, training sessions and quality assurance programs as required/directed.
• Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned.
If you are motivated to be challenged professionally, this is the move for you. We offer excellent benefits and opportunities to maximize your skills.
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
Education, Training and Experience:
Grade 10, plus four years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Certificate of competency as a 5th Class Power Engineer with Boiler Endorsement recognized by the Province of British Columbia.
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License required.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.