Maintenance Supervisor/Power Engineer 4

Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Supervisor/Power Engineer 4 to join our dedicated and supportive team at the Nicola Valley Health Centre in Merritt, BC.

What will you work on?

The Plant Services Department in Merritt B.C is divided between two sites; one 8 bed hospital with a full ED Department, Lab and Image departments and one Long term Care facility. These two campuses are 5 minutes apart. Plant Services maintains all the building systems, including H-Vac heating and cooling through Hydronic and Fan systems. We maintain boilers and cooling towers, electrical systems that provide a back up generator for the two campuses, building automation (BMS), nurse call, paging systems, automated doors and access control and plumbing, sprinkler and fire alarm systems. We also maintain grounds and building structures and various equipment such as beds, patient lifts, chairs and tables.

How will you create an impact?

Many outlying communities rely on this facility as a first point of contact for medical treatment. Our plant services team is crucial to keeping the facility open and in excellent operation. The successful applicant will provide maintenance services to all departments and small projects and will play an intricate roll liaising with all departments and site administration.

How will we help you grow?

Specific orientation on sites and systems will be provided through the onsite teams and virtual learning platforms. This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefit package, which includes basic medical services, dental services, extended health, a pension plan, generous vacation and sick benefits.

Who are we looking for?

Our successful candidate needs to have interdisciplinary skills and will demonstrate great communication and patients and problem solving attributes. You must be a team player and need to be flexible in an ever changing and political environment. Good computer skills and a willing to learn how to use and adapt to Interior Heaths Systems is a must.

Some typical duties of the position;

• Supervises designated staff by performing duties such as scheduling and coordinating work assignments, evaluating employee performance, and determining related training and orientation requirements.

• 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.

• Reviews work requests and consults with user departments regarding specifications and other project requirements.

• Interprets blueprints, drawings and specifications in order to determine contractors, materials and equipment required. Maintains facility drawing files and database.

• Performs skilled work approaching journeyman levels in a variety of trades areas on systems and equipment such as washers and dryers by repairing and/or replacing items such as drive units, electric motors, control valves, seals and bearings. Maintains plumbing systems by repairing and/or replacing components and extending supply/waste lines.

• 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.

• Oversees the work of outside contractors to ensure adherence to project specifications and other facility requirements.

• Represents Plant & Maintenance department on internal and external meetings, committees and/or projects as required.

• Operates Interior Health vehicle to pickup, deliver and/or transport supplies, building materials and/or equipment as required.

• Performs other related duties as directed.

If you are motivated to be challenged professionally, this is the move for you. We offer excellent benefits and opportunities to maximize your skills.


Grade 12 education plus five (5) years recent related experience including two years in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Certificate of competency as 4th Class Power Engineer recognized by the Province of British Columbia.

Valid BC Driver’s License.


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 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.

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