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Apply Now Job ID 1198789 Date posted 12/15/2018
Community :NELSON
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

Kootenay Lake Regional Hospital, located in Nelson, BC, is a Community Hospital offering services including surgical, inpatient and emergency. The Plant Services Department at KLH consists of an Electrician, Carpenter, Chief Power Engineer, Power Engineers, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Worker, and Clerical Support. Plant Services as a whole provides services and support for the safety and comfort of patients, staff, and visitors by maintaining the physical environment, grounds and systems.

We are seeking a Power Engineer 5 for a Casual opportunity. Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Interior Health requires all employees that work casual to work a minimum of 225 hours over a twelve (12) month period. Days and shifts may vary with hours of 6:30 am to 2:30 pm; 7 am to 3 pm and/or 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

As the Power Engineer 5, 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. This role also 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.

Other typical Responsibilities are, but not limited to:
• Monitors and adjusts chemical treatment systems.
• 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.
• 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.
• Perform 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.
• Participates in departmental meetings, training sessions and quality assurance programs as required/directed.

Once hired into a casual position, employees become eligible to apply internal on relief and permanent positions as they become vacant. Casual employees will receive 12.6% of their straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, there is the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.

At Interior Health we value commitment to safety and best practice and authentic accountable actions. We find new ways to transform and improve the delivery of health care. We achieve personal and organizational goals through working together, supporting one another and celebrating our successes.

If you are interested in working with Plant Services at KLH, we would love to hear from you! In order for your application to be forwarded for consideration, we are looking for a candidate who has previous Building Power Engineer experience.


Education, Training and Experience:
• Grade 10.
• Certificate of competency as a 5th Class Power Engineer with Boiler Endorsement recognized by the Province of British Columbia.
• Four years’ recent related experience.
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Ability to deal with others effectively
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
• Ability to organize work
• Ability to operate related equipment
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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