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Providence Health & Services Operating Engineer in Mission Hills, California


Providence is calling an Operating Engineer - Engineering Services (1.0 FTE/Variable Shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

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We are seeking an Operating Engineer - Engineering Services who will operate &/or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam fed heat exchangers, generators, motors, pumps, and steam boilers. Operates and maintains medical equipment (such as Vacuum Pumps and Medical Air Compressors), HVAC systems and other auxiliary equipment necessary to support operations of the hospital with uninterrupted services.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Implements and maintains established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives as well as improving organization performance program, safety, environmental, and infection control policies.

  • Maintains professional growth and development.

  • Participates in educational programs and in-service training meetings.

  • Operates, cleans, repairs and maintains all major central plant equipment and equipment spaces, including central plant outdoor areas.

  • Safely and efficiently will monitor, maintain and adjust natural gas boilers, emergency power electric generators, medical air compressors, industrial air compressors, medical vacuum pumps, chemical pumps, HVAC and other related plant equipment, instruments and controls as required to meet steam and electric production requirements.

  • Maintains, repairs and replaces steam systems piping, steam traps, regulators, strainers, valves and condensate pumps to ensure efficiency and uninterrupted steam services to Medical Center.

  • Operate chilled water plant to meet the year round chilled water requirements for Providence Holy Cross facilities and to provide maximum efficiency and minimize electric utility expense.

  • Monitors and maintains underground fuel storage tanks (UST’s) and leak monitoring equipment including scheduling of fuel deliveries, monitoring alarms, daily equipment checks and coordinating vendor work necessary to maintain systems in full operating condition per original design conditions.

  • Lubricates cleans and overhauls all systems pump equipment, valves and piping.

  • Performs annual maintenance on boilers and other equipment in the Central Plant and coordinates services with equipment vendors for regulatory required testing, maintenance and repairs.

  • Ensures accuracy of all central plant planned maintenance, service, testing reports and compliance documentation related to AQMD, The Joint Commission, Department of Public Health, LAFD, county and city offices and other authorities having jurisdiction, to ensure accuracy of documentation based on code requirements and Joint Commission standards.

  • Ensures accuracy of and assists in developing and maintaining department records and reports, and collecting compliance related as well as statistical data.

  • Observes and interprets readings on gauges, meters and charts registering various aspects of boilers, chillers and electric generating plants operation to ensure that this equipment and associated equipment are operating properly.

  • Performs periodic inspections of mechanical rooms that are within the 10 minute L.A. City Rule for high pressure boiler operators to ensure proper operation of heating, air conditioning and ventilation, and medical support equipment.

  • Monitors, tests and performs chemical treatment of all Central Plant, Medical Center and Medical Office Buildings equipment including boilers, chillers, cooling towers and closed loop systems ensuring accurate and acceptable residual levels in all water systems.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs electrical equipment using electrical schematics, blueprints and meters necessary to read volts, amps and ohms.

  • Keeps work areas orderly, clean and safe. Ensures proper care in the use of equipment and supplies.

  • Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.

  • Provides suggestions to management to improve overall quality and day-to-day operations.

  • Attends all meetings as well as department meetings, as required.

  • Must be willing to work any shift as needed, which could include weekends.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current L.A. City Unlimited Horsepower Steam Engineer’s License

  • 5 years power plant experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree from an accredited vocational college.

  • 5 years power plant experience, preferably hospital.

About the hospital you will serve.

Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Facilities Management

Location: California-Mission Hills

Req ID: 316206