Children's National Medical Center Washington, DC
This position performs minor to complex maintenance and corrective service as needed to support ongoing facility operations that are initiated through work requests or as dispatched by the control room, call center, or a member of management in accordance with Hospital standards. This position is responsible for maintaining routine and complex preventative and corrective maintenance on heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and mechanical and plumbing equipment in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. This position will assist the HVACR II, III and controls technician to resolve all issues with the HVACR systems. Responds to all requests in order of priority and assists both with routine-to-complex request on an as needed basis. Ensures smooth transition of responsibilities to next shift. Responds to all hospital emergencies including but not limited to leaks, odors, fire alarms, etc. Reports all concerns to the designated lead HVAC, facility specialist, or manager. This position may be subject to various hours or shifts. Must have valid driver's license and ability to drive hospital vehicles.Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences

HS Diploma or GED Trade or Tech School in HVAC or Refrigeration, preferred.

Minimum Work Experience

3 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences

At least 3 to 5 years of related general HVAC maintenance; Working knowledge of all applicable EPA & OSHA standards related to the position. Preferred, 2 years of Hospital HVAC experience.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Expertise in the area of specialty. Strong knowledge of the Plumbing Code. Math Ability: basic algebra. Good customer service skills. Important Computer Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suit and MP2.

Functional Accountabilities

Quality Assurance

* Take the initiative to identify and report deficiencies in the physical plant of the hospital.

* Diagnose and resolve trouble ticket/work orders thoroughly until completed.

* Follow-up with requestor after completion of a work order to ensure problem has been corrected.

* Routinely utilize all safety measures as related to work orders and specific task.


* Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

* Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

* Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

* Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

* Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

* Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

HVAC and General Assistance

* Conduct safety checks throughout the hospital complex.

* Perform complex to minor repairs.

* Assist HVACR II, III, and IV with duties as assigned.

* Assist in cleaning all HVAC system.

* Clean grills, registers, and associated duct systems.

* Assist with other trades as assigned.

* Change bearings, belts, couplers, electric motors associated with HVAC systems including pumping systems.

* Check, maintain, install, and repair HVAC boxes.

* Flush and clean associated HVAC systems and equipment.

* Maintain, install and repair steam systems components.

* Maintain, install and repair hot water heating systems both domestic and non-potable.

* Assist with chemical treatments of all associated systems.

* Assist with testing and adjustment of dampers for all systems.

* Maintain med gas system pumps, chilled water pumps, domestic water pumps, sewer ejection pumps, and condensate pumps.

* Maintain and repair steam system including valves, regulators, and relief valves

* Maintain and repair chillers and cooling towers.

* Maintain fuel pumps and associated valves, regulators, and controls.

* Maintain natural gas systems along with plumbers.

Corrective and Preventive Maintenance

* Perform corrective maintenance on equipment in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

* Perform low level preventive maintenance of HVAC systems in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

* Maintain corrective tickets; PM cards, project sheets and status board up-to-date.

Responds to Emergency Calls

* Respond to all emergencies to include but not limited to water leaks and fire alarms and assesses damage; make repairs or notifies appropriate personnel of problems.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification

* Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

* Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences

* Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

* Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service

* Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


* Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

* Partner with all team members to achieve goals

* Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

* Contribute to a positive work environment

* Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

* Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

* Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

* Use resources efficiently

* Search for less costly ways of doing things