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Chief Engineer ( non-supervisory role) Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

Posted: 12-13-17 Company: Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital Location: Boston


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Responsibilities for this position are to manage and control all aspects of the day to day operations of the power plant and CHP systems to ensure efficient and reliable operation of all systems and equipment in the provision of heating, cooling, normal power generation and emergency power generation to the Hospital.



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-Provide a balanced and efficient power plant operation to meet the changing energy requirements with quality workmanship and standards to ensure an environment of comfort and safety for patients, staff and visitors.
-Review daily, weekly and monthly operational logs including the State log book for accuracy and completeness.   Ensure all required inspections are completed in a timely manner. Identify any irregularities  and evaluate the need for adjustments in operation or practice.  Present daily logs to the Assistant Director of Facilities for review by 9 a.m. each workday for review and assessment.  This review should reveal less than 3 inaccurate or incomplete log entries per quarter.
-Ensure the power plant is running efficiently and reliably and in full compliance with all Federal, State and local regulatory requirements including all parameters identified in operating permits.
-Provide and maintain scheduling of the Watch Engineers to provide for system testing, scheduled and preventative maintenance and overall housekeeping within the power plant, fire pump room and emergency generator equipment enclosure.  Results of scheduling are reviewed by the Director of Facilities in the monthly Facilities Report.
-Responsible for scheduling, assignment, performance and review of the power plant’s preventative maintenance tasks, service and repair to the watch engineers or vendors and review completed tasks for accuracy, completeness and workmanship. Results are reviewed monthly by the Director of Facilities in the monthly Facilities report.  A 90% completion rate is expected as reviewed quarterly.
-Provide training as needed or required for all watch engineers.
Maintain all Federal, State and locally required records of power plant operation.  Make appropriate daily entries in the State Engineer’s Record book (log) on steam boilers and ensure all required inspections are kept updated as required by law.  Logs and inspections are reviewed by the Director of Facilities or the Assistant Director of Facilities annually for completeness.
-Provide training for the watch engineers to ensure that they are competent in the maintenance and operation of all systems and their components in the power plant.  Use power plant and equipment manuals for reference.  Each watch engineer should become and remain fully qualified to operate the power plant once they have experienced a full heating and cooling season as reviewed by the Director of Facilities or the Assistant Director of Facilities.
-Develop watch engineer competencies to test the knowledge of all watch engineers annually or as required based on personal observations during the day to day operation of the power plant.
-Rotate all watch engineer primary assignments to ensure that all watch engineers remain familiar with all power plant equipment.
-Train the watch engineers in proper safety precautions and work habits to ensure a safe workplace as well as freedom from unnecessary equipment outages.    Facilitate  the use of safety equipment and procedures including equipment lock-outs/tag-outs  and proper and safe tool handling.  Practices to be reviewed by the Director of Facilities through routine observations and monitoring.
-The Chief Engineer is a very active, physical, hands-on position.  The Chief Engineer must be capable of lifting 75 pounds from a ground elevation to a shoulder height elevation.
Maintain appropriate spare parts for power plant equipment.  Adjust parts inventory annually based on historical equipment needs and personal observations/evaluations.  Goal is to minimize delays and equipment down time when maintenance and repairs are required weather scheduled or unscheduled with emphasis on hard to locate items.  No more than 2 extended equipment down times should occur during the year as a result of lack of available parts or services as identified by the Director of Facilities.
-Respond to power plant/hospital emergencies during your normal work shifts as well as responding during off hours to calls regarding equipment or systems within the power plant’s assigned scope of responsibility in order to minimize the threat of injury or damage to the Hospital or its occupants.  Circumstances of availability and response are evaluated by the Director of Facilities on a case by case basis.
-Oversee chemical treatment and chemical training for all chemical dependent systems within the power plant including all cooling towers.  Ensure proper and safe handling of equipment and chemicals through on-going training and personal observations.  Maintain engineer safety as a top priority while operating plant equipment, chemicals and chemical injection systems.
-Maintain plant cleanliness as a basis for proper and efficient power plant operation by delegating cleaning and housekeeping assignments to watch engineers.  This includes all areas of the power plant, cooling towers, fire pump room and emergency generator equipment enclosure.
-Maintain a current list of vendors for parts and service.  Demonstrate to the Director of -Facilities an on-going program to ensure best pricing and availability.
-Other duties as assigned.



Education:   High school graduate required.  Steam engineering school classes required.

Experience:  At lease 3+ years of progressive hospital power plant experience strongly preferred. 

License & Certifications: 2nd Class Engineer License is required.  U.S.T. Class A/B Operator Grade 1 (or higher) preferred. 
Required Skills:  Staff adheres to all I C.A.R.E. Standards
Proficient with computers and computer based power plant equipment operational and equipment supervisory systems.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  The power plant is a high noise environment that requires hearing protection be used at all times when outside of the power plant control room.  The plant is also a warm or hot environment depending upon the time of year. 
Safety of the Chief and all watch engineers is a top priority.  Failure to maintain safety as a top priority could result in physical harm to an employee working within the power plant and/or others within the area.

Instructions to Apply:

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is a 162- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum.  Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties.  At Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we’ve been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes.  If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.  Our patients call it better care.  Our employees call it home.

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Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee’s protected status, such as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.