High school diploma or equivalent and five (5) years of basic mechanical or electrical experience, including low-voltage power, instrumentation or controls, plumbing, pipefitting/welding, machining and auto-mechanic experience required. Associate degree from a vocational/technical school or community college preferred. Experience working in a healthcare facility preferred. Incomplete job profiles will not be processed. Please be certain to showcase depth and breadth of experience, as it relates to the needs of this job announcement.
Licenses / Certifications / Registrations:
Successful completion of required make/manufacturer maintenance training certification and pass annual recertification test.
Driving record should meet University underwriting guidelines to drive vehicle in performance of University business. Current underwriting guidelines include possession a valid driver's license, issued in the United States; at least 21 years of age; at least three years of driving experience; maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
- Under minimal supervision, performs daily, weekly, monthly, and scheduled inspections on central sterilization supply equipment in the Hospital, to ensure safe and proper operation. Investigates occurrences where equipment malfunctions or fails testing procedures.
- Inspects and tests equipment following usage and manufacturer recommended schedules. Ensures safe and proper operations of sterilization equipment.
- Performs calibrations on all sterilization supply equipment. Starts equipment and observes gauges and equipment operation to detect malfunctions and ensures equipment is operating to prescribed standards.
- Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment malfunctions using test instruments.
- Maintains parts inventory to support CSS equipment. Maintains records of inventory and equipment usage.
- Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement, safety, and environmental and infection control standards. Documents all service, repairs, maintenance, and equipment inventory.
- Maintains, collects, references, and retrieves data collected via the workflow responsibilities of the program wastes from equipment by connecting equipment to water sources and flushing water through systems. Monitors operation of water systems serving CSS and various labs.
- Actively participates in ongoing department training. Pursues specialized training and certifications to stay abreast of industry changes and to advance expertise. Uses assigned communication device to read and respond to texts, emails and service requests. Interacts with customers, visitors, students, patients, coworkers and others in a friendly, helpful, timely and professional manner.
- Ability to perform pipefitting methods
- Basic plumbing and electrical skills
- Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
- Maintenance knowledge of steam autoclaves and instrument washers
- Knowledge of safety standards and guidelines (Joint Commission, Manufacturer)
- Strong technical, mechanical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills
- General knowledge of the following: principles and methods of sterilization, steam generators, and industrial controls
- Ability to communicate effectively and establish, and maintain, effective working relationships with guest, contractors, customers, management, and staff
- Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
- Ability to handle multiple and changing priorities
- Knowledge of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization techniques
- Ability to maintain a clean work site and area that minimally interferes with operations
- Attention to detail skills
- Ability to work collaboratively
- Ability to work an on-call work schedule
- Knowledge of diagnostic test equipment, volt-ohm meters, amp probes & precision temperature and pressure calibration equipment
- Ability to participate in ongoing department training
- Ability to pursue specialized training and certifications to stay abreast of industry changes and advance expertise
- Required to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the duties and responsibilities that require performing tasks requiring wearing respirator and other personal protective equipment, such as self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), to include:
- Lifting and carrying a minimum of fifty (50) pounds
- Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and working at heights above thirty (30) feet
- Performing tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, and walking significant distances between and within buildings in the Hospital
- Working in confined spaces
- Working within extreme temperature ranges
For more information about UAB Facilities, please visit: http://www.uab.edu/facilities/.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.