4th Class Power Engineer (Full-Time, St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, performs duties related to the safe operation and maintenance of the plant. Performs inspection and repair of a variety of equipment such as heating and air conditioning systems, pneumatic systems, HVAC, water lines, sumps, sterilizers, ovens, warmers, toilets, and bathtubs. Ensures compliance with various codes and regulations related to power engineering and/or safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications / Skills and Education

Certificate of competency as a 4th Class Power Engineer recognized by the Province of British Columbia. Two years’ recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operates heating and air conditioning systems including starting up and shutting down related pumps, fans, air compressors and pneumatic systems. Monitors and adjusts temperature control systems and records meter and gauge readings to ensure distribution or air heating to designated areas. Checks and repairs equipment such as hot and cold water lines, waste lines, sewer lines, sumps and traps, steam valves, radiator traps, sterilizers, ovens, warmers and distribution lines, sinks toilets, bath tubs, showers and other plumbing fixtures Monitors and adjusts physical plant and heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems by operating a variety of mechanical, pneumatic and/or electronic control systems and performing tasks such as altering systems operating parameters and schedules. Repairs and calibrates various instrumentation components of the steam and HVAC systems. Performs preventive and demand maintenance on steam and hot water heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems by lubricating, repairing, replacing, or installing equipment and or parts such as pumps, fans, air compressors, heaters, refractories, pneumatic systems, valves, bearings and seals. Tests and maintains auxiliary power generators and repairs/adjusts as required. Cleans, checks, lubricates and performs minor welding repairs to equipment such as beds, wheelchairs, stretchers, and floor cleaners. Changes and cleans ventilating air filters, fan rooms, and duct work as required. Answers service and emergency calls for systems such as fire protection, medical air, vacuum and gas and ETO sterilizers. Resets systems, assesses and performs required repairs and/or calls in required persons according to established procedures. Monitors and adjusts chemical treatment systems. Maintains, repairs, replaces and extends steam piping systems including components of the Physical Plant such as expansion joints, valves, steam traps, strainers, heat exchangers, gauges, and insulation. Ensures compliance with various codes and regulations applying to power engineering and/or safety policies and procedures by methods such as providing direction in relation to plant safety to persons working within the power plant, maintaining work area in accordance with established safety standards and guidelines and reporting operating inefficiencies, breakdowns and safety hazards to designate as required. Maintains records and makes log book entries, and carries out tests and calculations. Performs other related duties as assigned.