Maintenance Mechanic HVAC Relief - FT Variable Shift (Westchester)

Job Description

Performs a variety of duties of an H.V.A.C. Mechanic relating to maintaining, repairing and renovating the Hospital's HVAC, plumbing and refrigeration systems. Performs duties of Watch Engineer as needed. Performs a variety of duties relating to maintaining, repairing and renovating the Hospital's plant and facilities.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Assists Manager in preparation of requirements and estimates of costs and work hours needed to install, repair and replace various related HVAC equipment.
  • Maintains tools, equipment and work area in clean, safe and orderly condition.
  • Examines, tests, repairs and installs various refrigeration systems.
  • Inspects, troubleshoots, cleans and repairs components of all types of heating and cooling systems.
  • Installs all types of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment when necessary.
  • Possesses thorough knowledge of pneumatic and electrical controls.
  • Maintains and controls operation of all boiler plant equipment for proper generation of steam for heating, cooking and sterilization and maintenance of hot water temperatures.
  • Monitors, controls and operates boilers, auxiliary generators, air conditioning and ventilating equipment, vacuum and compressed air systems, electric power and miscellaneous equipment.
  • Makes regular rounds and inspects equipment to maintain pressures and ensure proper water levels.
  • Tests and treats boiler water and air conditioning systems with specified chemicals.
  • Reads meters and gauges to determine the operating condition of their equipment and regulates the flow of water and fuel in accordance with needs and standards.
  • Prepares equipment for inspection and performs scheduled tests of equipment, i.e., safety valves, water columns, etc.
  • Cleans, lubricates, maintains, repairs and adjusts all equipment, piping and other related systems. Diagnoses malfunctions of various facilities equipment and takes corrective action.
  • Keeps the plant operation logs for the shift and notes any unusual problems or conditions as well as maintains records for ordering fuel and other supplies.
  • Constructs, finishes, installs, maintains and repairs equipment, systems and facilities related to any craft or combination of same using power and hand tools.
  • Adjusts and repairs on location such items as furniture, beds, wheelchairs, stretchers, laundry and dietary equipment, etc.
  • Performs construction and renovation work indoors or outdoors using building materials of cement, concrete block, steel, wood, etc.
  • May be required to install, repair and maintain systems relating to plumbing, steam fitting and boiler equipment.
  • Performs variety of crafts including carpentry, welding, painting, electrical work, sheet metal work, masonry, machinists work, etc.
  • Assists in completion of projects and renovations including but not limited to moving furniture, setting up offices, etc.
  • Carries out preventive maintenance program as outlined by Facilities Management Preventive Maintenance Program.
  • Monitors alarm panels and HVAC panels for regular conditions and takes appropriate action in case of failures.
  • Responds to emergency problems with elevators, electrical systems, flooding, stoppages or plant equipment failure and makes emergency repairs as necessary.
  • Maintains records of PMs, maintenance and inspections noting defects and deficiencies and tags defective equipment for non use when necessary.
  • Utilizes appropriate safety equipment when necessary.
  • Assists in removing snow and ice from Hospital grounds required.
  • Serves as a member of the Hospitals fire brigade.
  • May be required to perform related, unrelated and other departmental duties as required and may be assigned maintenance and other construction work outside of his specific job title. Is required to respond to emergency situation during or after normal working hours.
  • Regularly reports to work when scheduled.
  • Adapts to new or unusual situations without affecting performance or work procedures within the department.
  • Adheres to Human Resource policy and procedures.
  • Attends all required Hospital in-service programs.
  • Performs related duties, as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Minimum of One (1) year of advanced trade school and five (5) years experience in field of HVAC and Plumbing maintenance and or construction, required.
  • Local or State license required for specific class of equipment operated.
  • Familiarity with tools, methods of many trades and knowledge of building and safety codes.
  • Must be educated on the use of a particulate respirator (mask) and have a medical evaluation prior to using mask. If indicated, employee will be referred for further pulmonary evaluation.
  • Prior experience and some working knowledge of centrifugal units, DX units and chilled water systems.

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