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Assistant Director of Watch Engineering

Burlington, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Category: Engineering Job ID: JR51155 Date posted: 05/15/2024
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Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Under the direction of the Director Plant Ops Lahey Health manages the operation, maintenance and repairs of power plant boilers, chillers, pumps, auxiliary equipment, water filter system, hot water generators, fire pump, emergency electric generators and acid neutralization system. Schedules for power plant coverage as required by state law. Manages assigned staff.

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

1)    Manages Watch Engineers in maintaining equipment in optimum running condition.
2)    Maintains adequate shift coverage in an equitable manner.
3)    Manages outside contractors in the maintenance of power plant equipment.
4)    Oversees keeping of accurate records of daily logs and readings, calculating end-of-month totals.
5)    Develops and manages the preventive maintenance program assigned to power plant personnel ensuring task completion on a timely basis and submission of work orders on a weekly basis.
6)    Manages the ordering of fuel and operational supplies ensuring an adequate inventory.
7)    Manages maintenance of chemical feed system within defined operating parameters, Ensures daily record of test result are recorded.
8)    Manages assigned staff:

  • Interviews and makes effective recommendation for selection of applicants for employment.  

  • Assigns job performance ratings.  

  • Makes decisions about colleagues for transfer, promotion, and special training to ensure most effective utilization of individual skills and staff development.  

  • makes decisions regarding pay increases, promotions, transfers and other human resource actions.  

  • Trains or manages training of new staff in department policies and procedures.  

  • Oversees orientation of colleagues that are new to area or new to the performance of specific tasks.  

  • establishes or manages the establishment work schedules and the assignment of staff to specified areas of the department.  

  • Counsels, and provides input to and effectively recommends disciplines and recommends discharge as necessary. 

  • Makes the decision to retrain colleagues as necessary.

9)    Manages work performance of the staff to ensure adherence to established standards.  
10)     Plan and organizes work priorities so that work is completed in a timely and effective manner.
11)     Makes recommendations for the repair or upgrade of power plant to improve or maintain systems performance.
12)    Initiates and coordinates work performed by outside vendors in the repair, maintenance and/or upgrade of equipment/systems.
13)    Ensures appropriate documentation/certificates are maintained to meet compliance with local, state and federal authorities and JCAHO.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).  Vocational/Trade School courses desirable.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: 2nd class engineering license required.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:   Thorough knowledge of mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment and controls.  Strong interpersonal and analytical skills, spacial and conceptual planning.  Thorough knowledge of heating, ventilating, air conditioning.

Experience:  10 years' experience in 2nd class power plant of equal or larger size preferably in a healthcare institution.

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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Why join Beth Israel Lahey Health?

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

At Beth Israel Lahey Health, we see you for all that you are – your experience and your dreams. Explore our open opportunities and find out why so many have already chosen to join our team.

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