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General Maintenance Mechanic - Per Diem (As Needed)

Winchester, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Winchester Hospital Category: Engineering Job ID: JR40364 Date posted: 01/10/2024
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Job Type: Per Diem

Time Type: Part time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by performing preventative maintenance, regulated quality checks and repairs on the hospital’s boiler systems. Also performs a wide variety of facility maintenance/renovation work, performing skilled craft work to ensure the hospital facilities are maintained/renovated to create a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment for our patients and staff. This trade position will have an impact on hospital safety by ensuring the boiler systems operate safely and on patient and staff satisfaction by minimizing downtime.

Job Description:

As part of the Engineering team, this position serves the dual role of Boiler Operator and Maintenance Mechanic:

Boiler Operator:

  • Monitors, tests, adjusts, cleans, greases and performs minor repairs on the hospital’s high and low pressure boiler systems in accordance with safety and regulatory requirements.
    • Takes and tests water samples and adds appropriate water softening agents and makes other required adjustment to achieve appropriate water conditions.
    • Fires boiler to generate and maintain specified steam pressure for hospital heating, hot water, sterilizer, etc.
    • Oils and greases moving mechanisms
  • When appropriate escalates repairs of boilers.  Properly assesses urgency and recommends the consultation of outside repair vendors and/or new equipment.  Upon receiving approval, coordinates boiler repairs.

Maintenance Mechanic:

  • Responds to Service Response Center pages to investigate and then resolve calls according to the program.
  • Conducts rounds and performs daily shift inspection of the facilities and utility systems. 
  • Performs preventative maintenance work on systems, equipment, facilities, and structure in assigned area.  Establishes and maintains an effective preventative maintenance routine and schedule that complies with and maximizes operations and facility safety.
  • Monitors Life Safety Code compliance in areas assigned and reports violations and concerns through the proper chain of command.
  • Assists with snow removal and other projects as requested by supervisor.
  • Views the user group as the customer and collaborates with them to address their needs. 


  • Detects and reports improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials and unsafe and/or unusual conditions to supervisor.
  • Does all possible to minimize the disruption associated with the required work.
  • Performs all required documentation accurately, legibly and timely.
  • Assists other team members within licensure allowances.
  • Determines materials and supplies needed for projects/work, prepares requisitions, orders supplies and maintains adequate levels of stock to eliminate lag time in projects.  Receives and stores materials in the boiler rooms and mechanical space



Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent.  Two (2) additional relevant trade experiences may be considered in lieu of education.


Required: At least two years of maintenance experience

Preferred:  Experience operating and repairing boilers    

Other Skills/Knowledge


  • For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.
  • Able to perform work with minimal supervision and/or direction.


  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints.



  • Valid driver’s license
  • 2nd Class Fireman certificate or higher

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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