Maintenance Mechanic II - Plant Maintenance - Full Time/Evenings in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/9/2020

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Job Description

Job Obiective:

Under the management of the Director of Engineering/Facilities Services, the Maintenance Mechanic II, performs from 25 % to 60 % in a skilled trade, and performs specialized duties associated with maintenance and repairs of building and equipment maintenance in one or more of the following trades; electrical, cabinet making and repairs, plumbing, refrigeration, painting and wall preparation, carpentry, installing and repairing locks and door repairs, welding, plant maintenance and H.V.A.C. repairs to accomplish the objectives of the engineering department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Routine Maintenance of Campus Facilities:

  1. Diagnoses, troubleshoots and determines method of repair to equipment and systems according to blueprints and manufacturing specifications according to their skilled trade.
  2. Start equipment and systems, observe operation, read gauges, instruments and adjust mechanisms such as values, controls, and pumps to control level of fluid, pressure, and temperature according to their skilled trade.
  3. Dismantle malfunctioning systems and test components using electrical, mechanical vacuum pumps and pneumatic testing equipment in their skilled trade.
  4. Performs other duties not associated with their skilled duties as needed by the department.
  5. Makes routine rounds of the facility, medical office buildings, physical plant and other off site buildings as needed.
  6. Performs electrical wiring, control wiring, low voltage wiring and their installation according to their skilled trade.
  7. Operates refrigeration recovery system per code, maintains all records pertaining to refrigerants and equipment in their skilled trade
  8. Performs service work on H.V.A.C. systems
  9. Screws, bolts, rivets, welds, solders, sil-fousins and brazes parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches, gages, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers, cords and pipes on equipment and systems according to their skilled trade.
  10. Performs and follows the operations necessary to dismantle, repair, rebuild and install electrical components as required according to their skilled trade
  11. Perform intricate troubleshooting based on system performance specifications according to their skilled trade
  12. Maintains and repairs steam traps, piping, and other plumbing in and around the physical plant and facility
  13. Maintains logs of plant operation and records all maintenance repairs or
    alterations to all equipment in the plant according to their skilled trade
  14. .0perates and maintains routine maintenance and repairs to chillers, pumps, cooling towers, test water in towers, closed loops and other systems and maintains proper chemicals and maintains all logs according to their skilled trade
  15. Performs locksmith repairs such as making keys, repairing doors and door locks according to their skilled trade

B.  Preventative Maintenance:

  1. Operates and maintains periodic inspections of boilers and equipment on gas and oil fired boilers and hot water heaters. Test water boilers, condensate, feed water and other systems and maintains proper chemicals and blows down boilers and maintains all logs on chemicals systems and its auxiliary purposes according to their skilled trade.

C.  Computer/Customer Support

  1. Operates and maintains plant energy management computer system
  2. Maintains records of time and materials according to their skilled trade
  3. Assists customers that call on Engineering Trouble Call Line, and places work orders accordingly

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Maintains lighting, cabinetry, furniture, plumbing fixtures, piping and clogged drains throughout the facility and grounds
  • Maintains and cleans shop, break room, physical plant and other work areas

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of the uses of the more common hand tools such as wrenches and drills, etc
  • Knowledge of electrical materials and their applications according to their skilled trade
  • Knowledge of emergency power generation and automatic load transfer switches
  • Knowledge of basic low voltage and control circuit wiring according to their skilled trade
  • Knowledge of the national electrical code according to their skilled trade
  • Knowledge of the National Fire Protection Association Electrical code according to their skilled trade
  • Knowledge of the procedures for operating high pressure steam boilers and allied equipment according to their skilled trade
  • Knowledge of pressure, temperature, water level, and other indicating instruments used in the operation of high pressure boiler equipment according to their skilled trade
  • Knowledge of mechanical repairs and maintenance of refrigeration equipment according to their skilled trade
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems, pneumatic controls, DDC controls, Volume control dampers and fire dampers.
  • Knowledge of Plumbing systems, hot water systems, chilled water systems, heating hot water systems, steam lines and domestic water systems.


  • Operate basic hand tools.
  • Operate power tools to perform job.
  • Basic Computer input


  • Ability to read and write English and technical manuals at equivalent of high school graduate level
  • Ability to follow simple diagrams and blueprints
  • Ability to design and produce detailed plans and estimates according to their skilled trade
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


Action Oriented

Customer Focused


Effective Communication


Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust

Education and Experience:


  • High School Diploma


  • 5 years experience in building maintenance and one additional year experience in one of the following specified trades as; electrician, plumber, carpentry, cabinetmaker, painter, welder, refrigeration, plant maintenance, locksmith

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • Refrigeration - EPA and CFC Certification preferred

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work usually performed in a extremely high temperature and noisy environments
  • Works often in tight working conditions
  • Works in environments with high amounts of dust
  • Works with refrigerants
  • Work often requires lifting of up to 50 lbs
  • Works from ladders
  • Works with chemicals related to physical plant
  • Works in environments which might put them at risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens or TB. Employees are trained to always use Universal Precautions in these environments

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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