Catholic Health Initiatives Operating Engineer, Part Time, 6:00AM - 4:00PM - St. Joseph in TACOMA, Washington

Operating Engineer, Part Time, 6:00AM - 4:00PM - St. Joseph



Monitors and controls generation of a continuous supply of steam energy necessary for heating and air-conditioning of hospital buildings and for supplying power to machinery and auxiliary equipment. Performs minor or major repairs when necessary on power plant equipment. Monitors and responds to all trouble calls in all hospital buildings. Assures compliance with regulations imposed by local, state, or hospital authorities.

Incumbents are also accountable for enhancing skills and understanding of equipment and controls in continuing departmental training and orientation program for the repair and maintenance of all equipment.

  • Relief Engineer is a special premium.


Performs preventive maintenance (oils motors, changes belts and filters, paints and cleans) on boilers and related equipment such as ventilating and refrigeration equipment, air conditioning machinery, generators, suction fans, pumps, and compressors.

  • Reads gauges to check water level, steam pressure, and operation of valves and auxiliary pumps.

  • Starts and stops pumps.

  • Fires gas or oil fired boilers.

  • Adjusts fuel and airflow.

  • Regulates water level.

Monitors, maintains and makes minor repairs to mechanical devices (pumps, fans, motors, compressors, gear boxes, etc.) in operation.

  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts; starts devices to test their performance.

  • Assists, if needed, in performing major repairs.

Maintains a logbook detailing the operation of boilers and/or pumping equipment and documents maintenance work performed.

Alerts personnel regarding safety and hazards to ensure safe procedures and equipment.

Performs related duties as required.


Education/Work Experience Requirements

Two years of vocational/technical training (including courses in mechanics, electricity, and electronics), and a minimum of five years of recent related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities, preferably in hospital, commercial, or industrial setting.

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


City of Tacoma Class II Operating Engineers License is required; Class I License is preferred.

Job Facilities Operations


Daily Schedule 6:00AM - 2:00PM

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 16

Weekends Required Every

Req ID: 2017-R0128919