Plant Operator
Job Description

  • POSITION SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES
    Observes plant operation to ensure continuous control over the environmental elements necessary for good patient care; specifically around temperature control, humidity control, water purity and the proper functioning of life sustaining apparatus. Repairs machinery and equipment in all mechanical rooms for proper operations. Operates and maintains building and equipment in safe operating conditions, reporting deficiencies to proper authorities/departments. Complies with UHS and departmental policies and procedures.



Job Requirements


High school diploma or GED required. Completion of high school vocational curriculums with an emphasis on mechanical skills is preferred. Ability to speak, read, and write English is required. Ability to follow simple oral and written directives is required. At least four year’s experience in facilities maintenance work, inclusive of “hands on” preventive and corrective repairs to: air handlers, facility management systems, pneumatic and electronic controls, fans, motors, and pumps, water softeners and associated equipment is required. Five years experience in facilities maintenance, within a facility of not less than 500,000 square feet, with at least one year of this experience within a hospital environment and a good knowledge of centrifugal, reciprocating and screw chillers and Energy Plant Operations is preferred.
LICENSURE
Must possess a Maintenance Electrical Technician License from the City of San Antonio or obtain same within 3 months of employment

Company Overview

Owned by the people of Bexar County, University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center. In partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, the practice plan of The University of Texas Health Science Center, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research. Just recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked University Hospital as the Best Metro Hospital and Best for nephrology and urology. Also, University Hospital is the only pediatric trauma center for San Antonio and South Texas. The trauma team at University Hospital is recognized for its expertise in treating serious injuries and burns in children by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The ACS verified University Hospital as a pediatric trauma center in October 2012, after a lengthy application process and site visit.


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