UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

HOSPITAL SHIFT ENGINEER

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8819 (WFSE Skilled Trades)

BASIC FUNCTION

Inspect, monitor make minor repairs in general hospital facilities, systems and equipment.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Single Class - no series. Under general supervision, inspect equipment performance, record equipment operating conditions, and take preventive and emergency action to control malfunctions. Make minor repairs on a variety of hospital systems and equipment, e.g. ventilation, medical gasses and call lights. Lead other maintenance support personnel, e.g. maintenance mechanics.

TYPICAL WORK

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of employees.

Monitor safety, fire protection and environmental control equipment to ensure the building systems and equipment are operating in a satisfactory condition; respond to service requests and secure necessary assistance.

Record equipment operation conditions and report any abnormalities.

Notify appropriate personnel of necessary major equipment repairs and building system failures; take preventive action, e.g. close valves, apply temporary patches, adjust/bypass/shut down equipment.

Perform routine inspections of assigned hospital areas and equipment for compliance with policies and procedures, e.g. fire extinguisher pressure and weight, ground integrity and physical conditions of electrical receptacles, fire door operation, ceiling tile replacement and exit light relamping.

Perform routine repairs and replacement on such items as light bulbs, switches, hoses and toilets.

Respond to fire and other emergency calls, assisting nonhospital responding units such as fire and police personnel, and environmental specialists.

Assist journey-level personnel in maintaining and repairing hospital facilities, systems and equipment.

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Four years' general experience in the maintenance of building operations systems, two years of which are in the operation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration building systems or equivalent.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 1-23-84
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05