Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Mechanic II-Research Scientific Affair

    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/9/2018 3:18 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Full Time/Benefits Eligible

    2nd Shift (3:00 PM - 11:30 PM)

    Monday - Friday 


    The Mechanic II must have the necessary trade skills to install, maintain, repair, test and troubleshoot all mechanical system and utility services throughout the hospital complex.Must be able to understand complicated technical instructions, have the ability to understand and perform tasks from oral and written instructions. Must be able to work independently without assistance or direct supervision, and to train lesser skilled Mechanics. May be required to work after normal working hours, weekends and holidays, respond to Call-Outs when requested and work outdoors in inclement weather conditions (DAY OR NIGHT). Perform code compliant testing.


    Why Nationwide Children's:

    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.


    1. P.M. Program: Inspect, clean, repair, service and test equipment. Log operating data and provide input recommendation for improved operating performance. Inspect all operating equipment daily, troubleshooting any possible malfunctions and make repairs. Maintains assigned Equipment Rooms and Equipment in a neat, clean, clutter free environment, and paints when necessary.

    2. Performs installation, maintenance, repair and testing of: all mechanical systems, all steam systems, basic plumbing systems, basic electrical systems/equipment/controls, basic HVAC systems, and basic refrigeration systems.- Mechanical systems to include: Pneumatic tube system and components, medical gas system and components, fluid pumping systems, parking garage and lot equipment, hospital beds, wheelchairs and some furnishings, sump pumps, pits and associated controls, refrigeration units and components (including dietary equipment), and appliances of various descriptions (residential and commercial). Welding and Fabrication of steel and sheet metal components.- Electrical systems/equipment/controls to include: Receptacles, switches and light ballasts, equipment disconnects, motor starters, relays, variable drives, equipment whips installations and light fixtures of all types.- Plumbing systems to include: Faucets and flush valves, operation of drain cleaning equipment, domestic cold water pump sets, domestic hot water heating units and circulating pumps, drain line repairs of various line sizes, specialty water systems (DI, RO, Domestic Soft), steam pressure reducing valves/regulators, traps and associated piping.- HVAC systems to include: Basic operation and troubleshooting of the Building Automation System controls and devices, air handling units and components and filtration systems, exhaust fan systems and components, chilled water pumping systems, air conditioning units (rooftop units, chillers) components and controls, cooling towers and components, hot water heating convertors and circulating pumps, and low pressure hot water heating boilers and lab environmental rooms.- Refrigeration systems to include: Basic troubleshooting and repairs of refrigerator and freezer appliances, walk-in freezer/cooler units, dietary equipment and ice machines.- Steam systems to include: Isolation valves of all sizes, pressure reducing/regulator valves of all sizes, steam traps, strainers and expansion joints.

    3. Inspect, test and analyze raw water composition for the purpose of chemical water treatment in all open and closed loop systems. Monitor and correct chemical feed rates, bleed rates and make-up rates to maintain manufacturers or the chemical treatment representative's suggested treatment levels.

    4. Fabrication abilities to include solder and brazing of copper pipes and fittings. Welding of steel using Acetylene, Oxy/Acetylene, M.I.G., T.I.G., or stick weld methods. Use of cutting torch to cut steel of various thicknesses. Design, cut and form sheet metal for ductwork and other various applications. Operate metal lathe.

    5. Prepare supply requisitions and material list and completes necessary work documentation (i.e. Purchase Orders and Work Orders).

    6. Audits and maintains inventory control of items (i.e. fastening hardware, air filters etc. to maintain adequate supplies).

    7. Performs building mechanic duties.

    8. Performs shift mechanic duties.

    9. Assist other trades personnel in their assigned tasks (i.e. Plumbers, Electricians, HVAC Tech).

    10. Performs operational testing and documentation to comply with JCAHO, NFPA, ODH, and any other monitoring organization to meet local, state and national regulatory requirements.

    11. Maintain all mechanical rooms: Keep area and equipment clean and painted, keeps shop area clean and neat providing a safe environment.

    12. Operates Hospital vehicles or personal vehicle to travel to off-site clinics/properties to complete assigned tasks. Maintains a State of Ohio Driver's License, can operate Hospital vehicles per Insurance Carriers requirements.

    13. Follows all departmental safety procedures. Maintain all assigned Personal Safety Equipment in good working condition and is always available for use when needed.

    14. Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.



    High School graduate. Must have four or more years of related experience in two or more related craftsValid driver's license required


    CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:Desired but not required:

    EPA certification State of Ohio Brazing certification



    Standing Constantly

    Listening, Viewing, Talking Frequently

    Walking Frequently

    Climbing Frequently

    Lifting (up to 150 lbs.) Frequently

    Bending, Stooping Occasionally

    Pushing, Pulling, Reaching Occasionally

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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