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University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

university, fl, usa
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024


The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Changes may be made as necessary to meet departmental and hospital requirements.

Are you ready to join a growing team? Hospital Maintenance is seeking a skilled and experienced candidate to join our hospital services team. This position provides preventative maintenance and minor installations and repairs on hospital equipment, responds to emergency repair requests and breakdowns, ensuring swift resolution to minimize impact on hospital services. As a Hospital Maintenance General Mechanic in UAB Facilities, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the optimal functioning and safety of our healthcare facility. The ideal candidate should possess a combination of technical skills, attention to detail, and qualities that align with the unique demands of a healthcare environment, while demonstrating a dedication to providing excellent customer service.

Starting Rate: $17.00 - $22.50 (Starting rates are based on our Compensation Guidelines, taking into consideration total relevant, verifiable experience (UAB/UAB Medicine and outside experience), grade minimum, internal equity, and pay ranges).


High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years of related experience. Incomplete job profiles will not be processed. Please be certain to showcase experience on your application, as it relates to the needs of this job announcement. If you possess a current resume, attaching it to your application is encouraged, but all verifiable work experience should be included in your application, with careful attention to the start and end dates of each employment.

Driving record should meet University underwriting guidelines to drive vehicle in performance of University business. Current underwriting guidelines include possession a valid driver’s license, issued in the United States; at least 21 years of age; at least three years of driving experience; maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).

Key attributes include:

  1. Technical Proficiency: Competency in various maintenance tasks, such as plumbing, electrical work, HVAC systems, and general repairs, is essential. Familiarity with hospital-specific equipment and systems is a plus. Performs minor, routine and preventive maintenance to include operating, cleaning, inspecting, adjusting, tightening, replacing, lubricating, reporting problems, etc., on electrical and mechanical equipment, plumbing systems and fixtures, and building structures and furnishings.
  2. Adaptability: Hospitals are dynamic environments with specific safety and cleanliness standards. The ideal candidate should be adaptable to changing priorities, emergencies, and be able to work efficiently under pressure.
  3. Attention to Detail: Maintaining a hospital's infrastructure requires a keen eye for detail. The candidate should be thorough in inspections, repairs, and preventive maintenance to ensure a safe and functional environment. Maintains detailed records of equipment maintenance, repairs, and service history in a computerized maintenance software, using a handheld device. Follows and completes work orders and preventative maintenance duties, and provides updates on the work order status.
  4. Communication Skills: Effective communication is crucial when coordinating maintenance activities with hospital staff, addressing urgent issues, and reporting completed tasks. Clear communication helps prevent misunderstandings and ensures a smooth workflow.
  5. Problem-Solving Skills: Hospitals often encounter unexpected maintenance challenges. An ideal candidate should be resourceful and capable of finding innovative solutions to problems quickly and efficiently.
  6. Compliance and Safety Awareness: Familiarity with health and safety regulations, as well as adherence to compliance standards and department’s policies and guidelines, is vital. The candidate should prioritize the well-being of patients, staff, and visitors by maintaining a safe and secure environment. Attends monthly safety meetings, and any other departmental meetings and training. Remains informed about industry best practices and implements them to enhance the efficiency and safety of hospital systems.
  7. Team Player: Collaboration is key in a hospital setting. The ideal candidate should be able to work well within a team, supporting other departments and responding effectively to maintenance requests. Assists other maintenance personnel in the completion of their work to include: electricians, hvac mechanics, plumbers, etc.
  8. Punctuality and Reliability: Given the critical nature of hospital operations, being punctual and reliable is crucial. The candidate should be committed to fulfilling their responsibilities consistently and on time. Responds promptly to requests for service from building occupants to include emergencies, hot and cold calls, lighting problems, plumbing problems, minor installations, repairs, adjustments, etc.
  9. Professionalism: Maintaining a professional demeanor is important in a healthcare setting. The candidate should exhibit professionalism when interacting with patients, hospital staff, and visitors.
  10. Physical Fitness: An ideal candidate should be in good physical condition to meet the job's physical requirements. The role is required to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the duties and responsibilities that require performing tasks requiring wearing respirator and other personal protective equipment, such as self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), to include:

· Lifting and carrying a minimum of fifty (50) pounds

· Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and working at heights above thirty (30) feet

· Performing tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, and walking significant distances between and within buildings in the hospital

· Working in confined spaces

· Working within extreme temperature ranges

Work Schedule and On-Call Requirements: Multiple shifts available. Incumbent must have flexibility due to on-call requirements. Position is designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel are required to work during emergency situations, such as inclement weather, regardless of the University’s closure. Employees should be prepared to travel to work during inclement weather, emphasizing the importance of their role in critical situations.

Overall, the ideal hospital maintenance General Mechanic should bring a combination of technical expertise, adaptability, and a commitment to maintaining a safe and functional healthcare environment.

For more information about UAB Facilities, please visit: http://www.uab.edu/facilities/.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Facilities


: 112301000 Hospital Maintenance

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Onsite