General Mechanic - Lifespan

Providence, RI 02903

Posted: 08/12/2019 Industry: Maintenance/Custodial Job Number: 1794

Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future is recruiting candidates for Lifespan.  Please read more about Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future at the end of this job description. 

JOB TITLE:   General Mechanic
LOCATION:   Miriam Hospital
HOURS:  Per Diem

Key Responsibilities:

Under general supervision of the maintenance or construction supervisor, perform a variety of duties to temporarily replace or assist trades and craft personnel in maintenance, repair and construction work; monitor physical plant and perform maintenance functions alone on evening, night and weekend shifts and perform duties relating to tool and materials management as assigned.
  • Perform a variety of trade tasks temporarily replacing or assisting carpenters, electricians, plumbers, plasterers and other trade personnel.
  • Monitor physical plant and perform maintenance while alone on evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts.
  • Maintain the capacity of recognizing problems and of operating the mechanical  and building systems, and maintain the knowledge and capability to perform all departmental standard operating procedures.
  • Independently evaluate problems and either correct them or initiate appropriate action to correct them.
  • Perform clean up duties on work sites; replace light bulbs and patient call cords; move materials, furniture and equipment; free clogged toilets and sinks; remove snow; change filters; service vacuum, oxygen, air and nitrous oxide patient outlets; lay floor tiles; paint and perform a variety of other duties as required by work order, emergency calls or direct assignment.
  • Answer telephone calls, prepare work request forms, log request and track time required to perform jobs (person hours) for quality and productivity tracking.
  • Maintain inventory of frequently used materials and equipment (tools) and issues same to workers upon request and presentation of request tag.
  • Prepare purchase orders for materials required to perform a task for supervisor’ s signature.
  • Make keys, operate sign-making machine and repair equipment (includes all mechanical patient care equipment and blood pressure cuffs, but not beds).
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Successful candidates will have:

Equivalent to completion of four years of high school plus 1-2 years of trade schooling. 

Familiar with trade requirements of carpenters, electricians, plumbers, plasterers and other trade skills. 

For more information and a full job description, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future website at  Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future and Lifespan will make the final hiring decisions. 

Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work.  Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future’ s team will guide  and provide you with support  throughout the hiring process.
Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.

Sarah Houser

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