Johns Hopkins Medicine Facilities Maintenance Mechanic in Baltimore, Maryland

Job Details




Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

Requisition #: 172172

Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center,

Baltimore, MD

Category: Support Services (Services/Trades)

Work Shift: Rotating Shift

Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)

Weekend Work Required: Yes

Date Posted: July 13, 2018

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Facilities Engineering

Part Time/ 20 hrs./week, Eve Shift (12:00 PM - 12:00 AM)

Weekends (Required As Needed)


Performs inspection, maintenance and repair work on building systems and components. This work is performed under general supervision using the tools and techniques of various technologies, including electrical, carpentry, mechanical and plumbing.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspects zoned areas within the hospital complex;

  • Immediately repairs or schedules repairs of damaged or deficient systems and components including work such as:

  • Performs a wide range of general maintenance tasks relating to the carpentry, painting, plumbing, HVAC and electrical trades. Examples include tasks such as replacing ceiling tiles and cove base; repairing, patching and painting drywall, adjusting doors and closers; checking and tightening hand and guardrails; repairing cubicle/window curtain tracks; installing toilet paper and paper towel dispensers; repairing and installing plumbing fixtures and components like flushometers, supply lines, stems, traps, handles, etc.; unclogging drain lines, removing, replacing, rebuilding medical gas poppets.

  • Plans and prioritizes maintenance work within assigned areas; coordinates with superintendents from trade shops for work beyond the scope of the Facilities Maintenance Mechanic (in nature and duration).

  • Diagnoses routine maintenance problems and conditions; suggests and implements solutions; requests assistance from superintendent as necessary.

  • Cleans and cares for shop and Hospital tools and work areas throughout the Hospital. Pertains to own jobs as well as jobs of other staff, as directed.

  • Lends maintenance assistance to other trades as necessary.

  • When necessary, assists in Facilities emergencies as requested.

  • Assists with snow removal and ice melt application.

  • Records findings and tasks performed.

  • Maintains daily timesheet.

  • Communicates status of assigned work to customer and to supervisor.

  • Effectively and responsibly uses materials.

  • As directed, maintains systems with respect to useful life.

  • Uses relevant references to ensure the successful completion of tasks.

  • Recommends improvement opportunities.

  • Procures materials necessary to complete assigned job.

  • Treats customers with courtesy, respect and caring behaviors.

  • Responds quickly and appropriately to customer requests.

  • Anticipates customer needs and initiates action to meet those needs.

  • Presents a positive image of Johns Hopkins through professional appearance and behavior.

  • Identifies own areas of development and seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth.

  • Carries out responsibilities in a timely manner and requests assistance when needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High school diploma required; training in multiple trades programs at a vocational or technical school, college, or apprenticeship sponsor organization.

  • 5 years related work experience in a multi-complex maintenance environment; the full-time equivalent spent in trades programs may count toward the 5-year work experience requirement.

  • Knowledge of basic electrical, carpentry, mechanical and plumbing techniques, procedures and materials; knowledge of building elements and codes; knowledge of safety rules, procedures and practices, including the proper use of safety equipment as defined by OSHA and industry standards.

  • Applies trades and safety knowledge indicated herein; safely uses tools and equipment indicated herein; ability to solve problems and manage information indicated herein.

  • Requires proficient written and verbal English communication skills, at least on a high school graduate level, to interact with departmental/JHM staff.

  • Work requires ability to use an electronic tablet device for tracking work hours and completion of work orders.

Required Physical, Mental and Visual:

  • Work requires ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time.

  • Work requires ability to load/unload and transport/position tools, equipment and materials & push/pull loaded hand trucks weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • (this flexible “weight” condition does not prescribe “lifting” as a mechanism for moving equipment; therefore, it permits the supervisor/employee to determine the methodology and reasonable accommodations for “moving” such weight; otherwise, you must make clear that there is no other mechanism - & no reasonable accommodations - for “moving” the weight)

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, and pharmacological agents has little likelihood of harm when established health precautions are followed.

  • Work requires the use of protective safety devices including, but not limited to, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, infection prevention apparel/apparatus, back belt.

  • Work requires attention to detail.

  • Work requires visual acuity.

  • Work requires manual dexterity.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in shop and mechanical area environments with exposure to dust, heat, cold, noise and fumes.

  • Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to extreme temperatures and other weather conditions.

  • Gets into/works within confined spaces and in awkward positions.

  • Works at heights of up to 30 feet above surface using ladders, lifts and equipment.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.