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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Building Maintenance Tech in Eureka, California

We are looking for a Building Maintenance Tech with the Plant Operations Department at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka.

Location: Eureka, CA

Schedule: Full Time - 80 biweekly hours

Shift: 10-hour Evenings

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Facility Engineering or Director of Facilities, the Facility Engineer performs various tasks required to repair, maintain and operate the physical plant.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform testing, maintenance and repairs on low and high pressure boilers, heat exchangers, steam system, valves, feed water pumps, DA tanks, hot water circulation, condensate pump and hydronic heating system.

  • Performs testing, maintenance and repairs on HVAC systems, chillers, cooling towers A/C units, exhaust fans, isolation rooms, associated computer control systems and filter changes.

  • Perform testing maintenance and repairs on Medical Air outlets, vacuum systems, medical compressors and 02-suction regulators.

  • Perform testing and maintenance on generators, operate manual by-pass system (transfer switches), required weekly and monthly testing, weekly testing of fuel and procedure for re-filling.

  • Perform plumbing repairs to sinks, toilets, piping, p-traps, faucets, clogs and install valve repair kits.

  • Perform electrical repairs to receptacles, switches, ballasts, fixture and small electrical equipment repairs.

  • Conduct fire drills, testing fire doors, re-setting fire panels and alarm systems.

  • Sweat cooper pipe, brazing, wire feed welding and pipe threading.

  • Perform repair and maintenance on the pneumatic tube system and computer.

  • Operate Lend and Schlage lock system and video surveillance system.

  • Perform assigned Preventative maintenance and repairs on hospital equipment.


  • Resource Utilization:

  • Ensures that appropriate supplies and equipment are available, accounted for and used in a cost-effective manner.

  • Safety:

  • Helps to provide a clean, comfortable environment for customers and others by taking appropriate safety precautions and responds to urgent safety situations effectively. Performs the duties required for security and attends training class.

  • Maintains current knowledge of fire and emergency preparedness procedures as outlined in the safety manual.

  • Observes safety procedures, especially with power tools and HazMat materials.

  • Productivity:

  • Organizes, prioritizes and completes activities and assignments in an efficient manner.

  • Demonstrates initiative in assisting others and performing other duties based on skill level and training orientation.

  • Quality Improvement Program:

  • Participates in department problem solving, suggests improvements, and facilitates change. CQI involvement on department level.


  • Fundamental ability to read and understand blueprints.

  • Uses sound judgment in determining operating conditions.

  • Ability to use tools, both powered and band types commonly used in hospital maintenance.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and schedule form.

Position Requirements:


  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Competent in Operations Engineer competency validation modules within 90 days.

License/Certification: Asbestos, Med Gas and Assaultive Crisis Training certifications within 1 year of hire.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years Experience in hospital maintenance.

National Geographic Traveler calls Humboldt County one of the world's top ten great places while the USDA declares this area to be "America's Most Scenic Rural County."

It's also home for St. Joseph Hospital, located in Eureka and serving the community since 1920. We're a full-service, state-of-the-art facility with 145 licensed beds including a 15-bed Acute Rehab Unit.

Redwood Memorial Hospital is located in the Eel River Valley in the southern part of Humboldt County. Redwood Memorial Hospital fosters a healing and welcoming environment by taking a holistic, patient-centered approach to medicine.

To learn more about our facilities and all Humboldt County has to offer, please visit:

St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Humboldt County Entities

Category: Maintenance

Req ID: R326589