Maintenance Mechanic - Per Diem

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Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 177122-1A
Date Posted: Jul 7, 2022
Category: Service and Trades

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.


About the Job

JOB SUMMARY:         

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by performing a wide variety of facility maintenance/ renovation work, performing skilled craft work to ensure the hospital facilities are maintained/ renovated to create a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment for our patients and staff.  This craft position will have an impact on hospital operations by minimizing downtime and on patient and staff satisfaction and safety.




Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent.  Two (2) additional relevant trade experiences may be considered in lieu of education.



Required: At least three (3) years relevant craft experience


Other Skills/Knowledge


  • For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.
  • Able to perform work with minimal supervision and/or direction.


  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints.




  • Valid driver’s license
  • If performing boiler operations at the hospital:  Second Class Fireman certificate or need to obtain special hospital boiler license within 6 months of hire.  

Per diems:  The valid driver's license requirement may be waived for per diem status.












On-call:  Participates in on-call rotation.

Schedule requirements:   Based on the issue, schedule variations and/or overtime may be required.

Travel requirements:   Some local travel involved.



Reports to:  Manager of Engineering

  • Not responsible for supervising the work of others. 


Consistent with the PROMISE principles and inherent in a hospital environment, employees must be flexible in meeting patients’ and the Hospital’s needs. While the list below describes the primary functions of this job, all employees at Winchester Hospital need to recognize that an essential element of their job is the ability to respond to unanticipated and/or changing situations.  This may result in assuming responsibilities or tasks which are not on this list.


As part of the Engineering team, this position:


  • Participates in a team approach for the in-house Engineering Department  by performing cross functionally and assisting beyond typical trade boundaries but within licensure requirements.  Works closely with other members of the department to assist in the completion of work orders.
  • Performs preventative maintenance work on systems, equipment, facilities, and structure in assigned area.  Establishes and maintains an effective preventative maintenance routine and schedule that complies with and maximizes operations and facility safety.
  • Responds to Service Response Center pages to investigate and then resolve calls according to the program.
  • Conducts rounds and performs daily shift inspection of the facilities and utility systems.
  • Monitors Life Safety Code compliance in areas assigned and reports violations and concerns through the proper chain of command.
  • May be required to assist  Engineering Department with additional duties such as but not limited to
    • Minor carpentry
    • Painting and painting related tasks
    • General maintenance duties
  • Detects and reports improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials and unsafe and/or unusual conditions to supervisor.
  • Views the user group as the customer and collaborates with them to address their needs.  Does all possible to minimize the disruption associated with the required work.
  • Performs all required documentation accurately, legibly and timely.
  • Assists other team members within licensure allowances.
  • Determines materials and supplies needed for projects/work, prepares requisitions, orders supplies and maintains adequate levels of stock to eliminate lag time in projects.  Receives and stores materials for the Engineering Department’s use.
  • Assists with snow removal and other projects as requested by supervisor.
  • If properly certified, may regularly maintain the appropriate boiler pressure on the low and high pressure boiler systems to optimize the efficiency of the systems.


  • The employee needs to have the physical and mental abilities to perform the duties of the

      position listed above using the PROMISE behaviors. 

  • It is anticipated that employee may have contact with potentially hazardous agents while

      performing their job duties.

  • This position will operate power equipment/tools and be exposed to normal hazards associated

      with construction.


Per Diem, as needed by the department

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.