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  • A licensed Engineer must safely monitor, maintain, and adjust Power Plant equipment and related systems for efficient operation and to ensure a reliable energy source for fluctuating heating, cooling, and emergency power systems.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor power plant systems to include, but not limited to Fire Alarm Panel, Bulk Oxygen Storage, Medical Gas Alarm Panel, Building Automation System, Combined Heat and Power Systems will consistently provide a balanced and efficient plant operation to meet changing energy requirements.
  • Periodically record the power plant systems to ensure that equipment is operating normally.  Investigate unusual readings and correct their cause while keeping the Chief Engineer informed on your progress.
  • Power Plant logs must be accurate, legible, and complete with less than 3 significant errors per month.  Logs will be reviewed on weekdays by the Chief Engineer.
  • Start, stop, and adjust machinery according to weather and energy requirement conditions to ensure optimum efficiency of operation with less than 2 valid Hospital comfort complaints per month as indicated by Hospital or facilities personnel to the Chief Engineer.
  • Perform and log the results of bi-weekly chemical tests of water and steam systems and adjust the chemical treatment to maintain proper chemical values as specified by the chemical treatment company representative. Testing should not be missed more often than once a month and the results of periodic tests by the supervisor should not exceed prescribed limits more often than 3 times a month. Trouble shoot any abnormal readings and correct identified malfunctioning equipment affecting the system.  The use of proper safety equipment is mandatory while working with chemicals and chemical treatment systems.
  • Accurately log data and inform incoming shifts of changes affecting the power plant and the reasons for any changes.  Relaying of normal information is standard practice.  Accurately identify the nature of problems arising and take appropriate action while keeping the Chief Engineer informed.  Improper reporting of log data or failure to relay appropriate information should not occur more than once per month.
  • Safely perform preventative maintenance and repair machinery as required to limit equipment failures and to ensure operations while providing data for establishment of equipment overhaul schedules. 
  • Safety concerns must be immediately reported to the Assistant Director of Facilities, Chief Engineer, the Director of Facilities, or the emergency Facilities on-call contact.  There can be no exception to this standard.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.  Department policy dictates that all weekly and bi-weekly tasks, and at least 90% of tasks issued on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual tasks cycle, are to be completed as reviewed on a monthly basis.
  • Initiate and perform repairs required on equipment found during the P.M. process.  Notify the Chief Engineer of scheduling and parts requirements.  Use proper safety practices and safety equipment such as gloves, goggles, and equipment lockout tags.  Re-inspect equipment upon completion and document the results.  Record any adjustments, the time required, and the parts used.  Workmanship and timeliness of results will be monitored routinely by the Chief Engineer on an on-going basis.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and tidy work environment to minimize dangers to operating personnel where noise, heat and equipment pose extra threats to personal safety.
  • Engineers must wear hearing protection whenever the emergency generator(s) are running as observed by the Chief Engineer. 
  • Power Plant housekeeping includes trash removal, painting, insulating, floor and machinery cleaning.  Removal of oil, grease, dirt and soot from all surfaces is routinely required.  Assigned areas should be swept and mopped monthly, and machinery should be wiped down at least quarterly.  Tidiness of the Power Plant includes storing of parts, supplies, and tools.  At the completion of each task or prior to shift change, tools should be picked up and returned to their proper places.  Visual inspection of areas of responsibility will be done by the Chief Engineer as a check for compliance.
  • Engineers must respond as required to emergencies in order to minimize the threat of injury or damage to the hospital or its occupants.  This includes responding to Hospital fire drills as part of the fire response team as prescribed by the Facilities S.O.P. manual.  There can be no exceptions to this standard. 
  • Engineers must respond during off-hours to calls regarding equipment or systems in the Power Plant’s assigned scope of responsibility.  The response is to be observed and reviewed by the Assistant Director of Facilities, Chief Engineer or the Director of Facilities.

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community.  We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum.  Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital offers comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties.  Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is a designated Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition that fewer than nine percent of all US hospitals receive. 

At Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, we believe that everyone should have the chance to live a healthy life. From creating breakthroughs that have paved the way for treatments around the globe to training the next generation of providers, our patients, and those we may never meet, are at the center of everything we do. If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.  Our patients call it better care.  Our employees call it home.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • It is required that the Engineer is able to read and write in English and the Engineer must be able to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors, and vendors.

Licenses, Certifications, and or Registrations:

  • The Engineer’s position requires a minimum of a 2nd Class Firemans License issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Safety.


  • A minimum of two years experience as a 2nd Class Firemans License is required.
  • A 3rd Class stationary engineer license if preferred.
  • Experience in a Hospital Power Plant is also preferred.

Skills/Competencies Required: 

  • Staff adheres to all I C.A.R.E. Standards
  • Engineers must follow all product use and warning instructions on all product packaging and ensure that all products purchased and stocked have an SDS on file with the Assistant Director of Facilities.
  • The Engineer must complete all assigned tasks with an emphasis on safety, working to eliminate any hazards associated with the assignment of specific tasks.  Issues identified must be brought to the attention of the Chief Engineer as soon as possible.

Working Conditions:

  • By the nature of a Power Plant environment, working conditions within the Hospital Power Plant can be noisy, hot, and include hazards associated with operating equipment such as boilers, chillers, emergency generators.  Common sense and caution must be used while working within the Power Plant.  A temperature and sound controlled “control room” is provided within the Power Plant for Engineers to use during their scheduled work shift, complete with a water cooler.
  • The ability to lift 75 pounds from a floor elevation to a chest high elevation is required.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospitalis an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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