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Oct 31 2013
October Careers in Health Care: Stationary Engineer

Careers in Health Care is a monthly question-and-answer feature that profiles Carroll Hospital Center Associates and highlights hospital career opportunities.
Carl Hoff is a stationary engineer in the Facilities Department. He has been an Associate at the hospital for 4 ½ years.

Q: What are your job responsibilities?

Each shift starts out by tending to the boilers and boiler water chemicals. Next, I check the log to see if any patient service calls need to be tended to; this could include any maintenance-related issues that directly and immediately affect patient care. Then I check to see if any upcoming events are scheduled that would need set up, such as tables, chairs or other equipment. I also review the list of items requiring monthly preventative maintenance – this could include anything from filter changes, checking kitchen equipment, fire pump testing or generator testing.  Throughout the night I respond to calls regarding all kinds of maintenance-related issues. No two evenings are the same, which always keeps things interesting.

Q: What are the requirements of your position?

In order to work as a stationary engineer, you must have a minimum of six months in facility maintenance and a minimum Grade 3 Maryland Stationary Engineer license. You also need to be able to multitask, work independently and be willing to learn various maintenance trades.

Q: What do you like the most about your work?

I enjoy constantly learning new procedures and exploring and learning different trades.

Q: What do you like most about working at the hospital?

I like getting the chance to meet all kinds of people. And I like the fact that my work allows me the opportunity to help others.

Interested in working for Carroll Hospital Center? Visit our careers page or our Twitter feed.


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