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Ascension Health Plant Engineer in Novi, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Plant Engineer - Plant Operations 001 - PRN, Rotating - Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus - 34015 - Novi, MI

This is a collective bargaining agreement union position

Why Join Ascension?

AscensionMichiganis a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: Ascension Michigan, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Providence Hospital, you will have the opportunity to operateand maintainall equipment in the hospital’s physical plant and related equipment throughout its buildings and grounds. Assignwork to and oversees the work of HVAC tradespeople and assigned mechanics.|


  • Demonstrates personal commitment to the organization’s core values through active involvement in the service excellence process. Works cooperatively and effectively with departmental staff and Providence Park associates. Contributes to a positive work environment.

  • Develops and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules, works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.

  • Operates and maintains the physical plant including boilers, chillers, high and low pressure steam systems, fan-coil units, emergency generators, air compressors, electric pumps, air conditioning equipment, electrical switchgear, and all related equipment used to provide utilities such as light, heat, water, power, refrigeration, air conditioning, and other services in the hospital.

  • Assigns and oversees the work of assigned HVAC and mechanical staff. Trains associates in the safe operation and maintenance of all physical plant equipment.

  • Works with Master Electrician and Master Plumber to assure that preventive maintenance and repairs are scheduled and completed in a timely, professional manner for all equipment under the jurisdiction of the Facilities Support department.

  • Inspects all equipment in the mechanical rooms and throughout the physical plants. Observes and records operating measures from meters and gauges to assure that equipment is operating properly and at maximum efficiency. Develops appropriate logs. Assures that all observations and operating and maintenance activities are recorded in the appropriate daily/weekly/monthly logs.

  • Performs all emergency maintenance and repairs of physical plant equipment. Maintains all required records and documents relative to these activities. Completes all work orders in a timely, legible manner, assuring that complete and meaningful equipment histories are maintained.

  • Assists with minor repairs to machines, equipment, and systems normally attended to by the maintenance unit of the department. May repair such systems as pneumatic tube systems, air compressors, and laundry equipment.

  • Works with outside contractors to maintain appropriate water chemistry throughout the physical plant.

  • Operates and repairs all of the physical plant’s pumping systems for domestic water supply, fire mains, process water, water softeners, and hot water heating systems.

  • Maintains an inventory of supplies and orders all supplies required for the physical plant. Assures that MSDSs are obtained and entered into the MaxCom online database for all chemicals and supplies.

  • Changes and adjusts equipment to conditions of electrical load, weather, humidity, and severe storms to assure maximum operating effectiveness.

  • Operates the fire pump in the case of fire or emergency, shutting down all ventilating equipment to prevent spread of smoke throughout the buildings, and to activate the sprinkler and fire hose system. Prepares incident reports on all fires and other incidents, as required.

  • Understands the design and operation of the building management and fire alarm systems. Operates the Johnson Controls and AutoMatrix systems to control the building environment. Troubleshoots alarms from and resets the SimplexGrinnell fire alarm systems.

  • Recommends and develops preventive maintenance procedures and frequencies. Completes preventive maintenance tasks in a timely and professional manner.

  • Supplemental Job Duties:

  • Performs all other duties and projects as assigned.

  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills consistent with mission and values.

  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of personal computers and various software applications.

  • Demonstrates ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail while performing tasks.

  • Demonstrates ability to read, write and understand written and verbal communications. Demonstrates ability to perform basic math functions including addition, subtraction and multiplication.

  • Demonstrates ability to walk and stand approximately 90% of work time, often lifting and positioning equipment and devices up to 60 lbs.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):

  • Valid Michigan Driver's license required.

  • Second Class Steam Stationary Engineer license required. Licensure by the City of Detroit preferred. Third Class Refrigeration License required. Certified or Journeyman status preferred.


  • High School graduate or equivalent required

Work Experience:

  • Eight years related experience preferably in a healthcare facility environment required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Michiganis an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Reasonable AccommodationAscension Michiganprovides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Ascension Michigan will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.Thank you for considering a career with Ascension Michigan.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

Ascension Michiganparticipates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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