Operating Engineer

Position: Operating Engineer

Job ID: 402264

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: Aus N Admin

Talent Area: Skilled Crafts Worker

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7am - 7pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.

Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. 

To join our community of more than 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org

Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for an Operating Engineer -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will perform operations and maintenance activities including, but not limited to engineering rounds, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, general maintenance and repairs of hospital equipment and buildings including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems in accordance with departmental, hospital, and regulatory agency codes.

Job Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Monitors equipment responds to alarms and emergencies and performs maintenance duties in assigned areas to ensure facility equipment and systems are functioning properly.  
  • Monitors all operating equipment and systems (boilers, chillers, AHU’s, pumps, air compressors, water heaters, cooling towers, etc.) to ensure they are operating properly and safely at maximum efficiency.  
  • Performs engineering rounds and checks equipment for proper operating functionality and performs minor repairs and adjustments as needed. 
  • Performs corrective maintenance duties on buildings, building systems, and equipment as assigned according to standards established by management team.  
  • Performs preventive maintenance duties on buildings, building systems, and equipment as assigned according to standards established by management team.  
  • Demonstrates ownership for responsibilities in assigned zone and other designated areas.  
  • Demonstrates accountability for customer service and professional behavior through personal work ethic, teamwork, and effective communication skills. 

Skills & Requirements 

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption. 
  • Required H.S. Diploma or GED  

Required Licenses/Certifications (one of below):

  • STATENG1 - Stationary Engineer, 1st Grade by the City of Houston 
  • STATENG2 - Stationary Engineer, 2nd Grade by the City of Houston 
  • STATENG3 - Stationary Engineer, 3rd Grade by the City of Houston  
  • JRNYPLUM - Journeyman's License Plumbing by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners  
  • JRNYELEC - Journeyman's License Electricl by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation 
  • DLA - Dept of Labor Apprenticeship by the Department of Labor  
  • SMA - Systems Maint Administrator by the Building Owners and Manager Institute International  
  • SMT - Systems Maintenance Technician by the Building Owners and Manager Institute International  
  • MASTELEC - Master Electrician by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation  
  • HVACB WC - HVAC State B with C endorse by the Texas Department of Licensing and regulation  
  • ACTECHR - Lic - A/C Tech Registered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation 
  • Required 3 years' Experience as a service technician.  
  • Preferred Experience working in a hospital environment 

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