Maintenance Mechanic, 2595

Location Arlington Heights, IL
Date Posted May 1, 2018
Job Type Seasonal/Temp


Shift: Full time, Evenings, Rotating weekends

Reporting to the Executive Director of Facilities Management with accountability to the Maintenance Coordinator, performs preventive and corrective maintenance to mobile equipment, fixed building equipment, building exterior and structural element systems within the building and grounds.

1. Performs regular building preventative and corrective maintenance duties to ensure proper operation of fixed and portable hospital owned assets , such as patient beds, wheelchairs, carts, floor machines, pumps, etc. as described in the organizations preventative maintenance inventory. Ensures availability of safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, fire doors, eye wash stations, etc.

2. Repairs or replaces building architectural finishes and fire protection elements such as ceiling and floor tile, doors, glass, woodwork, hardware, office furnishings, cabinets, wall hangings etc.

3. Performs repairs and maintenance for plumbing systems including drain and, sewer , rodding, replacement of plumbing, related fixtures, and rebuilding of associated assemblies and mechanisms.

4. Maintains the proper working order or machinery systems including the medical waste sanitizing unit, conveyor belts, dishwashing machines, and trash compactors. Performs the initial troubleshooting and basic repairs to elevators, automatic doors, and refrigeration equipment.

5. Performs minor repairs to electrical equipment, devices and systems. Provides initial response for nurse call system, intercom, television, and overhead paging problems.

6. Performs various maintenance and basic repairs requiring competency in the disciplines of carpentry, plumbing, masonry, locksmith, hydraulics, welding and commercial electronics.

7. Maintains continuity of information and supplies through documenting actions via work orders and system logs. Stocks and maintains repair parts. Collects, analyzes, and summarizes equipment performance trends.

8. Performs exterior building maintenance as needed to include signage, minor lighting and fixture repairs.

9. Participates with campus snow removal activities to include shoveling, snow removal equipment operation and de-icing activities needed to maintain a safe campus.

10. Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies, safety programs and procedures.


1. The level of knowledge normally obtained through the completion of four years of high school or the equivalent and the completion of an accredited trade school program or trade apprentice-ship program in one or more of the basic maintenance disciplines such as carpentry, plumbing, masonry, hydraulics, etc.

2. Three years experience in advanced building maintenance or as a building trade contractor.

3. General knowledge of all areas of maintenance and the use of all basic hand and power tools.

4. The ability to perform maintenance techniques such as brazing, welding, plumbing and the basic carpentry skills necessary to repair furniture, woodwork, doors, etc.

5. The ability to read and interpret building blueprints, schematics, and detailed diagrams.

6. The ability to use a computer for the storage and retrieval of data.

NCH at a glance

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is known for compassionate care and its convenient location. But it's our advanced technologies, clinical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities that offer the latest treatments and assure the care, comfort and safety of our patients and the community. NCH offers:

  • A 489-bed hospital, including 200 private rooms in the South Pavilion
  • Four Immediate Care Centers, located in Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect and Schaumburg
  • Seven accessible outpatient imaging locations that provide advanced imaging technology
  • The Day Surgery Center, a same-day outpatient surgery center

Annually, NCH treats an average of 24,000 inpatients and conducts:

  • 337,000 outpatient visits
  • 43,000 home care visits
  • 3,100 newborn deliveries
  • Approximately 18,000 inpatient and outpatient surgical cases, ranging from open heart surgery and joint replacement to neurosurgery and minimally invasive procedures


NCH provides our patients and community with safe, high quality care – and it shows. Here are a few of the many awards and designations we've recently achieved:

  • Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence (The American Nurses Credentialing Center awards Magnet status to hospitals that exhibit exemplary patient outcomes and satisfaction, have impressive nurse-to-patient ratios, and attract and retain the best nursing staff.)
  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
  • 2016 American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association "Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award"

We are

  • 4,000 employees including nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and support personnel
  • More than 1,000 physicians with offices throughout the northwest suburbs
  • NCH Medical Group, an employed physician group focusing on primary and specialty care
  • Approximately 800 volunteers providing more than 100,000 hours of service annually
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