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Henry County Health Center Maintenance Technician I or III in Mount Pleasant, Iowa

This position carries out the day-to-day responsibilities of operating the physical plant, makes equipment repairs as needed, and installs new equipment and devices as necessary. Repairs and preventative maintenance procedures are recorded on equipment service logs. Prefer electrical license or significant electrical experience.

  • Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications using hand and power tools, and precision measuring and testing instruments. Monitors equipment abnormalities and temperatures regularly in server rooms and IT closets.

  • Observes mechanical devices (pumps, engines, motors, medical equipment) in operation and listens to their sounds to locate cause of trouble. Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts. Repairs and replaces defective parts. Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments or may install specific functional and structural parts. Lubricates and cleans parts. Starts devices to test their performance. May set up and operate a drill press, pipe threader, grinder, power metal saws, and other metal-working tools to make and repair parts.

  • Repairs, installs, replaces, and tests electrical circuits, equipment, and appliances using hand tools and testing instruments to supply electrical power for lighting and equipment operation.

  • Inspects and tests electrical lighting, signal, communication, and power circuits and equipment. Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment using test instruments such as ammeter, ohm meter, volt meter, or testing lamp. Examines and tests such elements of systems as distribution panels, controls, circuit fixtures, and motors to locate obvious faults such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, loose connections, and worn motor brushes.

  • Repairs electrical circuits and equipment. Replaces faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators, and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixtures, and appliances. Renews circuits either by isolating and cutting out defective wiring and replacing it with new wiring or by splicing ends of broken wires. Dismantles electrical machinery with hand tools and unsolders or unscrews wiring connections. Replaces such defective mechanical parts as gears, bushings, and bearings and such related electrical parts as brushes, armatures, commutators, and transformers, assembling components according to diagrams. Checks clearance of moving parts with precision gauges. Re-solders electrical connections to complete circuits.

  • nstalls new wiring and electrical machinery. Studies blueprints and diagrams to ascertain layout, location, and specifications of items to be installed. Estimates quantities of materials needed and prepares requisitions. Cuts and shapes conduit with hand tools and fastens it in place with brackets or similarly installs armored cable. Fastens fixtures, switches, and outlet boxes in position. Runs wire through conduit and makes connections to complete circuits. Assembles, installs, and connects, components of switchboard and distribution panels and connects them to units controlled. Mounts motors, transformers, lighting fixtures, or other equipment into position and completes circuits according to diagram specifications.

  • Dismantles motors to repair or replace defective parts.

  • Inspects, installs, repairs, and replaces pipes, fittings, and plumbing fixtures to maintain the heating, water, gas and drainage systems.Installs pipe assemblies and plumbing fixtures. Screws threaded pipes and fittings together with adjoining pipe assemblies. Bolts flanged sections and solders or caulks connections to make them liquid tight. Attaches pipe assemblies to walls or ceilings with brackets or hangers.

  • Installs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, showers, water heaters, and connects them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting gaskets, coupling traps, and valves and soldering connections to seal joints.Cuts threads on pipe with hand or powered pipe-threading machine. Fits valves, couplings, and other specified parts and fittings to pipe sections by screwing, bolting, or soldering.

  • Cuts passage holes in walls and floors through which pipe is to pass with an electric hand drill and saws.

  • Opens clogged drains with plumber’s snake or vacuum plunger. Repairs autoclaves and other sterilizing equipment. Paints, plasters, or replaces tile and floor coverings through which holes have been cut for pipes. Perform steam-fitting duties such as setting and securing heating units, and connecting traps, valves, and thermostats to pipe systems

  • Installs, inspects, operates, and repairs refrigeration equipment for preserving food, making ice, cooling water, and air-conditioning the building.

  • Inspects and operates refrigerating machinery and cooler and freezer units to determine that all are functioning properly. Reads thermometers and gauges and records readings. Adjusts valves on pipelines to regulate flow of refrigerant to maintain required temperatures. Regulates refrigerant and suction valves to increase or decrease amount of refrigerant in order to maintain desired degree of compression. Maintains and repairs systems. Listens to operation of refrigerant machinery and air conditioners to detect malfunctioning such as piston slap, noisy valves, connecting rod knocks, and rattling supports. Checks joints for leaks. Traces electrical control systems for loose or shorted wires. Test operation of thermostats with electrician’s meters and test lamps. Re-solders joints, repacks, or replaces valves, dismantles compressor to replace worn parts, and dehydrates system by inserting dryer into tubes at service valves; or in case of excessive moisture, disassembles system and bakes part in an oven. Tests efficiency of the system with anemometers and thermometers, and makes adjustments to thermostatic controls and blowers. Lubricates compressors, motors, and other moving parts. Sends parts that cannot be readily repaired to manufacturer or repair shops.

  • Installs refrigeration machinery, air conditioning equipment, water coolers, and small refrigerators. Mounts compressors and condenser units by bolting them to a level floor or platform. Installs evaporator unit inside freezing unit, refrigerated room, or air duct system securing it with metal or plastic straps. Bores holes in walls and floors for entry of refrigerant tubing. Cuts tubing to correct lengths, bends them as required and joins them to various refrigerating units with sleeves, couplings, or unions providing a complete circuit for the refrigerant. Solders joints to prevent loss of refrigerant. Installs expansion and other types of valves in circuit in accordance with blueprints and manufacture’s specifications. Connects compressor to power source which is usually an electric or gasoline motor. Is assisted by other maintenance workers who aid in installation. Installs and connects independently operated water coolers and household size refrigerators, using small hand tools and following manufacturer’s instructions. Periodically examines these installations checking vacuum and pressure cooling units with a compound gauge, observing condition of electric motor, cleaning dirt and lint from motor and condenser, and adding or removing refrigerant to adjust vacuum or pressure.

  • Tests large refrigeration systems before placing in operation. Tests joints and connections for leaks. Repairs leaks and retests. Refills with refrigerant by attaching drum of compressed refrigerant to system’s receiver valve. Operates system for several hours making adjustments to thermostats and valves to ensure proper control of all systems. All refrigeration work must be done according to latest state or federal regulations.

  • Abilities

  • Associate in this position must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Be able to learn through on-the-job training, use of manuals, structured experiences, and classes;

  • Read blueprints and other technical drawings such as simple electrical

  • schematics;

  • Work independently with minimum supervision;

  • Communicate openly and clearly with others;

  • Function as a positive, contributing team member; and

  • Exhibit positive interpersonal skills.

  • Education and experience

  • High school graduation with courses in mathematics, physics, shop courses, blueprint reading, and mechanical drawing.

  • Two to four years’ experience combined with one to three years of post high school level technical course work for a total of four years’ previous experience.

  • Annual requirements, licensure, and certification

    • Must possess a valid Iowa driver’s license in good standing.
  • High school graduation with courses in mathematics, physics, shop courses, blueprint reading, and mechanical drawing.

  • Machines, tools, equipment and work aids:Blueprints, test lamps, test meters and gauges, anemometers, electrician’s hand tools, plumbing hand tools, power pipe threader, table saw, band saw, metal cutting band saw, reciprocating saw, carpentry hand tools, all types of wrenches and general mechanical hand tools, and refrigeration and air conditioning service tools.

Job ID: 2021-1424

External Company Name: Henry County Health Center

External Company URL: http://www.hchc.org

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