Certified Power Plant Operator - Wilmington

Job Requisition #: JR66715

End Date: 4/1/2023

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Support Services/Maintenance

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

ChristianaCare is looking for a full-time Certified Power Plant Operator in Wilmington, Delaware to operate multiple, high-pressure boilers/steam plant and auxiliary equipment such as plant air compressors, fuel and feed water systems. To operate multiple refrigeration machines and chiller plants including auxiliary equipment such as cooling towers, condenser and chilled water pumps and chemical treatment systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates steam generation plant for heating, dietary, humidification, laundry processes and sterilization. The ability to maintain steam systems at required pressures and temperatures.
  • Operates and monitors various chiller plants and related equipment/systems.
  • Monitors and reports any alarms associated with ATS, Emergency Generator and medical gas panels.
  • Monitors gauges and meters to determine operating condition of power plant.
  • Reports and logs unusual conditions.
  • Maintains a clean and safe workstation.
  • Performs chemical tests for water in boiler systems, chiller plants and maintains appropriate chemical levels.
  • Starts and stops boilers, chillers and related equipment as needed for load transfer or maintenance reasons.
  • Cleans condenser tubes on chillers as scheduled prior to cooling season.
  • Loads/unloads auxiliary equipment records data (e.g., hours of operation, temperatures, pressure, fuel consumption).
  • Maintains adequate oil levels in storage tanks for proper operation of power plant equipment.
  • Assists boiler room maintenance personnel in equipment repair, replacement and modification.
  • Assists in the take down and repair of boilers for annual inspection.
  • Participates in certification exercises, shop meetings and other activities required to gain information and instructions that will keep the Power Plant operating effectively and efficiently.

Hours: Rotating Shifts - Mandatory overtime if needed to maintain plant coverage

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent.
  • Current Driver License.
  • Stationary Engineering License (preferred).
  • One (1) year previous experience in operation of high-pressure steam plant.
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft operating systems.

Special requirements:

A City of Wilmington Fireman's License, or any higher level of License (1st, 2nd or 3rd class Engineers license) if assigned and scheduled to work alone at the Wilmington Hospital. This license is not required for the Christiana Hospital Campus.

Other City and State Stationary Engineering Licenses such as the City of Philadelphia Engineer Class "A" license, Maryland Engineering License or New Jersey Engineering License may be considered.

Must be able to successfully demonstrate the ability to complete the Christiana Care Stationary Engineer Exam within the first 90 days of employment. This Exam is consistent with the Wilmington Fireman's & 3rd Class Engineering License Exams.

Physical demands:

Strenuous work associated with direct power plant systems repair including operating chain falls and large wrenches, climbing cooling towers, boiler tops, ladder work and bending and stooping over equipment.

Working conditions:

Exposure to hot, high-pressure steam, pressurized hot water, oils, grease, hot surfaces, chemical fumes, soot, dust, heat and noise. Exposure to burns, scalds, eye and ear hazards and falls.

ChristianaCare Offers:

  • Collaborative and team focused environment
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
  • 403(b)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and phenomenal discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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