Power Plant Mechanic II - Elkton

Job Requisition #: JR67470

End Date: 7/15/2023

Location: Elkton, Maryland

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 Power Plant Mechanic II in Elkton Maryland to accurately monitor and operate the facilities plant equipment at peak efficiency and provide necessary utilities and services throughout the building at all times. Maintain and repair steam plant/chiller plant, auxiliary systems, including chilled and condenser water pumps, cooling towers, chemical feed, plant air, fuel oil and feedwater systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lays out repair work and utilizes blueprints and manufacturer's information. Determines materials for all system work under Power Plant cognizance or recommends contractor repair.
  • Installs and repairs selected piping systems which includes cutting, bending, threading, and soldering of pipes repaired.
  • Maintains all types of heat exchangers, hot water generators, feedwater pumps, fuel oil heaters and pumps, condensate return pump stations, pressure regulating valves and associated components.
  • Maintains chilled water plant including chillers, cooling towers, pumps, and associated components.
  • Monitor, repair, and preventative maintenance of HVAC systems, heating systems, ventilation/exhaust systems, and refrigeration systems as required.
  • Adjust, repair VAV and CV air terminal units (thermostat, humidistats, reheat valves, controls, etc.) to maintain compliance with regulatory standards and acceptable environmental conditions for patients, visitors, and employees.
  • Assists and instructs with more complex maintenance and operator tasks. Maintains good communications with operators and plant upkeep matters.

Hours: 6:00pm - 6:00am (12-hour shifts) Rotating weekends

Education and Experience Requirements:

High school graduate or equivalent.

Completion of four -year apprenticeship program preferred.

Four years practical experience in a power plant or similar operation.

Basic computer skills with Microsoft operating systems

Special requirements:

Maryland 1st Grade Stationary Engineering License required. A lower grade License is acceptable for new hires, with the expectation that advancement to a 1st grade license is required at the time frames consistent with DLLR regulations. EPA 608 CFC Certification is preferred.

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; also lifting equipment into place

Working conditions:

Environmentally uncontrolled - extremely hot (above boilers), cold (cooling towers and tank farm in the cooler months) and hazardous at times. Work areas can be wet, dirty, and/or dusty. Working with high pressures and hot fluids and hot surfaces poses the usual hazards. May be lack of sleep at times due to overnight and weekend emergency work. Some work is done with potentially hazardous chemicals.

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 great 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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