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Ascension Health Power Plant Operator II in Kalamazoo, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Borgess is committed to hiring top talent who are willing to share their calling with those we serve. At Borgess, healing is our calling. This is the place where people don’t just come to get well—it’s the place where lives truly connect. Through our combination of compassionate care and medical expertise, Borgess has touched hundreds of thousands of lives in unexpected ways. Helping people get well, stay well and live well. That’s our commitment to those we feel proud and privileged to serve every day.

What You Will Do

Responsible for maintaining and operating the gas or oil fired boilers and related auxiliary equipment in the Medical Center. Repair and maintain all Medical Center property and equipment through scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance procedures. Maintain a continuous flow of steam to the Medical Center. Must have knowledge of physics, mechanical drawing, and blueprint reading as well as the analytical skills necessary to operate boiler and the repair of specialized systems such as water treatment systems and related equipment.

  • Record all pertinent and required data in order to provide an accurate history of preventive maintenance, equipment problems, and their solutions. Report all malfunctions or unusual situations to the work leader or management.

  • Answer telephone calls and responds to emergency situations.

  • When assigned, assists other maintenance personnel in performing their work.

  • Perform assigned preventative maintenance on a scheduled basis. Locate and eliminate malfunctions in non-routine situations. In doing so, ensures that affected departments are prepared for and minimally inconvenienced by work performed.

  • Make rounds of buildings and equipment on a scheduled basis. Clean and maintain water softening equipment and de-alkalizers. Test boiler water, makeup water, cooling towers and treat accordingly.

  • Assist with the training and/or orientation of new Power Plant Operators.

  • Responsible to be knowledgeable in usage of Building Automation System for control of Air Handlers and Associated Equipment.

  • Responsible to have knowledge and understanding of the Pneumatic Tube System to assist maintenance mechanics with troubleshooting system problems.

  • Capable of performing chiller start-up and shut-down as needed to maintain appropriate building temperatures.

  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

What You Will Need

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Certified Fourth Class Engineer obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.

  • Certified Third Class Engineer preferred.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) required. and Two (2) years of boiler related work experience is required.

Why Join Our Team

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension Borgess is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.