UnityPoint Health

Facilities I-Plant Operations-Methodist

Requisition ID
Facility Services and Construction
US-IA-Des Moines
1200 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Des Moines
Plant Operations- Meth
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday - Friday 700a-330pm; 40 hrs/wk
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


This position shall be responsible for the installation, inspection, preventative maintenance and minor repairs of building, mechanical and electrical infrastructure and equipment.


Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/


Key Accountability

·Performs minor repairs on nurse call systems, televisions and other communication systems equipment.

·Performs repairs and preventive maintenance on the pneumatic tube system, patient beds, wheelchairs, wheeled stretchers, exercise equipment, furniture, etc.

·Performs repairs and preventive maintenance on medical gas outlets.

·Performs minor repairs and preventive maintenance on buildings, building and cabinet hardware, plumbing, electrical and mechanical items.

·Is knowledgeable of sprinkler and fire alarm systems.

·Displays considerable initiative and judgment involved in determining extent of repairs as may be required on all equipment and buildings selecting the appropriate materials, utilizing the most effective methods, techniques and procedures when required to complete job assignments.

·Cooperates with Facilities Manager and Supervisor and other employees to maintain equipment, parts and supplies and make recommendations to Facilities Leadership Team regarding desired changes in operation and maintenance procedures.

·Keeps informed through periodicals, books, training seminars, on-the-job training and other sources and participates in approved training programs to further job knowledge.

·Records time of day, date, hours and/or minutes and materials expended on jobs and maintains files of pertinent records on machinery and equipment through the TMA work order maintenance database.

·Observes and practices accepted procedures in the care and use of equipment and tools. Observes all safety regulations and practices.




Other Functions

·This position may be assigned specific tasks to address in an emergency to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of the UPH Emergency Incident Command System.Situations of a critical nature may require an individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained.

·May be called during off-duty hours.

·May be required to work any day of the week or any shift, including weekends and holidays.

·Must be self-directed and assume responsibility for timely completion of job responsibilities.



Basic UPH Performance Criteria

·Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.





Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





High school graduate or equivalent.

Completion of a trade school course or trade apprenticeship program is desirable but not mandatory.






Minimum of one (1) year experience in industrial or commercial building maintenance techniques, or successful completion of one (1) year the UnityPoint Health- Des Moines Facilities Apprenticeship program with demonstration of mastery of required competencies.

Must be familiar with building systems and equipment.

Hospital experience desirable but not mandatory.






Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Must obtain fire extinguisher permit within 6 months of employment.

Fire extinguisher permit is preferred at time of hire, but not required.






Must be self-directed and assume responsibility for timely completion of job responsibilities.

Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions






Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.





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