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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Maintenance Mechanic Full Time in MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time


Day Shift


Under limited supervision, repairs and maintains through general and preventative maintenance, hospital buildings, grounds, and equipment. The job requires skilled use of various hand tools, power tools, and equipment. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.



Position Title: Maintenance Mechanic

Job Code: 1753

Reports To: Supervisor Maintenance & Plant Ops

Pay Grade: PG 18

Dept/Clinic: Maintenance

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By: Human Resources

Date: March 2015

OSHA: 1 - Exposure


Under limited supervision, repairs and maintains through general and preventative maintenance, hospital buildings, grounds, and equipment. The job requires skilled use of various hand tools, power tools, and equipment. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.



Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.


Has knowledge, skills and ability to accomplish most tasks in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, electronics and grounds.


Works unsupervised on skilled projects and has the ability to lead the work.


Leads or assists work on complex tasks involving multiple tasks in a timely and professional manner as per established industry standards, often initiating them in response to identified needs.


Safely uses complex hand and power tools and safely operates more complex equipment without immediate and direct supervision for most tasks in accordance with the design and the recognized usage for the equipment.


Prioritizes tasks to insure that the most critical work is accomplished first.


Researches parts and materials needed to complete tasks. Prepares purchase requisitions, receives deliveries, and organizes stock items.


Assists other department personnel and departments as assigned in more complex tasks, often initiating them in response to identified needs.


Completes documentation and paper work as necessary to demonstrate effectiveness of time management, and to maintain an accurate and complete work history database.


Functions as a member of the Physical Plant Services team through cooperation with other department personnel while maintaining a team approach to problem solving.


Performs preventive maintenance and safety tests on equipment and systems according to established procedures and schedules.


Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.


Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services.


Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures.


Employee may periodically be requested to drive.


Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.


Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.


Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.


Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)


Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.


We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.


The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:

  • We support each other in serving our patients and communities.

  • We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly.

  • We are fully present.

  • We are all accountable.

  • We trust and assume goodness in intentions.

  • We are continuous learners.


Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health. Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.


High school graduate or GED required. Must have a minimum of three years prior experience, preferably in a health care setting. Able to demonstrate the ability to perform the tasks normally associated with at least two of the traditional building trade groups and to work at those tasks with effectiveness, speed and quality of work as per established industry standards. Demonstration may be through a combination of documented prior work performance and real time testing. (Traditional building trades include carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, HVAC mechanic and general mechanic.) Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team. Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change. May be requested to travel within the Siouxland region. When assigned to travel, a valid drivers license and proof of insurance will be submitted to manager prior to travel. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.


Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. Primarily works inside with frequent walking, standing, bending and occasional lifting up to 75 pounds. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, such as inclement weather, dust, noise, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, and infectious disease. The essential functions of the maintenance worker include performing the following activities continuously (67-100% of the workday): lifting, twisting, both handedness and hand/wrist repetitions. Those physical activities performed frequently (34-66% of the workday) are standing, walking, bending, squatting, and moderate deviation of the wrist. Occasional (0-33% of the workday) physical activities are sitting and pinching.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit at . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.