South Sunflower County Hospital

Maintenance Technician

Job Description


Department: Maintenance Department

Reports To: Maintenance Director


The purpose of the Maintenance Department is to maintain the Hospital’s physical environment and provide maintenance services towards the goal of achieving excellence in the delivery of quality healthcare and public service. The maintenance department also provides a safe, functional, supportive, and effective environment for patients, staff members, and individuals who come to the hospital facilities. It is responsible for ensuring safe and economical operation and maintenance of hospital facilities and equipment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Perform labor necessary to maintain all mechanical, electrical, heating, and plumbing systems in good repair and fully-functional

  • Ensure facility grounds are kept clean and safe

  • Be readily available for emergency after-hours maintenance calls

  • Perform minor and major repairs of all buildings and equipment

    • All major repairs are performed under the supervision of licensed maintenance workers

  • Complete daily, weekly, and monthly checklists on building equipment, maintenance procedures and maintain records of scheduled maintenance procedures

  • Perform preventive maintenance procedures on building mechanical equipment on a scheduled basis: repairs or replaces broken parts, inspects belts, checks fluid levels, replaces filters, greases bearings, seals, etc.

  • Perform routine electrical repairs such as changing light bulbs or fluorescent lamps and assists in repairing ballast and light fixtures, and faulty switches and plugs

  • Replace broken windows, repairs doors, door locks, and window blinds

  • Maintain landscaping, which includes applying chemicals, fertilizers, etc.

  • Apply pesticides as needed to rid of pests and insects

  • Comply with all policy and procedures of SSCH

  • Maintain an orderly environment of all mechanical rooms

  • Move furniture and equipment upon instruction

  • Perform routine plumbing repairs such as unstopping toilets, sinks, or urinals, fix water leaks, leaking faucets, and water fountains

  • Patch holes and paints interior and exterior walls

  • Perform inspection of the premises to ensure that hazardous conditions are immediately taken care of

  • Use specialized equipment such as blowers and mowers to perform cleaning duties


Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.


  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to Directors needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.


  • Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; maintains a positive attitude and good work ethic.


  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.


  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.


  • Cost Consciousness - Contributes to profits and revenue by assisting in ensuring buildings and equipment are performing optimally; Conserves organizational resources.


  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethics; Upholds organizational values.


  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.


  • Strategic Thinking - Understands the organization's strengths and weaknesses.


  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Makes timely decisions.


  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work tasks; Uses time efficiently.


  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.


  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to extra hours of work if necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                                   

  1. High School Diploma or GED

  2. One year of building maintenance experience, or any equivalent combination of training or experience


Language Skills                                                

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret maintenance tasks. Ability to accurately and intelligently document all activities performed in maintenance records.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the maintenance supervisor.


Mathematical Skills                                                     

Ability to perform basic math skills.


Reasoning Ability                                             

Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form.


Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee must demonstrate the ability to perform moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is a frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.), handle hazardous materials, use hand and power tools, climb ladders, talk, and hear as well as perform similar actions during the course of the workday. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


SSCH promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment.