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Director of Plant Facilities and Engineering

Pasco, WA · Healthcare

The Director of Plant Facilities and Engineering oversees the Facilities Engineering, Plant Operations & Maintenance, and Building Maintenance Program functions at all locations.


  • Manages the engineering staff including tradespersons, day laborers, electricians, painters, plant engineers, general contractors, journeymen and electrical engineers.
  • Acts as technical advisor on all related aspects of plant operation, including mechanical, electrical, heating, air conditioning, buildings and grounds. Prepares and maintains departmental records and reports.
  • Coordinates activities and provides for supervision and training of general maintenance, skilled trades, boiler room operation, grounds keeping, etc. Monitors productivity.
  • Classifies work orders and initiates according to urgency, assigning personnel as necessary.
  • Checks activities of the boiler room, trade shops, grounds, etc., and makes necessary reports to Administration.
  • Prepares reports on work and status of outside contractors.
  • Makes inspection tours; observes repairs, installations, and conditions; and makes decisions and corrections as appropriate.
  • Plans long-range programs to maintain and improve plant facilities; initiates and implements preventative maintenance measures on equipment and systems.
  • Maintains all buildings to conform to the Life Safety, city, state, and federal codes. Performs necessary engineering work to install new equipment.
  • Develops the department's operating and capital budgets, and ensures that the departments operate within allocated funds.
  • Monitors the usage of all hospital utilities; conducts energy audits as appropriate.
  • Initiates studies for continuous improvement projects which involve interaction with other hospital departments and frequently samples response of services performed for other departments.


  • 7+ years plant engineering experience, preferably in a healthcare facility. 5+ years leadership experience.
  • Minimum Associates Degree or equivalent from two-year college
  • Washington State Drivers License, proof of liability insurance to use personal vehicle and/or Company vehicle
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent combination of  education and experience) preferred. Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical preferred)
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