Maintenance Mechanic

St. Louis, MO

We are South City Hospital. Our primary function is to offer continuous nursing, medical, and other health and social services on a 24-hour basis, under physician directed care and RN supervision.

We service a multitude of patients and their families across our vast network, while remaining committed to the professional development of our staff, the functional improvement of our patients, and the cultivation of strong partnerships within our communities. 


  • Essential/stable and growing company with many opportunities for training and advancement within the medical field that all employees and team members (including Full-Time and Part-Time) can benefit from. 
  • Hourly pay is negotiable based on experience. We offer competitive market pay and opportunities for bonus depending on great work performance (bonuses only apply for Full Time). 
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits: Full-Time employees are eligible for various plans for medical, dental, and vision insurance. 

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for effective and efficient delivery of quality maintenance, repair and construction services throughout South City Hospital.  Works with administrators, directors, managers, supervisors and employees to provide a safe and customer focused environment.


  • Initiates and completes preventive maintenance of equipment and systems as scheduled or necessary, including inspecting, greasing, oiling, filter and belt changes, and cleaning of the equipment in a timely and proper manner and in accordance with all established departmental policies and standards.  Standard performance measured by individual accomplishments and actions in meeting the maintenance team goal.
  • Initiates, leads, and performs a wide variety of corrective maintenance work assignments.  Install, alters, maintains and repairs hospital systems, equipment and facilities.  Trains others to accomplish same.  Completes tasks on time.  Leads and assets with grounds maintenance and snow removal.  Works with vendors to accomplish basic and complex maintenance tasks.  Standard performance measured by individual accomplishments and actions in meeting the maintenance team goal.  Performs off shift work as needed by hospital schedule and emergency work.
  • Performs casualty prevention tasks throughout hospital facilities.  Documents accomplishment of tests and any results of tests.  Initiates corrective measures as identified during casualty prevention tasks.  Standard performance measured by individual accomplishments and actions in meeting the maintenance team goal. (100% completion rate each month).
  • Operates, repairs and maintains assigned plant and mechanical room equipment in accordance with all established departmental and equipment standards.  Examples include the medical gas and compressed air and vacuum systems, pumps and motors, and maintenance and operations of primary and secondary electrical and control circuits.  Trains others to accomplish same.  Works without assistance on most tasks.  Other typical duties include: changing filters, relamping lighting fixtures, resetting breakers, changing medical gas tanks.
  • Completed daily equipment, mechanical room and plant operations inspection rounds and accurately completes necessary documentation of the status and condition of the equipment inspected in accordance with established department policies and procedures.  Performs on the spot adjustments and repairs as needed and within schedule.  Initiates correctives if needed.  Assists other when needed.
  • Performs and takes charge of after hours tasks as assigned by the manager/director to ensure continued safe operations of hospital functions and patient care.  Related tasks include work such as snow removal, disaster response, utility outages and other similar tasks.  Works directly with vendors if required to accomplish tasks.
  • Performs work using safe and proper procedures.  Maintains skill and knowledge levels in proper use of personal protective equipment and in major safety programs such as Lock Out/Tag Out, Confined Space, Burn Permit, Tuberculosis, Asbestos and Hazard communications.  Accurately documents all related work.  Keeps work areas clean and neat.  Ensures the safe environment of assigned plant areas, mechanical rooms and job sites.
  • Maintains and ensures proper use and levels of shop stock.  Procures parts, supplies and equipment according to established hospital policies and procedures.  Properly documents material and supply orders and accounts for use of materials on daily work documents.  Recommends changes to stock items and levels.
  • Expands maintenance and operation experience on an ongoing basis and in accordance with established departmental guidelines through continuing education on-the-job-training, and cross training in other fields and trades.  Leads, participates and assists in the training of co-workers, interacting in a positive and helpful manner at all times.
  • Sets the prime example of teamwork and customer service.  Promotes teamwork in all actions with peers and superiors alike.  Strives toward improving team efforts to meet department goals and missions, such as exceeding customer expectations and career broadening and development.  Supports a professional team and team member appearance.
  • Maintains, repairs and installs variety styles of locks and hardware.  Assist customers with opening locks.
  • Performs fire pump and jockey pump preventative maintenance schedule on a weekly basis as assigned and as scheduled
  • Assists Manager/Supervisor in the annual development of department operating and capital budgets.  Maintains awareness of department and hospital facility and equipment needs.  Works with manager/supervisor to ensure the needs are considered during the budget process.


  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • EPA universal certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of additional trades preferred.
  • 2-3  years experience in a physical plant and hands on experience in HVAC preferred.
  • A positive service attitude toward co-workers, visitors and customers.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to read and work with wiring schematics, prints and diagrams.
  • Ability to tolerate working in outside weather conditions and inside high heat plant operations conditions.
  • Ability to operate, repair, take apart and rebuild HVAC, chilled/hot water and steam systems, pumps and motors.
  • Flexibility, versatility and reliability as a team member.