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Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At Houston Methodist, the Stationary Engineer 1st Grade position is responsible for operation, maintenance and repair of all fixed building equipment including the Central Utility Plant (CUP) within the hospital campus. This includes setting operational parameters, monitoring and adjusting equipment as needed to maintain code compliance, safety and comfort of patients, staff and visitors while maintaining a focus on energy management.

Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.


  • Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
    • INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
    • COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
    • ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
    • RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
    • EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
  • Focuses on patient/customer safety
  • Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
  • Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
  • Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
  • Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports byenabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a team-focused work unit that actively helps one another achieve department goals. (EF)
  2. Provides guidance and training to other maintenance personnel on proper operations, maintenance and repair of the various operating systems, fixed building and CUP equipment within the hospital. (EF)
  3. Assists other maintenance staff, as needed, to meet the needs of the department. (EF)

  1. Operates, maintains and repairs hospital building equipment and CUP to ensure that current hospital codes and operational standards are met while maintaining the comfort and safety of patients, visitors and staff. (EF)
  2. Provides detailed information to relief operators at shift change, including, but not limited to, planned maintenance activity status, equipment status and any equipment operating outside normal parameters. (EF)
  3. Coordinates repairs and preventive maintenance with various equipment service providers to meet the needs of the hospital. (EF)

  1. Conducts periodic readings of assigned equipment, entering pertinent information to comply with hospital and code requirements. Appropriately responds to unusual readings, alarms and activities of the equipment and informs leadership of actions taken. (EF)
  2. Performs preventive maintenance and equipment repairs utilizing hospital procedures, manufacturer equipment manuals and proper tools and techniques. (EF)

  1. Operates various equipment and building systems to meet operational and code requirements with a focus on minimizing energy consumption. (EF)
  2. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. (EF)

  1. Assists leadership with the selection of new and replacement building systems and equipment to meet the needs of the hospital that is reliable and minimizes energy usage. (EF)
  2. Performs high-level trainings as a subject matter expert (SME) for department and actively participates in department projects. Assumes responsibility for growth and development by participating in in-services programs and continuing education. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


  • High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)

  • Five years experience as a Stationary Engineer


  • City of Houston 1st grade Stationary Engineers License


  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Functional knowledge of the following building systems:
    • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing operations
    • Building Automation Systems
    • Life Safety Systems
    • Emergency Power Systems
    • Structural Systems
  • Extensive knowledge of all levels of boiler systems and/or equipment, as indicated by the 1st grade licensing
  • Ability to operate in a large facility environment and function as a resource for staff on various and complex boiler-related equipment


Work Attire Yes/No
Uniform Yes
Scrubs No
Business professional No
Other (dept approved) No

On-Call* Yes, on a regular basis

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

May require travel within Yes
Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Since 1998, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been serving Fort Bend and the surrounding counties. Residents have come to rely on a level of compassionate care and leading-edge technology that was once available only in the Texas Medical Center. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospitaltied for No. 4 in Houston and No. 6 (three-way tie) in Texas in U.S. News & World Reports best hospital rankings in 2020.With 316 operating beds, 24 operating rooms and over 2,400 employees, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community.

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Sugar Land , Engineer, Other , Sugar Land, Texas

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