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Assistant Director Engineering Maintenance

Company: Pennsylvania Medicine
Location: Plainsboro
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


Directs and oversees operational needs of the Engineering Department. Coordinates the tasks of the subordinate supervisory staff, technicians, trades, and contractors. Assures that all staff are trained in accordance with PMPH and regulatory guidelines (TJC, NFPA, OSHA). Schedules and assigns staff to meet the needs of the facility. Participates in all construction/project planning and provides plant operations support where necessary. Coordinates with Central Utility Plant personnel to ensure the proper delivery of utility services to the healthcare facility.

1. Oversight and maintenance of all critical facility needs, ensuring appropriate follow-up of major issues and the implementation of facility correction plans as indicated in planning or as a result of inspections and/or surveys as well as monitors the Preventive Maintenance Programs. Attends EOC and other assigned committees and participates in EOC inspections and timely assesses and follows up with the required maintenance and repairs. Timely submits and follows up with all incident reports.

2. Directs Physical Plant Supervisors and Staff for the purpose of building productive results and relationships. Ensure that Staff are appropriately trained in equipment and procedures so as to ensure that work is performed efficiently, effectively and safely.

3. Inspects and reviews any active/ongoing construction work taking place in the healthcare facility.

4. Assigns tasks and projects to the Engineering Department Supervisor

5. Assists the Director of Engineering with department strategic planning, budgeting, and interviews of potential candidates and contractors.

6. Follows up with Engineering Department staff on a consistent basis to measure their performance, accuracy of task assignments, responsibilities of duties and expectations.

Establish and annually review standards and work procedures for all Engineering staff in accordance with established policies and practices of the facility.

Interview, select, hire, evaluate and recommend termination of department personnel in accordance with facility standards.

Ensure proper orientation and training of all department staff under is completed.

Regularly inspect and evaluate physical condition of facility; recommend painting, repairs and furnishings.

Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory standards and requirements, including but not limited to TJC, Department of Health, funding agencies, FDA, HIPAA and others.

Report and address any unsafe conditions or unsafe work practices.

Conduct regular staff meetings and communicate with members of other departments to coordinate Engineering activities. May serve on facility-wide committees.

Schedule major project work, assuring that adequate staff and supplies are available to perform said tasks.

Conduct regular inventory of Engineering supplies and order same, keeping costs in line with approved budgetary amounts.

Coordinate all exterior based services for the facility campus including but not limited to: Landscaping, Snow Removal, Pest Control, Power Washing, Striping and Painting

Education or Equivalent Experience:


HS/GED Required

AS Degree Preferred


Minimum 10 years' experience in healthcare industry engineering/maintenance

--- Minimum 5 years experience in a supervisory/management capacity

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Pennsylvania Medicine, Trenton , Assistant Director Engineering Maintenance, Executive , Plainsboro, New Jersey

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