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CommonSpirit Health OPERATING ENGINEER in LITTLE FALLS, Minnesota


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


The person serving in the position of Operating Engineer is responsible for operating and maintaining one or more high pressure gas, oil or wood fired boilers and such auxiliary equipment as steam turbines, air compressors, and generators, water softeners that provide steam, electrical power and auxiliary services. Observes meters and gauges to determine operating condition of equipment and to regulate flow of water and fuel in accordance with needs and safety standards. Adjusts and repairs equipment. Cleans or supervises cleaning of boilers and other equipment. Records such data as hours of operation, temperature and pressures and fuel consumption in a log. Performs plant housekeeping duties. Participates in inspecting for making repairs and adjustments to pumps, valves, steam lines, boilers, pipes, compressors and other equipment. Reports directly to the Director of Facility Services.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Operate and monitor 3 high pressure steam boilers in a central power plant.

  2. Operate and monitor all boiler related equipment.

  3. Operate and monitor 2 standalone generators for back up electrical power.

  4. Make required repairs to Power Plant equipment that do not require a licensed contractor.

  5. Document all monitoring and repair activities of the above equipment.

  6. Monitor alarms and make adjustments as needed on Building Automation System (BAS).

  7. Serve as Liaison (field phone calls) for hospital communications regarding urgent physical building needs and emergencies.

  8. Power Plant housekeeping duties, including handling waste (infectious, hazardous, and common).

  9. Other duties as assigned by Manager or Chief Operating Engineer.



High school diploma

Valid driver's license

Current 1B Stationary Engineer's License

Three (3) years’ experience operating a high-pressure plant of 300 horsepower or more

Basic computer skills to work with email, BAS, and Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)


Five (5) or more years’ experience in large institutional facility. Any additional trade certifications

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Requisition ID 2020-137120

Employment Type Part Time

Department Facility Services

Shift Varied

Standard Hours Varies

Facility / Process Level : Name Unity Family Healthcare


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.