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Beth Israel Lahey Health Maintenance Mechanic - Per Diem in Winchester, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Rotating (United States of America)

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by performing a wide variety of facility maintenance/ renovation work, performing skilled craft work to ensure the hospital facilities are maintained/ renovated to create a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment for our patients and staff. This craft position will have an impact on hospital operations by minimizing downtime and on patient and staff satisfaction and safety.

Job Description:

As part of the Engineering team, this position:

  • Participates in a team approach for the in-house Engineering Department by performing cross functionally and assisting beyond typical trade boundaries but within licensure requirements. Works closely with other members of the department to assist in the completion of work orders.

  • Performs preventative maintenance work on systems, equipment, facilities, and structure in assigned area. Establishes and maintains an effective preventative maintenance routine and schedule that complies with and maximizes operations and facility safety.

  • Responds to Service Response Center pages to investigate and then resolve calls according to the program.

  • Conducts rounds and performs daily shift inspection of the facilities and utility systems.

  • Monitors Life Safety Code compliance in areas assigned and reports violations and concerns through the proper chain of command.

  • May be required to assist Engineering Department with additional duties such as but not limited to

  • Minor carpentry

  • Painting and painting related tasks

  • General maintenance duties

  • Detects and reports improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials and unsafe and/or unusual conditions to supervisor.

  • Views the user group as the customer and collaborates with them to address their needs. Does all possible to minimize the disruption associated with the required work.

  • Performs all required documentation accurately, legibly and timely.

  • Assists other team members within licensure allowances.

  • Determines materials and supplies needed for projects/work, prepares requisitions, orders supplies and maintains adequate levels of stock to eliminate lag time in projects. Receives and stores materials for the Engineering Department’s use.

  • Assists with snow removal and other projects as requested by supervisor.

  • If properly certified, may regularly maintain the appropriate boiler pressure on the low and high pressure boiler systems to optimize the efficiency of the systems.



Required: High School Diploma or equivalent. Two (2) additional relevant trade experiences may be considered in lieu of education.


Required: At least three (3) years relevant craft experience

Other Skills/Knowledge


  • For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.

  • Able to perform work with minimal supervision and/or direction.


  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints.



  • Valid driver’s license

  • If performing boiler operations at the hospital: Second Class Fireman certificate or need to obtain special hospital boiler license within 6 months of hire.

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

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