Engineering Manager

Job Description, Duties, and Requirements

The Engineering Manager is responsible for the overall operation and management of the Engineering Department.

Job Title Engineering Manager Department Engineering  (051)
Education High school graduate or equivalent.

Additional educational preparation preferred.

Experience Three years experience in a JCAHO accredited hospital.  Previous management experience preferred.
Reports to Administrator      Category Task Level II, routinely require no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, may require performing planned or unplanned tasks that involve exposure to these fluids
Created 01/1975 Last Updated 02/2008


Duties and Responsibilities 


    • Goals and objectives are consistent with hospital mission and interdepartmental objectives.
    • Identifies specific outcomes and target dates.
    • Reviews goals monthly and addresses in monthly report.
  • Addresses goal resolution.
    • Develops an operating budget and capital expenditure plan.
    • Consistent with goals and objectives.
    • Reviews financial results monthly; compares to budget and takes corrective actions regarding unfavorable variances.
    • Maintains appropriate levels of supplies/inventory.
    • Selects equipment consistent with goals/budget.
    • Processes departmental payroll accurately and timely.
  • If applicable insures that departmental charges are input accurately and timely.
  • Establishes policies, procedures, various records and contracts.
    • Employees are well informed.
    • Assures adherence.
  • Reviews and revises at least annually or as needed.
  • Delegates and coordinates departmental workflow for optimum efficiency.
  • Shares control with employees and others as related to the outcome of services provided by the department.
  • Seeks to constantly improve processes resulting in increased effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develops job descriptions and measurable performance standards; reviews and revises as needed.
  • Encourages each employee to be quality conscious.
  • Maintains a quality improvement log to show improvements.
  • Crosses disciplinary lines to achieve functional quality improvement.
  • Fosters openness and exchange of ideas for improvement.
  • Advertises successes and builds on them for improvement.
  • Leads by example.
  • Finds an improvement opportunity.  Organizes a multidisciplinary team who is familiar with the problem.
  • Clarifies current knowledge about the process.
  • Uncovers the root causes.
  • Starts the PDCA cycle.
  • Plans for correction/intervention.
  • Does or implements the intervention.
  • Checks the results of the intervention.
  • Acts on the results with acceptance, rejection or modification.
  • Proactively shares information with employees regarding mission, values goals, progress, trends, experiments, successes and failures.
  • Proactively shares with administration information that could affect employees’ morale, motivation and ability to contribute to the organization.
  • Provides input at Department Manager meetings and other committee meetings as assigned.
  • Recruits, interviews, selects, hires and orients employees to fill vacancies in the department.
  • Facilitates the hiring process by thorough, accurate and timely submission of paperwork.
  • Monitors staffing levels and recommends adjustments to assure that customers’ needs are met.
  • Promotes longevity.
  • Runs efficient meetings, which do not waste time.
  • Manages group dynamics to encourage participation by all and use of all talents.
  • Is able to reach consensus.
  • Recognizes and rewards team cooperation, efforts and results.
  • Acts proactively rather than reactively as evidenced by taking the initiative to solve problems before they become major crises.
  • Responds to suggestions of others with optimism and an eye to visionary possibilities rather than with pessimism and negativity.
  • Consistently treats employees as a customer rather than a resource, which is expendable as evidenced by low turnover.
  • Displays a high motivation to work with all employees to achieve the goals of the department and hospital.
  • Strives to coach employees rather than reprimand.
  • Encourages and provides for employee education/training opportunities which will have a direct effect on employee performance.
  • Accurately and realistically evaluates employees based on job descriptions and performance standards.
  • Submits evaluations to Human Resources on or before annual review date or end of probationary period.
    • Maintains a QI program for department.
    • Maintains standards.
    • Measures results periodically.
    • Takes corrective actions when actual results are less than established standards.
  • Advises on structural changes and modifications to buildings.
  • Advises on fire and building codes.
  • Obtains estimates for cost.
  • Assesses feasibility for proceeding with projects.
  • Sets up PM standards/frequency.
  • Monitors for compliance.
  • Determines equipment replacement through review of equipment history.
  • Determines need for alterations and/or repairs.
  • Accompanies appropriate authorities or inspectors of the building and utility systems.
  • Negotiates contracts for competitive bids.
  • Monitors for compliance and quality of being performed.
  • Insures for timely completion.
  • Works in coordination with the QI Director to maintain a current hospital-wide electronic Statement of Condition as required by the Joint Commission.
  • Assures that acceptable Plan for Improvement (Statement of Conditions, Part 4) is completed for deficiencies identified.
  • Assures that Plan for Improvements identified are completed by projected completion date and submitted to Joint Commission.
  • Prioritizes maintenance functions to be completed.
  • Monitors work orders for timely completion.
  • Communicates work status to department managers.
  • Assists with maintenance functions as needed.
  • Establishes and monitors PM program for clinical equipment.
  • Provides input for purchasing new equipment.
  • Insures compliance with established standards.
  • Stays current with codes – fire, electrical, building, life safety, etc. to assure hospital compliance.
  • Stays current with Joint Commission standards to assure hospital, maintenance and Biomed compliance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situation
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with excellent verbal and written communication skills


Non-Essential Functions


  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.


Professional Requirements


  • Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Complete annual education requirements.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Wear identification while on duty.
  • Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.
  • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.
  • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and in-services as needed.


Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions


  • May need to stand for up to 2-6 hours at a time
  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment

Sr. Plumber, FT – Days, Piedmont Newnan

Job Number: 1053144

Locations: Piedmont Newnan Hospital – Newnan, Georgia

Shift/Schedule: Full-time


Job Description

JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for maintaining, repairing, modifying, renovating and construction of plumbing distribution and fixtures steam distribution and heating. Performs all required inspections, testing preventative maintenance and training of personnel. Strong knowledge of NFPA 25, 70, 72, 99 and 110. Good working knowledge of State and Local codes and their application in healthcare. Ability to formulate budget requests.


MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: High School Diploma or Equivalent.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Five (5) years experience as plumber.

MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW: Journeyman or Georgia State Masters Plumbing License (Non-Restricted or Restricted)

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Cert: Backflow prevention (American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE), American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA), Training, Research, Education, Environmental Occupation (TREEO from University of Florida). Valid Georgia driver’s license & adhere to Piedmont’s Healthcare Vehicle Safety Program policy 3500 criteria preferred.

Director, Facilities Management – FT

Locations: Brunswick, US-GA

Categories: Administration

Req ID: SG0000995

Job Description

Southeast Georgia Health System has an opportunity for a Director, Facilities Management to join our Facilities team!

Summary: Responsible for overall strategic direction, operational and budgetary performance for all the departments within Facilities Management as applicable across the Health System including: Maintenance & Plant Operations, Grounds & Landscaping, Environmental Services, Laundry & Linen Services, Clinical Engineering, Central Transportation (including Valet and Courier Services) and the Environment of Care.   All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote a culture of safety, follow established policies, and adhere to all state and federal regulatory requirements, Joint Commission requirements, and national patient safety standards.

The Director, Facilities Management performs the following essential responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating strategic vision and core objectives for all Facilities Departments throughout the Health System.
  • Responsible for budgeting of all operational expenses and proper management of approved and assigned budget.
  • Responsible for development of capital budgets and for long term planning of capital assets.
  • Responsible for managing the strategic operations of facilities within the Health System to ensure that operations, maintenance, and vendor management standards are met in a cost-effective, safe, and efficient manner. The Director will design, establish, organize, and direct the goals, objectives, and standards of performance for department staff; develop, implement, and interpret operating policies and procedures; and maintain and interpret standards, regulations, and codes.
  • Responsible to ensure a constant and perpetual state of regulatory readiness. Lead the Joint Commission/CMS Survey experience at the facilities management level with direct responsibility for Utilities Management, Fire/Life Safety, Hazardous Materials and Medical Equipment Management.
  • Supports and provides direction to all managers in the Facilities Division to ensure they are educated and prepared to carry out their daily responsibilities as department leaders.
  • Provides superior customer service and communicates effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Responsible for in-house construction projects and renovation of all campuses.

The ideal Director, Facilities Management should posses the following minimal qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 5 years experience in a leadership role within Facilities Management, preferably in a health care environment.
  • Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM) or Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) preferred.
  • Must be knowledgeable of Joint Commission standards and other regulatory standards such as OSHA, NFPA, EPA, and state affiliated agencies; knowledgeable of the Universal Building Code and the Southern Building Code and be able to multi task issues.
Service Excellence:  All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote service excellence by developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, other team members, and the medical staff and will ensure the highest quality of care by performing their responsibilities according to the highest professional standards.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin. EOE/AA: M/F/D/V

Job Type: 1.0
Hours: Days