Building Maintenance Tech

Company Name: Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US - 19104

Job Duration: 2021-05-04 to 2021-06-03


Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 98613

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular – Full Time 

Job Summary

The Building Maintenance Technician performs the necessary duties for the maintenance of the equipment, buildings, and grounds, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and painting, all within a health care facility and research facility campus.

Job Responsibilities

Perform Maintenance tasks.

  • Adjust, fix or replace all hardware on doors, cabinets, furniture, bathroom partitions, windows, etc.
  • Replace stained or damaged ceilings, flooring, cove base, wall protection, ceramic tiles, etc.
  • Change light bulbs, fixtures, ballasts, switches, receptacles, and reset circuit breakers.
  • Replace faucet washers and change toilet seats.
  • Patch and paint walls.
  • Repair roofing, blacktop, cement, masonry and block.
  • Remove or relocate snow, de-ice grounds.


Tour buildings and grounds.

  • Document all facility deficiencies through daily travels.
  • Complete assigned Preventative Maintenance slips.
  • Repair or report deficiencies.


Complete daily Work Orders.

  • Respond to Emergency Work Orders including clearing clogged toilets, sinks, drains, water leaks, loss of power, unsafe facility conditions, etc.
  • Complete urgent and routine work orders including uncrating, moving, assembling, and installing free standing and wall hung equipment, etc.
  • Forward work orders that are to be completed by specific trades.

Make Signage.

  • Identify/correct verbiage and signage using in-house sign machine and materials.
  • Document signage that cannot be made in-house and submit for outside signage company.

Participates in Zone Maintenance.

  • Zone Assignment: An area or square footage to take personal responsibility for routine daily.
  • Maintenance needs:
  • Be a proactive problem solver, and maintenance coordinator for your area.
  • Routinely tour areas of responsibility and document and repair all deficiencies.
  • Check with customers daily, Maintenance Log, or Zone back-log report.
  • Complete minor maintenance task as requested by customers or assigned including but not limited to:
    • Relamping and replacement of broken lighting diffusers.
    • Replace stained or missing ceiling tiles.
    • Respond and correct minor TV/VCR/game problems in patient care areas.
    • Unstop minor clogs in sinks, showers, tubs, commodes, fountains, drains.
    • Locate source of ceiling leaks and repair if possible.
    • Maintain, tighten/repair:
      • Broken or missing hardware
      • Minor leaks at pipes, valves, lavatories, toilets, bathroom partitions, and accessories
      • Missing or damaged faceplates on outlets and switches
      • Beds, cribs, stretchers, IV poles, curtain tracks, vertical blinds.
      • Cove base, wall protection, wall bumpers, outside corner guards
      • Office furniture, file cabinets, chairs and desks
    • Hang pictures, clocks, plaques, needle/boxes and hot files.
  • Maintain and inspect Fire Smoke Partitions and Barriers.
  • Inspect and maintain all mechanical spaces within the zone, assure they are not being used for storage and comply with department standards.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED. Certificate of completion of a vocational school in building maintenance or a certificate from a certified school, in building maintenance.

Required Experience: Five (5) years’ working experience in institutional or industrial building maintenance. 

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Experience in working within a building maintenance environment including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and painting skills.
  • Ability to read prints, sketches, wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams, schematic drawings.
  • Experience in the use of all industrial hand and power tools.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, be a self-starter and customer oriented.
  • Must possess good lateral and vertical communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Must have the ability to climb, work in close quarters, lift heavy objects, and work outside in extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be flexible enough to work different hours and shifts to meet customer and maintenance needs.
  • Basic working knowledge of graphic design, using a computerized Gerber sign machine.
  • Basic knowledge of N.F.P.A. 99 health care facilities, the City of Philadelphia codes, National Electric Code N.F.P.A. preferred.
  • Computer literate, experienced in DOS and Windows applications, and sign manufacturing.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146