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Methodist Hospital

Plant Operator Advanced

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time • Nights (rotating weekends)
Facilities Plant Operations and Security   Job ID: 02531-104985
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SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Facilities Maintenance Department. Submit your application today!


We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

What You Will Do In This Role:

The Plant Operator Advanced is a highly motivated and experienced individual. As part of the Facilities team, will oversee a wide variety of daily plant operations, personally controlling HVAC equipment and plant equipment via a centralized control unit or direct controls. In addition to ensuring smooth operation will also schedule maintenance for equipment and perform repairs on related plant equipment as needed. This position requires considerable professional experience within a healthcare and/or manufacturing type environment, and the ideal candidate also possesses strong computer proficiency, mechanical skills, team building skills and strong problem-solving abilities. The Plant Operator Advanced will also take calls on the patient floors and in rooms, so advanced customer service and follow up communication a must. Qualified candidate would possess water and/or chemical testing knowledge and background in relation to domestic water, well water and cooling towers.

Essential Job Functions: 

  1. Replace or repair valves, wires, pumps, motors, thermostats and all other plant components as needed to repair services in existing structures.

  2. Perform preventive maintenance checks and testing of all features of the life support equipment such as medical vacuum pumps, distribution pumps & exhaust fan motors, boiler controls, medical air compressors, control relays and breakers

  3. Perform documented rounds of all critical building infrastructure such as chillers, air handlers, boilers, heating and cooling water systems and related pumps, DI water systems, well pump operation and related documentation and water and/or chemical testing.

  4. Establishes relationships with others to develop a network and mentoring opportunities. Also develops relationships with other departments.

  5. Demonstrates an expert level knowledge of plant operation practices and expert level skills in common tools and equipment.

  6. Operates and maintains all plant equipment including building controls equipment at an expert level.

  7. Display advanced verbal and written communication skills, advanced computer skills and related software for building controls and PM/work order system

  8. Documentation of regulatory requirements e.g. The Joint Commission, Texas Department of Health and Human Services, etc. and maintain required logs and documentation for inspections


Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

Education: High school diploma 


  1. 7 or more years’ experience in a related job or equal in training
  2. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).



Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:


  1. City of San Antonio Electrical Maintenance License (This may be obtained within six months of hire)
  2. Clean driving record

Methodist Hospital:

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.


As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.


Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking here.

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Full-time • Nights (rotating weekends)

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) by December 6, 2021, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption.

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