Valley Presbyterian

Stationary Engineer - Van Nuys

Van Nuys, CA
Built on a small plot of land in Van Nuys, Valley Presbyterian Hospital first opened to the communit

Job Description

Stationary Engineer

Posted: Tuesday, 8/15/2023
Employment Status:
Part Time II (Less than 48 Hours Per Pay Period)
Job Category:
Support Services/Facilities
Salary Range (DOE):
$41.62 - $49.51 per hour


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to activities related to maintenance, repair and modification of equipment controls / communications, electrical / electronic systems, or mechanical devices and equipment.


Education: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

Experience : Minimum two years work experience in working with boilers and operation of boilers.

Specialized Training : N/A

Licensure: L. A. City 500 H.P. License

Software: N/A


Maintains clean equipment rooms. Performs monthly tests on all emergency equipment including switch gear. Checks equipment while in operation and performs minor repairs, replaces worn or defective parts. Performs regular inspections tour of Physical Plant to assure the safe and efficient operation of equipment. Observes and controls the demands on equipment by adjusting valves and other controls.

Satisfies all criteria of standards as set forth by Sec. VII of the A.S.M.E. Power Boiler Code and equipment governed by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. Runs water analysis daily, boilers are checked and logged hourly, they are treated and blown down 2 times per day. Rounds are conducted and logged 2 times per day. Conduct weekly tours of specific areas of the hospital, allowing for the hospital to be covered in its entirety on a monthly basis.

Uses PM sheets to ensure each piece of equipment is serviced according to manufacturers’ requirements on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual schedule. Maintains all plant equipment in good working order. Report any discrepancy to supervisor. Keeps central plant area clean daily. Dusts down equipment monthly. Touch-up paint after repair. Completes work orders in a timely manner. Relays telephone messages, and performs duties assigned.

Management of Information

Maintains confidentiality, security, and integrity of patient and hospital data.

Documents clearly, legibly and accurately in accordance with Hospital policy.

Follows HIPAA regulations regarding the protection of patient information.

Improving Organizational Performance

Attends frequent training education programs to maintain or enhance skills and knowledge appropriate for the job. Completes required training. Is current on all position required licenses, certification and education (i.e. License, BCLS, ACLS, LA Fire Card, AB508, Annual Mandatory Education). Retains and enhances competencies. Produces a significant volume of work efficiently and in a cost effective manner. Demonstrates knowledge of and follows safety practices. Understands the importance of safety in the workplace. Maintains a safe work environment for self and others.

Communication, Departmental and Interdepartmental

Communicates to department and Chief Engineer if additional equipment, materials or resources are needed to complete the job.

Participation in Departmental Operations

Maintains and participates in Performance Improvement activities within the department. Performs regular inspection tour of Physical Plant to assure the safe and efficient operation of equipment.

Actively Participates in Environment of Care/ Safety Program

Maintains working area and equipment in accordance with environmental and safety regulations.

Reports safety concerns or occurrences of unsafe conditions or practices through the appropriate channels.

The above statements reflect the essential functions considered necessary to describe the principle content of the job. They are not intended to be a complete statement of all work requirements or duties that may be inherent in the job.


Key for Physical Demands


66 to 100% of the time


33 to 65% of the time


0 to 32% of the time

  • Continuous standing/walking and occasional/intermittent sitting.
  • Continuous use of bilateral upper extremities in fine motor activities requiring fingering, grasping, and forward reaching between waist and shoulder level to handle/operate medical equipment/devices.
  • Frequent reaching above shoulder level and overhead.
  • Frequent forward bending, twisting, squatting and kneeling; occasional climbing.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.


  • Office equipment, including computers, copiers, facsimile machines, telephones, 2-way pagers, and files/file cabinets.
  • Department specific ladders, hand tools, dollies, painting equipment, small electrical tools (i.e. drills, saws, paint sprayer, etc.)

Salary Range: $41.62 - $49.51 per hour

Valley Presbyterian At A Glance

Built on a small plot of land in Van Nuys, Valley Presbyterian Hospital first opened to the community in 1958 with only 63 beds. The hospital facilities and services expanded vastly over the past several decades, rising to meet the growing needs of the San Fernando Valley community. Today, we have 350 beds and are one of the largest independent, nonprofit community hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. We serve thousands of individuals and families each year, and offer a full range of health care services. Our Maternity Services unit is one of the busiest in the San Fernando Valley region. Our Emergency Services Department is a vital community asset, serving more than 60,000 patients each year. Specially certified to treat stroke patients, and designated as a cardiac receiving center, the hospital provides critical care services for patients with life-threatening needs. At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, we are proud to provide excellent care across many specialties, such as pediatrics, cardiology, and orthopedics, as well as many sub-specialties.
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