HVAC Engineering Mechanic

Engineering Services  
Full Time
Day Shift 
7am to 3:30pm

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year.





Job Summary

Performs a variety of skilled tasks which includes but is not limited to construction and maintenance of hospital facilities and equipment. Primary emphasis will be in the mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing fields. 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 3 Years of Experience in Maintenance
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): 3 Years of Experience can be Substituted for completion of LMC Engineering Mechanic Apprenticeship program
Required Certifications/Licensure: SC driver's license and acceptable driving history.
Required Training: Must be able to read technical service manuals and blue prints with at least a basic comprehension

Essential Functions

  • Makes routine and emergency repairs on a variety of mechanical/electrical equipment.
  • Makes general installation and repairs of water, steam, vacuum, compressed gases, sewerage, drainage, and automatic sprinkler lines and systems.
  • Respond to alarms from building automation system for issues with all LMC systems (HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Medical Gas, Pneumatic Tube, Conveying Equipment, Refrigeration, Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinkler etc) and troubleshoot as skill level and training allows. Contact appropriate personnel or vendor to complete repair. Receive in house training for monitoring these systems.
  • Work rotating “on-call” shift per Engineering “On-Call” policy.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs plumbing systems, plumbing fixtures, and such apparatus as pumps and gauges.
  • Inspects connections and other parts of systems for leaks, repairs, damage and replaces as needed.
  • Works on both low and high temperature and pressure piping and equipment.
  • Works on 120/208 and 277VAC equipment and circuits.
  • Constructs and repairs building parts and fixtures, furniture and special equipment; inspects worksite to determine work to be done, calculates quantities of materials needed and requisitions hardware and supplies; performs such other tasks as necessary to complete the work, using hand and power tools.
  • Evaluate work orders and project requirements and coordinate with appropriate personnel to plan/execute completion of the task.
  • Works with minimal supervision with projects such as; erecting walls/ infection control barriers, applying plasterboards, repairing or installing building fixtures such as; doors, locks, windows, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing equipment. Must be able to produce a finished product. (Replace light ballasts, outlets, switches, door hardware, etc.).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates a variety of tools and equipment indigenous to facilities construction and maintenance (such as pipe cutters, reamers, threading machines, sawzall, phase rotation meter, voltmeter, etc.).
  • Navigate computerizes work order software to retrieve, comment, document time, and close out work orders appropriately.
  • Assists as assigned with construction projects where his/her expertise is needed.
  • Works as a team member to ensure both hospital and work area safety at all times and in accordance with infection control requirements.
  • Trains, instructs, and directs helpers and coworkers and as assigned, assists other trades in building maintenance operations.
  • Head work teams on projects as assigned by manager.
  • Maintains skills current industry trends. Execute project requirements and coordinate with appropriate personnel to plan/execute completion of the task.
  • Knowledgable of hospital specific life safety codes and requiements for building components. Including but not limited to fire doors, fire caulking, exit lights, etc..
  • Maintains an optimistic and professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers. Shows courtesy, compassion and respect. Conforms to Service Excellence Policy and "House Rules".
  • Ensure Hazardous Waste or Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals are discarded, stored, and managed with other compatible waste streams in containers that are properly labeled and closed prior to being shipped offsite for proper disposal.  Initial RCRA training is received within 6 months of the hire date and continuing with annual RCRA training.
  • Performs such other duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency, e.g., fire or disaster.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina