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General Mechanic - Ochsner Medical Center | North Shore - Full Time (M-F 11a-7p)

Ochsner North Shore, LA
  • Posted: December 02, 2019
  • Full-Time

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate.  We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. 

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.  Come make a difference at Ochsner Health System and discover your future today! 

This job responds to assigned departmental maintenance needs and is responsible for the execution of repairs or replacement of affected equipment in assigned area. The General Mechanic must be familiar with a wide range of skilled crafts including, but not limited to, plumbing, electrical, HVAC-R and carpentry. The General Mechanic responds to and repairs specialty systems such as the nurse call system, fire alarm system, television system, medical gas system, and the ceiling system. The General Mechanic refers requests beyond the scope of this position to the Facilities Manager for distribution to a specialty mechanic. The General Mechanic uses hand and power tools necessary for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and painting repairs.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.


Required -High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience
Required -5 years in maintenance experience; must be mechanically inclined including experience working with minimal supervision and multi-tasking. Experience using all hand tools and power tools required to properly perform job duties. Experience troubleshooting and problem-solving equipment issues.

Preferred- Healthcare experience


Required -Valid driver's license from state of residence

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Healthcare experience
  • Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, heating/ventilation/air conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC-R).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Skills to read, write and understand schematic drawings, blueprints, specifications, etc. Have a will do attitude.

Job Duties

  • Performs general repairs and troubleshooting.
  • Performs daily maintenance inspections/repairs in assigned area.
  • Utilizes effective judgment and decision making skills when performing job duties
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Adheres to company policies.
  • Completes Preventive Maintenance (PM) inspections according to schedule
  • Follows up on completed/current assignments.

Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!

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