Yale New Haven Health System

Zone Mechanic

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Position Type
Full Time Benefits Eligible
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Work Schedule
Work Days
Work Hours
8:00AM - 4:15PM
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To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Performs a variety of mechanical repairs and maintenance to provide continuous and uninterrupted service of the various utility and operating systems within the hospital.



  • 1. Recognizes the role of a zone mechanic in the department and how it relates to the overall function of the hospital regarding patient care. Performs PM tasks and procedures as directed and scheduled. Promptly responds to all repair calls within the zone. The zone mechanic will pay attention to all details of all equipment, furniture, and the overall appearance of all areas within the zone. Inspects all rooms on an ongoing basis making sure that all equipment is properly maintained. The zone mechanic may be required to periodically work in the maintenance shops, as directed, due to staffing needs.
  • 2. Continually strives to make the best use of time during the assigned shift through careful coordination of daily tasks. Contributes to the productivity and efficient operation of the Engineering Department. Regularly assists in controlling costs and maintaining costs. Demonstrates the ability to recognize establish and deal with priorities promptly. Willing to adjust personal schedule to facilitate the process of departmental scheduling and needs. Ensures that supplies are maintained according to established guidelines; monitors usage to determined for a change in established level.
  • 3. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of safety procedures and policies. Follows safety procedures, especially in using power tools. Physically capable of carrying tools and equipment. Has a complete understanding of hospital Fire and Safety procedures. Knows personal role in case of a fire or disaster during his assigned shift. Maintains work areas in a manner conducive to safety and efficiency; cleans and organizes department area on own initiative.
  • 4. Responsible for maintaining continued professional growth. Participates actively in own performance appraisal. Identifies and actively pursues a planned program for professional growth through night classes, reading textbooks, facility learning experience, consultations with others, etc., demonstrates a sincere interest in improving current level of skills and knowledge.
  • 5. Responsible for promoting the Greenwich Hospital Service Excellence Program. Communicates with fellow employees in a courteous manner at all times. Inspires confidence from patients, visitors and staff members by performing and communicating in a highly professional manner at all times. Stops at nursing station when on maintenance call to inform staff of work that is to be done. Strives to maintain a good working rapport with all patient care, personnel and other departments requiring frequent interaction and coordination of efforts. Works well with supervisors or those in authority positions. Handles telephone information requests with courtesy, accuracy, and respect, receives information and distributes messages as necessary. Identifies self and department when answering telephone.
  • 6. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.




High school or equivalent trade school.




Two-three (2-3) years field or shop experience in the construction or building maintenance field. Must possess computer skills necessary to operate electronic work order system.








Able to perform general carpentry, plumbing and electrical system repairs.




Regularly works in a patient care environment. Potential exposure to infectious or hazardous waste. Some work may require exposure to hot, damp and noisy environments. Standing or walking most of the day. Lifts and handles medium weight objects frequently. Occasionally works in a maintenance shop in an awkward reaching, standing or crouching position. Regularly works on ladders while using tools.



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