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Plant Operator

Date Posted
14th March 2017
Installation, Maintenance & Repair
Job Type
San Fernando
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is pleased to invite suitably qualified persons to forward applications to fill the post of Plant Operator at the SWRHA.

Job Description

Job Summary

The Plant Operator provides routine electronic/mechanical work in the operations and maintenance of health facilities’ plants and equipment.  The health institutions operate on a 24 hour basis, and accordingly this person may be required to work on shift or “on call” arrangements.  The job may involve considerable travelling and fieldwork throughout the region.

NB: This job is subject to exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards, vibration, dust, hazardous waste and other conditions as found in a hospital environment.


Key functions & Duties:

  • Performs routine preventive or minor break-down maintenance on boilers, air conditioning compressors, pumps, generators, vacuum plant, air compressors, medical gases systems, air condition systems and elevators.
  • Responds and takes appropriate action in response to all alarm signals (audio or visual).
  • Upkeeps and maintains operation records of medical gases.
  • Consults with and obtain directions from the Senior Plant Operator to plan and execute jobs related to the requirements of the Region.
  • Utilises the manual or computerised maintenance management system to ensure that all operating, maintenance and repair costs are recorded against individual assets.
  • Advises Supervisor on maintenance of parts and material inventory stocking.
  • Advises Supervisor on professional equipment necessary for ongoing maintenance.
  • Inspects equipment at all SWRHA facilities to determine maintenance, repair, and replacement needs; report safety and fire hazards in keeping with the Authority’s policies and procedures.
  • Applies continuous effort to reduce energy consumption costs.
  • Applies continuous effort to increase output quality and reduce turnaround times for on-going work.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Key knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Laws, regulations, guidelines, and codes standards pertaining to operation, maintenance and repair to mechanical engineering installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Local and international mechanical engineering codes.
  • Local and international safety codes and practices pertaining to health institutions.
  • Engineering methods, materials, and tools used in the maintenance of mechanical engineering installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and database and project applications.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and instructions.
  • Communicate orally with user departments’ representatives, manufacturers, contractors.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to use measuring instruments in addition to hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Ability to work in elevated locations.


Required Qualifications, Training and Experience:

  • Successful completion of a relevant Craftsman Certificate from an accredited technical institute.
  • Two (2) years’ experience as a Plant Operator in a facility.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s licence.

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