Prime Healthcare

Plant Engineer III

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
US-CA-National City
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type


Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! Paradise Valley Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

Paradise Valley Hospital is the South Bay’s oldest hospital, the second oldest hospital in all of San Diego County, and the largest employer in National City. For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Hospital has served San Diego faithfully, proud of our heritage and providing numerous programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community. Our 291-bed, acute care hospital features the San Diego Spine & Joint Center, a highly credentialed acute rehabilitation center, our Paradise Health & Senior Center, a fully equipped and modern cardiac catheterization lab, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and 24-hour emergency services.

In addition to our healthcare services, we offer comprehensive behavioral health services on the hospital campus and Bayview campus in Chula Vista. Services include psychiatric continuum of care for adult patients, inpatient services, and intensive outpatient services. Learn more at


  • Starts, adjusts, stops equipment such as generators, turbines, compressors, pumps, engines and other building related equipment
  • Observes recorders, meters and gauges on mechanical equipment and records on logs/forms.
  • Adjusts valves and other controls on mechanical equipment to ensure that readings are within specified ranges for safety, efficiency and economy.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and repairs on all physical plant and building related equipment as required, per manufacturer specs.
  • Monitors and evaluates equipment usage.
  • Performs most electrical repairs to building and equipment
  • Performs most plumbing repairs to building and equipment
  • General welding skills
  • General mechanical skills
  • Small appliance repairs.
  • Inspects the physical plant rooms and all physical plant equipment for safety.
  • Checks and inspects all physical plant safety shutdown equipment.
  • Disassembles and cleans boilers and other physical plant equipment periodically
  • Inspects physical plant equipment while it is in operation, making minor repairs and/or adjustments as needed
  • Lubricates moving mechanisms on physical plant and building equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.


Education and Work Experience

  1. Five (5) years experience in an acute healthcare setting preferred.
  2. Able to troubleshoot, read schematics, and/or blue prints.
  3. Valid state driver�s license.
  4. Certified and/or licensed in a specified trade that is relative to healthcare engineering (Steam boiler, HVAC, etc).
  5. High School Diploma or equivalent required

Facility Specific Requirements (facility may require items listed below):

  1. Behavioral Violence Prevention training preferred

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law:


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