Overall a pretty good place to work in building maintenance.
Plant Operations Technician (Current Employee) – Columbia, MO 65201 – May 14, 2017
Typically there is no typical day at work in hospital maintenance. We are the first responders for everything from clogged toilets to exploding transformers or burst pipes. In addition, we also perform routine preventative maintenance tasks on beds, the pneumatic tube system, kitchen equipment, HVAC equipment, among other things. I feel well supported in being given the tools and supplies to tackle whatever challenges come up in a workday. I have been provided with on the job training courses and have learned a lot from my coworkers. Department management has not always been receptive to employee concerns and often lacks follow through. The job is pretty laid back much of the time, but major challenges that can affect patient experience do arise, and require swift response to avoid impacting either the patient directly, or the clinical staff's ability to deliver exceptional patient care, so at times, this responsibility can be pretty stressful. It is rewarding to know that we are all team members that are helping patients through some of the biggest challenges that they might face.
Excellent benefits and ample paid time off.
Pay is low relative to healthcare maintenance jobs at other local hospitals.