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Hospital Director of Engineering and Safety, Salinas, CA

Organization: Natividad
Category: Director
Location: Salinas, CA
Date Job Posted: June 3, 2021
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At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do—from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless lives. It has also earned us a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. If you believe in inspiring healthy lives by focusing on community-based care, consider joining Natividad today.


Natividad is seeking a permanent full-time Hospital Director of Engineering and Safety in the Engineering Department. The Director of Engineering & Safety is responsible for the Plant Operations/Maintenance, Grounds, Safety and Security Departments at Natividad, as well as the overall physical plant operations of the facility, to include managing and supervising staff and ensuring that Natividad is in compliance with applicable local, State and Federal laws and regulations. The Director of Engineering & Safety has 24-hour facility responsibility and reports directly to the Hospital Assistant Administrator.

The candidate hired into the permanent, full-time position will be eligible to receive a $5,000.00 sign-on bonus and may be eligible for a relocation bonus.

Examples of Duties

  • Directs and oversees the overall supervision, managing, planning, organizing and maintaining operational control of the following departments, including Plant Operations and Maintenance, Grounds, Safety and Security, Biomedical Engineering and the overall physical operations of the facility.
  • Develops, maintains and monitors operating budgets, budget preparation and short/long range planning for assigned departments.
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Safety Officer for the hospital and chairs the hospital’s Environment of Care Committee and Emergency Management Committee.
  • Ensures Joint Commission Environment of Care (EOC) compliance for Safety/Security/Fire Prevention/Hazardous Materials/Bio-Hazardous Waste/Emergency preparedness/Utilities and Medical Equipment Management, and maintains and reviews EOC plans for hospital compliance.
  • Develops and monitors department goals and objectives that are consistent with Hospital’s goals and objectives.
  • Supervises staff of assigned department; schedules, assigns, directs, monitors and evaluates the work of subordinate professional, technical and other assigned personnel; orients new employees and ensures that appropriate instruction is provided; provides or coordinates employee in-service and other training as needed; interviews, selects and disciplines employees as appropriate.
  • Interprets complex laws, regulations, policies and procedures; recommends the development and implementation of new policies and procedures to resolve operational issues and meet requirements; ensures that departmental policy and procedure manuals are up to date.
  • Develops and administers quality control and quality improvement programs; monitors staff work in progress and work completed; oversees and monitors record keeping and reporting activities; monitors the accuracy of data; communicates and coordinates assigned departments projects and activities with staff as assigned; responds to complaints, identifies issues and seeks appropriate remedies.
  • Supervises the ordering, receipt and accounting of all related equipment, verifies vendor prices and availability; communicates and coordinates with purchasing staff regarding equipment purchases for supplies and services; prepares data and reports for Administration on the preventative maintenance of hospital equipment.
  • Prepares complex reports, correspondence and other documents; attends meetings and participates on committees as assigned.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of:

  • Principles, priorities and techniques of effective management, including planning, organization, delegation and supervision
  • Principles and practices, concepts and methods of maintenance, repair and construction, and project management needs of hospital facilities, including buildings, utility systems and grounds
  • Public Works contract language administration, procedures analysis, negotiations, bidding and compliance
  • Practices and techniques of architect and engineer design concepts and components, construction remodeling and maintenance projects management; details of facility and utility engineering design, including building systems and materials of construction
  • Principles and practices of civil engineering
  • Building trades functions, construction methods and processes, materials and equipment utilized in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, grounds/landscaping, preventive maintenance programs, services, functions and processes; grounds maintenance and landscaping design
  • Safety requirements for employees working in buildings and grounds activities; and codes, rules, regulations, safety orders and safety practices applicable to the various OSHA, CAL-OSHA, EPA, HAZMAT building trades, and safety requirements applicable to hospitals and clinics

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or a related field and 5 years of direct supervision in a medical facility overseeing Plant Operations and Maintenance, Grounds, Safety and Security, Biomedical Engineering and the overall physical operations of the facility with a minimum of 2 years of multi-department management experience in an acute care facility.

For application materials, contact Natividad, HR, 1441 Constitution Blvd, Bldg. 300, Salinas, CA 93906; call us at (831) 783-2700; or apply online at Like us on Facebook: EOE/M/F/H/V

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