Maintenance Tech
Washington, DC 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

General Summary of Position

Job Summary:

Responsible for operating and maintaining microprocessor-based systems, including air distribution and pneumatic tube. Analyzes specific requirements of system and supplied areas and performs appropriate programming, preventative maintenance, and repairs.

Primary Duties:

  1. Installs, tests, maintains, and repairs air distribution and pneumatic tube systems including supply and return, exhaust fans, as well as system components such as direct digital and pneumatic controls, firmware, software, and their related end devices.

  1. Troubleshoots and diagnoses engineering plant complications and systems malfunctions. Develops and implements solutions/corrections and maintains and inventories equipment, tools, supplies, mechanical room operating logs and data trends for optimal and efficient performance.
  1. Performs scheduled preventative maintenance and casualty prevention work orders. Recommends improvements and modifications as appropriate. Maintains accurate records/logs as required.
  1. Develops estimates for a wide variety of repairs to installed equipment in accordance with requirements. Determines the means and methods to be used, estimates time, material(s), and human resources needed, and may be required to secure the appropriate tools/equipment and materials.
  1. Programs air distribution, lighting, and Peak Demand Limiting (PDL) to optimize energy conservation and maintain appropriate environment thought the Washington Hospital Center.
  1. Inspects and critically evaluates the condition of all system components, work in progress, and completed maintenance ensuring proper standards are met
  1. Assists with Class III and Class IV asbestos removal under the guidelines of the Respirator Protection Program.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Trade/vocational school graduate; or equivalent with courses such as chemistry, physics and mathematics exhibiting the ability to read, understand, and interpret equipment manuals, written specifications, written and oral instructions, meters and gages, as well as models/graphic illustrations such as: layout diagrams, blueprints, mechanical and architectural drawings, work sketches, and schematic drawings as well as the ability to detect warning signals and machinery malfunctions required.
  • 1-2 years as a Maintenance Mechanic demonstrating the ability to perform this position and the knowledge of computer operations and programming of mechanical systems required.
  • 5-7 years' operating and maintaining HVAC and microprocessor based pneumatic tube systems required.

Why MedStar Health?
At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

  • Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
  • Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
  • Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
  • More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people.

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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