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Engineer - Plant Engineering and Maintenance, Medical Office Buildings, Full-Time, Evenings

Location Lake Forest, Illinois Business Unit Lake Forest Hospital Job REQID 57895 Job Function Facilities/Maintenance Shift Evening Job (2nd) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


**This is a Full Time position at 40hrs per week. Schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday, 2:30p-11p with on-call every third weekend.  This role is for our Medical Office Buildings and will require travel to our various sites.  This is a non-union position.**

The Engineer reflects the mission, vision, and values of NMHC, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Coordinates between various parties such as clinical staff, engineers, and technical staff for facilities management services.
  • Observes meters, gauges and fuel levels to determine operating conditions of equipment/systems and regulates the performance within established standards.
  • Performs preventative and general service on various pieces of industrial/commercial equipment and mechanical equipment/systems.
  • Takes chemical readings of boilers, air conditioning systems, pools and related waters; adjusts or changes concentrated levels accordingly.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and emergency repairs on commercial sterilizer and heavy duty industrial type equipment.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and restores malfunctioning mechanical and electrical equipment and systems.
  • Performs maintenance on hospital equipment such as desks, tables, TVs, nurse call, kitchen, laundry, chairs, patient beds, wheel chairs, stretchers and walkers.
  • Identifies and reports safety and fire hazards in accordance with NFPA 99 and 101 regulations.
  • Repairs interior and exterior surfaces of the building including minor roof repairs.
  • Monitors and operates electrical and mechanical building automation system (BAS).
  • Works with others in department on P.M.'s, Electrical/Refrigeration/Painting projects, general maintenance and emergency repairs.
  • Works on a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) that includes data entry and entering routine work tickets.
  • On accession will perform primary security functions as defined in Security Officer job description



  • Stationary Engineering License (or within three months of hiring)
  • Three or more years of progressively responsible engineering experience in similar building environment which includes general certifications and training on HVAC/mechanical equipment.
  • Strong verbal skills and a customer-oriented attitude.
  • Familiar with MS Office, strong computer skills, data entry


  • Certified Pool Operators License
  • CPI Certified

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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