Provides personnel administration, supervision, and technical leadership to Facilities Maintenance workers. Ensures the safe, efficient, and economical operation and maintenance of the Central Plant and HVAC systems campus-wide. Develops and implements an energy management program. Developments and implements a program to proactively upgrade utility systems. Participates in planning for new utility infrastructure requirements.


  • The position reports to Director, Facilities Maintenance Services.
  • The position directly supervises seven (7) Stationary Engineers, an outside contractor performing preventative maintenance services, and other contractor-provided services that periodically arise.
  • As this is a management position, it also involves the indirect supervision of approximately 3- 5 other Facilities Maintenance workers not involved in Central Plant operations.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Provide the appropriate resources and leadership to ensure the continued safe, efficient, and economical operation and maintenance of the Central Plant.
  • Provide the appropriate resources to ensure the continued safe, efficient, and economical operation and maintenance of HVAC systems and devices throughout the campus.
  • Provide leading support for utilization of the Archibus facilities management system to identify, schedule, track, and generally document maintenance performed on utility systems.
  • Provide documentation and information as required to demonstrate compliance with JCAHO, SCAQMD, EPA, LA County Fire, and other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Track and document changes to campus utility systems. Ensure that utility system drawings and other documents are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Participate in strategic planning for new and future utility services. Evaluate existing utility capacities and loads, and determines new project and/or program requirements in order to maintain adequate utility reserves.
  • Provide support for and participates in electricity and natural gas commodity purchasing.
  • Develop and implements a campus-wide energy management program. Coordinate program with local utilities to obtain available incentives and other resources.
  • Practice a high level of independence in identifying and correcting utility system problems or deficiencies. Plan the timely replacement of aging or failing equipment.
  • Supervise all Central Plant staff and utilities contractors.
  • Ensure adequate coverage and scheduling to fill 24-hour/day, 7-day/week requirement for operating personnel.
  • Prepare work schedules, assign personnel, evaluate work performance and make recommendations for personnel actions.
  • Implement and conduct appropriate department training for maintaining and repairing equipment.
  • Advise Facilities management staff in formulating and planning equipment maintenance and repair programs (ie, policies and procedures).
  • Provide Quality Assurance inspections and follow-up for all utilities-related work.
  • Budget/Financial Administration: Assist Director in identifying items to be included in the budget; ensure that expenditures are correctly assigned to the appropriate account; and ensure that appropriate documentation is retained in order to support an audit of departmental expenditures.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

The following job accountabilities may be reassigned:

  • Ensure the organized expansion and utilization of automatic building controls systems.
  • Ensure that daily work orders completed are closed and logged.

Position Qualifications

  • High School or equivalent, Two years post High School Trade, Business or Professional school, Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements
  • At least two years’ experience at the Supervisor level, or higher.
  • Read/interpret blueprints and technical manuals
  • Current CA driver’s license and a good driving record for insurance purposes.
  • Stationary Engineer license

Preferred Education and Skills:

  • Associate degree or higher
  • Engineering and management courses
  • HVAC License
  • Central plant operations/energy management

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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