Plant Operating Engineer - Contingent - Dearborn Fairlane

Facility/Security/Support Services
199928 Requisition #


Under minimal to no supervision, operates, maintains and ensures the safe and economical operation of all heating and cooling systems, medical gases and vacuum, domestic hot and cold water, cooling towers, converters, pneumatic tube system, boilers, chillers, absorption units, package refrigeration and fire systems. Principal operator of the primary central plant mechanical systems. 



  • High School Diploma. Four to Five (4-5) years of experience operating a large complex central facility plant with special emphasis in operating under constantly changing loads.
  • Must have a working knowledge of advanced HVAC technologies and be able to use a computerized building automation system operator workstation. 
  • Must be able to efficiently operate a wide range of mechanical systems, perform chemical tests on cooling towers and heating and cooling loops.
  • Must have some plumbing and electrical repair knowledge


  • Requires a First Class Refrigeration Operator License, a minimum of a High Pressure Boiler license and up and State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources 5B Microbial Pest Mgt Certification.
  • Must have City of Dearborn First Class Refrigeration License
  • Must have City of Dearborn High Pressure Boiler License


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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