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Mechanic A - Full Time

Tower Health - Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Posted: 09/12/2018


Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.


With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.


Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.


At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives



Operate engines, boilers and auxilary equipment


Read gauges, meters and charts to track boiler operations


Monitor boiler water, chemical and fuel levels


Activate valves to change the amount of water, air and fuel in boilers


Inspect equipment to ensure that it is operating efficiently


Check safety devices routinely


Record data and keep logs of operation, maintenance and safety activity


Construction and facilities maintenance courses a plus with shop math, able to read and understand blueprints, shop drawings and electrical schematics


Ability to assemble, disassemble, repair machinery, systems, controls from drawings, sketches, verbal or written instructions.


Works on a continuous basis in routine repairs and service as well as emergency situations. Ensures proper tools, materials and spare parts are available to complete the job.


Understands job assignments. Able to diagnose problems quickly. Ability to repair or service unfamiliar equipment and/or systems and controls. Ability to use test equipment that is trade-related in diagnosing problems.



  • High school diploma or GED required -  vocational/technical graduate preferred.
  • Mechanic A requires a journeyman’s certification (or similar proficiency in any 2 or more of the 6 hospital related skill fields – carpentry, plumbing, welding, HVAC/refrigeration, power plant, and electrical). Ability to work independently in a designated skill field is a prerequisite.
  • Provide daily preventative and corrective maintenance in assigned areas in accordance with standard procedures of the Facilities Services Department and in accordance with the Hospital's objectives.  Boiler Operator l


  • Construction and facilities maintenance courses a plus with shop math, able to read and understand blueprints, shop drawings and electrical schematics.
  • Knowledge of heating systems, boiler and other related power equipment, boiler chemistry and water testing procedures, and boiler codes and safety standards.

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