Facilities & Engineering Careers at Lifespan

Master Mechanic Job

Job Number: TMH18775

Job Title: Master Mechanic

Department: FM Buildings & Grounds - 1104419

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under the general supervision of the Facilities Supervisor, repairs and performs routine maintenance to hospital machinery and equipment, such as patient stretchers, wheel chairs, wheeled carts and equipment, laundry equipment, motor vehicles, and power operated doors. Repairs and fabricates machinery and equipment parts. Performs a variety of duties to temporarily replace or assist trades and craft personnel in maintenance, repair and construction work; monitor physical plant and perform maintenance functions alone on evening, night and weekend shifts and perform duties relating to tool and materials management as assigned. Is part of the snow team; removes snow using a shovel, snow blower, snow plow, and small engine powered pushers and loaders.


Equivalent to completion of four years of high school plus 1-2 years of trade schooling with courses in welding, basic electricity and mechanics.

Ability to read and understand blueprints, design parts to be fabricated and to investigate cause and resolve equipment malfunctioning.

Demonstrated knowledge of standard maintenance and metal working tools, electronic diagnostic tools (i.e. digital and analog multi-meter), their proper use and care. Familiar with trade requirements of carpenters, electricians, plumbers, plasterers and other trade skills. Knowledge of hand and power tool operation and repair.

Must have a good driving record, meet and maintain the appropriate and valid driver’s licenses in order to operate motor vehicles as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and in accordance with Lifespan’s Fleet Risk Control Policy.


Three years related experience in mechanical repair and general renovation and maintenance work.