Facilities & Engineering Careers at Lifespan

Mechanic Job

Job Number: RIH18516

Job Title: Mechanic

Department: Mechanics - 1014423

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under general supervision, repairs and performs routine maintenance to hospital machinery and equipment, such as conveyors, patient stretchers and beds, laundry equipment, laboratory equipment and motor vehicles. Repairs and fabricates machinery and equipment parts.


Completion of High School or Trade School 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 multimeter, leakage meter, signal traces or logic probe), their proper use and care.

Thorough understanding of electronic controls as well as pneumatic principles to maintain the tube system.

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 to four years of related experience required.