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MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.



Operates and insures correct, effective operation of stationary engines, steam boilers and accessories, central chilled water plant, building management systems and mechanical equipment to provide services to the hospital.


  • Operates, adjusts, and regulates steam boilers, compressors, generators, pumps, chillers, cooling towers and building management systems.

  • Observes steam-flow meters, carbon dioxide meters, pressure and draft gauges and adjust valves to attain reading within specified requirements.

  • Periodically records readings in the logbook.

  • Removes and tests water to determine hardness. Conducts other chemical checks on water and adjusts chemicals as needed.

  • Is responsible for oiling and greasing moving mechanisms, maintaining proper water condition in boilers and cleaning boilers.

  • Observes state and local regulations such as periodically shutting down boilers and inspecting interiors for scale deposits.

  • Detects warning signals and machinery malfunctions by sound.

  • Has responsibility for the functioning of the emergency generators and their periodic testing.





  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), required.

  • Specialized or technical training.

  • Two years experience in a power plant setting.

  • Licensed within the city of Des Moines as a First Class Stationary Engineer preferred.

  • Considerable knowledge of the processed and techniques of boiler operation and generating equipment.

  • Standard medical and nursing equipment, special equipment or office equipment found in the assigned area

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Requisition ID 2020-144307

Employment Type Full Time

Department Plant Operations

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Night

Standard Hours Night

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne West Des Moines


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.