Job Overview


The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.

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The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This is a full-time permanent Utility Systems Repairer-Operator position located in the Maintenance Department at the Claremore Indian Hospital.  The incumbent is under the direct supervision of the Utility Systems Repairer-Operator Supervisor.  The primary function of this position is to operate, maintain, and repair major equipment/utility systems and related equipment required to provide building and utility services and environmental control for all buildings at the Claremore Service Unit.  The incumbent will also perform carpentry services for renovation/construction projects and preventative maintenance for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other building features. 

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  • Maintain, operate and repair all utility systems (such as chillers, cooling tower, pumps, air handlers, steam boilers, domestic hot water and chilling loop, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems), and related auxiliary equipment.
  • Maintain surveillance of the computerized heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system control.
  • Perform repairs, renovations and construction projects to hospital and other buildings on-site, and maintains building features.
  • Perform scheduled preventive and emergency maintenance on utility systems, building components, and other mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.