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Director of Engineering

Valley Cottage, New York, United States
November 07, 2018

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Director of Engineering

Focus of Interest: Facilities Management


Seasoned, performance-focused, and goal-oriented professional with more than 33 years of experience in facility engineering and management within healthcare industry. Equipped with problem-solving and critical thinking aptitudes in handling various responsibilities, managing challenging situations, and driving significant results within fast-paced environments while maintaining quality, timeliness, and efficiency. Adept at utilizing superior organizational skills in overseeing facility maintenance, safety, and security in alignment with client specifications and requirements, while ensuring compliance with standards of states and federal regulatory agencies. Armed with excellent interpersonal aptitudes in interacting and establishing positive rapport with individuals of diverse backgrounds. Technically proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) and computerized maintenance software (CMS).


Equipment Installation and Troubleshooting ~ Contract Negotiations ~ Continuous Process Improvements

Project Management ~ Staff Training and Supervision ~ Rapid Conflict Resolutions


Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, Montclair, NJ

Director of Engineering 2013–Present

Provide keen oversight to staff of 28 union employees within 365-bed healthcare facility

Coordinate and manage activities and functions of plant operations and building renovations

Utilize computerized programs for corrective maintenance, project construction, and financial management while ensuring alignment with facility’s standards and regulations in monitoring quality of work within set timeframe

Observe strict compliance with Joint Commission, State Health Department, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Assume responsibility for the preparation of performance evaluations for personnel, facilitation of training to staff, and assessment of employees’ work performance

Key Highlights:

Led the successful installation of various diagnostic imaging equipment including nuclear camera, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscope, computed tomography (CT) scan, and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy

Generated more than $100K facility savings within the few months of employment

Designed and constructed multiple spaces such as pharmaceutical clean room and special procedure room for pain management

Successfully completed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Joint Commission surveys with no significant findings

Sound Shore Healthcare System, Sound Shore Medical Center, New Rochelle, NY

Chief Engineer Assistant Director 2012–2013

Took full charge of operation of utilities and plant equipment within multiple healthcare campuses such as Sound Shore Medical Center, Mount Vernon Hospital, Schaffer Extended Care Center, and The Dorothy Hopfer School of Nursing with minimal financial resources

Key Highlight:

Rendered hands-on support on the Joint Commission survey in 2013 resulting in no direct findings

Crothall Healthcare, New York, NY

Facilities Manager Unit Director, Isabella Geriatric Center 2010–2012

Efficiently managed 24 staff consisting of union and non-union employees in 700-bed Manhattan based facility

Facilitated training of staff, on mechanical systems, utility awareness, and OSHA regulations

Key Highlights:

Successfully achieved more than 95% completion of mandatory staff compliance training

Handled the preparation of daily regulatory inspections, which resulted to minimal deficiencies

Significantly rectified numerous systemic heating, air-conditioning, and plumbing deficiencies within first year of employment

Adeptly responded and provided resolution to prolonged plant operation problems encompassing mechanical and technical difficulties, which decreased the financial impact to hospital

Director of Engineering, Mount Vernon Hospital 2004–2010

Spearheaded union staff of 16 employees and conducted employee training regarding facility policies and procedures

Ensured achievement of goals through keen oversight to facility systems and identification of problems

Guaranteed successful completion of projects within set timeframe and budget

Expertly oversaw the negotiation and monitoring of service contracts

Strictly adhered to the rules and regulations of EPA, OSHA, DOH, JC, NFPA, and various local authorities

Administered computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for daily work orders and scheduling preventive maintenance

Key Highlight:

Led the successful installation of numerous capital projects including:

oMount Vernon Hospitals’ first MRI unit;

o450-ton centrifugal chiller;

o24 station dialysis unit;

o20-bed transitional care unit


Friedwald Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, New City, NY

Director of Engineering

Nyack Hospital, Nyack, NY

Plant Supervisor

Senior Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic

HVAC Mechanic


Associate’s Degree in Occupational Studies State University of New York at Delhi, Delhi, NY

Dean’s List



Proper Refrigerant Handling Practices Universal Certification, Environmental Protection Agency

IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System Certification, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

IS-200.B: Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents Certification, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate, SUNY Delhi

Electrical Construction and Maintenance Certificate, SUNY Delhi

Life Safety Code Certificate, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

HVAC Efficiency Improvement Certificate, Boiler Efficiency Institute

First Receiver Operations Level Training, New York Medical College

Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS), Westchester Medical Center

Environment of Care Essentials, TSIG Consulting


Incipient Fire Brigade Training, Fire Training Center of Rockland County

Operation and Maintenance of Centravac Chilling Equipment, Trane

Boiler Operator Training Program, Cleaver Brooks

Industrial Cooling Water Operator Program, Nalco

Water Management Group Safety Operator Training Program, Betz Dearborn


Refrigeration Service Engineers Society

National Fire Protection Association

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