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Facility Maintenance Decisions

Hospital Plant Operations Manager: 'Teaching Most Rewarding Part of the Job'

Hospital Plant Operations Manager: 'Teaching Most Rewarding Part of the Job'

By Dave Lubach, Associate Editor Health Care Facilities   Article Use Policy

Joe Amico’s title reads “Manager of Plant Operations.” His job description also might include the duties of a classroom teacher.

“Providing support to staff and patients is awesome, but I continue to enjoy teaching,” he says. “It’s the most rewarding part of the job — learning new information and passing it on.”

Amico joined the Parkland Medical Center staff in 2012 as manager of plant operations. His career in the maintenance and engineering field started while serving in the Navy more than 25 years ago as the lead staff mechanical instructor and supervisor at a power plant in Connecticut. It was a work experience he continues to benefit from.

“Many of the maintenance and engineering practices learned there I continue to practice today,” he says.

Click here to hear the podcast with Amico. Management Track takes a closer look at the maintenance and engineering management profession by speaking with leaders at institutional and commercial facilities throughout the country.

posted on 12/27/2016