Provide building maintenance and preventative maintenance for services across IIT's Mies Campus to ensure a safe, comfortable environment for students, staff, faculty and tenants. Monitors, operates, maintains and repairs building equipment and systems including, but not limited to heating, ventilation, cooling, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, infrastructure, carpentry and grounds maintenance, including snow removal. Works under direct supervision of the area manager (AM)/lead building engineer (LBE); in the absence of or at the direction of the AM/LBE, makes independent decisions concerning maintenance and preventative maintenance issues. Educates and instructs designated maintenance mechanics, trainees and grounds workers by demonstrating the best method for trouble-shooting problems and maintaining systems/controls such as HVAC, to ensure effective day to day operations of building, and all systems/control maintenance. Performs all duties in compliance with established IIT safety requirements, work order procedures, procurement, vendor, suppliers and purchasing requirements.
Department: Facilities Maintenance (Union)
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
1. High school diploma or GED; required. 2. Associates Degree or Stationary Engineer Certificate; required. 3. Completion of an approved stationary engineer training program; or other qualified training program; required. 4. 2 years of experience after receiving the City of Chicago Stationary Engineer License; preferred. 5. Experience within a high rise building with complex systems; preferred. 6. 2 years of experience as a City of Chicago Stationary Engineer in a high pressure steam environment; preferred. 7. 4 years of experience HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, painting and electrical; Preferred. 8. 2 years of experience with boiler/pressure vessels; required. 9. Formal training, education or certification in electrical; preferred. 10. Prior experience as a first responder to building problems; a plus. 11. Experience working in a variety of commercial occupancy building with tenants or in an educational or hospitality environment; preferred. 12. Experience in a building that incorporates LEED operations and maintenance; a plus.
Knowledge & Skills:
1. Knowledge of City of Chicago building codes. 2. Demonstrated ongoing professional/trade education and training. 3. Knowledge and ability to work in and produce documents in Excel, Word and Outlook; a plus. 4. Technical knowledge of computerized control and building automation software and systems; required. 5. Knowledge of general mechanical systems, boilers, electricity, plumbing, soldering, brazing, welding and HVAC controls; required. 6. Locksmithing; a plus. 7. Able to read and interpret documents, schematics and blueprints. 8. Able to perform mathematical functions relevant to the position. Knowledge & Skills: 1. Good verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to partner with individuals and organizations to achieve desired results. Communicates effectively in English; both verbal and written. 2. Proficiency in problem solving (trouble-shooting) and development of solutions in a complex work environment. 3. Demonstrated experience working independently and on a team. 4. Performs repair issues across a broad spectrum of services, recognizes and effectively trouble-shoots problems and prioritizes work. 5. Demonstrated ability to complete job independently with high-quality workmanship, minimal supervision and in a timely manner. 6. Demonstrated ability to take ownership for the overall flow of work; and timely completion to meet customer service requirements and to minimize the down time of building repairs, maintenance and preventative maintenance. 7. Considers safety in all aspects of the execution of the work to contribute to a safe environment for the students, staff, faculty, tenants and the visitors in accordance with IIT Environmental Health and Safety, and other Federal, and/or State Agencies. 8. Uses a variety of specific hand and power tools, electric meters, equipment, lifts, ladders and scaffolds to perform duties. General Skills: 1. Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment on multiple tasks with frequently changing priorities. 2. Ability to work independently and make decisions involving considerable initiative and ingenuity. 3. Effective communicator and collaborator, with the ability to negotiate and gain buy-in with critical partners and customers. 4. Ability to maintain compliance with IIT safety regulations and maintain a safe work environment.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.