GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES The Building Mechanic works under the supervision of the Superintendent of Parks and is responsible for skilled work involving the responsibility for the repair and upkeep of Park District buildings and facilities including District swimming pools. The candidate must possess a working knowledge in construction trades including carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, mechanical, painting, electrical, general building maintenance, and aquatics components.
ESSENTIAL GENERAL JOB FUNCTIONS (DUTIES): 1. Repair, service and maintain buildings, facilities and other mechanical equipment. 2. Perform tasks involving the use of acquired skills in carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, HVAC, and general building maintenance as well as swimming pool maintenance. 3. Work normally includes repairs to buildings and other district owned facilities. 4. Respond to emergency calls including calls for repairs and building alarms during and after normal workdays. 5. Develop, maintain, and adhere to preventive maintenance programs with Supervisor. 6. Maintain reports as required. 7. Perform in a timely manner proper operation, water tests, chemical safety, inspections, and mechanical systems of District swimming pools in accordance with the State of Illinois and Cook County Health Department Pool and Spa Codes. 8. Adhere to and actively enforce safety procedures of the District and its overall risk management program. 9. Manage and schedule contractors as necessary. 10. Oversee and manage part-time help as necessary. 11. Perform related or other assigned tasks as required. 12. Exercise considerable independence in performing duties. 13. Ability to read and understand blueprints and schematics
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Perform the job in compliance with District policies, procedures, work rules and employee manuals. • Perform the job in the safest manner possible and in compliance with District Safety Policies and Procedures • Adhere to department dress code • Promote park district facilities and programs • Maintain a positive public appearance • Attend conferences, seminars, workshops, webinars as they pertain to the position • Work in a cooperative effort or assisting manner toward continually improving park district facilities and programs • Work around general population and park patrons in public areas. • Maintain the facilities in a clean and safe environment for patrons and employees. • Perform snow removal, landscape maintenance, and other duties when required and needed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Perform manual labor tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, sitting, kneeling, climbing, reaching, lifting, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, and carrying. • Ability to lift 50 lbs., carry it 25' and lower it to the ground 10 times. • Physical ability to operate motorized equipment and machinery in a safe and proper manner. Good hearing, vision, reactions, etc. • Ability to lift one end of an 80 lb. folding table with another employee and stack 20 tables 5' high. • Must be able to continuously and alertly operate mowers and tractors in an 8-hour workday with a 1-hour rest period for lunch. • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain or snow). • Must be able to work in excess of an 8-hour day when directed by the Superintendent of Parks. • Ability to climb a 20' extension ladder and return to the ground safely. • Ability to lift, with another employee, a minimum of twelve 55-gallon garbage cans with weight of 100 lbs. into a truck bed 40" off the ground.
HOURS: The Building Mechanic is a full time position working 40 hours per week plus benefits and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday; 6:30am-3:30pm. The Building Mechanic is on call 24 hours a day and is required to report to duty for emergencies.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent. Three years experience in facility and building repairs, including one year at the journeyman level in the repair and maintenance of buildings and facilities, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be familiar with aquatic systems. Must have and maintain valid Illinois Drivers License. Must have or obtain Certified Pool Operator Certification (CPO) and be certified in CPR, First Aid and AED within six months of employment. Working knowledge of computers with experience in Excel and Word.
Applications may be obtained at the front desk of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center located at 8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, or by visiting our website at www.tinleyparkdistrict.org. Click on General Information, and download the application. Please submit completed resumes and applications titled BUILDING MECHANIC to:
Ryan Veldman; Superintendent of Parks, 8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477
Please do not follow up with phone calls.