Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Revenue Facilities, the Facility Engineer is responsible for all HVAC, electrical, pool operations and a wide variety of other maintenance and repair work that relates to the general upkeep of the recreation center.
Supervision Received: Reports to the Director of Revenue Facilities.
Supervision Exercised: Supervises 1 full-time custodian as well as 15-20 part time center attendants.
Essential Functions: •Responsible for day-to-day operation and maintenance of the center’s physical plant equipment including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, swimming pool mechanical operations and housekeeping. •Understands and operates computer hardware and programs as they relate to the operation of HVAC, lighting controls, security systems and pool and spa operating systems. •Plans and schedules work in accordance with goals established in conjunction with Director of Revenue Facilities. •Coordinates equipment, manpower and material needs as they relate to the center’s maintenance and housekeeping demands. •Assigns work, supervises full and part-time cleaning staff and takes active role in daily maintenance activities in accordance with responsibilities outlined. •Researches and recommends to the Director of Revenue Facilities the purchase of equipment and supplies for preventative and ongoing maintenance of all mechanical and control systems throughout the facility. •Evaluates the effectiveness of assigned personnel and trains them to improve productivity. •Keeps the Director of Revenue Facilities adequately informed at all times of problems related to the work and changes in plans and work completed. •Recommends policies and procedures for the improvement of maintenance methods, to instruct, counsel and direct in maintenance activities, and perform other similar or related duties as assigned. •Performs rough and finished carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical and mechanical maintenance work throughout the facility •Purchases inventory supplies for building & pools as directed. •Repairs plumbing fixtures and replaces broken plumbing fixtures. •Repairs or replaces fixtures such as switches, receptacles, and lighting fixtures and fuse boxes. •Checks and maintains boilers and air conditioning systems. •Repairs and maintains swimming pool and spas.
Marginal Functions: •Ability to provide custodial services. •Repair, paint and lubricate exercise equipment. •Assist in snow removal operations as needed. •Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.
Tools and Equipment Used: •Any type of hand and power tool. •Common office equipment, including calculator, computer, copier and miscellaneous small office equipment.
Physical and Mental Demands:
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. •The employee is frequently required to use hands and/or fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. •Work requires definite skilled and accurate physical operations and manual dexterity. •The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. •The employee is frequently required to: o Reach, extending hands and arms in any direction. o Climb, ascending or descending using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. o Balance, maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. o Stoop, bending the body downward and forward. o Kneel, bending legs at the knees to come to rest on knee or knees. o Crouch, bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. •The employee must regularly lift up to 20 lbs. and occasionally lift as much as 50 lbs. •Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions: •Exposed to indoor work associated with a recreation/fitness center. •Occasionally exposed to noise levels associated with HVAC systems. •Regularly exposed to outdoor weather.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
•High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) with 3 or more years of general experience in mechanical and maintenance trades. •Ability to obtain a State of Illinois Certified Pool Operator’s License within one year of employment. •The employee must possess the ability to maintain composure under stressful situations. •The employee must possess exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills, coupled with strong communication skills, having the ability to represent the Deerfield Park District in a professional manner. •The employee must have a genuine desire and ability to interact with people of all ages and temperaments.
Safety: •The Facility Engineer is responsible for being aware of and contributing to the maintenance and implementation of all Deerfield Park District safety policies and procedures. •Required to: o Use good safety awareness and judgment o Follow policies o Report potentially unsafe conditions o Follow manufacturer safety instructions when using equipment o Follow agency ergonomic policies and procedures