SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Building Engineer, the Building Technician employee shall be responsible for maintaining, repairing, and practicing preventive maintenance of equipment and mechanical systems at the Oak Brook Park District. These systems include indoor and outdoor plumbing, indoor and outdoor lighting and electric, HVAC, and general aquatic systems.
SUPERVISORY: The Building Technician employee directly reports to the Building Engineer.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Complete required inspections of the Family Aquatic Center (FAC), Central Park West (CPW), Family Recreation Center (FRC), and Oak Brook Bath & Tennis (OBBT) and document any necessary facility, equipment and custodial repairs, and follow up in correcting any problems. • Inspect, maintain, clean and repair pumps, motors, piping, pools, slides, spas, pool chemistry systems and all associated components as needed. • Inspect, repair, and maintain mechanical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and related components at FAC, CPW, FRC, and OBBT and recommend in-house or contracted repairs as necessary. • Maintain basic physical condition of FAC, CPW, FRC, and OBBT with a high degree of quality and an attention to detail including tile, equipment, paint, grout, caulk, walls, lighting, etc. • Maintain the proper operation of indoor pools throughout the year. • Open and close the outdoor splash park in a timely manner and maintain proper operation of the splash park throughout the season. • Maintain accurate and complete records of maintenance activities. Inspect and maintain all outdoor lighting, electric and plumbing systems. • Oversee the electrical and mechanical maintenance of the FAC, CPW, FRC and OBBT. Maintain the building’s physical condition. • Operate the FAC and OBBT in accordance with the State of Illinois and DuPage County Health Department Pool/Spa Codes. • Administer and document pool water tests in accordance with applicable codes and adjusts pool equipment as needed to maintain correct water balance. • Assist the Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations, Superintendent of Facilities, and Building Engineer in maintaining long term equipment and inventory plans. • Help in the development of preventive maintenance calendar. • Work closely with the Superintendent of Facilities, Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations, Aquatic Supervisors and Building Engineer to coordinate aquatic and facility maintenance. • Review all facility renovation and construction plans with the Building Engineer, Superintendent of Facilities, and Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations. • Develop a tracking system for all work performed. • Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times. • Assist in maintaining aquatic and maintenance manuals. • Assist management in the ordering and inventory of all pool supplies. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations or Building Engineer. • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, promptly reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Perform other duties and requirements as assigned. • Observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations, and report any hazardous situations. The safety of staff and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees. • Attend all staff meetings. • Assist other facility areas as needed.
PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Building Engineer. • Ability to delegate work, where appropriate, in order to accomplish work most effectively. • Demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, as necessary, promoting positive and effective working relationships with staff and external customers. • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. • Ability to recognize priorities and meet deadlines. • Ability to accept constructive criticism and/or supervision. • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to new situations. • Possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives. • Use good safety awareness and judgment in all aspects of this position. • Ability to follow directions and communicate both verbally and in writing. • Ability to read and understand materials. • Ability to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and other construction documents. • Knowledge of construction methods and the use of construction equipment. • Ability to develop detailed project cost estimates. • Ability to maintain and organize systematic, complete, and accurate records and be skilled in communicating clearly in a written manner. • Possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform job responsibilities • Possess good problem-solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations. • Ability to represent the Oak Brook Park District in a professional manner.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Bending, kneeling, and reaching items off floor and high shelves • Walking and bending for sustained periods of time, as when working on pumps and motors • Lifting and moving material, such as lumber and doors up to 80 pounds • Lifting and moving with loads for long periods of time, as when stocking storerooms • Climbing ladders and reaching to perform work, such as changing light bulbs or painting • Repeated hand and arm movements for extended periods of time, as when hammering, sawing, drilling, etc.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Work on wet pool area surfaces and possible exposure to pool chemicals. • General work area is indoors in a smoke-free environment with temperatures in excess of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. • May be required to work outside during various weather conditions including rain and mud, and extremely hot and cold temperatures. • May be exposed to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas.
HOURS: The Building Technician is a full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. A typical weekly schedule is Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, including an unpaid 30-minute meal break. Up to 8 hours each week will be scheduled on either Saturday or Sunday, varying in day, time and length as the job requires and will be coordinated in advance with the Building Engineer each week. The Building Technician is on-call during off hours in case of mechanical or chemical related emergencies.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: • High school graduate with additional education preferred. • Must have at least 3-years of experience in building maintenance or similar position. Preference will be given to candidates familiar with aquatic facilities. • Must be a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or ability to obtain certification within one (1) year from date of hire. • Knowledge of computers with experience in Microsoft Excel and Word as well as service request database. • A valid Illinois State Driver's License is required. • CPR and AED certification is required (training will be provided by the Park District).
The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Robert Bond, Superintendent of Aquatic & Maintenance Operations by email: email@example.com or by mail: Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. No phone calls please.