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Building Maintenance Engineer/Harbor Light/Chicago

Company: Salvation Army USA
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewDOING THE MOST GOODDo you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world? The Salvation Army is the fourth largest charity in the United States and is an international organization based on Biblical principles created to help people in need. We are mission-driven, diverse, collaborative, and focused on positive results for people. Join us in making a difference.POSITION TITLE: Building Maintenance EngineerLOCATION/DEPT: Freedom Center/Harbor Light - Building ServicesREPORTS TO: Chief Building EngineerFLSA CATEGORY: Non-ExemptSTATUS TYPE: Full-TimeOUTCOMESResponsible for the overall maintenance operations at the Freedom Center. The preservation and maintenance of all assets, in addition to the physical operations of the Corps Community Center, The Harbor Light Center and Pathway Forward programs are critical to the success of the position.PROGRAM/CLIENT ENVIRONMENTThe backgrounds of the clients served by The Harbor Light and Freedom Center programs will manifest a variety of inappropriate behaviors. When this occurs, employees are to respond within the context of the treatment environment of the site. Employee conduct (actions, dress, etc) and interactions (conversations, written communications, etc.) with clients must also be within the treatment environment of the facility.ResponsibilitiesESSENTAIL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDaily preventive maintenance for the Freedom Center systems, equipment and components - this will consist of operating, diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electrical and electronic building systems: air handling equipment, fire alarm system, building automation system, fluid pumping for cooling and heating, security card access, refrigeration and boilers. Inspect the property daily to ensure that all is in efficient working order and Chief Building Engineer is aware of any maintenance and safety issues. Following preventive maintenance schedule to maintain 185,000 square ft. under The Salvation Army operations guidelines as a member of maintenance team, assist in scheduling maintenance work and monitoring for quality assurance, monitoring for timely completion of work order requests in accordance with policies and procedures. Responsible for repairs of residential structures, fixtures, appliances, including plumbing, carpentry and electrical, roofing and upkeep of grounds in all weather conditions. Assist in preparing for agency audits and inspections, HL program events and any other external partners and organizations as it relates to building operations and maintenance.POLICY AND PROCEDUREUnderstand compliance need of Freedom Center as it relates to policies and procedures pertaining to financial monitoring controls (ie purchase orders, bids and contracts) and other all regulatory requirements and procedures necessary to the programs. In absence of Chief Building Engineer, monitor and direct scheduling of housekeeping and vendors, making most efficient use of available resources and adherence to company policies and may act as the team lead. Participate in and training, coaching and motivating team members to meet and exceed daily expectations.OTHER DUTIESAll other duties as assigned.QualificationsEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE* Technical college or trade school required.* A two-year vocation degree or certificate in a HVACR, mechanical, electronics, building maintenance or building automation systems, or an Associates' degree from an accredited program in HVACR.* Five years of experience with progressive responsibilities in property maintenance for hospitality, medical, educational or retail operation required.* Industry - Trade Certifications/licenses (OSHA, HVAC, etc.).* Valid Driver's license/MVR clearance.COMPETENCIES* A flexible style that displays a willingness to learn.* An excellent attention to detail, procedures, processes and policies.* A demonstrated ability to manage projects, priorities and programs in a constantly changing environment.* A communication and management style that exhibits the principles and values of the Army as well as fosters team relationships and effectively communicates information.* An extensive knowledge of basic computers skills - Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet experience necessary.* Proficient in all areas of HVAC operation, troubleshooting and repairs, plumbing and commercial plumbing system, working knowledge of hand and power tools, mechanical, cleaning equipment & supplies and protective equipment.* Basic automotive skills.* A 'hand-on" electrical skills set (working knowledge of multi meter operations).* Must be skilled in customer service and capable of working around large groups and with individuals from diverse back grounds.* Willing to promote the mission of the Salvation Army.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT* This position is required to regularly ascends/descends a latter to service equipment above 10ft.* Frequently moves equipment weighing up to 100lbs arcos sites.* Driving company vehicles to scheduled service appointments and other destinations as assigned.* Constantly works in outdoor weather conditions. Must be willing to work outside of the standard facility office hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday to meet the needs of the program.* Weekend hours are required and will be a part of weekly schedule.

Keywords: Salvation Army USA, Chicago , Building Maintenance Engineer/Harbor Light/Chicago, Engineering , Chicago, Illinois

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