FLSA STATUS: Exempt
Under direction; performs work of moderate difficulty in the coordination of operation, maintenance, repairs and remodeling of assigned group; performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class performs skilled work in the maintenance, repair, and operation of County buildings and related systems in addition to assigning and reviewing the work of assigned staff. Independent judgment is exercised in the prioritizing and planning of work for assigned area. Direction is received from the Facilities Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.
• Assigns, delegates, supervises and inspects the work of subordinate staff engaged in the operations, maintenance, repair and remodeling of County buildings and facilities
• Operating and maintaining all high temperature and high pressure hot water generators, high and low pressure steam boilers, centrifugal and absorber chillers, air conditioning units
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Assists group members with layout and scheduling of work
• Coordinates and directs the work of outside contractors
• Operates computers, hand tools, analog and digital diagnostic meters, gauges, power tools, welders, torches and other related equipment and tools
• May perform the following tasks on an occasional basis
• Assist with diagnosis of building and system problems
• Establish and execute preventive maintenance on equipment and buildings
• Install and repair pumps, motors, valves, piping and plumbing system components, conduit, wire and electrical system components (up to 480 volts)
• Perform other mechanical and some carpentry work
• Perform minor design work
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
• Methods, materials, tools and practices of building maintenance and operations
• Occupational hazards and safety precautions
• Record keeping methods
• Leadership principles
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Operation, maintenance and repair of building mechanical systems
• Remodeling of buildings, building systems and components
• Use and care of necessary tools and equipment
• Planning, assigning and supervising the work of others
• Building trades
• Interpreting information from sketches, building plans
• Planning, assigning and supervising the work of others
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; five years of progressively responsible experience in institutional, governmental, or commercial building maintenance and operations which include troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining high pressure vessels and related equipment; remodeling or construction experience with proficiency in the building trades; including two years in a supervisory or lead worker role; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibrations, loud noise, noxious odors, dusts, poor ventilation, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, oils, electricity, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, travel, and other related conditions and situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Depending on the assignment, this position requires a valid Illinois Driver's License and a license as a registered Stationary Engineer by the City of Chicago.