The Habitat Company Assistant Chief Engineer in Chicago, Illinois
The Assistant Head Janitor for South Commons Condos is to assist the Head Janitor (Chief Engineer) in maintaining the physical integrity of the property. This involves insuring a safe, secure and comfortable living environment for residents, visitors and staff. The Assistant Head Janitor will carry out assigned duties in a safe manner and other duties as requested by the Head Janitor. In the absence of the Head Janitor, the Assistant Head Janitor will assume all maintenance responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct all business in accordance with The Habitat Company's policies and procedures and state and federal laws (e.g. OSHA, ADA, Fair Housing)
Must be knowledgeable of pertinent laws and EPA and OSHA regulations governing proper storage and management of hazardous materials, including solvents, flammables, caustics and freon.
Constantly be aware of the condition of condominium property and immediately initiate action to correct unsafe conditions (e.g. broken gates leading to pool area, broken steps, open holes, broken or burned out exterior lights)
Schedule and perform routine preventive maintenance on all appropriate equipment as directed by Chief Engineer and Community Manager.
Inspect and maintain all tools in excellent condition.
Be aware of utility meter cut‐offs, apartment and fixture cut‐offs, and sewer clean‐outs.
Perform work area clean‐up and safety related duties.
Ensure that storage areas remain locked when not in use
Diagnose and perform minor and routine maintenance/repair, as directed, involving the following daily:
Electrical and plumbing (including water lines)
A/C and heating systems
Water irrigation systems
Stairs, gates, fences, patios and railings
Tile, carpet and flooring
Roofing, gutters and fasteners
Interior and exterior lights
Fireplaces and ceiling fans
Gas fixtures and appliances
Shutters, doors, cabinets, windows and sliding glass doors
Boiler, gas and electric
Door locks, P.O. boxes and locks
Security systems (where applicable)
Pool areas, tile, whirlpool/hot tubs and pool furniture
Inspect and coordinate all needed apartment preparation repairs and services
Assist staff as required to meet deadlines
Report all major repairs and need requisitions to Chief Engineer and Community Manager prior to any expenditure of funds.
Change locks and make keys.
Remove and transfer heavy appliances and equipment from storage area to apartment (or vice versa) as circumstances warrant.
Assist in moving abandoned furniture and other appliances to dumpster when necessary
Be knowledgeable of inventory levels of spare parts and supplies, and inform Chief Engineer of Shortages
Assist in keeping grounds neat and free of litter; rake, sweep and shovel as circumstances warrant
Perform any additional duties as assigned by Chief Engineer and Community Manager
Strong working knowledge of planning, organization and direction of the maintenance and repair activities.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Ability to understand principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Ability to meet schedules and timelines.
Ability to work independently with little direction.
3-5 years of experience in apartment or condominium maintenance.
Minimum of 2 years of of HVAC experience.
Experience with basic plumbing, carpentry, electrical, etc.
Pool Operator License preferred
Must enroll in SEIU Local 1 and complete required on-going trainings for Assistant Chief Engineers.