Employment at GCYC

Building Engineer

Reports To

Lead Engineer


Full Time

Position Summary

The Building Engineer is responsible for providing routine/emergency engineering, maintenance, and repair services on the Comer Education Campus and neighborhood properties to protect assets and ensure a positive member/participant/staff experience.  Provides a high level of customer service with responsibility for routine assessments of building systems and equipment, analyzes data to ensure proper functioning and adheres to preventative maintenance plans. Provides hands-on engineering support for routine, preventative, and emergency maintenance services as needed such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, landscape services and other building systems to optimize service quality and maintenance costs while adhering to building codes, maintenance standards and processes.  This is a non-union position requiring flexible hours as a key member of the snow team, special event set-ups and occasional cleaning.

Qualifications & Requirements
  • Five (5) years of demonstrated engineering / maintenance experience similar to the Functions and Responsibilities herein with proficiency to use all tools required to complete the tasks.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • City of Chicago Stationary Engineer license preferred.
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in an mechanical / construction / engineering field preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to use PC including Microsoft Suite software and (MicroMain) work order system to manage service request process, communicate to perform essential duties and functions required.
  • Pass BMV Vehicle background check and ability to drive vehicles and grounds equipment such as pick-up truck with or without trailer or plow attachments, Bobcat Skidsteer and lawn tractors required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to read and interpret documents in English such as service requests, blueprints / drawings, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals required.
  • Availability to routinely work Saturdays also on call availability 24/7/365 especially to participate in event set-ups and snow removal efforts. Schedule is subject to change.
Functions & Responsibilities
  • Under the supervision of the Lead Engineer uses a work order system to complete duties for all Campus assets including inspections, small construction projects/carpentry, and all building system maintenance including specialty program and production equipment
  • Works assigned shift and also available for facility emergencies, PTO relief, snow response and event set-ups
  • Exhibit initiative to complete work in a courteous and timely manner according to acceptable standards of exactness, neatness and conformance to Gary Comer Youth Center or industry accepted policies and procedures
  • Implements or participates in routine and scheduled event set-ups with oversight of auditorium seats, ‘walls’ and basketball hoops
  • Key member of the grounds/snow staff including shoveling, snow blowing or snow plowing from walkways, stairs and driveways as well as spreading ice melt
  • Occasionally assists with general building cleaning which includes common spaces, cafeteria, offices, program and event spaces, restrooms and outsides spaces
  • Maintain safe work practices and keeps work areas clean and tools and equipment in good working order
  • Display discreetness, awareness, confidentiality and cultural competency while working as a team player
  • Wears the required uniform and maintains a professional appearance at all times
  • Supports the mission of GCYC
  • Works collaboratively in a team setting serving the needs of youth
  • Takes on other duties as needed
  • Serves as a role model for youth and community
  • Abides by the employee handbook and established GCYC policies and procedures
Environment & Working Conditions
  • Ability to perform duties and inspections while walking, standing, riding, stooping and/or lifting
  • Ability to lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs
  • Typical physical demands require full body movement, physical strength and stamina sufficient to regularly utilize tools, maintenance equipment, and snow removal equipment and perform Campus set-ups
  • Ability to withstand various weather conditions
  • Dexterity sufficient to perform basic computer functions
  • Thorough and attentive to details