Under general supervision, this position is responsible for assisting in the general maintenance of the properties and upkeep of the grounds. Assists the Facilities Manager with maintenance and repairs on machinery, equipment, physical structures, controls, grounds, furniture, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems of the local facilities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to
- Overseeing and/or performing proper repairs and maintenance of HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems of each Community facility; performing maintenance, painting, carpentry, electrical and/or plumbing as necessary.
- Repairing and maintaining machinery and mechanical equipment and assisting in the repair of grounds maintenance equipment. Painting and/or staining interiors and exterior areas as required, including decks and other items.
- Assisting with grounds keeping needs (mowing, trimming, weeding and snow removal) on all properties. May be required to use a plow. Assisting with maintenance or irrigation system.
- Keeping all exterior areas clean, free from debris and in good repair
- Ensuring that work/assignment areas, equipment, tools, supplies, etc. are properly stored at all times, as well as before leaving such areas for breaks, mealtimes and end of the workday. Ensuring that equipment is cleared at the end of the shift and assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe and attractive manner.
- Performing all tasks in a safe and professional manner. Following established fire safety policies, protocols and procedures including wearing and/or using safety equipment and supplies as needed (e.g., back brace, ear and eye protectors, etc.) when using equipment and supplies. Following proper techniques when mixing chemicals, disinfectants and solutions used for cleaning. Referring to established instructions or manufacturer’s instructions when necessary. Following established hand-washing procedures.
- Reporting all hazardous conditions or equipment to supervisor
- Assisting with maintaining Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Reporting missing or improperly labeled containers of hazardous chemicals to supervisor.
- Attending departmental and staff meetings as requested
- Attending and participating in in-service educational classes, on the job training programs, etc., as scheduled or as directed
- May be required to work evenings and available for emergency call out.
- Performing other duties that may periodically be assigned by the Maintenance Engineer
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Minimum of five years of with one of these years in a commercial or institutional setting preferred
- Possesses generalized basic knowledge of the practices and methods used in general maintenance (HVAC, building maintenance and repair, electrical systems, plumbing, etc.) gardening and landscaping.
- Ability to operate equipment and tools associated with general maintenance
- Demonstrates ability to follow written and oral instructions
- Must possess valid state driver’s license without any moving violations
Essential Physical Functions
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally is required to lift/carry and push/pull objects more than 50 pounds. Frequently sits and stands for long periods of time and remains in uncomfortable positions for that amount of time; the employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Must be able to work while on ladders.
Visual/Audible Acuity Requirements
Frequently must be able to read fine print and be able to discriminate color. Must be able to distinguish normal sounds with loud background noise. The employee occasionally is required to taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Frequently required to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others over long periods of time.
Frequent use of inter-facilities vehicles, computer monitors, grounds operating equipment such as mowers, edgers, etc., hand and power tools and occasionally lifting machinery.
Ability to speak clearly and make self be understood while understanding others using the English language. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos and to write simple correspondence memos or notes.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
75 hours per pay period
- Employee coverage for medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Employer paid life insurance
- 403b retirement plan with employer discretionary contribution and matching
- Education reimbursement program
- Employee assistance program
- Employee referral bonus
- Paid time off including vacation and sick time
Mercy Circle is an equal opportunity employer for all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or genetics. Mercy Circle is a drug-free workplace. All job candidates undergo background checks before they can start working.
Please contact Careers@MercyCircle.org if you have any questions or would like assistance completing our application process.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awards the top ranking, 5 stars for its overall rating and 5 stars for quality staffing to Mercy Circle. This not-for-profit provides the full continuum of care from an independent living lifestyle to skilled nursing care and has a no-entrance-fee policy.
Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Circle is the only faith-based retirement community on Chicago’s southwest side. Located at 3659 West 99th Street in Chicago, the campus features spacious residences at all levels of care, along with thoughtful amenities, life enrichment programs and social and friendship opportunities.