Maintenance Worker (Full-Time)

Job Description

A person who is skilled in numerous trades necessary for the general maintenance of Mercy Circle’s building and grounds works with some supervision.

A maintenance worker also helps Mercy Circle’s facilities manager with maintaining and repairing machinery, equipment, physical structures, grounds, furniture, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Overseeing and/or performing proper repairs and maintenance of HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems of Mercy Circle
  • Performing tasks for maintenance, painting and carpentry
  • Repairing and maintaining machinery used to keep up the building and grounds
  • Assisting with groundskeeping for the campus including mowing, trimming, weeding; plowing for snow removal on campus; maintaining irrigation system
  • Keeping all outside areas clean, free from debris and in good repair
  • Ensuring that work areas are orderly and all equipment, tools and supplies are properly stored in a clean, safe and attractive manner before leaving an area for breaks, mealtimes and end of a shift or the workday
  • Completing all tasks in a safe and professional manner by following established fire and safety policies, protocols and procedures including wearing or using safety equipment and protective gear such as a back brace and ear and eye protectors
  • Following manufacturers’ instructions and proper techniques when mixing chemicals, disinfectants and cleaning solutions
  • Adhering to established hand-washing procedures
  • Reporting all hazardous conditions including missing or improperly labeled containers and equipment problems to supervisor
  • Assisting with updating Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Agreeing in advance to work evenings and for emergency situations when asked
  • Attending department and staff meetings as requested
  • Enrolling in in-service classes and participating in on-the-job training programs as scheduled or as directed
  • Performing other duties that periodically may be assigned by the facilities manager

To succeed in this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Position Qualifications


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience, with at least one year in a commercial or institutional setting preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the practices and methods for building maintenance and repair, electrical systems, plumbing, HVAC, gardening and landscaping
  • Operate equipment and tools used for general maintenance
  • Follow written and verbal instructions
  • Speak, read and write in English
  • Possess valid State of Illinois driver’s license without any moving violations

Essential Physical Functions
These physical demands and work environment are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Use vehicles owned by Mercy Circle
  • Operate equipment including mowers, edgers, snowplows, hand and power tools
  • Occasionally lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing more than 50 pounds
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time and sometimes work in uncomfortable positions while completing repairs
  • Walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Reach with hands and arms; use hands to feel objects and to handle tools and controls
  • Climb and balance on a ladder

Visual/Audible Acuity Requirements

  • Read fine print and discriminate between colors
  • Distinguish normal sounds when there is loud background noise
  • Occasionally required to taste or smell
  • Vision that adapts to close work and distances; depth perception

Reasoning/Cognitive Ability

  • Remember and track progress for multiple tasks/assignments for self and others over long periods of time
  • Working knowledge of general computer programs

Language Skills

  • Speak clearly and make oneself understood while communicating in English
  • Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Write simple correspondence, memos and notes

Mathematical Skills

  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals


Full-Time Employees
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

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 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 of the Americas, 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.