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General Maintenance - 1st Shift

at Bremen High School District 228

Posted: 10/5/2019
Job Reference #: 819

Job Description

Openings as of 10/14/2019

  • General Maintenance - 1st Shift JobID: 819
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    Hillcrest High School

    Midlothian, IL 60445


    September 12, 2019
    POSITION: General Maintenance


    QUALIFICATIONS: 1. A high school diploma
    2. Have completed a five year apprenticeship sponsored by Plumbers Joint Apprenticeship Program or Equal.
    3. Have 5 years working knowledge of Plumbing Systems.
    4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

    EMPLOYMENT: 1. Work year: Twelve Months
    2. Salary and fringe benefits to be established by the Board of Education.

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: See attached job description.

    Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of Educational Support Personnel.

    APPLY TO: Interested applicants should attach a letter of interest and supportive documentation (complete resume, high school diploma, and references) to the online application on the District web site at:

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until position is filled.


    General Maintenance – 1st Shift

    Hillcrest High Schools

    Night Supervisor and the Building Manager

    Plumbing, Building Maintenance, Grounds, Additional Duties as Assigned

    • Have a valid up-to-date Illinois plumber’s license and have completed continuing education classes for license renewal.
    • Maintain, repair and install plumbing and related fixtures and components.
    • Repair piping of various size and type.
    • Check safety equipment and replace components such as washers, gaskets and filters.
    • Inspect, repair or replace pumps, valves and boiler systems, including swimming pool pumps.
    • Service and maintain air compressors
    • Maintain and adjust chemical treatment controls for the pool.
    • Keep low pressure hot water heating boiler log.
    • Inspect and test fire sprinkler system and booster pumps; prepare documentation for compliance.
    • Monitor and adjust building automation system.
    • Monitor work done by outside contractors for adherence to Plumbing Code Requirements and reports back to supervisor.
    • Assists in the writing of specifications for repairs and new construction.

    • Maintain parts inventory.
    • Repair lockers.
    • Replace lamps inside and outside.
    • General electric repairs (receptacles, switches, ballasts, motors, breakers).
    • Maintain doors and hardware (locks, closers, holders and panic devices).
    • Replace damaged ceiling tiles and floor tiles.
    • Assist on grounds work when necessary.
    • Test pool daily and keep records.
    • Attend training sessions as required.
    • Attend safety meetings as required.
    • Flex work hours as required.

    • Maintains appropriate service and repair records.
    • Researches, purchase and inventories equipment parts, chemicals and supplies.
    • Responds to routine and emergency calls for repairs and service.
    • May train and direct the work of other classified staff in the area.
    • Assists and serves as back up to other Facilities employees.
    • Trains and directs the work of other staff in the area.

    • Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
    • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail or in person.
    • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
    • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
    • Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
    • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
    • Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
    • Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
    • Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of plumbing (not mechanical) principles.
    • Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts and equipment that operate primarily on the basis or mechanical (not plumbing) principles.
    • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings and grounds.
    • Entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
    • Have the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
    • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
    • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    Operate and use required tools and equipment skillfully and safely; perform heavy physical labor; read and comprehend plans and blueprints as appropriate to the plumbing trade; install, maintain and repair broad range of plumbing fixtures and components, pumps, valves, boiler systems, compressors, alarm systems, and chemical treatment systems; read and comprehend plans and blueprints as appropriate to trade; analyze and respond safely and appropriately to emergency situations; train and direct the work of other staff in the area; follow and give oral and written instructions; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population.

    Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the plumbing trade; operation of building automation systems, applicable state and federal health and safety code requirements; methods and practices followed in the maintenance of tools, machinery, and equipment; safety precautions to be observed in the maintenance and installation of electronic and mechanical equipment.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.

    Graduation from high school, supplemented by completion of a Union, private (in-house), military, or trade school apprenticeship program that includes theory and on-the-job work.

    Four years as a journey-level plumber/fitter in a commercial, industrial, or facilities operations setting.

    This classification requires the use of a personal or District vehicle while conducting District business. Must possess valid (Class C) driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. Ability to complete the following trainings as required: forklift operation certification, lock out tag out, fall arrest, confined space, MSDS, asbestos and lead identification, ladder safety, emergency evacuation, in-house OSHA and respirator training.

    Per Contract. Break times may very when necessary.

    Twelve month work year. Salary and fringe benefits to be established by the Board of Education.

    Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s Policy on Evaluation of Educational Support Personnel.