Buildings Mechanic

Position Summary:

Assist with the upkeep of the physical plant of The Morton Arboretum, which includes HVAC, plumbing, potable water, sprinkler, pumping stations, and electrical systems. 

Essential Functions:


Associate’s degree in HVAC and certification of refrigerant recovery required.  2+ years of practical experience in building maintenance: heating, plumbing, electrical, ventilating and pumping equipment.  In lieu of the Associate’s degree, 4+ years demonstrated work experience in building maintenance as outlined above.  Building Operator’s certification preferred, or ability to receive within the first year.  Basic understanding of waterline maintenance, and construction required.  Ability to work from blueprints, drawing layouts, or other specifications in order to locate and diagnose problems in mechanical systems or equipment required.  Familiarity with a variety of hand-tools, measuring devices, and testing instruments required.  Must possess a valid driver’s license, which is subject to insurability and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report.  Basic computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and experience with Gmail and other Google applications beneficial.  May have exposure to blood borne pathogens as a result of job duties.  Optional vaccination (Hepatitis B vaccine) will be made available.

Success Factors:

Ability to produce high quality workmanship and be flexible, self-motivated, neat, and safety-conscious in use of tools.  Good communication skills. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:  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 these essential functions.

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The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

The Morton Arboretum 
Location: LisleIL 60532
Document ID: AC025-0P3M  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2018-01-1901/19/2018