The primary responsibility of Lake County Facilities is the operation and maintenance of building equipment, maintenance of all buildings and housekeeping in all of the County facilities within the County seat. Facilities and Construction Services maintains and operates all facilities and construction and major remodeling projects for Lake County government.
The Engineer I general function will be to perform defined and related to the maintenance and repair of physical plant and mechanical equipment within Lake County facilities. This candidate will be responsible for preventative maintenance, repair and operation of central heating/cooling plants, back-up electrical power systems, HVAC, water and electrical infrastructure, fire and life safety systems, and food service and refrigeration equipment. This position will work Sunday
Thursday from 7:00 am
3:30 pm and requires very heavy work involving exerting over 50 pounds on a regular basis and occasionally lift and /or carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
Our Organization and Community
Lake County (pop. 696,535), located in northeastern Illinois along the shore of Lake Michigan and 30 miles north of Chicago, is a large, complex and professional organization consisting of more than 30 departments and divisions that provide services including law enforcement, water and sewerage treatment, public health, criminal justice, transportation, public works, land use planning, building inspections, and emergency management. Our work is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of approximately 2,600 employees, a $500 million budget, the leadership of an appointed County Administrator and the governance of a 21-member elected County Board which is led by a County Board Chair.
Lake County residents enjoy a tremendous quality of life that provides just the right balance between work and play from beautiful recreational areas and waterways, outstanding forest preserves, superb shopping experiences, and other entertainment venues to top notch schools, and global industry that help make its economy strong, Lake County promises the comforts of the suburbs with the pleasure of the city. To learn more about what makes Lake County special, visit www.VisitLakeCounty.org.
Depending on the assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties, and perform related duties as assigned:
Responsible for maintenance, repair and operation of central heating/cooling plants, back-up electrical power systems, HVAC, water and electrical infrastructure, fire and life safety systems, and food service and refrigeration equipment
Perform preventative maintenance on all mechanical equipment; inspects operating equipment and facility space temperatures; and responds to occupant complaints associated with HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.
Maintain all logs, records and other reports on the buildings and up-to-date data for HVAC.
Install or modify wiring; assist electrician with repair and maintenance tasks.
Locate, request, and order replacement parts.
Enter and closeout work orders in the appropriate system (i.e., TMA, etc.).
Perform preventative maintenance on all mechanical equipment; inspect operating equipment and facility space temperatures; and responds to occupant complaints associated with HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems; complete all preventive maintenance assigned within guidelines of departmental policies, and provide input on operational efficiency.
Assist contract vendors involved with testing fire and life safety systems.
Operate, maintain, repair and install all equipment as assigned in accordance with guidelines and department policies.
Work on advanced electronic controls such as computerized temperature control lighting and motor controls.
Maintain records required by state law and records for accreditation of correctional facilities.
Drive a county or personal vehicle to job sites.
All other related duties as assigned.
Lake County offers a competitive salary (hiring range is from $25.23 to $31.24 commensurate with experience). We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.
Interested professionals are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter by June 11, 2021.
Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!
To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit Facilities and Construction Services. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos.
If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.
Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.
Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The ideal qualifications for the incumbent include:
Knowledge of operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment.
Knowledge of the methods, practices, materials and tools used in the maintenance trades (e.g. carpentry, plumbing, electricity, welding and cement finishing).
Knowledge and background in heating, boiler and air conditioning systems, including electrical, plumbing and equipment repair.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in the maintenance of facilities and equipment.
Knowledge of the various federal, state and local codes on construction, installation, fire, safety and sanitation.
Skill in problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Skill in time management and attention to detail.
Ability to read and understand blueprints, operating manuals and schematic drawings.
Ability to work from sketches, building plans, specifications and oral or written instructions.
Ability to successfully use County-specific technology and general office software.
Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally on job progress, as well as other records and reports required in overall assignments and responsibilities.
Ability to communicate clearly and logically both verbally and in writing; ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, correspondence and documents.
Ability to use tools, or equipment requiring moderate instruction and experience such as tools, computers, software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, or custom applications, and office machines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with organization managers and staff, representatives of other governmental agencies, the public and others encountered in the course of work.
Education and Experience
Interested candidates should minimally possess the following education and experience:
An Associate's degree or equivalent of two years of college or vocational school is preferred;
Five (5) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment, and a variety of building/maintenance trades;
State Stationary Engineer License;
Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record;
Or any combination of education and experience that provides the candidates possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties prescribed to the position (above).
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