The Organization: Greater West Town Community Development Project (GWTP) is a community-based local economic development initiative expanding employment and education opportunities for low-income residents of Chicago’s Humboldt Park, East and West Garfield Park, Austin, and North Lawndale community areas. GWTP provides highly effective programs targeting the critical education, training, and employment needs of youth and adults, including: The West Town Academy Alternative High School, Woodworking and Shipping & Receiving Training Programs, and comprehensive employment referral and placement services. GWTP is an aggressive and effective advocate for the educational needs of at-risk and dropout youth and the job training needs of low-income, unemployed community residents. For more information, visit us at www.gwtp.edu.
Consistent with the strategic priorities of Greater West Town Community Development Project, the Facilities Engineer is responsible for consultation and project management for the operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical, HVAC, mechanical, and plumbing systems of GWTP’s approximately 55,000 sq. / ft. Community Career and Economic Development Center. The Building Engineer will report to the Executive Director.
Provides consultation and project management for operating all heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment (HVAC)
Provides support to Facilities Team in improvement projects. Coordinates the more technical repair work by acting as the expertise and liaison between vendors and GWTP.
Coordinates the maintenance of electrical work such as disconnecting, replacing and rerouting electrical systems, as well as wall switches and plug receptacles
Determines necessary equipment and materials and purchases
Ensures conformance to ADA compliance and IL-OSHA and safety regulations.
Communicates with professional, governmental, and civic business persons and organizations in cases in which permitting and inspection is required
Interprets drawings and blueprints for structural, mechanical, electrical, and general facilities operating systems
Practices Energy Conservation in maintaining GWTP’s U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver Certification.
Provides courteous, high quality service to members of the public by personally responding to requests for service or making appropriate referral.
Other duties as assigned
Education and Training: Bachelor’s degree and/or coursework at a college, vocational school, trade school or equivalent program in either electrical, plumbing, or HVAC (any combination is highly desirable).
Work Related Experience: Three (3) years work experience operating, maintaining, or repairing building/facility electrical, mechanical, HVAC or plumbing systems.
Salary and Benefits: This is a part-time, contractual, consultative position. Agreed upon time commitment and compensation for this position are commensurate with experience and education and will be negotiated between a viable candidate and GWTP leadership.
To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit their resume, including salary history, and a detailed cover letter demonstrating how they meet or exceed each qualification, and describing generally their relevant special knowledge, skills, and abilities. Submit application materials via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or via mail to:
Human Resources Greater West Town Community Development Project 500 N Sacramento Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612
No phone calls, please.
Internal Number: 09282018
About GREATER WEST TOWN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Greater West Town Community Development Project (GWTP) is a community-based economic development organization dedicated to expanding educational and employment opportunities in Chicago’s low-income communities. GWTP is a pro-active and effective advocate for unemployed community residents and at-risk and dropout youth in Chicago’s economically distressed neighborhoods. We provide practical, on-the-ground solutions to our communities’ complex challenges through hands-on vocational skills training, comprehensive job placement, and our West Town Academy Alternative High School that re-enrolls high-school dropouts. For over 25 years, GWTP has successfully linked expanded educational and employment service for community residents to community development initiatives and the needs of small-mid-size local employers. For more information, visit us at www.gwtp.org or www.gwtp.edu.