Parks, Trades and Fleet
Various park district facilities
Salary: $10.00 - $11.00/hour
Schedule: Part time at 28 hours per week; Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Overview: Under the general supervision of the Trades Specialist I or II, the Trades Assistant I position performs construction and maintenance of park district physical assets. This position is an under 30 hour position.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist Specialist with repairs of all aspects of the park buildings and facilities (i.e., work in carpentry, minor plumbing, minor electrical, masonry, painting)
Assist in ordering and inventorying equipment and supplies.
Assist in installing mulch on park playground surfaces. Assist in set-up and take-down of special events. Assist in gathering information necessary for the preparation of reports, proposals and records. Perform cleaning and maintenance of shop and office spaces, restrooms, and grounds areas.
Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards.
Follow district and departmental safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures and ordinances.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Operate a variety of equipment and motor vehicles (i.e., pick-up trucks, small tractors)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to understand and learn a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and manual tasks including but not limited to painting. Carpentry and general laborer work.
Ability to understand and learn methods, practices, use and operation of equipment and tools used in general maintenance and construction. Ability to understand and learn the mechanics of pool operation and chemical testing.
Ability to understand and learn minor maintenance and repair of equipment.
Ability to work in a team atmosphere to promote positive working relationships with internal and external customers.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to understand operator's manuals.
Ability to read and interpret drawings.
Education and Experience:
High school graduate or equivalent
One year of experience in general maintenance or construction or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid driver's license
Must be at least 18 years old
Subject to outside environmental conditions.
Exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Ability to lift medium weight (50 lbs.) objects.
Exposure to dust, fumes, dirt, noise, and insect bites.
Physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site.
Ability to perform prolonged lifting, stooping, bending, twisting and climbing for extended periods of time.
Exposure to heights.
Subject to confined space entry.
Subject to respirator use. Employee will be required to pass a Quantitative Fit Test.
Subject to modified/flexible work schedule.