Park District of Oak Park

Job Purpose:

The Full Time General Maintenance Worker is responsible for cleaning and maintaining buildings, parks and equipment in order to meet park standards to provide safe, functional, and attractive grounds and facilities for all users of the Park District. The position will typically work Sunday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Essential Functions:

Will Perform all aspects of landscape mowing and trimming including operating zero turn mowers, and hand held landscape equipment, (blowers, string trimmers, and edgers) at all Park locations
Performs athletic field maintenance duties including aerating, mowing, infield maintenance, week removal, top dressing.
Cleans parks of debris and trash
Adjusts, repairs, inspects and maintains playground equipment
Performs winterizing and spring set-ups of grounds and facilities
Maintains fencing
Removes snow and debris from parks and facilities
Rakes tot lots
Prepares fields for soccer, baseball, and other outdoor sports
Repairs and installs parts on a variety of equipment
Loads and unloads equipment for daily use
Performs safety checks of grounds and equipment
Completes daily building inspections
Cleans and maintains comfort stations
Performs preventive maintenance of all Park District buildings
Performs adjustments of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, paint and plaster on District buildings
Transports equipment and personnel in a variety of District vehicles
Cleans and checks vehicles daily
Keeps tools and equipment in good repair
Keeps accurate records of mileage, equipment maintenance, purchases, etc.
Trains and cooperates with seasonal workers
Additional Functions:

Purchases small hardware items
Provides a favorable image of the Park District while working in parks, by answering questions and giving directions
Assists in set-up and take-down for special events
Provides occasional instruction for seasonal workers
Knowledge, Skills, and Work Experience Required:

Must be 18 years of age and have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) (Class B with air brakes endorsement) acquired within 6 months of hire so as to pass probation. Condition of continued employment
Good driving record and maintain valid Driver’s License / CDL at all times. This position is part of pre-employment drug testing and a random drug and alcohol testing program.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent, some college preferred
Knowledge of operation of equipment and hand tools, common power tools and chain saws
Industrial/Warehouse experience or Building maintenance experience
Oral and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team
Customer service focus
Ability to recognize safety hazards
Ability to walk, stand, work at heights and dig for extended periods of time
Ability to lift 50lbs,over 80lbs with assistance
Certification in advanced Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 3 months of employment and keep certification current. The District provides this training.

Familiarity with computers
Ability to read, write and/or speak Spanish
Operation of high ranger
Experience operating large trucks and equipment
Understanding of irrigation systems
Experience with painting, plumbing, woodworking and welding, concrete and electrical
Work Environment, Physical Demands and Considerations:

Frequently Sitting, walking, standing, reaching.
Occasionally Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling and crawling.
Strength Work requires digging and handling up to 50lbs, over 50 with assistance of materials or equipment.
Other requirements may include operating office equipment including, but not limited to computers, printers, copiers, fax and telephone devices.
Will be exposed to chemicals such as acids, glues, chlorine and other substances in cleaning solutions.
Will be exposed to occasional inclement weather including extreme heat,humidity, cold, rain, snow, ice and wind.
Protective clothing is required as it pertains to the particular job duty.
Examples may include: safety goggles, glasses, face shields, steel tip work boots, protective rubber or leather gloves, hard hat, paint spray respirator,protective suits and outer wear and back brace
Some exposure to noise, dust, fumes, elevation and confined spaces.
Ability to understand and carry out verbal and/or written instructions efficiently
Ability to direct and train seasonal staff
Ability to operate assigned equipment.
Ability to keep pace with the work load and effectively interact with others.
Ability to perform basic computation including measuring, calculating and estimating.
Ability to follow through on a task without immediate supervision.
Ability to interpret and explain division and District policies and procedures.
Ability to follow good safety practices and exercise judgment in all aspects of the jobs

Internal: Park District employees

External: Patrons of Park District of Oak Park; residents of Oak Park

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, functions or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, functions, activities or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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