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Chief Job Openings

 

City of Chicago – Department of Fleet and Facility Management

Chief Operating Engineer

Number of positions:  2

Under direction, supervises and directs activities related to the operation and maintenance of City buildings, institutions, or plants which operate large steam or electric pumping, power generating, heating, and air conditioning systems.

  • Coordinates, plans, and assigns work schedules to personnel engaged in the operation and maintenance of various City facilities
  • Ensures adequate coverage on shifts to meet varying workload conditions
  • Supervises and directs the inspection and repairs of pumping units, power generating machinery, boilers, and related equipment
  • Estimates equipment and material needs for repairs and replacements and prepares requisition materials as necessary
  • Directs interior and exterior facility housekeeping and maintenance
  • Supervises preventative maintenance work on equipment
  • Maintains appropriate building temperature levels
  • Participates in the preparation of the annual facility budget
  • Meets and confers with City department managers to ensure that facility maintenance and custodial services are provided in an effective and efficient manner
  • Supervises the operation, repair, and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and related equipment including issuing hot work permits for welding if required
  • Manages contracts relating to the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment by contractors or private vendors, as required
  • Participates in systems design reviews of buildings in development phase
  • Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as required
  • Maintains daily operating reports and records
  • Ensures proper staffing is maintained to provide a twenty-four hour operation
  • Performs administrative duties by making schedules, logs, and memorandums
  • Performs related duties as required

Location:  Citywide

Shift:          Days

Monday through Friday

Hours:       7:00am to 3:30pm

This position is in the Career Service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Four years of work experience in the operation and maintenance of high pressure boilers, pumping units, and related mechanical equipment, of which two years are in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position

A valid stationary engineer’s license issued by the City of Chicago is required

Certification as a Universal technician as required by 40CFR part 82 subpart F of the EPA

A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required

Education & Employment Verification: Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing.  You must also provide your valid U.S. driver’s license at time of processing.

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

FOREMAN PROMOTIONAL-THREE PART TEST PROCESS & SELECTION CRITERIA: (1) a multiple choice test on Ethics, Shakman, and Personnel Rules with a proposed minimum score of 70 , (2) a multiple choice test of Technical and Supervisory skills with a proposed minimum score of 70, and (3) an oral interview.  The cut score is subject to change based on standard statistical analysis of test results.  Candidates must pass each portion of the process to proceed to the next.  Copies of the study guides are at the Department of Human Resources (City Hall-Room 100-Service Center), Department of Fleet and Facility Management (30 N. LaSalle St., Ste 300, Chicago, IL 60602), or online (please see hyperlink on online Bid Announcement on CAREERS). Additional information about the process will be given to eligible bidders by the hiring department.  Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been analyzed and compiled.  Candidates who pass all sections of the testing process will be hired by total average score and then seniority/lottery order.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Supervisory experience related to the responsibilities of this position
  • Previous work experience with heating, ventilating and air conditioning, refrigeration systems
  • Previous work experience with pneumatic controls
  • Experience using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Previous work experience in operation and maintenance of boilers, pumping units, and related heating systems equipment
  • Previous work experience in the operation of generators, switches, circuit breakers and motors
  • Previous work experience with digital controls and building automation systems

Salary: $9,139.87/monthly

Application Period: Saturday, May 25, 2012 through Saturday, June 9, 2012

Application Instructions:  Interested applicants should apply at the City of Chicago’s application website:  www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

Residency Requirement: An employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago.  Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.

If you are disabled and require a reasonable accommodation to file your application, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312-744-4976, TTY: 312-744-5035.  You will be required to provide information regarding your request.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

City of Chicago                                                            Department of Human Resources

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor                                                   Soo Choi, Commissioner