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HealthFitness Building Maintenance Technician in Barrington, Illinois

Building Maintenance Technician, Barrington, IL

Advocate Good Shepherd Health & Fitness Center, Full-time, M-F 7AM-3:30PM

Advocate Good Shepherd Health & Fitness Center, managed by HealthFitness, has a new opportunity for a full-time Building Maintenance Technician to join the growing team at our medically based Health and Fitness Center located in Barrington, IL. In this role, you will operate, repair and maintain power, heat, plumbing and cooling distribution systems including all pools and systems for the safe and proper operation of elevators and fire alarm systems. You'll also perform various general maintenance tasks. Monday-Friday schedule with infrequent weekend hours!

Facilites & Maintenance Needs Onsite:


  • Starts, stops, inspects, and tests boiler room equipment and water. Observes meters and gauges and documents activities according to established schedules, policies, procedures, and safety regulations. Properly manipulates valves and other controls to meet specifications and regulate flow of water and fuel to meet needs for steam.


  • Checks mechanical rooms at prescribed intervals to ensure safety regulations are met and efficient operations maintained. Document inspections according to department policies and procedures. Completes monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual inspections according to established protocols.

  • Changes all lights inside and outside of facility and performs all maintenance to ensure all light fixtures are working at all times.

  • Performs maintenance tasks including painting, carpentry, plumbing and electrical as assigned. Assists in housekeeping of locker rooms and club as necessary.

  • Checks, inspects and completes necessary repairs & preventative maintenance on washers and dryers to ensure consistent operation.

  • Reviews Facility Tracker and updates daily to track progress toward assigned tasks and goals.

  • Works with Fire Department and all certification organizations to ensure safety of the facility.

  • Assists with special projects as required including moving and storage of equipment, furniture etc., exterior building maintenance, light carpentry, exercise equipment repair and painting and patching of walls.


  • Checks supplies needed at prescribed intervals and informs appropriate personnel of need to order in order to maintain adequate inventory levels. Keeps back of the house areas organized.


  • Cleans, back washes, drain and refill whirlpool, therapy Pool and lap pools as scheduled to maintain consistent operation. Performs preventive maintenance on all swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms as scheduled.

  • Monitors chemical levels in all pools and maintains appropriate levels as provided by State of Illinois Department of Public Health. Maintains appropriate records of pool chemical levels and maintains pool operator’s certification.

  • Performs maintenance on fitness equipment as required.

  • HVAC:

  • Mechanical rooms and building automation. Manages temperature control for the entire building.

  • Lubricates and replaces belts for HVAC units. Replaces filters as needed.

  • Properly repairs or maintains steam lines and other fixtures related to heating equipment. Maintains, repairs and calibrates temperature controls and filtration equipment to maintain proper balance of systems.


  • Identifies and locates source(s) of problems in plumbing and other pipe systems. Properly installs plumbing fixtures. Repairs and maintains plumbing or pipe systems such as water, sewage and air lines.

  • Checks, inspects and ensures appropriate function of all showers, sinks, toilets and urinals within the facility. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs of all showers, sinks, toilets and urinals within the facility. Performs preventive maintenance on all drain systems within the facility.

  • Maintains steam generation systems for steam rooms are 100% functional at all times.

    What You'll Need & Role Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED is required & 3-5 years of hands-on facilities experience.

  • Experience tending various types of boilers leading to high pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment required. Training and/or experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of specialized equipment, fixtures or systems related to heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, piping and/or swimming pools required.

  • Use of computerized energy management and preventive maintenance systems required.

  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification required within 90 days of hire.

  • Adult CPR/AED certifications from American Heart Association, American Red Cross or American Safety & Health Institute required within 90 days.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and budget time for timely completion of assigned duties in appropriate sequence and determine when assistance is needed for safe performance of job duties. Skills to trouble-shoot equipment in order to determine reason(s) for and repairs needed.

  • Must be able to work within set standards when carrying out job duties and determine and select supplies and equipment suitable for tasks assigned.

  • Ideal candidates will have completed a trade school or vocational school program and have electrical and/or plumbing training and experience.

  • This client site requires full COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination as an essential job function. HealthFitness adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

    Why Work at HealthFitness?

    Benefits & Perks: Our comprehensive benefit package includes Medical/Dental/Vision plans including HSA, PPO and FSA options, retirement/401(k) including employer matching program, fitness and wellness programs incentivized with medical plan discounts, certification reimbursement program, tuition reimbursement, paid new parent leave, paid Holidays and PTO (starting at 3 weeks for full-time associates), volunteer paid time off and much more.

    You may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 800-636-3304 or jobs@hfit.com for assistance.

    HealthFitness is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our people and our business. EOE/AA. Race/Color/Gender/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Age/Disability/Veteran

    For the third consecutive year we were selected as a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune. The award is based exclusively on Trustmark/HealthFitness associate responses to an anonymous survey. The survey measured 15 key drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of an organization.

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