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Little City Foundation HVAC Technician/Interior Maintenance-$26.50/Hr in Palatine, Illinois

HVAC Technician/Interior Maintenance-$26.50/Hr

Job Details

Job Location

Main Campus - Palatine, IL

Position Type


Education Level


Salary Range

$26.50 - $26.50 Hourly

Job Shift

Business Hours

Job Category

General Labor



Providing HVAC services with specific responsibility for identifying repair and/or replacement needs: installing, repairing, maintaining and upgrading HVAC systems and equipment; assisting other skilled trades; and ensuring that tools and materials are available at job site. Participate in an on-going and preventative maintenance program for buildings and areas assigned. Works as a team player with a common goal of providing a safe and clean environment for all persons living and working at Little City Foundation.


The list of essential duties and responsibilities, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the task to be performed. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein is such duties are a logical assignment to the position.


  • Diagnoses causes of problems and/or failures in heating/air condition systems for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or systems repair and/or replacement needs.

  • Fabricated equipment parts for the purpose of meeting specialty needs and/or replacing unavailable parts.

  • Informs personnel regarding procedures and/or status of work orders for the purpose of providing information for making decisions, taking appropriate actions and/or complying with building and safety regulations.

  • Inspects HVAC systems and their components (e.g. heating units, building exhaust fans, ventilation units, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating condition, identifying necessary repairs and recommending preventive maintenance.

  • Installs heating and air conditioning equipment and systems for the purpose of providing enhanced and/or upgraded capabilities.

  • Maintains vehicle, tools and equipment for the purpose of ensuring safe operating conditions.

  • Participates in meetings, workshops, training and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.

  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance as needed for the purpose of ensuring the ongoing function of HVAC systems.

  • Prepares written materials (e.g. repair status, activity logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or conveying information.

  • Repairs heating and air conditioning systems and/or components (e.g. pumps, motors, air handlers, fan coils, piping, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a comfortable work environment.

  • Requests equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of items required to complete the necessary installation and/or repair.

  • Responds to emergency situations during or after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.

  • Transports a variety of tools, equipment and supplies for the purpose of ensuring the availability of material required at job site.

  • Communicates all major problems to the Building Maintenance Manager.

  • Maintenance of assigned buildings including but not limited to: plumbing, carpentry, electrical repairs, lock repair, appliance repair, interior painting, patching and drywall, replacement of broken glass and screens.

  • Maintain a clean, safe and healthy working environment.

  • Participates in preventive maintenance program.

  • Turns in all appropriate paperwork required by Manager.

  • Completion of monthly building inspections and repots for assigned buildings.

  • Required to be on call on days assigned, including weekends.

  • Assists in purchasing supplies/parts as directed by Maintenance Manager.

  • Assists in training of building maintenance staff.

  • Provides input into hiring decisions.

  • Assists contractors as directed.

  • Knowledge of all emergency guidelines as noted in Disaster Plan Manual.

  • Follows the rules and regulations of governing boards as provided by the Agency.

  • Is required to perform duties in all other Facility Maintenance areas as directed by the Manger. This includes but is not limited to: Any Little City set-up, special events set-up furniture moving and snow removal.

  • Maintains annual American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR.

  • Successfully completes Little City Foundation required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


Must have a High School diploma or GED. Certificate of HVAC training through an accredited learning institution. Must possess Universal EPA Refrigeration Certificate and Domestic HVAC Certificate. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance and operate listed equipment; snow blowers and snow plows. Must be mechanically inclined and have 2 years of interior building maintenance. Workable knowledge in plumbing, electrical and carpentry skills. Experience in pool/wells/septic maintenance a plus. Must be able to perform heavy lifting repetitively. Ability to read and follow written directions and use road map for directions along with demonstrated ability to access driving instructions using generally accepted internet sites such as Map Quest and Yahoo. Per policy, must meet Little Cities insurance requirements in order to be maintained on the Approved Driver’s List.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, push, pull, lift, grasp and feel. The employee frequently is required to use manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination when handling equipment and power tools. Requires corrected vision and hearing within normal range. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places: fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock. The employee must continuously lift, support, and/or move 60 or more pounds of weight, and frequently lift, support, and/or move up to 50 pounds in difficult work positions of weight. The noise level is normal to loud. No occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, communicable diseases or other potentially infectious substances (Category I). The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.