The Craftsman, HVAC contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by performing skilled and semi-skilled craftsman duties and contributing to operating goals and the Society's goals of extraordinary guest experience and sustainable future, ensuring the work performed provides a safe environment for guests, staff and the animal collection, ensuring results are aesthetically pleasing, and ensuring exhibits and facilities are functional, in a well-maintained state, and support the Society's communication objectives.
This position pays our union contracted $26.65 per hour.
Familiarity with refrigerant recovery. Must possess or obtain EPA Section 609 certification and registration card within 6 months of date of hire. Knowledge, skills and ability to perform basic tasks related to refrigeration, boilers, pumps, roof top units, piping skills (soldering, threading, fittings, valves). Basic understanding of Building Automation Systems ("BAS") and BAS skills (functioning, programming, diagnosis and troubleshooting). Familiarity and ability to work with various voltages up to 480V 3 phase.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Perform skilled crafts duties with little or no supervision, ensuring services provided meet section standards, clients' specifications, applicable codes, standards and program goals, and is aesthetically pleasing to visitors, including routine craftsman tasks, preventative maintenance, special repair projects, capital construction, special events, emergency/safety, special repairs, capital projects and overhead.
Perform routine maintenance and/or repair projects: As assigned, perform routine inspections of exhibits and facilities. Advise manager of needed repairs and clients' requests. Advise staff of resource needs. Evaluate schedule and communicate pertinent information to all affected parties. Ensure projects take place with least amount of encroachment on guests and animal collection. Ensure work performed meets specified quality control standards.
Perform craftsman tasks associated with the section's functional programs as assigned: Routinely inspect functional, structural and aesthetic systems in exhibits and facilities as assigned and perform minor repairs and maintenance as assigned. Perform crafts work to specified quality standards. Advise manager of material needs. Carry out tasks associated with the section's standard operating procedures, which include, but are not limited to: equipment and shop maintenance, safety, inventory and purchasing, facility surveys, and utility locations.
Perform tasks associated with the section's Special Events Operating Program, including performing skilled craft duties, providing estimates, and communicating all pertinent information to managers and other concerned parties. Provide manager with resource needs for budget development. Assist in controlling the sections operating budget by ensuring all allocated resources are properly and efficiently utilized. Provide manager with facility and exhibit survey data. Ensure all work performed meets set standards and specifications and complies with established quality control standards. Perform duties associated with the section's overhead operating program. Accurately complete daily labor allocation sheets. Provide guidance to new personnel. Attend and participate in meetings as assigned. Participate in the section's emergency response and animal welfare program as assigned. Other related duties as assigned.
Ensure all work performed meets set standards and specifications and complies with established quality control standards. Perform duties associated with the sections overhead operating program. Accurately complete daily labor allocation sheets.
Provide guidance to new personnel. Attend and participate in meetings as assigned. Participate in the section's emergency response and animal welfare program as assigned.
Other related duties as assigned.