Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor Location: Wheaton, IL
Opportunity: Maintenance Assistant
Cantigny Park is offering an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for a Maintenance Assistant. This position will support the Facility Services team in maintaining, repairing, and improving the park. Specifically, the Maintenance Assistant is responsible for minor carpentry, painting, wall repair, and other general labor tasks. An ideal candidate is familiar with building systems, maintenance, hand and power tools, and enjoys collaborating with teammates on challenging projects. This is a full-time position scheduled to work Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm.
Assist in the maintenance and repair to building systems using experience in carpentry, painting and wall repair
Perform other duties as assigned which could include, but are not limited to, digging, cleaning, operating equipment, moving items, and picking up parts
Keep all assigned hand and power tools in good condition without any loss
Ensures that all facilities and equipment are kept organized, clean and operating properly and notifies the Maintenance Supervisor if they are not
Follow all purchasing procedures
Provides for personal safety in the workplace by attending and completing all required safety training (safety procedures, AED, First Aid, Youth Interactions), knowing and following existing safety rules including the applicable use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery and proper handling of hazardous materials, and reporting any unsafe conditions to respective supervisor
High school diploma or equivalent required
Basic knowledge of building systems and maintenance
Basic knowledge of hand and power tools
Ability to lift and maneuver 75 lbs. and work from ladders and lifts
Must be willing to work
Team player, with the ability to work and make decisions independently when needed
Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission
Outstanding interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with multiple stakeholders by listening to new ideas, encouraging dialogue, and inspiring people to work towards common goals
Valid IL driver’s license
Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training
All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening
About Cantigy Park (part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation)
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is dedicated to fostering communities of educated, informed, and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic grant-making and Cantigny Park, the Foundation works to make life better in Chicagoland. The McCormick Foundation, among the nation's largest foundations with more than $1.5 billion in assets, was established in 1955 upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune.
Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities.