The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Maintenance Worker/Harbor Light/Chicago

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Harbor Light
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



    Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world?  The Salvation Army is the fourth largest charity in the United States and is an international organization based on Biblical principles created to help people in need.  We are mission-driven, diverse, collaborative, and focused on positive results for people. Join us in making a difference.



    POSITION TITLE:             Maintenance Worker


    LOCATION/DEPT:            Harbor Light


    REPORTS TO:                   Director or Facilities


    FLSA CATEGORY:             Non-Exempt


    STATUS TYPE:                  Full-Time



    To provide leadership using policies, procedures and available systems to support the Harbor Light Center in meeting the mission of The Salvation Army



    The backgrounds of the clients served by The Harbor Light Program will manifest a variety of inappropriate behaviors.  When this occurs, employees are to respond within the context of the treatment environment of the site.  Employee conduct (actions, dress, etc) and interactions (conversations, written communications, etc.) with clients must also be within the treatment environment of the facility.    



    This position is responsible for all maintenance operations at the Harbor Light Center assuring all maintenance tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner that complies with fire, safety and building code.



    1. The boiler and overall heating system is maintained and building temperature is regulated.
    2. Painting, carpentry, electrical and plumbing tasks are completed as assigned.
    3. Preventative maintenance is completed on all electrical and mechanical equipment according to schedule with log books kept for all equipment on a daily basis.
    4. Work orders are completed in a timely fashion.
    5. Assistance is provided with snow removal when necessary.
    6. Maintenance supplies are ordered in timely manner.
    7. Setup/tear down is provided for special events. Assistance is provided on other facility projects as assigned.
    8. All other duties as assigned.



    • Three plus years of experience with carpentry and painting, boiler maintenance and repair, and plumbing repair including faucet and fixture installation.


    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Valid Illinois Drivers license with a clean driving record is required.
    • Good attention to detail and an awareness of surroundings to maximize safety and resources in a fast pace environment.
    • Knowledge of carpentry, electrical, plumbing and other maintenance tasks.
    • Knowledge of tools, equipment and supplies used in janitorial and maintenance work.
    • Knowledge of fire, safety and building codes for the City of Chicago.
    • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self starter.
    • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
    • Supportive of the mission of The Salvation Army.


    • This individual will only commit Army resources that have been allocated or approved.
    • This individual will keep the Director of Facilities informed on all critical issues relating to their area of responsibility.
    • This individual will adhere to all policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.


    • This position is required to do light to heavy physical work.
    • In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use maintenance equipment. 
    • Must be able to walk up two flights of stairs and lift up to 100lbs.
    • The work environment for this position includes an office environment with a low to high noise level. 
    • Must be able to work with clients that have poor social skills, suffer from mental illness, and have substance abuse problems.


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