Energy Systems Group

  • General Maintenance Technician

    Job Location US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 5 months ago(12/5/2018 2:19 PM)
    # of Openings
    Operations Services
  • Overview



    The General Maintenance Technician position centers around a strong focus on operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing plant equipment and systems. The General Maintenance Technician provides technical understanding of and practical experience with the distribution, production, and components associated with multiple electrical, motor, water, air, heating and cooling systems. General Maintenance Technicians operate, maintain, and perform basic repairs on most equipment and systems in the plant to which they are assigned. This individual will be responsible for following safety programs for all facility activities and equipment, as well as assisting and maintaining trouble call procedures for facilities.  The individual in this role must work a rotating shift schedule, be available for call-in work, and must obtain a NIULPE Certification within one year of employment.




    • Operate, maintain, and perform basic repair on most equipment and systems in the plant
    • Apply technical understanding of and practical experience with distribution, production and components associated with:

    Steam, condensate, chilled water, electrical motors, paralleling switch gear, motor control centers, condenser systems, variable frequency drives, reciprocating engines, generators, compressed air and compressors, pumps, chillers, air handlers, boilers, cooling towers, pneumatic and low voltage control systems

    • Operate Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) equipment
    • Start-up activities including trouble shooting
    • Positively interact with customers as needed
    • Maintain tracking for long-term performance evaluations and adherence to baseline requirements
    • Adhere to the safety program for all facility activities and personnel:

    Safety training; tagging and labeling, SDS administration, Injury and near miss reporting, following proper procedure for all maintenance activities, procurement of all safety equipment, inventory, and maintenance

    • Assist and maintain establishment of maintenance and work order procedures for the facility that effectively communicate problems and recommend a course of Assists with and performs preventative maintenance procedures to assure the plant equipment is in good working condition.
    • Comply with departmental policy for the safe storage, usage, and disposal of hazardous materials
    • Maintain a clean and safe workspace
    • Perform duties in a safe and efficient manner
    • Perform all other duties as deemed necessary by management





    • High School Diploma or GED with three to six (3-6) years’ related experience
    • 4th Class Power Engineer NIULPE License Certification or higher (achieved before or within 1 year of employment in the position)
    • Basic computer skills required including data input, work order coordination and daily logs.


    • Associate’s degree (AA or AS) or Technical degree with six to eight (6-8) years’ related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience


    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, )
    • Ability to learn and operate a forklift
    • Ability to proficiently operate various electronic control panels on machinery
    • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shift schedule, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
    • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, manuals,
    • Ability to compose and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and make valid decisions
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
    • Maturity and ability to communicate professionally with all levels of ESG management, clients, customers, and the public
    • Ability to successfully complete a mechanical and electrical aptitude assessment



    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 of the job.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work at a desk and operate a computer, often sitting for long periods of time. Literacy is essential for this job. The employee may occasionally have to lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds.


    The employee is required to practice, recognize, and interpret safety precautions and follow safety rules and OSHA requirements as they relate to the job.


    The employee is required to work in an indoor environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Energy Systems Group reserves the rights to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including main accountabilities, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.”



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