Skilled Maintenance

Oakton College
Des Plaines, IL

Job Details

Category:: Staff
Department:: Facilities
Locations:: Des Plaines, IL
Posted:: Oct 24, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full Time Staff
Position ID:: 169155

About Oakton College :

For 50 years, Oakton College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

We offer:

Hybrid Work Schedules

Continuing education

Great Benefits

Paid Winter Break

FRIDAYS OFF during the summer

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under general supervision, construct, alter, install and repair electrical and mechanical devices, structures and/or systems to include carpentry, plumbing, and other related areas of skilled maintenance technology. Exercise independent judgment based on job knowledge and training to complete assigned tasks.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engineer, maintain and troubleshoot physical plant equipment for end users. Repair, test, alter, operate and/or install equipment and systems as specified at the college. Provide preventative maintenance on specified trade related equipment.
  • Remodel, construct, renovate and renew areas of campus buildings providing expert knowledge to produce most efficient technical results.
  • Determine and evaluate safe and most economical solution of specific maintenance problems.
  • Instruct and train unskilled employees in safe, effective methods of performing task in the assigned maintenance function.
  • Assist in the completion of new construction and design, specify, install and maintain equipment to produce desired end results.


Qualifications and Working Conditions:

  • Journey level of expertise in skilled trade is required.
  • Two years' experience in a skilled trade at Journeymen Levels is required.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency is required.

Physical Working Conditions and Demands:

Position will require employees to have:

  • The ability to stand, walk and move for extended periods of time (Often - 75% - 100%).
  • The ability to detect dirt, dust, stains and marks. (Often 75% to 100%).
  • The ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, pull, and reach in all directions (Often - 75% - 100%).
  • The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. (Often 75% - 100%).
  • The ability to perform moderate to strenuous physical labor for extended periods of time. (Often 75% - 100%).
  • The ability to set up and operate mechanical cleaning equipment (Occasional 50% to 75%).
  • The ability to work at heights and the ability to ascend/descend ladders. (Seldom - 0% - 25%).

Some shifts will require the use of radio communication. Employees on these shifts, using these devices, will be required to have the ability to hear and exchange information clearly. Job duties may be performed in hot, dusty, dirty environments. Employees may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather.

Additional Information:

Supervision Received:

General supervision is received from the Supervisor of Building Maintenance.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional supervision is exercised over 1 to 3 general maintenance personnel.

HOURS: Monday - Friday 6:00 am - 2:30 pm

SALARY: $54,181

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application.

Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.



Working at Oakton

Inspiring and supporting the growth and education of students is a lifelong commitment. Oakton’s commitment to its students starts with a dedicated team of skilled and passionate professionals like you. A team of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints can help unlock a student’s passion in life, giving them the tools to think critically and support their community.

From faculty and staff to service and maintenance roles, we have many positions available at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses so you can share your skills and passion in an inclusive community that inspires generations of students.

As you support generations of students, Oakton offers generous benefits including medical, dental and employer-provided life insurance. In addition, you will enjoy an accommodating work schedule that allows you to balance an engaging career with a fulfilling home and personal life.


Company info
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines / Skokie
United States

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