WHY CHOOSE US?
As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.
We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.
The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women’s Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (Job Overview):
We are currently seeking a full-time Maintenance and Fleet Tech to support various northern Illinois offices including Romeoville, Rockford, Peru, and Chicago.
The Illinois Region Operations Team consists of 10 people who collaboratively manage ~ 200 vehicles and 12 facilities. The Operations team is fun, busy, customer service oriented and values a healthy work/life harmony.
Our vehicles are driven to disaster scenes and our buildings host blood drives and biomedical services laboratories -- the Operations team is the behind-the-scenes mechanism that drives the American Red Cross mission.
As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.
The position is entry-level requiring 1 year of experience. The benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, 401K with 4% matching, 12 weeks of Paid Family Leave and 9 days of vacation in the first year (15 in the second year).
A successful candidate has a general working knowledge of building and vehicle maintenance and is able to provide customer service to colleagues and Red Cross clients. Both long-term large projects as well as daily surprises are what makes the job interesting.
Will require on-call responsibilities shared among 3 people.
Under close supervision, perform repairs and maintenance in office facilities, or on machines and equipment. Typically perform basic work in one or more of the maintenance trades: carpentry, plumbing, painting, machine and equipment repair. Conduct routine, periodic, or special inspections to determine repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent breakdowns of facilities, machinery, and equipment. Use hand and power tools to test, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair machines and equipment. Manage vendors for certain projects. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.
Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD (Key Responsibilities):
1: Maintain and repair organization's facilities and fleet involving routine tasks and responsibilities. Paint structures and equipment as needed. Install and correct minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and structural problems. Document installation and repairs as required by regulatory agencies. Repair appliances and equipment.
2: May move and store furniture and equipment.
3: Estimate time and material costs of various projects. Requisition new supplies and equipment. Manage vendors.
4: May perform basic landscaping and snow/ice removal. May keep drainage ditches and culverts free of obstructions.
5: May drive vehicle to other locations.
6: Perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
Continue learning aspects of the job. Work on task-oriented assignments. Contact primarily within immediate work unit.
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications):
Education: High School or equivalent required.
Experience: Up to 1 year of required related experience. Related experience includes skill and knowledge of painting, HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, masonry and electrical work.
Management Experience: N/A
Skills & Abilities: Requires a valid driver's license and clean DMV record. Must have basic writing and communication skills and basic computer skills.
Travel: Will drive Red Cross vehicles to other locations.
* Combination of candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined.
Physical Requirements: Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Regularly lift and/or move objects 10-50 lbs frequently; lift and/or move objects that weigh more than 100 lbs. with assistance or the use of a powered industrial truck. Frequently required to push carts weighing up to 250 pounds on flat flooring or ramps. Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust and focus. Able to move/lift up to 50 lbs unassisted. Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools and work with a variety of chemicals and solvents. Position may require climbing of ladders for top-level selection. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
BENEFITS FOR YOU:
We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.
• Medical, Dental Vision plans
• Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts
• PTO + Holidays
• 401K with 4% match
• Paid Family Leave
• Employee Assistance
• Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term
• Service Awards and recognition
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Interested in Volunteering?
Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.
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