Did you know there’s a planet in our galaxy where it rains glass? Or that light bounces around inside the Sun for 175,000 years before shooting off into space? If you think that’s freaking awesome, and you’re passionate about STEM, community outreach, education, and working in a welcoming environment, this might be the place for you!
The Adler Planetarium is seeking a Building Engineer to join our dynamic team located on Chicago's Museum Campus.
The Building Engineer will be responsible for:
Performing maintenance on and monitoring repairs to the mechanical, plumbing, structural, fire, life safety, electrical and control systems of the Adler building
Repairing and maintaining boilers, air handling units, building automation systems and other equipment, patching and painting walls and ceilings, repairing carpets, tiles and roof, etc.
Inspecting building upon arrival and documenting deficiencies or concerns in the building work order system, GoToAssist
Responding to work order requests from Adler staff in a timely manner, ensuring requests are completed according to request procedures and customer service standards
Ensuring all building equipment is used properly, cleaned, and secured when not in use
Maintaining property inventory of parts and supplies
Monitoring and escorting outside contractors and vendors, checking them in through Adler security, and ensuring their work is conducted appropriately and meets quality expectations
Dependent on building events and projects, a typical shift would be from 2 pm to 10 pm Mondays through Thursdays or 6 pm to 2 am on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
On-call shifts (evenings, weekends, and/or holidays) will be required for this position. This individual will also serve as part of the Emergency Response team for after-hour alarms and building issues.
We are looking for someone who is vastly familiar with and has demonstrated technical expertise in building mechanical systems such as HVAC, plumbing, fire suppression, electric, carpentry, and all other components of a building. This person should be excited about the opportunity to learn the inner-workings of an iconic Chicago building, and eager to face the challenges of working in a historic building with creative problem solving.
A valid and current City of Chicago Stationary Engineer License
At least three years of experience as a licensed Stationary Engineer
High School diploma or equivalent
Experience working in a historic building or cultural institution (preferred)
The Building Engineer will be part of the Adler Operations Team. The Operations Team is tasked with ensuring the maintenance, safety, and security of the Adler building, staff, and guests. The team is always looking for ways to improve our little piece of the universe through outstanding customer service, communication, and accountability.
The Adler Planetarium is dedicated to complying with its obligations as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Our recruiting and hiring procedures are free of discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, covered veteran status, including disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, and Armed Forces service medal veterans or any protected group status as defined by law.
The Adler Planetarium—America’s First Planetarium—was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. As a recognized leader in public engagement, the Adler Planetarium’s scientists, historians and educators inspire the next generation of explorers.
The Adler is home to three full size theaters, extensive interactive exhibitions, and a significant collection of antique scientific instrum...ents and print materials. In addition, the Adler boasts the lakeside Doane Observatory, one of the only research-active, public urban observatories, and the only place in Chicago where the public can see planets, stars, and galaxies up-close and in person.