The Building Operations Manager plans, organizes, supervises, controls, and repairs the engineering and maintenance functions which are necessary in maintaining the physical structures, HVAC, mechanical, electrical systems, utility systems, and grounds of the Museum. The Position is also responsible for all life safety functions, including but not limited to, fire systems, water quality, and compliance with Local, State, and Federal regulations.
The Position will manage a team of four direct reports: Head Custodian and Three Custodians (2 Full Time and 1 Part Time). The successful candidate must be able to work efficiently and effectively in a very fast-paced and multi-faceted environment. This individual will bring poise and diplomacy to his or her interactions with colleagues, board members, donors, visitors and all other members of the IHMEC community. The position offers a competitive salary and a positive work environment.
Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and implement an annual facilities plan including, but not limited to, capital improvements (short and long term) and maintenance plans (short and long term);
Maintain and oversee central plant operation including chillers, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, mechanical rooms (HVAC) equipment and systems and ensure that exact temperature and humidity standards are monitored and maintained;
Responsible for preventative maintenance, general maintenance and repair of all museum facilities and grounds, including maintain service and vendor records and supervise vendors for contracted work and supplies;
Negotiate contracts with vendors (in conjunction with the Vice President of Finance & Operations);
Oversee event preparation, set-up, and breakdown for all Museum events
Act as the primary contact for facility related emergencies ;
Participate in ongoing training and education to stay abreast of facilities management/plant operation trends;
Ensure that facility staff consistently provide positive and prompt response to requests from departments;
Utilize building knowledge to preserve the aesthetics of our Stanley Tigerman designed Museum;
Manage the Facilities Department including the hiring and training of the team.
Minimum Job Qualifications
College degree and/or certification of a technical related field of study and/or minimum of ten years’ related work experience;
Extensive knowledge of and experience with maintenance of physical property including land, building and equipment. Including but not limited to HVAC systems, electrical systems and plumbing systems;
Familiarity with computerized building automation systems and basic engineering functions;
Knowledge of building safety and compliance with Local, State, and Federal regulations;
Self-motivated, ability to work independently but yet function effectively in a team environment;
Strong project management and budgetary skills (including experience with competitive bidding and blueprint reading);
Ability to communicate effectively in writing, and in other forms of media as appropriate;
Strong computer skills;
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed (on call 24/7 as the primary contact for facility related emergencies).
Internal Number: 8479674831
About Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) uses the history and lessons of the Holocaust to transform the future - to equip students, educators and public visitors with knowledge, skills, and courage to take a stand for humanity. The Museum currently welcomes and touches the lives of more than 200,000 people of all ages, nationalities and cultural backgrounds each year. We empower them to become Upstanders for social justice, to speak out against intolerance and genocide, and to lead by example. We do this through cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative public programming, high-quality student and educator services, and partnerships with arts and cultural organizations, educational institutions, and law enforcement agencies.