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Part-Time General Foreman - Healthcare in Chicago, IL at JLL

Date Posted: 3/5/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

General Summary

The General Maintenance General Foreman of the Mechanical Group is responsible for supervising plumbing, steam, medical gas, machine shop, welding, and related activities of the workers engaged in the operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery which are part of the Physical Plant.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and direction for all employees under his supervision specifically for all programmed maintenance, service requests and operation of mechanical systems including administration of appropriate disciplinary measures.
  • Assigns all programmed maintenance requirements; suggests changes and additions to programmed maintenance information and computerized operational systems.
  • Assigns scheduled and unscheduled work related to area of responsibility to subordinates; inspects all work in progress and that which is completed.
  • Prioritizes all emergency work: both corrective maintenance and service requests.
  • Receives after-hour pages and prepares service requests for after-hours work when so assigned.
  • Answers Fire calls as shift leader of the Fire Brigade for Physical Plant.
  • Identifies and implements training of subordinates for completion of all programmed maintenance and operational procedures.
  • Complies with all safety requirements for programmed maintenance and operations of systems.
  • Monitors his crew’s time in accordance with Hospital policy and procedures and organizes his crew’s employee files and their specific programmed maintenance responsibilities.
  • Ensures that all required tools and parts are available for completion of all assigned work in a timely manner in accordance with purchasing and budgetary guidelines.
  • Evaluates all subordinates based most specifically on performance of programmed maintenance and overall quality of work.
  • Coordinates all work efforts with other shops and strives for cooperation at all times.
  • Provides excellence in customer relations at all times.
  • Supervises work as Engineer-In-Charge of Medical Center Engineering on any shift.
  • Knowledgeable in using the digital control management systems and computerized maintenance systems, and is thoroughly versed in the use of computerized temperature and energy management systems.
  • Learns new skills to enhance supervisory and technical skills in operation and maintenance of the Physical Plant.
  • Responsible for performing all other work as assigned by the Manager of Mechanical Systems. This includes all departmental and section procedures, guidelines, policies, organization plans, and Hospital Policies and Procedures. Specifically: Assignments as Required and Applicable


  • Weekends and cover vacations for 2nd and 3rd shift foreman
  • Basic Elementary school
  • High school or GED
  • Trade school, and any training courses pertaining to the trade
  • Four (4) year bachelor degree preferred
  • Have minimum of five (5) years experience as a journeyman
  • Capable of working without supervision and is authorized to make decisions which will insure proper performance by his crew and the employees from shops other than his own when applicable
  • Good interpersonal skills; capable of communicating effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Capable of utilizing a computer.
  • Familiar with all the equipment or areas which have been assigned as his responsibility.
  • Experienced in the proper handling of numerous tools and work aids.
  • Can read and understand blueprints and shop drawings, and be capable of making shop drawings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The General Maintenance General Foreman is a line position reporting directly to the Manager of Mechanical Systems, which meets or exceeds the requirements as described in the Foreman job description. During evenings, nights, and weekends, the General Maintenance General Foreman may be responsible for all Medical Center Engineering Shops as Engineer-In-Charge.

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