Building Engineering Technician (Engineering & Public Works)

$34.42 hourly
  • Village of Schaumburg
  • Schaumburg, IL, USA
  • May 10, 2023
Full time Public Works

Job Description


Building Engineering Technician (Engineering & Public Works)


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.  This position will remain open until filled.


SALARY:  $34.42 per hour or dependent on contract language based on a 40-hour workweek.  This position is represented by a union; you may refer to the EPW Local 150 collective bargaining agreement available on our website. 


Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.



This position operates, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs major HVAC mechanical systems for public buildings. Additionally, this position also performs technical and complex building maintenance repairs, troubleshooting, and alterations involving electrical systems, plumbing systems, and miscellaneous mechanical systems; light carpentry; furniture repair & assembly; door & lock repair; appliance repair, and other duties as assigned. Work requires exercise of considerable technical judgment and initiative within the framework of established regulations and policies.


To succeed in this role applicants will need to demonstrate leadership qualities, self-awareness, and effectively communicate to people inside and outside the organization.  We are looking for a team member that can prioritize requests and responsibilities with accuracy and in safety.  


1.    All those listed in Maintenance Worker 2 position.
2.    Inspects, troubleshoots, and repairs all types of malfunctions associated with the Village’s mechanical systems. 
3.    Performs skilled journeyman level installation, alteration, preventive maintenance, and repair work on mechanical systems including but not limited to air handling units, chillers, boilers, VFD’s, pumps, compressors, and building automation systems. 
4.    May oversee outside contractor service and repair work for mechanical or other equipment or systems.
5.    May be required to be on standby or on-call after hours and carry laptop or tablet to access, adjust or respond to equipment and/or building alarms.
6.    Reads and understands blueprints, plans, and schematic diagrams.  
7.    Provide plan review and consultation on mechanical system improvements.
8.    Performs other duties as assigned.

May act as Foreman in Foreman’s absence.

1.    Education equivalent to a high school diploma.
2.    A minimum of five years of demonstrated direct experience with mechanical maintenance, preferably with multiple buildings or a campus.
3.    Possession of a Stationary Engineer license from either Elgin or Chicago or equivalent.
4.    Possession of a valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or ability to obtain within six months from date of hire.
5.    Proficiency with current computer technology, job specific software, and customer service systems.



The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package which includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and more.



Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen (including cannabis).