Facility Specialist I- Dowd Y and Howard Levine Child Development Center
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
January 26, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
13.14 - 16.43
Full Time - Experienced
This position will provide facilities support to the Dowd YMCA and the Howard Levine Child Development Center at Renaissance West.
*You must apply directly on our website using the following link to be considered as a candidate for this position:
Under the direction of the Facility Manager and consistent with the Christian Mission of the YMCA, the Facility Specialist is responsible for maintaining the YMCA’s physical plant and grounds and provides maintenance and mechanical assistance for equipment and systems. This position performs both semi-skilled and skilled work for the general maintenance and repair of YMCA buildings. This position will be on-call for facility emergencies.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES • Perform a variety of facility maintenance tasks to ensure a high quality experience for members of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. • Perform on-going inspection of building and grounds to continuously upgrade facility and ensure safety of members and staff • Respond to assigned maintenance work order requests and maintenance emergencies, diagnosing and repairing building equipment as necessary. • Complete needed mechanical and maintenance of systems and equipment. • Coordinate with departments for any repairs or maintenance that cannot be done during regular working days and manages own schedule accordingly. • Coordinate site appointments for any contract labor to ensure quality services are performed. • Provide related risk and safety information for the branch staff and schedule regular safety drills. • Facilitate branch Risk Management Program to include monitoring sound safety systems, fire alarm systems, smoke and sprinkler systems, emergency exits, fire extinguisher and posted evacuation plan according to fire code. Manage MSDS and HazCom site requirements. • Maintain all YMCA tools and equipment in clean, safe and working condition.
YMCA COMPETENCIES: Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising. Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others. Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
• High school diploma or equivalent preferred • Minimum of 3 years experience in property maintenance of a high use commercial building preferably with pool / grounds responsibilities. • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of hand and power tools. • Ability to perform a variety of general maintenance activities such as minor plumbing and electrical repairs, painting and basic carpentry, and basic locksmith responsibilities • Knowledge of effective safety/risk management standards. • Basic mechanical ability to diagnose and implement basic repairs of facility equipment to minimize downtime. • Good communication skills and the ability to relate to members, volunteers and YMCA staff. • Shows willingness to take on additional responsibilities.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to work irregular work hours, including nights and weekends on occasion. • Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time. • Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids. • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds. • Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time. • Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking. • Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate. • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
About YMCA of Greater Charlotte
The Y is one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, comprised of 19 membership locations and two resident camps at Camp Thunderbird and Camp Harrison, engages approximately 260,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for 138 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind andbody for all.Here you will be able to put your experiences, abilities, creativity, and energy to work and discover the talents within yourself as you touch the lives of those around you.
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