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Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy School Maintenance Mechanic (2nd Shift) in Aurora, Illinois


This position is responsible for maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems, minor construction, assisting with HVAC systems, and snow removal across the campus. This position reports to and is evaluated by the Facilities Operations Manager.

Hours/Shift/Work Schedule: This position is a full time non-exempt position and is second shift. Hours worked: 2:30pm - 11:00pm with a 30 minute break for lunch. Days are Sunday through Thursday.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment. Through a model of Equity and Excellence, IMSA has committed to advancing equity in STEM education and representation and creating a diverse, inclusive community of global citizens who can realize their full potential, and execute our mission to advance the human condition.

This Equity and Excellence Model is the intentional integration of Cultural Competence, Diversity, Equity, Equity-Minded Frame, Excellence and Inclusion into every facet of the Academy, with the understanding that it is an active and ongoing process involving structures, processes and people and not an isolated initiative.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Daily work order request response

  • Perform preventive maintenance for systems across the Academy

  • Emergency repairs

  • General Academy owned equipment maintenance and repair

  • Plumbing, electrical, and carpentry projects & repair

  • Boiler/ hot water heater operation and repair

  • Assist with air handling unit maintenance and repair

  • Assist with roof top air conditioner and packaged terminal air conditioner units maintenance and repair

  • Building automation system monitoring and manipulation

  • Swimming pool operation

  • Assist Grounds with snow removal

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 3 years of experience in the trades, building maintenance, or technical school

  • Previous work experience in non-journeyman level work including but not limited to: high voltage electricity, carpentry, plumbing, and/or HVAC

  • Knowledge of:

  • Hand, power, and diagnostic tools

  • Electrical problem diagnostic processes

  • Hydronic systems

  • Motor and pump repair or replacement

  • Ability to communicate with IMSA Community in following through with work orders and emergency repairs

  • Ability to communicate with contractors to assure service work is done in a timely and professional manner

  • Ability to adapt to a work environment that requires learning and acquisition of skills to successfully fulfill the responsibilities and duties of maintenance mechanic

  • Ability to work independently and initiate tasks and projects

  • Ability to use a computer


  • Operates standard maintenance equipment

  • Receives, processes, and provides visual and verbal information

  • Provides timely response to externally imposed conditions and deadlines

  • Responds to concurrent, multiple, non-related issues

  • Reads and comprehends safety related information and general instructions in equipment use

  • Works occasional irregular schedules, including: day, evening and/or weekend hours

  • Performs work outside and in extreme temperatures

  • Works at significant heights on ladders and aerial lifts

  • Regular bending, kneeling, crouching, and climbing stairs/ladders

  • Lifts and carries equipment and supplies as related to performance responsibilities up to 75 lbs

  • Required to wear hard soled work shoes and provided uniform


This is a full-time, non-exempt, employment-at-will position. Salary no less than $23.22/hr. IMSA offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including health and retirement benefits. The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is reciprocal with other Illinois public retirement systems such as the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois (TRS) and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, amnesty, arrest record, military status, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Street: 1500 Sullivan Rd