Building Maintenance/Laborer III - Chicago, IL

ICNC works to strengthen the companies in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor on Chicago's Near West Side. In addition to representing and providing assistance to hundreds of companies in its community, ICNC owns and operates Make City, a small business incubator which houses 100 small business tenants in its 416,000 square foot facility.

ICNC also co-owns The Hatchery, a food and beverage manufacturing incubator in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood which assists food & beverage entrepreneurs grow their businesses. This facility is a one-stop-shop aiming to solve three major challenges in the industry: access to production space, financing, and resources.

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The Building Maintenance/Laborer III will provide various building maintenance services as needed and/or assigned and assist skilled laborers in completing tasks in order to provide a clean, orderly and safe environment. This is a full-time position and reports to the Maintenance Foreman.


  • Monitor building systems, including boilers, doors, sprinklers, elevators, fire alarms, HVAC, and plumbing to ensure operation is within design capabilities
  • Maintain preventive maintenance program, ensuring systems comply with applicable codes and safety protocols
  • Perform advanced carpentry (repairing drywall, door replacements, laying flooring, etc)
  • Prepare estimates for remodeling jobs and special projects
  • Work closely with management, contractors and tenants to ensure projects are completed in a cost effective and safe manner
  • Ability to lead projects and report activities to Property Manager
  • Be on call during off-hours and weekends as necessary
  • Perform painting and minor carpentry
  • Perform advanced trades such as plumbing, electrical, etc
  • Maintain building common areas by cleaning main entrances, hallways, elevator and dock doors
  • Assist custodial staff with cleaning duties when needed
  • Perform outdoor groundskeeping (e.g., picking up garbage, weeding, cleaning loading docks/compactor area, and snow removal/salting)
  • Periodically clean exterior windows
  • Prepare written activity logs or repair status logs to document activity
  • Retain assigned tools and equipment needed to perform tasks
  • Attend safety and building meetings
  • Report and responding to emergency calls for custodial and minor maintenance assistance
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Assist in monitoring expenses; assist management with budgeting
  • Offer suggestions for creating new ideas, systems or products
  • Communicate with all team members in a respectful, timely and productive manner
  • Perform other building-related tasks as required


  • Five years of general laborer and building maintenance experience
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical, boiler, and plumbing systems
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency preferred
  • Have the ability to operate equipment used in skilled trades, power and hand tools, etc.
  • Be able to perform physical activities such as lifting heavy items (up to 80 lbs.), bending, standing, climbing or walking
  • Able to work safely in an environment containing cleaning materials, dust and noise
  • Must have basic mathematical skills
  • Have the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple projects
  • Must pay attention to details and follow directions
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Have the ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Ability to use email, text messaging, and handheld radio
  • Strong customer service and communication skills and personable
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience with work order software is a plus
  • Knowledge of or interest in learning basic workplace technology (Outlook, Teams, and other platforms)
  • Must be punctual and a self-starter
  • Conversational proficiency in both English and Spanish

Usually work indoors, but may on occasion work outdoors on projects.  Will be working outdoors in winter to clean grounds.  May work in industrial setting or with motorized equipment. Are often exposed to machine sounds and noises that are distracting. Work with contaminants often such as oils, solvents, and paints.  Are sometimes in high places such as roofs or on ladders. Safety is a top priority.


  • This is a full-time, hourly position; Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm; this position is ineligible to work remotely
  • Starting hourly range is $18-$25 per hour; commensurate with experience
  • Benefit incentives include: One week paid vacation to start, one week personal/sick time off and twelve paid holidays, participation in group health insurance plan, SIMPLE IRA match, short and long term disability and life insurance, tuition reimbursement and professional development training, flexible spending accounts and employee assistance program
  • This position is eligible to participate in ICNC’s Great Game of Business growth incentive bonus plan

Please email letter of interest, current resume, and three professional references to:

Building Maintenance/Laborer Search Committee
The subject line must include the recruiting code BML


ICNC is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for its team, the businesses it supports, and ultimately the communities in which it works.

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