• Assistant Head Janitor (SEIU)

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    ID 2018-1288
    Property Maintenance
    Postal Code
  • Overview

    Draper and Kramer is a family owned company with over 100 years of experience providing vertically integrated property and financial services throughout the United Sates.  Through our Residential Services Team, we offer full scale property management services for Rental, Condominiums and Commercial properties across the United States.


    With over 600 Draper and Kramer employees and another 1,200 managed property employees, we are one of Chicago’s best employers offering opportunities for career advancement, supportive work environments and competitive benefit packages. We encourage you to learn more about joining the extended Draper and Kramer Team.


    We are seeking an individual who will step into the role of Chief Engineer within four years time, so this position will be considered a training position.  The Assistant Chief Engineer reports directly to the Chief Engineer and Property Manager, and while specific responsibilities will vary based on location, this candidate will be responsible to assist with the physical asset management of the property and is on call 24/7 for maintenance emergencies when the Chief Engineerr is on vacation. The ability to assist with managing a staff, multi-task and be adaptive to changing responsibilities while keeping a positive attitude are crucial. Strong communication and organizational skills are also key. Membership in the Union is a requirement at this location.


    • Assist Chief Engineer with supervising the maintenance/janitorial staff.  Supervisory skills are especially important because of the large staff staff size (12 other maintenance/janitorial staff).
    • Work with Chief Engineer to ensure effective administration of building systems including HVAC, boiler maintenance and more
    • Respond promptly and effectively to emergencies according to documented procedures
    • Work in coordination with Chief Engineer and Management with staff, vendors, contractors and residents to promote and sustain the safety, cleanliness and upkeep of the building including regular property walks, work orders and preventative maintenance
    • Assist Chief Engineeer with the keeping of detailed records of facilities maintenance for mechanical systems, pool and elevators


    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • HVAC Certification or corresponding experience
    • 5+ years’ experience in multifamily facilities
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Proficiency in basic computer operations
    • Must be a self-starter and able to multi-task
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment which may require working holidays, weekends and nights based on needs at site location and in cases of emergency
    • Strong time management, organizational and problem-solving skills


    It always has been and continues to be Draper and Kramer’s policy that employees should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of unlawful employment discrimination. All decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, promotion, assignment, training, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.


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