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29 Feb 2024

Maintenance Assistant, Fire Pitch

🇺🇸 Chicago, IL, USA
Part Time
2+ years exp.

Chicago Fire Football Club is a Major League Soccer team that was founded in 1997. The Club returned to Soldier Field as well as opened a new 50,000 square foot business office in the heart of the city. With tremendous growth and expansion, the Club is laying the foundation for an ambitious vision that will transform the Club in the coming years.

Position Overview:

Chicago Fire Football Club is seeking part-time Maintenance Assistants at the Club’s premier indoor/outdoor community soccer facility. Located on the north side of Chicago, Fire Pitch welcomes 300,000+ visitors each year, providing year-round playing opportunities for youth and adult players of all skill levels. We aim to provide the best possible experience for our guests and are excited to welcome a Maintenance Assistant to our team. With oversight and support from the facility’s Facility Director, the focus for this position will be placed on delivering a safe, clean, friendly, soccer-first atmosphere daily.

Job Responsibilities:

The Maintenance Assistant will work with the Facility Director to execute the facility’s maintenance and operations plan. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee trash removal around the facility, maintaining a litter-free environment on the playing fields, in the parking lots, and all public-facing areas.
  • Supplement work of vendors to ensure all aspects of the facility meet our high standard for cleanliness and safety.
  • Perform general equipment maintenance, ensure equipment is kept in good working order, reporting all significant mechanical issues to the Facility Director.
  • Perform general maintenance tasks as needed in all interior spaces, including the Event’s Room and Heineken Pub97.
  • Evaluate needs and make repairs where qualified.
  • Refill supplies throughout the facility as needed, including the restrooms, locker rooms, front desk, and office areas. Coordinate re-order needs with the Facility Director.
  • Ensure closets, shed, off-site storage, and dumpster enclosure are kept clean and organized.
  • Assist snow removal process around the seasonal dome, supporting the Facility Director and external snow removal team to ensure snow removal standards are met.
  • Perform all aspects of field maintenance, including grooming, line painting, and turf repairs.
  • Participate in the semi-annual dome conversion process, transitioning the facility from outdoor to indoor in November, and from indoor to outdoor in April.
  • Support all event operations efforts, including assistance with set-up, tear-down, and clean-up.
  • Fulfill weekly Manager on Duty responsibilities, ensuring the facility runs in a smooth, professional, and safe manner during programming hours. MOD responsibilities require an ability to engage and interact with visitors throughout the facility.
  • Serve as Club ambassador, delivering passion for soccer and the Chicago Fire Football Club daily.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

    • 2+ years’ experience conducting maintenance and operations-oriented tasks preferred, previous experience working as a janitor/handyman a plus.
    • Ability to use basic maintenance equipment such as drills, saws, snow removal equipment, power washer, field striping equipment, and others as needed.
    • Basic knowledge of carpentry, electrical systems, painting & drywall repair, plumbing, and enthusiasm for learning new skills.
    • Strong attention to detail is a must.
    • Proactive self-starter, with a demonstrated history of problem-solving.
    • Good communication skills and ability to quickly build relationships.
    • Proven ability to interact and work within a team setting.
    • Well-organized with an ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
    • Punctuality, reliability, and flexibility are important in this fast-paced work environment.
    • Ability to work on ladders and elevated heights.
    • Comfortable in customer-facing situations, providing friendly customer service to both children and adults.
    • Bi-lingual speaker (Spanish) a plus
    • Desire to create an inclusive and cooperative work environment.
    • Passion for the Chicago Fire Football Club, MLS, and soccer.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours - nights, weekends, and holidays are required.
    • This job consists of manual labor. Must have physical ability to lift 50 pounds and spend long hours on feet. Frequent bending, sitting, standing, exposure to elements (cold/heat), climbing ladders, walking, and carrying items.
    • Ability to operate a forklift, or willing to attain certification. Must have a valid driver’s license. Access to a vehicle is strongly preferred.

Please note:

  • Chicago Fire FC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Our diversity initiatives start with the recruitment and selection process; therefore, we’d like to welcome all diverse candidates to apply to opportunities within our Club.
  • CFFC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual orientation or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
    • If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected] to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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