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Opportunities at Archbishop Quigley Center / Cardinal Meyer Center / Other Pastoral Center Departments

Posted 6/23/2022

Job Title:

Building Maintenance Manager- Chief Engineer




Archbishop Quigley Center
835 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2030


Full time


The Archdiocese of Chicago (AoC) is the third largest diocese in the United States and serves more than 2.2 million Catholics. The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees across its ministries, including Catholic Charities, the region’s largest nonprofit social service agency. The Archdiocese’s elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school systems.

The Archdiocese of Chicago is in the midst of exciting changes as we renew our local Church. With a variety of opportunities to contribute your professional talents and experience, we invite you to consider any of our current openings at We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth and development.

Position Summary:

The Building Maintenance Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing ALL HVAC and building maintenance related concerns and staff for the Archdiocese of Chicago Pastoral Center buildings.


Oversee ALL HVAC, building maintenance related concerns and staff for the Archbishop Quigley Center, Cardinal Meyer Center, Cardinal Residence, OPCY (Greenwood Ave), Casa Jesus, Liturgical Training Publications, Archives building and SPRED Real Estate building (Bridgeport). Delegate tasks to appropriate staff as necessary.

Daily Duties:

  • Ensure daily building rounds are being performed by maintenance personnel:
  1. Assess condition of all HVAC equipment on a daily basis, record and address any concerns or issues
  2. Daily review of conference room set-up schedules, assign conference room set up when required
  3. Ensure interior and exterior cleanliness of buildings- free of garbage, graffiti
  • Review incoming work orders, assign work orders to appropriate staff. Follow-up to ensure work was completed
  • Ensure that maintenance areas are all organized, tools inventoried and easily located
  • Set up routines of maintenance staff to ensure high level of service and coverage
  • Keep and up to date Preventative Maintenance and Daily log
  • Ensure grounds are always cleared and maintained-landscaping, snow plowing, debris is picked up
  • Assign Preventative Maintenance (PM) program tasks for all items (in all buildings) requiring maintenance
  • Perform maintenance as required for longest life of equipment (or delegate to staff)
  • Set up maintenance calendar for all equipment at both buildings
  • Set up, collect, and review inspection checklist/spreadsheets
  • Contact outside building contractors when scope of work is not within Maintenance team's abilities, or if liabilities are too great. Meet outside contractor and sign off on work performed
  • Work with Director of Asset Management to set up fire drills and other emergency preparedness work required
  • Work with Director of Asset Management to develop yearly budget and Capital Plan
  • Oversee and manage outside cleaning company to ensure building cleanliness is kept up and maintained


  • Required; High School Degree, Stationary Engineer apprenticeship program and certifications relating to HVAC and building system management
  • 15 years HVAC maintenance and repair experience
  • Experience overseeing and managing staff of 5 people or more
  • Licensed Stationary Engineer, CFC refrigeration license
  • Continuing education to stay current with industry standards
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, ability to take advantage of software programs available for equipment purchased and building maintenance
  • Driver’s License and personal automobile
  • Must demonstrate understanding, respect and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission, and values

Physical and Mental:

  • Flexibility, great work ethic, fair-minded, patient, kind to others
  • Must have a proactive approach to overall building needs
  • Must be able to respond to physical demands of position:
  1. Seeing/Comprehension: 50%-100%
  2. Hearing: 50%-100%
  3. Walking/standing: 50%-100%
  4. Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: 50%-100%
  5. Hand/Finger Dexterity: 50%-100%

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please visit the list of open positions on AppliTrack. Please complete a letter of interest, a profile, or submit your resume.

Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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