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Lisa Melnik
Business Manager

Posted 9/15/2022

Job Title:



Full time


St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church
7399 W 159th St
Tinley Park, IL 60477



  • Primary contact for contractors and other vendors as it relates to maintenance, grounds, equipment, and facilities: Obtain estimates and contracts for review with pastor, projects costing more than $10K will also need to be reviewed with Finance Council.
  • Develop and monitor an annual budget for maintenance and repairs: Routine maintenance and repair needs, long-term plan for major needs that will need to be addressed.
  • Responsible for security of parish grounds contacting pastor and/or police when needed as result of damage or vandalism.
  • Collaborate with the Pastor (and any delegate of his if needed) in developing a comprehensive plan to address the operational and maintenance needs of the parish facility and grounds.
  • Personally oversees and performs maintenance service and repairs in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, machine servicing, or electrical.
  • Personally performs all regular and preventative maintenance repairs to everything that is related to the parish’s maintenance, grounds, and facilities.
  • Be on call for unforeseeable emergencies (e.g.—when heavy rain is predicted for the weekend and leaks may become an issue and other similar unpredictable emergencies). 
  • Perform lawn, landscaping maintenance, and snow removal that are not covered by service contract with vendor.
  • Oversees and coordinates equipment needs for major parish events: Set-up and take down of chairs and tables for parish functions, cleaning and janitorial needs both regular tasks and those in connection with the reopening of church for Mass and other parish events, oversee, manage, and create a schedule of custodial staff workdays and any specific duties to the pastor that can also be posted for the benefit of the entire staff, supervise the custodial staff, oversee any training that Custodial Staff may need, especially when new duties or responsibilities may arise, presence at regular parish organizational meetings/events as needed, but most especially for opening/closing of facilities, janitorial needs before and after a scheduled meeting, and the sanitizing of facilities that have been used for meetings, assistance at all major parish events...for set up and clean up, for any needs during the events - oversees/maintains cleanliness of parish campus and offices.
  • Order and maintain janitorial supplies.
  • Manages parish storage areas.
  • Attend to any other needs discussed and agreed upon with pastor regarding buildings, maintenance, grounds, and facilities .

The qualifications must include:

EDUCATION: A post-secondary training in a relevant field.

REQUIRED:  Licensed Engineer or formal training in HVAC, electrical, and/or plumbing.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Minimum of 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of formal education and related work experience. 5 years of experience as engineer or maintenance supervisor.

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:  Knowledgeable in the procedures and safety measures of facilities and grounds management with basic knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, machine servicing, or electrical.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Trade certifications.

OTHER: Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle, availability to work overtime as needed, able to lift/push/pull 50lbs and climb ladders without assistance, applicable experience may be considered in lieu of formal education/training



St. Julie Billiart Parish is a vibrant faith community of close to 2000 households. The community is made up of people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Families here are committed to the two-fold responsibility of every Catholic parish which is to pray well and teach the faith. The first is seen through the liturgical celebrations and the second is seen from spirit of hospitality and welcome for which the parish is well known.

There is an abundant spirit of generous giving of time, talent, and treasure. With a large community and a good sized campus facing the busy 159th St. in Tinley Park, the parish is at a good vantage point to be a visible sign of a faith community centered in Christ. What might be considered “maintaining curb appeal” is actually a help to serve and advance the mission of the parish to evangelize and share the faith.


Facilities Engineer will generally be responsible for personally taking care of the routine and preventative maintenance that is needed for the parish’s buildings, grounds and facilities. Proper training and/or license will be needed in as many fields as possible in order to perform the duties of the Facilities Engineer.

As part of the parish’s mission, the Facilities Engineer will be crucial in allowing parishioners—current and future—to have a place where they can worship and put their faith into action.

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