Director of Plant Operations

  • 4239 N Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60634, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Do you have HEART? We are looking for individuals who can embrace our mission to purposely brighten and enrich the lives of those we serve with HEART; Hospitality, Excellence, Appreciation, Respect & Teamwork. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing the overall maintenance and upkeep of the physical plant including, building, grounds and all engineering as well as managing any other staff within the department.

Job Description

  • Hire, train, manage, discipline, and terminate department staff.
  • Implement and maintain preventative maintenance programs (TELS and daily checklist).
  • Coordinate compliance with local, state, and federal building codes and guidelines.
  • Coordinate with contractors and venders to make sure insurance and licenses are current.
  • Conduct regular inspections of all Life Safety Systems including fire extinguishers, sprinkler, and alarm systems.
  • Coordinate and perform housekeeping services to assure a high standard of cleanliness both inside and outside the building. 
  • Coordinate annual maintenance and deep cleaning programs for apartments and common areas.
  • Coordinate necessary repairs and maintenance in apartments and common areas including refurbishment for move-ins.
  • Work closely with Executive Director in creating and scheduling capital budgets.
  • Establish and obtain bids for all capital projects. 
  • Coordinate annual maintenance programs for apartments and common areas.
  • Coordinate necessary repairs and maintenance in apartments and common areas including refurbishment for move-ins.
  • Ensure that the outside of the property is maintained including landscaping and snow removal. 
  • Coordinate the removal of garbage and trash for the property.
  • Coordinate department’s staff schedules to ensure the proper maintenance and cleanliness of office public spaces, residential apartments, and grounds.
  • Prepare and follow approved department budget.
  • Maintain inventory control for all general supplies, parts, and equipment.
  • Maintain all required maintenance and housekeeping files.
  • Schedule and conduct training sessions and department meetings.
  • Prepare resident charges/billing for extra services when applicable.
  • Understand and implement the role of the department’s safety and disaster plan. 
  • Head safety committee meetings.


  • 2+ years of maintenance or plant operations experience required.
  • Management experience preferred but not required.
  • A Certified Pool Operators license may be required depending on location.
  • You have clear and positive communication with everybody that you encounter.
  • You pride yourself on having the ability and responsibility to maintain a clean and functional facility.
  • You are self-assured and possess a can-do attitude.

Additional Information

Senior Lifestyle offers a comprehensive benefits plan to eligible team members including health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, short-term disability, long-term disability, and paid time off. All Senior Lifestyle positions are eligible to use DailyPay, an application that allows you to access your earned but unpaid wages before your next payday. Senior Lifestyle requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all employees because of our commitment to the health and safety of our residents, their family members, and all of our team members. Accommodations and state exclusions may apply.