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Facilities Manager (R-4062)

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2444 N Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL  60647

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Midtown is looking for a Facilities Manager to add to our world-class organization.

Midtown is committed to delivering world-class hospitality to members and we understand the importance the Facilities team plays in ensuring the consistency of that experience. We do not view Facilities as a department that works behind the scenes. We recognize that the condition and maintenance of our buildings are incredibly important and establish the foundation for an incredible member experience. Without a strong culture of safety, a fanatical approach to club cleanliness, functioning facilities and equipment, and a constant focus on maintaining and caring for our buildings, the Midtown values will not be achieved.

The Position

The Facilities Manager is a hands on leader who understands the importance of championing this message throughout the club building a culture of a safe, clean and functional environment for all members, guests and associates. The manager handles all engineering/maintenance operations, including maintaining the building, grounds and physical plant with particular attention toward safety, security and asset protection. Accountable for managing the budget, capital expenditures, preventative maintenance and energy conservation. Responsible for maintaining regulatory requirements. Leads the emergency response team for all facility issues.

Core Responsibilities


  • Conduct daily walk-throughs and ensures urgent corrective action to remedy all issues and deficiencies.
  • Partner with all stakeholders-members and staff alike, to create an attractive and safe environment at all times.
  • Work with General Manager and National Facilities Director to ensure delivery of all brand standards and initiatives for all aspects of the facility


  • Conduct regular maintenance inspections to ensure all equipment receives proper preventative maintenance on schedules created and/or previously established by Midtown, standard best practices, and/or manufacturers guidelines.
  • Plan, direct, manage and perform general maintenance and preventative maintenance for all areas of the club property, hotel and Midtown Plaza
  • Optimize the use of the established RPM preventative maintenance tool to account for all PM work orders and scheduling.
  • Identify and troubleshoot facility and fitness equipment when necessary
  • Available and on call 24/7 for all facilities/maintenance emergencies related to the club, hotel and Midtown Plaza
  • Assist in managing the physical plant including equipment, laundry, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment, electrical and life safety systems.
  • Maintain and operates equipment at optimum effectiveness, efficiency and safety.
  • Partner with housekeeping department to establish and manage an effective maintenance and cleaning program.


  • Coordinate all ongoing facilities-related projects taking place at the club, hotel, and Midtown Plaza
  • Provide regular reporting and project status updates to General Manager and National Facilities Director.
  • Oversee and participate in all capital improvement projects as needed.
  • Ensure all vendor contracts are executed to Midtown standards and, when necessary, flagged to General Manager and/or National Facilities Director for revision.
  • Empower facilities department employees to provide excellent customer service-taking a proactive and friendly approach.
  • Display leadership in guest hospitality by exemplifying excellent customer service and creating a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
  • Attend all required manager meetings.
  • Participate in the Manager on Duty schedule, which may include closing duties at least one regularly scheduled night per week.


  • Partner with the National Facilities Director to recruit and develop the best facilities team in the industry.
  • Evaluate and develop the facilities team to grow strengths and impact positive change to the brand.
  • Provide guidance and recommendations for recruitment and retention of world-class facilities and committed to Gain, Train and Retain.
  • Hold Facilities team accountable for the timely completion and accurate communication of brand initiatives, fostering a culture of accountability and driving brand momentum.


  • Strong operational knowledge of HVAC and related mechanical preferable.
  • Technical training or equivalent experience in engineering and maintenance required.
  • Licensed stationary engineer required
  • CFM or IFMA certification preferable.
  • Knowledge of Fire and Life Safety equipment and OSHA Standards.
  • At least 5 years of hands on Facility Maintenance experience
  • Understanding of housekeeping and laundry operations preferable.
  • Experience with swimming pool maintenance preferable; hold or willing to obtain Certified Pool Operator license.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office, Preventative Maintenance Systems (e.g. FMX) and Building Automation Systems.
  • Degree from an accredited university preferable.
  • Experience supervising teams in a union environment

This job description is intended to describe the general requirements for the position. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as necessary to ensure the proper operations of the department.

MIDTOWN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This job description is intended to describe the general requirements for the position. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as necessary to ensure the proper operations of the department.

MIDTOWN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About Us

We work at Midtown to inspire people to transform their lives–and we do our job well. Our members stay longer than any other major athletic club chain in North America because we are committed to providing resort-like environments, personal attention, and strong communities at every one of our clubs. We believe all three of those pillars start with attracting and growing rock star talent at every level of our organization.

Who We Want

We're looking for people that share our core values: kind individuals who want to win together, see things as the glass half full, are passionate about helping others, and strive to always be better than yesterday.

Associate Benefits

Members of the Midtown team receive:

  • Complimentary club membership
  • Discounts on Midtown products and services
  • Access to hundreds of free courses for professional development
  • Health insurance for eligible full-time associates (30+ hours a week)
  • And more