Equipment/Locker Room Attendants (ELRA) support the University of Chicagoâ™s Athletics and Recreation Departmentâ™s core functions by performing the daily functions of the equipment and laundry facilities located at the Ratner Athletic Center and Henry Crown Field House. ELRAs provide laundry service to varsity athletic teams, intramurals, club sports, summer sports camp and general recreation users. This includes laundering equipment, uniforms, towels, shower curtains, etc. used by the Department of Athletics and Recreation including the varsity athletic teams, intramural sports, club sports, summer sports camp and patrons of the recreation center. ELRAs assist with inventory management by distributing uniforms and equipment to athletes and keeping accurate records of items that were distributed and returned as well as items received from vendors. ELRAs also perform basic locker room maintenance including cleaning of lockers, changing shower curtains, etc.
Cares for apparel and related items associated with varsity athletic teams, referees, event staff and visiting teams (practice clothing, game uniforms, warm-ups, travel bags, laundry bags, towels etc.)
Distributes and receives various athletic equipment to/from athletes, coaches, students and staff; maintains records of issued and returned equipment.
Performs basic inventory management techniques to maintain an organized system of storage and accounting of athletic equipment.
Prepares clothing for athletic events including packing travel bags for out-of-town sporting events.
Launders towels and apparel for intramural, club sport, summer camps, and general recreation needs; washes, dries, folds, transports, stores towels and related apparel.
Maintains locker room and locker cleanliness including proper care of shower curtains in all locker room areas, removing, washing, drying, folding, storing and hanging them.
Cleans lockers including securing contents left in the lockers.
Assists in issuing lockers and assigning locks.
Performs basic daily maintenance of laundry equipment including cleaning lint traps, washing machines inside and out, changing filters, cleaning drains, and changing out large detergent barrels as needed.
Maintains inventory of locks including oiling and retagging with combinations as necessary.
Organizes the Lost and Found Storage Room and cares for the items that are returned.
Communicates need for supplies required for equipment maintenance such as detergent, stain remover, towels, shower curtains, etc.
Communicates problems with laundry machines as soon as they develop.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be able to work weekends as required.
Must be willing to work 5:30 a.m â“ 2:00 p.m
Familiarity with NCAA rules and Division III philosophy required.
Strong verbal and written communication required.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments concurrently required.
Education, Experience or Certifications: Education:
High School Education or equivalent required.
Equipment room experience preferred.
Technical knowledge and skills:
Candidate should be proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
Have strong time management skills, oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills.
Must be able to perform basic record keeping.
Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Knowledge of athletic equipment care and maintenance techniques.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must be physically able to perform duties involving standing for long periods of time, walking quickly and repetitively in all weather conditions between buildings, bending, reaching, lifting overhead up to 25 lbs, climbing step stools, step ladders and stairs, etc.
Must be capable of working within a laundry room setting throughout the day which involves working in high room temperatures, consistent laundry machine noise, exposure to laundry chemicals, exposure to dust, etc.
Significant overtime is required (especially on weekends).
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Pay Range: $15.64 per hour
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