Sep 14, 2023

Facility Maintenance Specification Writer - Maintenance & Construction Pace Suburban Bus, Chicago, IL

$90,000 yearly
  • GovHR USA
  • Hybrid (Arlington Heights, IL, USA)
Full-time Management - Engineering Management - Maintenance Technician - General Maintenance or Service Other

Job Description

Pace Suburban Bus, Chicago, IL GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment and selection process for a Facility Maintenance Specification Writer (Maintenance & Construction) with expertise in writing technical specifications for industrial equipment and building system upgrades, repairs, and replacements for Pace's equipment and building systems for fume sensing calibration, plumbing devices back flow certifications, standby generators, fire detection and suppression systems, overhead doors, and HVAC systems and controls.

Examples of job responsibilities include:

  • Writing: 

    • scopes of work for inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair and 

    • contract documents and independent cost estimates for invitations for bid and requests for quotation on repairs and replacements of existing equipment and infrastructure at all Pace garages.

    • and administering service contracts.

  • Evaluating costs for repairs, services, and improvements.

  • Troubleshooting equipment and building failures to determine the next course of action.

  • Periodically inspecting contractors' work.  

  • Performs other duties as required. 

 Position reports to the Section Manager, Facilities Maintenance 

Minimum Qualifications  

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.  An associate degree is preferred.

  •  Must have at least five years’ experience in:

    • Building trades and construction industry (for example mechanical engineering, HVAC, project superintendent or crew leader who has overseen projects and knows the industry)

    • Hands on experience with facilities maintenance (including knowledge of various trades)

    • Writing:

      • equipment replacement and maintenance service contracts;

      • and administering service contracts for building trades; and 

      • technical specifications for the replacement and repair of existing building equipment and infrastructure.

  • Must demonstrate: 

    • strong business writing skills including accurate proofreading, editing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation and

    • proficiency using business software applications including email, word, spreadsheets, and online meetings and chats. (Experience in Microsoft Suite and Teams is preferred). 

  • A valid driver’s license.  Local travel to Pace locations is required.  

  • Good verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

More information 


  • Pace has a hybrid work environment after completion of the probationary period of 6 months and based on business need.

  • In addition to generous health, dental and vision benefit programs, Pace also extends participation in the following plans:

    • Retirement Benefits –Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Pension Plan or opting out and receiving a 7% employer contribution to RTA 401(k) Plan.

    • Retirement Savings Plans Voluntary deferrals are allowed on a pre-tax basis and/or Roth basis to the 401(k) or 457(b) plans

    • Tuition reimbursement

  • If work / life balance is important to you, Pace offers this cutting-edge package:

    • Vacation – 2 weeks (Accrual during the first year)

    • Paid Time Off (Leave) – 15 days annually with ability to convert unused hours to sick or 401(k) contribution

    • Paid Holidays – 6 days

    • Floating Holidays 5 days

  • Pace is setting the employer standard for offering a full-service health and wellness programs that include:

    • Flexible Spending Health and Dependent Care (Pace contributes 30% up to a maximum amount of $1,500 for dependent care)

    • Employee Life and Supplemental Life Insurance for the entire family

    • Health Club Reimbursement (up to $40 per month)

    • On-site Wellness Program

    • MetLife

      • Protection Plus Identity Theft Program and

      • Pet Insurance

  • Anticipated hiring ranges +/- DOQ – up to $90,000 


Application Instructions

  • Please submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three to five professional or supervisory references.  Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, and the position open until filled. 

  • The position posting and application instructions can be found on the GovHR USA career center at:

  • Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to:  Joan Walko, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, LLC at (410) 499-9586.

  • Pace Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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