Cleaning & Mitigation Technician – Chicago

Job Description

Looking for a career opportunity? Interested in starting a new career in the trades? If so, Giertsen Company of Illinois might have the right spot.  We offer competitive compensation, a wide ranging comprehensive benefits package, and a great company culture.   If you would like to have more information, apply today!  We believe we are a great company to work for.

Giertsen Company of Illinois is looking for hard working and reliable individuals who want to make a difference when they help to restore and reconstruct homes and businesses impacted by fire, flood, a storm, or other disasters. This is an extremely important role in our company and we are looking for the best people to fill this opening.  Some duties include lifting, cleaning, light demolition and the packing of contents.   We will guide, train and mentor you.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Professionally represent Giertsen Company and our core values of honesty and integrity
  • Develop & maintain great relations with customers
  • Generate a contents inventory for items to be salvaged or disposed of.
  • Using Assured Software be able to record, label, and download a customer’s content personal property using a laptop in the field.
  • Maintain good internal communications with Coordinator / Project Manager.
  • Maintain organization on all job sites.
  • Complete all jobs in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Follow and enforce established safety practices including the proper use of PPE.
  • Lead co-workers on job sites.
  • Assist in packing customer’s contents.
  • Must have Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to pass a Felony Background Check, Drug Screen, and Alcohol Screen

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or Higher


Entry Level to 3 to 7 years experience

Physical Demands

  • Lift (constantly) 5-40 lbs., lift (frequently) 20-50 lbs.
  • Involves significant stand/walk/ push/pull.
  • Occasional climbing (ladders, etc.), balancing, crouching, frequent stooping, reaching, kneeling, and handling.
  • Exposure to weather with temperatures ranging from mild/moderate to extreme cold/heat.
  • Exposure to noise levels ranging from moderate to loud with occasional to frequent times.
  • Exposure to fumes from cleaning chemicals, solvents and chemical solutions.


  • Hourly wage: Premium Rate opportunity (Emergency Service, Lead, Bio, Mold, Asbestos)
  • Bonus program with qualifiers, based upon profit margin and days of job completion.
  • Health/Dental Package: Open Enrollment in November/December (each year you will be enrolled with no changes)
  • Need to be employed with Giertsen for 62 days
  • Need to be full time employee (30+ hours each week)
  • Flex Plan: Medical and Dependent Care (pre-tax option) Medical Flex Plan is up to $2,750 (per calendar year, pre tax) Dependent Care is $5,000 (per calendar year, pre- tax) Open Enrollment in November/December (two week period, need to re-enroll each year)
  • Life Insurance Policy: Giertsen Company Provided – $25,000 Life Policy
  • UNUM Package: Short term & Long term Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401K/Roth 401K (Fidelity Netbenefits) Employee needs to be full time for one year. Eligible after one year, with auto enroll, 100% Vested. Giertsen Company will provide a 20% match, with a 6% cap.
  • Fuel Reimbursement Program: Need to be an authorized driver and qualify per jobs driven
  • Paid Personal Time off
  • Access to Giertsen Company Vehicle: need to be an approved driver, on Giertsen Company safe driver list
  • Giertsen Company Apparel Program: Eligible (x2) year for approved Giertsen Company logo apparel
  • Safety Kit: PPE Package: Hard Hat, safety goggles (x2 pairs), half face respirator, gloves, back support, etc.
  • Tool Reimbursement Program: Company reimburse 50% for approved tool purchases
  • Company pays monthly for phone: $50.00
  • Paid Holiday: x6 (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Labor Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July)
  • Superior Vision Package: Vision Plan benefits

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