Reports To: Facility Manager / Director of Finance and Operations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time
Revised: August 21, 2018
The Lower School Maintenance Technician performs custodial, maintenance and grounds-keeping tasks that ensure the care and upkeep of school property providing school personnel, students, parents, and the public with an environmentally safe, attractive, comfortable, clean and efficient place in which to work and conduct school activities. Reporting jointly to the Facilities Manager and Director of Finance and Operations, the Lower School Maintenance Technician is primarily responsible for the maintenance and security of all building and grounds both during and after school operating hours.
Keys School’s Lower School campus consists of approximately 16,000 square feet of leased and owned classroom and administrative space on about 2.5 acres of grounds, inclusive of two separate playgrounds.
The school is situated on two campuses, about a mile apart. The Lower School campus houses Kindergarten to fourth grade, with approximately 180 students and 30 faculty and staff. The Middle School campus houses fifth to eight grade, with approximately 140 students, and 30 faculty and staff.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Responds to staff maintenance requests in a timely fashion; this might include replacing light bulbs, adjusting desks, moving equipment, and other tasks.
Maintains school grounds, including cutting, mowing, weeding, edging, pruning, blowing, raking, and planting.
Performs preventative maintenance and repair activities, such as painting; electrical work – switches, receptacles, bulbs, ballasts, etc.; HVAC – thermostats, motors, filters, etc.; and plumbing repairs – faucets, toilets, drains, supplies, etc.
Performs set up and take down activities for meetings and other school events.
Responsible for cleanup and worksite restoration activities, including picking up of litter, disposing of waste and debris, and cleaning surfaces.
Maintains recycling and garbage bins and areas.
Coordinates with Palo Alto Utilities for recycling and garbage pickup.
Assists with custodial duties, as required.
Operates various electric, gas and manually powered tools and equipment, i.e., saws, sprayers, air compressors, mowers, blowers, weed-eaters, power washers, and hedge trimmers, following appropriate safety protocols.
Performs regular preventive maintenance and cleaning of equipment used; makes repairs within the scope of abilities.
Responds to and takes appropriate actions in the event of emergency or critical incidents to resolve, confine or prevent potentially injurious or hazardous conditions.
Must interpret documents and instructions, such as work requests, drawings, blueprints and schematics.
Works with outside vendors, as needed, including electricians, plumbers, locksmiths, and contractors, among others.
Assists with special projects, as required.
Serve as a member of the school’s staff supporting the creation of a warm, welcoming, service-oriented environment.
Participate in School-wide events and meetings.
Accept and perform other duties, as assigned.
Communicate effectively, professionally and clearly with the entire school community of faculty, staff, parents, students, visitors and vendors.
Work closely with the Facilities Manager and Director of Finance and Operations to address and solve any concerns, issues or priorities that may arise during the performance of duties.
Display initiative, internal motivation, and a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined.
Exhibit strong and effective written and verbal communications including sound judgment related to confidential conversations, projects, and information related to the School or any of its constituents.
Present a cooperative team approach, complete with a good sense of humor and demonstration of a united front.
Three to five years of related facilities experience.
Basic computer and typing skills required.
High school diploma or GED required.
Initial and continued criminal background clearance by DOJ and FBI
Initial and continued tuberculosis clearance.
Maintain a valid driver’s license and the ability to transport oneself between two campuses.