SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Yes, of Maintenance Technicians
The Maintenance Supervisor performs a wide variety of repair, renovation, facilities, and infrastructure skills; oversees day-to-day operations of maintenance staff scheduling using maintenance management software; communicates between management and maintenance staff; inspects and approves maintenance staff work; teaches requisite skills to maintenance staff.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A college degree and/or at least 5 years’ experience in related fields. Consideration will be given to individuals with an equivalent combination of education and experience.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Experience with HVAC, chillers, air handlers, and boilers; ability to read and interpret documents and drawings; ability to write detailed repair reports; post-secondary education and/or a technical trade certificate; knowledge in a variety of trade areas common to the field of building and grounds maintenance; knowledge of the use and operation of hand tools, power tools, and equipment; experience teaching skills common to buildings and grounds maintenance.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Must have excellent people skills and the ability to work effectively and productively in a team environment; ability to sensitively respond to common requests or complaints from members of the community; ability to efficiently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, parents, and students.
Expertise and proficiency with basic office computer software such as Microsoft Office suite and Google Docs, and the ability to effectively use maintenance management software such as SchoolDude; basic knowledge of audio-visual and theater equipment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists the Director of Facilities by being a pro-active, detail-oriented, dedicated, reliable, hands-on individual who understands the unique requirements of overseeing a school campus;
Assigns work orders and duties;
Manages purchasing of materials and supplies;
Inspects mechanical equipment and reports mechanical malfunctions/situations to Director of Facilities;
Assists in obtaining quotes and arranging for services from outside vendors;
Annotates and updates work logs for specific site requirements;
Activates and deactivates building alarms and responds to alarm calls;
Identifies projects requiring the services of outside vendors or craftspeople;
Organizes and maintains orderliness of shop area and storage areas;
Supervises a variety of work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds, and service to employees, including but not limited to:
HVAC: changes filters on heating, ventilating, and air conditioning units; activates heating and cooling systems; performs minor troubleshooting, repairs, and adjustments of radiators, wall units, and ceiling units.
Carpentry: performs basic rough and finished carpentry work in construction and repair of structures such as partitions, walls, doors, fences, window frames, office furniture, roofs, and shelves; performs minor troubleshooting, repairs, and adjustments of locks on doors, cabinets, desks, closets; repairs door hinges;
Glazing: removes broken glass, putty or plastic; replaces or arranges for replacement of glass for windows, doors, and light fixtures;
Electrical: performs basic electrical installation and repair work for switches, outlets, plugs, cables, power circuits, and appliances; inspects electrical systems for unsafe conditions;
Plumbing: identifies and performs basic repairs of plumbing leaks or breaks; Opens clogged lines and drains; Replaces washers and other minor parts; Maintains drinking fountains;
Painting: install/patch drywall; prepares various surfaces for the application of paint, enamel, lacquer, varnish, or stain; repairs wall coverings;
Grounds Maintenance: maintains grounds maintenance equipment; watering/weeding; trims tree branches that create hazardous situations; clears drains on roofs and gutters; inspects and repairs playground equipment, picnic tables, and benches; performs snow removal;
General Maintenance: services appliances, kitchen, vents, and emergency equipment; installs appliances; assembles furniture; maintains clean, safe, and orderly work sites;
Janitorial: cleans spills and messes in classrooms, restrooms, and common areas;
Porter: stocks and distributes office and kitchen supplies; moves furniture and equipment; delivers packages;
Events: sets up and breaks down furniture and equipment for events; provides after hour event support for special events, to include cleaning functions;
Traffic: provides vehicle traffic management in a school setting for daily carpool and events;
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; hear and speak to exchange information in person or on the telephone; see, including close vision, and ability to adjust focus, to read materials and operate tools and equipment; stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms for extended periods of time; access all areas of campus and buildings, including areas that are accessible only using a ladder, a mechanical lift, or by climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, turning, sitting, or lying down; regularly able to lift, pull, push, haul, or drag items weighing 25-35 pounds and occasionally as much as 50 pounds; work in inclement weather; work in environments with adverse conditions such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, extreme temperatures, noise, machinery vibrations, and pathogenic substances.
The noise level in the indoor work environment is usually moderate; temperatures fluctuate throughout the school campus, indoors and out; frequent interruptions are common; workflow and schedule must accommodate the schedules of others; variable hours, including evenings and weekends.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
This job description is not a comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required of the successful candidate. Duties, responsibilities, and expectations may change and new duties, responsibilities, and expectations may be assigned with or without notice.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
If you wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Director of Facilities Greg Luetjen at email@example.com. Letters of reference are highly encouraged.
About Lowell School
Pre-K to 8th Grade;
100 Faculty and Staff;
Operating Budget: $16 million;
Endowment: $5 million;
Lowell's mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which each individual is valued and respected.
Lowell honors the individuality of each child. We give children time and space to grow and nurture the strengths of each individual. A fundamental understanding of the developmental stages of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth informs all that we do with children. We foster intellectual and emotional self-reliance, with a guiding value of respect for each other. This approach provides the foundation for children to be highly motivated learners with a strong sense of self-worth and efficacy.
Lowell promotes active, collaborative learning with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding and developing strong creative, critical, and analytical thinking. Carefully designed learning experiences and curricula are integrated across subjects, draw on powerful, relevant content and student interests, and support the development of internal motivation and a strong voice. Learning at Low...ell is rigorous: thinking is emphasized over rote learning, and students are expected to use their knowledge and skills creatively and practically. High expectations of students are coupled with appropriate scaffolding so that students know what to aim for and how to get there. In this way, Lowell prepares students to be innovators and achievers who have the flexibility, skills, and inclination to solve problems new and old.
Lowell is an intentionally diverse school. This is essential in preparing students for a future that will demand deep multicultural understanding, strong collaborative skills, and commitment to one's local community and the larger world. At Lowell, we believe that an inclusive community contributes to intellectual stimulation and nurtures an inquisitive and open mind.