Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA, seeks a General Maintenance Worker/Plumber to start as soon as possible. This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefit eligible position, and salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Please find the job description below.
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.
Position Purpose: Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the General Maintenance Worker/Plumber will support the overall well-being and upkeep of the facility to ensure a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and all members of the community.
Responsible to perform maintenance and repair duties which assures the preservation and upkeep of the School, its buildings and fixtures. Provide physical services for all repairs and renovation programs not performed by others.
Respond to work order requests made through FMX, by school administration and supervisor.
Observe all safety regulations and policies.
In cases of emergencies, inclement weather or disaster, the General Maintenance worker will be required to report to work and work overtime on weekends, holidays and snow days.
Maintain and provide inventory/order to supervisor for all related materials.
Supports department in all aspects of general maintenance as required for furniture set ups/breakdowns for School events, snow removal and snow maintenance; parking assistance and correction of emergency conditions such as sewer back-ups or water flooding of classrooms/other areas.
Provide written lists of noted deficiencies within the building to the Supervisor. Such lists should outline specific conditions or situations, exact locations, and recommendations for corrective action.
Anticipate problems and undertake solutions without prompting.
Provide continuous attention to quality, detail, and final results.
Required to perform other related duties as assigned.
Maintain / repair / replace all plumbing fixtures, irrigation system, service, storm and waste lines campus wide.
Prepare a preventative maintenance schedule for all plumbing fixtures and related equipment throughout Campus.
Inspect and maintain all laundry equipment including washers and dryers.
Inspect and maintain all hot and cold distribution lines, waste lines, septic lift stations, fuel lines and gas piping; repair leaks and replace valves, fittings and fixtures as needed.
Inspect and test fire sprinkler system booster pumps; prepares documentation for compliance.
Clean and chemically treat all waste lines as needed.
Inspect and maintain all pool equipment and piping for main pool, whirlpools, circulating pumps, filtering systems and chemical / ultraviolet treatment of water.
May be responsible for installations requiring water and waste lines according to equipment code requirements.
Assist HVAC mechanic with the inspection, maintenance and repair of boilers and all other water heating and distribution equipment.
Required Physical Characteristics:
Ability to easily lift 50 pounds throughout the course of an eight - ten hour day.
Ability to walk, bend, stand, and do manual labor throughout an eight – ten hour day.
Physical ability to complete grounds, fields and general maintenance projects.
Ability and agility to operate all maintenance equipment (i.e.: snow / leaf blower, hi-lift and ladders).
Visual acuity of at least 20/40 (with corrective lenses if needed) sufficient to maintain accurate records, read instructions and complete inventory and forms.
Ability to speak and understand English sufficiently to give directions and communicate with supervisor, vendors and contractors.
Ability to read and write English legibly and accurately and to utilize necessary computer maintenance programs.
Maintain a positive, can-do approach to the work at hand.
Meet required standards of performance with minimum supervision.
Communicate comfortably and respectfully with students, faculty, staff and the wider community
Daily performance of duties shall be carried out with respect for school building and grounds.
Must be able to perform all basic duties of a General Maintenance Worker in addition to the specific skills listed above.
Must have 5 years prior plumbing and general maintenance experience in a school or similar environment
Must have the ability and willingness to expand working knowledge of campus systems, fixtures, materials
Ability to install, maintain and repair broad range of plumbing fixtures and components
Ability to read and comprehend plans and blueprints as appropriate to the plumbing trade
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must Have High School Diploma.
Must have valid driver’s license & clean driving record.
Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:
Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.