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Facilities Maintenance Mechanic - Berkeley Hall School

  • 05 Nov 2019 11:42 AM
    Message # 8093040


    FLSA Classification:               Non-Exempt

    Reports to:                               Facilities Director

    Salary:                                      $25.00 to $35.00/Hour DOE + Benefits


    This position is responsible for performing journey-level facilities maintenance tasks with limited direct and indirect supervision in one or more fields: carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation (HVAC), plumbing, mechanics, etc. To perform this job successfully, an applicant must be able to perform all or acceptable combinations of the essential duties satisfactorily and exhibit understanding and support of the mission and goals of the School in personal conduct and interaction with others.

    This position includes but is not limited to the following duties:

    • ·         Coordinates responses to all facility work orders originating from building users, using established procedures.
    • ·         Assists in the maintenance and repair of electrical circuits and fixtures as well as plumbing and HVAC systems.
    • ·         Helps with renovations and new construction, including painting, demolition and set up.
    • ·         Inspects buildings and other structures to determine proper functionality of systems; detects problems or malfunctions and makes needed repairs; notes and makes recommendations using industry-established methods.
    • ·         Performs minor electrical maintenance to including but not limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g., wall switches, outlets, lighting, ballasts, fuses, small appliances, etc.) using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools.
    • ·         Performs minor plumbing maintenance (e.g., repair of leaks in drains and faucets, unclogging of drains, installing new lines, etc.).
    • ·         Performs minor patching, painting, carpentry, masonry and building hardware work (e.g., preparing surfaces, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles, etc.).
    • ·         Prepares surfaces and paints or applies coatings to various structures and equipment (e.g. walls, floors, roofs, doors, restroom facilities, outdoor furnishings, etc.) to preserve wood and metal parts from corrosion and maintains a safe, comfortable working environment using various painting equipment and related tools (e.g. sprayers, rollers, brushes, thinners, etc.). 
    • ·         Reconfigures seating systems by installing, positioning, and remounting office furnishings (e.g. furniture, theater seating, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, lighting, file cabinets, etc.) to accommodate user needs and maximize space using various hand, power and specialty tools, dollies and hand trucks.
    • ·         Maintains required documents, records, work orders.
    • ·         Performs general cleaning.
    • ·         Performs other work related duties as assigned.


    • ·         Four years of experience as a trades assistant or laborer, or two years of hands-on experience in general facilities and systems maintenance and repair work in a formal environment
    • ·         Three years of related technical work experience is required. Related experience could entail construction, plant engineer, facility management, or related military duty
    • ·         Completion of a trade school program preferred
    • ·         Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing and carpentry is a plus
    • ·         Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word
    • ·         Ability to adapt behavior to function effectively in the institution’s culture, including those specific to the tradition of the school
    • ·         Commitment to the institution’s needs and readiness to respond 24/7/365 as reasonable and necessary


    • ·         Ability to read, write, speak and understand English fluently
    • ·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills; Customer service oriented
    • ·         Ability to meet or exceed attendance and punctuality standards
    • ·         Ability to use standard tools
    • ·         Ability to understand and follow directions as given
    • ·         Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • ·         Ability to use various office equipment (e.g., calculators, computers, FAX machines, copiers, etc.)
    • ·         Ability to work flexible hours


    • ·         Frequently lift equipment and materials weighing 50 lbs. or more with the ability to lift up to 100 lbs.
    • ·         Ability to stand, climb, grasp and use precision tools, bend, kneel, sit
    • ·         Ability to crawl, climb ladders, twist, turn and reach in completing a variety of job duties
    • ·         Ability to use both close and distant vision
    • ·         Ability to walk a 60-acre campus
    • ·         Ability to operate vehicles and machines
    • ·         Ability to work outside in hot or cold conditions for extended periods of time
    • ·         Ability to work in wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school

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