MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

MAINTENANCE TECHNICAN
 
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Hawken School is committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design educational experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. Hawken School seeks culturally competent teachers who are committed to equity and social justice, comfortable taking risks, and who embrace a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students.  
Successful candidates for any role at Hawken School must demonstrate skill and commitment in all the following key areas:
Mission, Culture, and Philosophy Alignment 
Candidates must show they can thrive at Hawken and are highly motivated by the school’s mission.
 
Fair Play: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice 
Candidates must indicate a commitment to and have experience with serving students and communities equitably.
 
Relationship Building and Cultivation Candidates must show they can build relationships throughout the Hawken community.
 
Content Knowledge
Candidates must demonstrate that they can lead and guide colleagues and/students to depth in their work.
 
Humility and Growth Mindset
Candidates must be eager to learn new approaches and methods and be able to team effectively with others.
 
Approach to Work
Candidates must show initiative and agency with a commitment toward feedback and flexible problem solving.


(Multiple Focus Areas - e.g. HVAC)
 
Position summary:
 
The Physical Plant Maintenance Technician reports to the Physical Plant - Plant Operations Supervisor and is responsible for operating and maintaining all heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and equipment as well as performing general building, grounds, equipment, athletics and event maintenance and support. The Maintenance Technician assumes responsibility  for  all  equipment, systems,  materials,  supplies  and  tools  utilized  in  the performance of duties and ensures safe practices at all times for self, co-workers, students, visitors  and  staff.  This position is designated as “Essential Personnel” and requires incumbent to interact with the School during emergency situations and be available to work scheduled weekends.

  1. Nature and scope:
 
This position works in and around buildings and grounds located on the School Campuses. This position is critical to the safe operation and School and requires the ability to work as a team. The work schedule is primarily first shift and involves overtime assignments. Assigned work includes but is not limited to the following:
 
  1. Installs, operates and maintains a wide variety of mechanical and electrical
equipment and systems including but not limited to installation, maintenance and planned maintenance of commercial and institutional HVAC systems and equipment found  in  a  multi–building  campus  environment  with  systems  and  equipment  of varying types and ages.
 
  1. Responds to trouble service calls of all types throughout the campus,
providing outstanding customer services.
 
(3)  Monitor gauges and thermometers to ensure equipment and systems are operating within established parameters. Performing scheduled preventative maintenance operations.
 
(4)  Performs necessary equipment or systems repairs and overhauls.
 
                          (5)  Performs plumbing and pneumatic renovations or repairs utilizing cast ron,
                   copper, or plastic. Repairs HVAC equipment and systems including but not
              limited to controls, building automation, air handlers, heating and cooling coils,
                       valves, pumps, and other related equipment as needed.
 
(6)  Performs variety of diagnostic tests on equipment to determine proper operation. Troubleshoots equipment to determine operational problems and takes effective corrective actions to rectify operational problems without outside assistance.
 
(7)  Performs carpentry, painting, roofing and masonry tasks.
 
(8) Supports campus special events, planned or unplanned utility outages and system and equipment breakdowns and repairs.
 
(9) Performs snow removal, on and off hours, utilizing shovels, spreaders and plow trucks to ensure safety of all site users.
 
(10) Performs water chemistry tests on various water systems. Record results, and maintain correct chemical levels in water systems.
 
(11) Maintains all equipment operating logs and work order documentation.  Has a working knowledge of basic computer computerized maintenance systems (CMMS) and building automation systems (BAS). Has a knowledge of the campus fire alarm system and ability to respond to alarms.
 
(12) Maintains shop area and mechanical/electrical rooms in a neat, clean and orderly fashion at all times.
 
(13) Performs preventative and non-routine maintenance on kitchen food service equipment.
 
(14) Performs moving tasks and general athletics and grounds maintenance utilizing various tools and equipment.
 
(15) Establishes and maintains spare parts inventory levels, orders parts and materials needed.
 
  1. Principle Accountabilities:
 
  1. Performs assigned maintenance, operations and repair tasks in a skillful and dependable manner. Follows safe work practices in the performance of all duties. Promptly reports conditions that demand more extensive repairs requiring outside assistance.
  2. Determines needs of users and develops a solution and performs the work.
Works from architectural or engineering drawings, manufacturer’s schematics and operating/maintenance manuals, rough sketches or oral instructions.
  1. Interacts with other members of the school in areas of mutual concern.
  2. Participates in the organizational unit’s planning process as appropriate.
  3. Assumes other duties and performs other tasks as may be assigned by the Plant Operations Supervisor or Director of Facilities.
 
  1. Problem Solving:
Takes independent action to diagnose and correct conditions that may arise from
malfunctioning systems or equipment. Works as a team on complex problems which involves sharing information with the team and vendors.
 
 
  1. Qualifications:
  1. High School graduate with formal vocational trades training in building maintenance or engineering fields. Associate’s Degree preferred.
 
  1. Must have Universal CFC recovery certification or ability to obtain.  
 
  1. Minimum  5  years  similar, verifiable  institutional  experience  in  the  following: installation,  operation,  maintenance  of commercial or institutional HVAC systems and equipment including central heating and chilled water systems,  compressors, direct expansion systems, geothermal equipment, central air handling, variable air volume units, fan coil and packaged air conditioning systems and equipment including piping, heat exchangers, pressure reducing valves, steam  traps,  air  and  natural  gas  systems,  pneumatic  and  direct  digital temperature controls/building automation systems, air compressors and air dryers, vacuum pumps, all types of pumps, fans and motors, including controls, variable frequency drives.  Commercial food service refrigeration and equipment, steam and hot water boilers.
 
  1. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, bend, crouch, reach, climb and work in high and/or confined spaces and work in hot and cold temperatures outdoors.
 
  1. Must fully utilize all measuring, analytical, diagnostic and hand/power tools required to perform work. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and equipment control/schematic drawings, and ability to understand and interpret findings required.
 
  1. Valid  Ohio  Driver’s  License  required  and  must  pass  School insurance provider’s driver’s license check.
 
 
 
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