Facilities Maintenance Technician
La Scuola International School seeks an experienced Facilities Maintenance Technician.
La Scuola is San Francisco’s first IB-PYP School and the first Reggio - IB Italian Immersion program in the world. We are currently implementing the IB Middle Years Program as MYP candidate school. La Scuola, founded in San Francisco in 2002 as La Piccola Scuola Italiana, has grown from a small playgroup of Italian-American and Italian families to a thriving International community of over 240 families from preschool through 8th grade (in the 2019-20 school year).
La Scuola International School runs three campuses with a total of 300 students from PreK to 8th grade; we currently manage four buildings and we just started the long term project of renovation/construction of our future permanent K8 campus.
Overall Description and Responsibilities
The Maintenance Technician helps maintain and manage the daily operations of campus buildings and facilities keeping them functional and safe. His/her responsibilities include but are not limited to yards and buildings maintenance and repairs, planning and managing preventive maintenance of mechanical and alarms systems, including basic plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other minor repairs.
The Maintenance Technician reports and handles ordinary maintenance and repairs (or refers work to a third-party contractor) following procedures and safety measures. Most of the repairs will be performed during school hours when children are at school: working safely and quickly is a priority.
Maintenance Technician conducts facilities audits and maintains building inventories, keeps Facilities equipment functional and periodically checks furniture and emergency equipment status.
The Maintenance Technician is also responsible for projects involving carpentry, painting and furniture assembling. The Maintenance Technician might help Custodians and Campus personnel in handling deliveries, moving heavy items and/or special events arrangements.
The Maintenance Technician responds quickly and professionally to Faculty and Staff repair/maintenance/projects requests listed and prioritized in “La Scuola Facilities Repair and Maintenance Requests Log” and uses “La Scuola Calendar” to monitor events and periodic maintenance. The successful candidate can take the initiative, be proactive and help anticipate problems before they occur.
The Maintenance Technician manages his/her own work schedule to ensure completion of projects and tasks as expected and within a reasonable period of time. Scheduling may shift due to changing priorities of La Scuola.
The Maintenance Technician falls under the direction of the Facilities Manager. This position collaborates daily with the Campus Managers, Custodians and Janitorial Staff.
Working Conditions and Environment
The Maintenance Technician is primarily scheduled for a 20-hour work-week, however this may shift depending on the needs of La Scuola, and will be under the direction of the Facilities Manager.
The Maintenance Technician is a year long position and the work schedule mainly overlaps with the school’s hours of operation, but part of the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance will happen during school breaks and might fall over weekends; overtime hours might be required when school renovations occur or during busiest periods like the beginning of the school year set up.
The work location is spread between three campuses and the ability to travel to other buildings or grounds might be required, depending on facilities needs and at La Scuola’s discretion.
The Maintenance Technician often works in the school buildings, although sometimes works outdoors and in inclement weather.
A high school diploma or equivalent is the minimum educational requirement for the Maintenance Technician.
Work experience in construction and/or maintenance and good proficiency in English are required. Additionally, the ability to bend and stand for long periods of time is needed;
May need to lift as much as 30 pounds.
Ability to work autonomously and problem solving skills are ideal.
Strong communications skills to facilitate working in a school environment and with a diverse and multicultural community are highly recommended.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Prior to beginning work and as a condition of employment in order to comply with the law, all employees must provide documentation to prove eligibility to work in United States. In addition, the final candidate will need to pass Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance, a physical exam, provide recent copy of a negative TB test, and other immunizations records.
Pay will be depend on qualifications and experience.
To be considered for the position, please send a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of 3 references to HR@lascuolasf.org.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training.