Facilities Technician

The Rashi School, Dedham, MA

Accredited by AISNE

Job Title: Facilities Technician

Type of Position: Full-time, salary commensurate with experience and education                  

Reports To: Director of Facilities

Ideal Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:15 am to 3:15 pm, occasional overtime on weekends and evenings depending on building occupancy, special projects, and inclement weather.                         

Summary:

The role of the Facilities Technician is to provide students, faculty, staff and visitors with a safe, attractive, comfortable, and clean facility in which to learn, play, and develop.  Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Facilities Technician performs a variety of tasks related to the care and maintenance of the School building and grounds including; cleaning, repairing, maintaining, identifying issues, collaborating with contractors, and communicating with the Director of Facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities include: 

  • Clean and sanitize areas of the school as assigned (i.e., classrooms, halls, offices, rest rooms, cafeteria, kitchen, gymnasium, etc.).
  • Sweep, vacuum, scrub, mop, wax, polish and buff floors, wash windows, clean white boards and walls, paint, replace light bulbs, perform minor repairs, etc. 
  • Sweep walks and entrances, pick up debris on the grounds, clean drains, gutters, and roof.
  • Perform routine grounds keeping duties such as grass cutting, tree and shrub trimming. 
  • Respond to special requests for maintenance as assigned.
  • Set up, take down, and move furniture, shelving and partitions as assigned.
  • Identify, report and rectify safety hazards.
  • Lock doors and windows, turn out lights, and secure building as assigned.
  • Monitor exit doors during hours of occupancy ensuring panic bars are functioning properly.
  • Requisition custodial supplies and equipment as necessary. 
  • Maintain inventory records of supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinate the shipping and receiving of school supplies.
  • Participate in school in-service programs as assigned.
  • Act as a friendly ambassador for The Rashi School.
  • Perform specific projects and maintenance tasks as directed by the Director of Facilities or School Administrators.

Position Requirement (Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the position):

  • High School or Trade School Diploma or equivalent is required.  Degree in Facilities Management preferred.     
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with supervisors, students, parents, and staff. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions with limited supervision.
  • Ability to use commercial cleaning solutions, equipment, and machinery. Knowledge of basic carpentry, painting and electrical work. Experience repairing and adjusting structures and equipment using these skills.
  • Knowledge of security systems (i.e. electronic and key locks).
  • Knowledge of OSHA, MassDEP and other safety standards.  Training offered and required by The Rashi School.
  • Knowledge of requirements for maintaining clean and safe school buildings.
  • Familiarity with handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with students and employees. 

Physical requirements include:

  • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs., occasionally up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders, to stretch and bend.  
  • Possible exposure to bodily fluids.  PPE provided.

Required Certificates, Licenses and other documentation:

  • Suitable Massachusetts CORI and FBI fingerprinting national background check
  • Blood borne Pathogen Training (company provided)
  • OSHA’s Right to Know (company provided)
  • Lockout Tag Out (company provided)
  • Ongoing Health and Safety training (company provided)

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@rashi.org.

 

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