Full Job Description
Company Information and Position Summary
Shrub Oak International School is a world-class, private, special education boarding and day school preparing students for independent adult life and employment. We serve the sophisticated needs of an international co-ed population of young adults on the Autism Spectrum. Our innovative relationship-based model grounded in evidence-based principles builds on students' strengths and interests, maximizing therapeutic and learning opportunities. Our renowned experts work with students to individualize life and career development paths based on each student’s specific needs and interests. Each student’s team of clinicians, teachers, and student- life staff collaborate closely to address the student’s issues quickly and reinforce therapies and learning paths, so that the student progresses more rapidly. Our modern, technology-infused facility is set on 127 acres of agriculture and farmland where students learn in a natural environment full of sensory experiences. Our graduates live independently and have a purposeful, self-sustaining future, to the best of each student’s ability. After a few years of operation, Shrub Oak will have close to 600 staff and 390 students.
Reporting to the Grounds Manager, the Facility & Maintenance Associate will have hands-on responsibility for the care, maintenance and upkeep of Shrub Oak International’s campus and facilities to reflect the school’s brand and standard of excellence.
The Facilities and Maintenance Associate has hands-on responsibility to maintain the facilities and campus in a safe, clean, secure, and properly functioning condition, while ensuring that the overall condition of the property is above standard. Responsibilities include:
Completing regular maintenance inspections of facilities, perform repairs and maintenance as needed; proactively identify and report that all vendors are performing their contracted duties
Self-performing all basic repairs related to plumbing, electrical, mechanical equipment, HVAC and fire extinguishers
Performing light carpentry, painting, plumbing and minor electrical (replacing switches, ballasts, bulbs and fixtures)
Accepting deliveries, inspect the grounds, and attend to all facilities related issues as they arise
Collecting and disposing of obsolete equipment and trash
Setting up furniture and equipment
Handling minor repairs and furniture assembly
Making signs and name plates
Performing a variety of maintenance tasks and responsibilities related to grounds and building care, and preventive maintenance on building, grounds and equipment
Replacing lights, painting and assembling components
Maintaining solid working relationships with building staff, vendors, landlords and service providers.
Operating equipment to perform responsibilities
Remaining responsible for all appearance, functionality and maintenance of properties that are assigned
Assisting in setting up for school events as necessary
Working closely and collaboratively with staff, security, administration all to support the smooth workings of the school
Handling any and all responsibilities as needed and required
Experience and Capabilities
Minimum 5 years’ experience in facilities and/or maintenance
Licensed plumber and/or electrician preferred
Must be able to follow basic safety procedures and precautions due to physical risks
Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to understand and simple instructions and operate proactively and independently
Excellent organizational and follow-up skills with strong attention to detail, with an ability to complete all assigned tasks as scheduled
Must be a self-starter with the ability to adhere to procedures
Valid drivers license and good driving record
The work is regularly performed in a combination with the office site buildings and throughout the external grounds, and can be exposed to among other things, the environment, dust, odors, oil and noise.
Workday regularly includes multiple or conflicting demands, deadlines and time pressures; Work may require sustained concentration, considerable physical effort or manual dexterity.
Sufficient vision (with correction) to read and to observe more distant objects.
Requires the ability to understand and follow oral and/or written instructions. Requires ability to lift up to 50 lbs, dexterity to use tools related to job, and working with cleaning solutions. Requires walking, standing, climbing, reaching overhead and bending.
Compensation will vary depending upon experience.
Shrub Oak International School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to apply for a job or to perform the essentials functions of his/her job. Please advise us if you require a reasonable accommodation.
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