Title: HVAC/Electrician/General Maintenance Worker 
Date Created/Modified: April 19, 2022
FLSA Classification: Non Exempt
Reports To: Director of Facilities

Solebury School seeks to hire immediately an experienced General Maintenance Worker with demonstrated experience in Electrical/HVAC to serve in a full-time, twelve-month position within the Maintenance Department. Qualified candidates will be required to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks as requested to support school operations and facilities, as well as share on call responsibilities of the department on a rotating basis and assist in emergency weather situations. Pay is hourly and commensurate with experience. 

Essential Functions

  • Perform and assist with the maintenance and repairs of buildings and equipment, and other work as requested, whether involving electrical,  HVAC, plumbing, structural
  • Operate various Electrical test equipment, HVAC testing equipment, electric/gas and manually powered tools and equipment, i.e. saws, sprayers, air compressors, mowers, blowers, weed-eaters, hedge trimmers
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance and cleaning of equipment used; makes repairs within the scope of abilities
  • Perform and assist with overall carpentry needs including but not limited to: framing, painting, furniture repair, furniture refinishing, window replacements, general tenant fit outs
  • Perform grounds maintenance activities, i.e. mowing, weeding, edging, planting foliage, shoveling snow
  • Perform structural maintenance activities, i.e. painting field equipment, repairing fences and gates, preparing athletic fields
  • Perform cleanup and worksite restoration activities, i.e. picking up litter, disposing of waste and debris, cleaning surfaces
  • Respond to and takes appropriate actions in event of emergency or incidents to resolve, confine or prevent potentially injurious or hazardous conditions
  • Perform various additional tasks as requested by Director of Facilities
  • Assist in maintaining van fleet and mowing equipment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess a CFC universal certification
  • Demonstrated experience with electrical, electrical code, HVAC, carpentry, mechanical, plumbing tasks, landscaping, machinery use
  • A combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates an ability to perform the duties described above
  • Lives within 15 miles to school in New Hope, Pennsylvania
  • Positive attitude and interpersonal skills; willingness to work as a team member

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience and aptitude with computer programs; a willingness to learn and increase capabilities with the school’s facilities management software (“School Dude”); and the ability to use basic productivity software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Power Point)
  • Ability to operate Building Automation Systems efficiently
  • Knowledge of:
    • Methods used in building maintenance and repair
    • Uniform code books
    • Maintenance and repair of hand tools and gas powered equipment
    • Safety practices and procedures relating to the building trades, including OSHA requirements
    • HVAC, electrical, plumbing, painting, grounds, and pest management
    • Basic math to include measuring distance and calculating quantities
  • Ability to:
    • Operate a variety of tools and equipment safely including standard vehicles and grounds-keeping equipment
    • Operate and manage automated work order system
    • Read and interpret specifications and blueprints
    • Maintain files and inventory records of supplies
    • Coordinate several projects simultaneously and set priorities
    • Forecast project problems and make necessary adjustments
    • Assist in planning and training
    • Provide technical support as necessary
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, teachers, students, and community members
    • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form
    • Respond to the school during emergencies/weather and otherwise
    • Provide snow removal services with the entire maintenance team
    • Perform basic first aid

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • The ability to exert significant physical effort in heavy work, including climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials weighing 20 to 50 pounds; may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials weighing up to 100 pounds
  • Willingness to work outside in inclement weather
  • Tasks are regularly performed with potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as strong odors, fumes, dusts, wetness, humidity, machinery, vibrations, temperature and noise extremes, disease, pathogenic substances and toxic/poisonous agents

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Additional Requirements

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to pass a driver’s test in school van
  • Submission to full battery of background testing per PA state law
  • Must maintain reliable transportation with the abilities to get to the school during inclement weather

Overview of Benefits

  • Solebury School offers competitive wages and comprehensive benefits to all eligible employees, including: 
  • 100% coverage of Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance for employees and employee dependents
  • 403 (b) plan
  • Paid Time Off and Company Holidays
  • Short and Long Term Disability Leave

Please submit cover letter, resume and a minimum of three professional references to Jim Wertman via jwertman@solebury.org

Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education.  We are an all-gender boarding and day school serving more than 240 students in grades 9-12. Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.