Plumber / General Maintenance Worker

Posted: April 18, 2018
FLSA Classification: Non Exempt
Reports to: Director of Facilities/ Assistant Director of Facilities

Solebury School seeks a highly qualified Plumber/General Maintenance Worker (GMW) to begin immediately. An ideal candidate would have extensive plumbing knowledge, as well as general maintenance experience. This is a full-year, hourly position.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. The school’s administrative schedule is Monday through Friday, day shift. Exact hours TBD. However, the need for maintenance support often includes evening and weekend hours, as well as on call hours in weather emergencies.

Essential Functions

  • Perform a wide variety of work in the plumbing and general maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment
  • Operates various plumbing tools including torches and cutting equipment, HVAC test equipment, electrical testing equipment, electric/gas and manually powered tools and equipment
  • Performs complete plumbing services such as hot water heater changeouts, heating fin tube installs/repairs, drain line installs/repairs being underground or inside a structure, and any other plumbing related work
  • Assist the outside contractor on the daily operation of on-site wastewater plant and domestic water treatment
  • Perform and assist with the maintenance and repairs of buildings, van fleet and maintenance equipment, and other work as requested, whether involving HVAC, electrical, plumbing, structural
  • Perform grounds and structural maintenance activities, cleanup and work-site restoration activities, as well as a wide variety of other tasks so that the school’s facilities support school operations as requested by Director of Facilities
  • Respond to and take appropriate actions in event of emergency or incidents to resolve, confine, or prevent potentially injurious or hazardous conditions


  • Positive attitude and interpersonal skills. Willingness to work as a team member
  • Demonstrated experience and aptitude with plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, mechanical tasks, landscaping, willingness to learn, and increase capabilities
  • Ability to operate Building Automation Systems efficiently
  • Experience and aptitude with computer programs; a willingness to learn and increase capabilities with the CMMS (work order system) and the ability to use basic productivity software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Power Point)
  • A combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described, includes journeyman level experience in one or more building trades
  • Lives in close proximity to New Hope, Pennsylvania (within 15 miles) with the ability to respond to emergencies in a timely fashion as needed
  • Possess a CFC universal certification (not required but a plus)
  • 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
    • Plumbing, HVAC, electrical, 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 (CMMS)
    • 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
    • Plan and coordinate work schedules
    • 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

Additional Requirements

  • Possession of a valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass a school-administered driver’s test
  • Submission to full battery of background testing per PA state law

Please submit cover letter and resume to Staci Freer, Special Projects Manager via email to Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin immediately.