Safety/General Maintenance Worker

Date Created: August 7, 2019
FLSA Classification: Non Exempt
Reports To: Director of Facilities

Solebury School seeks a dedicated and experienced person to serve in a full-time, year-round position as the Solebury School Safety Coordinator and member of the campus facilities team. This position is responsible for all safety equipment and safety vendor relationships, along with responsibility for advising/counseling the head of school, the dean of students, the director of studies, and the director of facilities on safety issues including policies, protocols, education, practice/drills.  In addition, the Safety Coordinator will support general maintenance activities on campus as able and needed and participate in the facilities on-call rotation. 

Safety Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Fire systems: Oversee contractors to ensure all PMs are completed and regulations are followed on:

    • Fire alarm system maintenance

    • Sprinkler system maintenance

    • Fire extinguisher maintenance

    • Kitchen hood suppression system maintenance

    • Response to fire system activations

  • Security systems: In coordination with the designated IT person, the Dean of Residence Life, and the Director of Facilities, oversee all security system maintenance and coordinate access levels of personnel to maintain continuity of use to current and future security systems

    • Propose plans for future installation of security cameras, alarm systems and other upgrades, including a cost analysis

    • Propose plans for maintaining accountability systems for emergency and non-emergency situations and support the senior administration in developing, training, and evaluating emergency protocols/policies

    • Working closely with the Head of School, Dean of Residence Life and Director of Facilities,  oversee, implement and document all drills:

      • Fire (prevention and drills)

      • Shelter in place 

      • Active shooter 

      • Evacuation 

General Maintenance Functions

  • Assist with the maintenance and repairs of buildings and equipment, and other work as requested

  • Support the department in other areas including, but not limited to: preventive maintenance and cleaning/repairs of equipment; general maintenance; cleanup and worksite restoration activities; emergency response, event support, van fleet maintenance; mowing; snow removal

  • Perform various additional tasks as requested by the Director of Facilities

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in safety/security sector, as well as in-depth knowledge of procedures and protocol in emergency situations

  • Experience in a school setting, particularly an independent school, preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: HVAC, carpentry, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, landscaping.  Strong desire to learn and increase capabilities

  • Ability to operate building automation systems efficiently

  • Experience with various computer programs and a willingness to learn the school’s facilities management software

  • A combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates an ability to perform the duties described above

  • Lives in close proximity (within 15 miles) of New Hope, Pennsylvania

  • Positive attitude and interpersonal skills; willingness to work as a team member

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, teachers, students, and community members

  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form

  • Ability to perform basic first aid 

  • 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 ability to get to the school during inclement weather

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • 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

  • 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 agent

Please submit cover letter and resume to Brad King via bking@solebury.org.

Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education. We are a coeducational boarding and day school serving more than 235 students in grades 9-12. Solebury School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.