POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performs a variety of general maintenance duties which include electrical, mechanical, carpentry, and construction in the maintenance and repair of school facilities and equipment.
ESSENTIAL TASKS: (Employee must be able to perform the following functions to the satisfaction of the employee’s supervisor.)
Inspect buildings, electrical systems, grounds, and equipment to ensure safe, well-maintained conditions, identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair.
Perform minor troubleshooting and repairs; replace light bulbs, ballasts and fuses.
Assist with preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on HVAC system, changing filters, bearings.
Complete maintenance work orders as assigned and in a timely manner.
Identify and perform basic service and repair on plumbing fixtures; open clogged lines and drains.
Identify and assist with carpentry and repair work.
Operate a variety of machinery, equipment and tools including saws, router, drills, sanders, planers, drill presses and various hand tools.
Maintain inventory of tools, supplies, and equipment; recommend tools, supplies, and equipment for purchase.
Perform a variety of locksmith duties; install, repair, and replace locks on doors
Inspect, service, and maintain operational functionality of doors and windows.
Basic ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, drawings, or oral instruction on a variety of structures related to the construction project.
Install or replace plugs, switches, outlets.
Assist with snow removal
Perform periodic maintenance of lawn equipment and vehicles.
Assist with moving loading, unloading and storing supplies, furniture, and equipment.
Wear proper protective equipment while performing job duties (i.e., goggles, helmet, back brace, knee pads).
Respond to 24-hour emergency calls
Adjustment of hours and/or weekend work may be required and/or occasional overtime.
Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:(A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.) Completion of high school/GED and three years related maintenance work experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of proper safety techniques and procedures while using chemicals, power tools, hand tools and equipment; knowledge of proper lifting techniques; ability to operate heavy equipment; understanding of methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in maintenance, repair and electrical work; ability to properly perform basic welding; knowledge of department and college policies, procedures, and practices with the ability to answer work related questions; and/or interpret and apply these guidelines correctly in various situations. Ability to use required tools and equipment skillfully and safely; understanding of building codes, preferably “International Building Code” (IBC). Ability to learn and apply proper maintenance procedures and use of equipment and supplies. Ability to follow procedures installing, testing, operating, or repairing machinery or technology systems. Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices and Safety Data Sheets. Knowledge of college/department emergency procedures. Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions. Ability to perform work independently.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with employees. Ability to interact and communicate effectively in a tactful and courteous manner with a variety of people, including students, employees, faculty and the general public. Ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion; ability to verbalize understanding of a problem or situation, ask relevant questions for clarification, and explain it to others. Follow instructions or work orders; and/or read routine sentences, instructions, regulations, or procedures; complete routine job forms and incident reports; and/or communicate routine information regarding daily activities.
DECISION-MAKING AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS: Requires limited decision making; perform manual duties; operate in a safe and efficient manner. Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions; ability to complete assignments without immediate supervision; ability to perform all essential functions using safe work methods and following safety regulations relating to job.
EQUIPMENT/SOFTWARE: use computers for data entry and/or handle, use, or repair hand-held power equipment, tools and/or light machinery.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential tasks of this job.) Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. Occasionally required to sit. Frequently must squat, stoop, or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward. Daily uses hand strength to grasp tools, supplies and equipment. Occasionally climbs ladders. Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.) Regularly works indoors and outdoors. Occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemicals such as petroleum products, degreasers, and sprays. Frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock, mechanical hazards, explosive hazards, burn hazards, chemical hazards. Meet deadlines with severe time constraints. Moderate noise level. Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat.
About the School
Gill St. Bernard’s School (GSB) is one of only a handful of New Jersey independent schools to offer preschool through grade 12 on a single campus. Founded in 1900 and home today to approximately 600 students, the school is situated on a 208-acre campus with collegiate-like facilities that include more than 20 buildings, a performing arts center, a turf field, tennis courts, a working farm, as well as a two-acre garden and an orchard. The campus is conveniently located just north of Interstate 287 and Route 206 in Gladstone, NJ. It is easily accessible from Morristown, Summit, and Bridgewater.
The school is a diverse community rooted in the values of courage, integrity, respect, compassion, and excellence, committed to the belief that education takes place not only in the classroom, but on the stage, in the studios, on the fields, and wherever faculty, staff, and students interact. The school firmly believes in lifelong learning and supports the development of individual and collective talents.
GSB is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting an exceptional faculty and staff who are dynamic educators seeking to foster a love of learning and to bring ...out the best in all its students, and who are guided by the school’s mission and an understanding that a sense of balance permeates all that the school does.