Position Description

Facilities Technician (TX 2021-22)
Location GH Texas
Job Category Academy - Support Staff (Office Manager, School Nurse, Librarian, etc.)
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POSITION: Facilities Technician

REPORTS TO: Headmaster

LOCATION(S): Dallas/Ft. Worth or San Antonio, TX

FLSA: Non-exempt, benefits-eligible

Company Description

Great Hearts Academies is a non-profit charter management organization (CMO) that operates classical, preparatory, K-12 public charter schools. Our academies cultivate the minds and hearts of students through the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty. We currently serve over 20,000 students across in both Texas and Arizona, and we expect that number to grow to thousands more. Great Hearts is dedicated to providing additional communities with access to our liberal arts model, and, as the network scales both locally and nationally, we aim to restore excellence to American public education. We proudly prepare students for success at the best colleges and universities in the nation but see our larger purpose as producing great-hearted graduates that are prepared to be intellectual, moral and engaged citizens. Additional information can be found at www.greatheartsamerica.org/careers.

Please complete an official application by visiting our website http://www.greatheartsamerica.org/.

 

Facilities Technician

The Facilities Technician is responsible for installing, repairing, maintaining and upgrading facility systems and equipment; identifying repair and/or replacement needs; assisting other skilled trades; providing necessary information on the proper uses of the equipment; ensuring adequate materials are available to complete assignments in a timely manner, and directing assigned workers.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as the primary contact for school personnel for any building issues (climate control, odors, smoke, spills, damage, emergencies, and repairs)
  • Monitor/assist contractor and outside vendor performance to ensure work is completed according to specifications
  • Independently perform routine scheduled preventative maintenance on a variety of equipment
  • May act as the project coordinator for small construction and repair projects
  • Assist with maintaining building security and immediately respond to building emergencies on an as-needed basis
  • Monitor, replace and obtain light bulbs in all assigned facilities
  • Perform basic electrical work and determine when an electrician is required
  • Hang pictures, whiteboards and dismantle/install furniture as needed
  • Coordinate and assist with departmental and employee moves
  • Transport goods or equipment as assigned
  • Perform routine quality control inspections of janitorial and landscaping subcontractors to ensure the property is maintained properly
  • Assist the Operations Manager in preparing the annual maintenance budget
  • Solicit bids and quotes from vendors
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds, work in tight or confined spaces, work with lifts and ladders, and perform rooftop work
  • Ability to perform work in varying environments; may be required to work outdoors 95% of the time and exposed to the elements and inclement weather
  • Must have or be willing to obtain and maintain all necessary tools to perform daily tasks
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel locally

Desired Qualifications

  • Technical degree preferred
  • Experience in general construction along with a mechanical aptitude
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Fortitude to complete all tasks independently, properly, and on time
  • Ability to thrive in academic entrepreneurial culture and interact with all levels of management, staff, students and their families.
  • Possess adequate computer skills utilizing MS Office Suite applications and the ability to use all functions of a smartphone

Personal Qualities & Values

  • Passionately Committed

With humility and curiosity, we seek to know more about our core purpose; seek to share (with each other and with others externally as an advocate); seek to live the mission ourselves with relentless pursuit and intrinsic motivation; seek to understand our work and how it serves the mission…which should result in getting the right stuff done with measurable results because we love actualization – not just the theory

  • Servant’s Heart

The element of having a servant’s heart is the acknowledgement of inherent dignity in their fellow human. Someone with a servant’s heart believes that their work is to promote the development of those around them and make it possible for others to be successful in serving the mission of the organization.

  • Team Player

We believe our mission can only be accomplished through collaboration and receive true joy in being a part of something greater than ourselves; Each of us is one part of a whole, each with different roles, expertise, and responsibilities; working together in synchronicity

Additional Requirements

Type of clearance: Must complete Texas Department of Public Safety fingerprint clearance and background check.

Physical functions:

Requires but is not limited to standing, sitting, repetitious hand and body movements, bending, squatting, and reaching. May be required to move or position equipment up to 50 pounds approximately.

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Great Hearts Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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