To support the school's operation, Sandy Spring Friends School seeks a skilled HVAC maintenance staff person with experience in electrical and/or plumbing. Responsibilities will include building/equipment repairs, minor construction projects, and general support for the day-to-day operation of a 140 acre campus with 200,000 sq ft of facilities. This position has no supervisory responsibilities and reports to the Director of Facilities. On-call duty and overtime are required and work schedules may vary. If candidate does not currently have certifications as required below, Sandy Spring Friends School will provide training for applicant to achieve necessary certification(s). Bus driving will be a requirement-Will train.
Qualifications include: A High School diploma or equivalent. Ability to read, write and speak English sufficiently to perform all of the duties of the position. Must have valid First Aid, CPR and AED certifications. Basic technology skills in MS Office and other software applications is necessary. Within the framework of the position, the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Must have valid Maryland driver’s license. Requires valid Maryland Commercial Driver’s License for School Bus (Class B, P-Passenger and S-School Bus Endorsements) and current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 49 CFR 391.41-391.49).
Essential Physical Requirements: This is a highly physical position requiring but not limited to the following:
Sitting less than 1 hour per day, standing greater than 7 hours per day, walking 3-7 hours per day ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds, push/pull greater than 50 pounds, climbing stairs/ladders 1-3 hours per day, moderate bending, excessive squatting and frequent twisting, kneeling, and reaching. Driving is a requirement.
Also required is normal vision including distance, peripheral, and depth perception, normal visual color discrimination, normal hearing, and speaking/reading/writing English proficiently. Exposure to chemicals, noise levels above 85dB, dust, fumes, odors, humidity, as well as slippery and uneven surfaces should be expected.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
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Founded in 1961, Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, academically-rigorous day and boarding school serving approximately 600 students from age three through 12th grade. The campus is located on 140 acres in the historic Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the School is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education and accredited by the Association of Independe...nt Maryland Schools.
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Friends School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.