Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Facilities or Plant Operations
FACILITIES ASSOCIATE (Day Shift)
Manhattan Lower & Middle Schools
The Windward School is currently seeking a full time Facilities Associate for the Manhattan Lower & Middle Schools. This position is a day shift role, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm and located in White Plains, New York. Qualified candidates should not only have the experience and expertise listed below but also:
- A readiness to embody Windward’s core values of commitment, growth, impact and community
- Display a proven commitment to DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging) work and fostering an inclusive culturally competent work environment
Duties and Responsibilities
- Performing routine maintenance in school buildings such as fixing structural damage, windows, doors or wall repair.
- Responding to maintenance tickets for repairs and furniture and supply needs of our faculty and staff.
- Repairing broken or leaky plumbing to avoid water damage and restore full use of water fixtures.
- Work on damaged electrical wiring when a shortage or wiring issue occurs.
- Maintaining the building HVAC equipment in order to keep climate control in the facility functioning properly.
- Assisting with preventative measures to the building to reduce the risk of future problems.
- Painting rooms within in building when old paint has become faded or chipped.
- Repairing any potential safety hazards to avoid injuries.
- Sanitizing and thoroughly cleaning all areas of campus, where needed.
- Event services set-up (including but not limited to chairs, tables, technology, and other décor) and tear-down and clean-up post event.
- Parking and traffic duty during morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up, as well as, at large events.
- Any additional duties & responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
- 2 – 3 years of similar facilities/maintenance experience.
- Plumbing, electrical and HVAC knowledge a plus.
- Must be flexible and willing to fill in at other Windward locations if needed
Preferred Requirements (All or any of the following are a plus):
- General carpentry skills:
- Installs, maintains, and repairs building hardware, including but not limited to, doors, windows, floors, and ceilings, adhering to accepted procedures and techniques of the carpenter trade.
- Responds to departmental request which include, but are not limited to securing office equipment (i.e., computers, typewriters, etc.), and installing shelves.
- General electrical skills:
- Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment, Using suitable testing instruments.
- Replaces faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators, and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixes and appliances.
- General HVAC skills:
- Inspects and operates heating and air conditioning units and machinery to determine that all are functioning properly.
- Reads thermometers and gauges, and records readings, and can access and use the Building Management Control System, as necessary.
- General Plumbing skills:
- Inspects installs, repairs and replaces pipes, fittings and plumbing fixtures to maintain the heating water, gas and plumbing systems of the plant.
- Repairs or replaces damaged plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, showers and bathtubs and/or connects them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting gaskets, couplings, traps and valves, and soldering connections to seal joints where necessary.
The annual salary for this position is $37,440.00 but is an hourly position eligible for overtime.
The school is an independent, coeducational day school dedicated to providing an excellent instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities. The multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided. Through direct instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to improve their language skills. Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth, enables students to understand their learning styles, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential in preparation for a successful return to the mainstream educational environment. To meet these goals, the school provides ongoing training to its faculty based on the most current research and also shares its expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader community.
A world where every child with a language-based learning disability is empowered to achieve unlimited success.