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Head of Maintenance

Posted :
May 7, 2024
Department(s) :
Operations
Job Status :
Full Time

About Shefa

The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan, serving students in grades K-8. Since opening in September 2014, Shefa has enrolled children who benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance.

About the Position

• Oversee maintenance operations of new state-of-the-art building:

o Supervise maintenance and housekeeping staff

o Assess maintenance needs and delegate assignments

o Ensure maintenance team completes daily tasks including repairs, inspections, housekeeping, preventive maintenance tasks and school events set-ups

• Assist in managing maintenance budget

• Attend trainings to enhance knowledge and skills in maintenance and facility management

• Aid the Director of Facilities in planning and coordinating maintenance projects, scheduling tasks, and managing resources effectively

• Maintain and repair equipment, machinery, and building systems to ensure optimal performance and longevity

• Participate in safety inspections and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and protocols to maintain a safe working environment

• Offer guidance and support to maintenance staff, assisting them in completing tasks efficiently and effectively

• Interact with faculty, staff, and administrators, in a courteous and professional manner, addressing their maintenance-related needs and concerns promptly

Key Responsibilities

• Oversee maintenance operations of new state-of-the-art building:

o Supervise maintenance and housekeeping staff

o Assess maintenance needs and delegate assignments

o Ensure maintenance team completes daily tasks including repairs, inspections, housekeeping, preventive maintenance tasks and school events set-ups

• Assist in managing maintenance budget

• Attend trainings to enhance knowledge and skills in maintenance and facility management

• Aid the Director of Facilities in planning and coordinating maintenance projects, scheduling tasks, and managing resources effectively

• Maintain and repair equipment, machinery, and building systems to ensure optimal performance and longevity

• Participate in safety inspections and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and protocols to maintain a safe working environment

• Offer guidance and support to maintenance staff, assisting them in completing tasks efficiently and effectively

• Interact with faculty, staff, and administrators, in a courteous and professional manner, addressing their maintenance-related needs and concerns promptly

Qualifications

● Knowledge of carpentry and the ability to diagnose basic plumbing electrical and HVAC problems

● Willingness to obtain the following FDNY Certificates of Fitness within 60 days of employment:

○ S-12 City wide Sprinkler System

○ S-13 City wide Standpipe System

○ S-95 Supervision of Fire Alarm System

○ P-98 Fuel oil Piping and Storage System

● Previous experience in maintenance or a related field

● Knowledge of building systems, tools, and equipment

● Strong willingness to learn and grow in a dynamic environment

● Excellent communication and teamwork skills

● Ability to follow instructions and work independently with minimal supervision

● Physical ability to perform manual labor and lift heavy objects as required

Salary

$75,000 - $95,000 commensurate with experience

Send Cover Letter & Resume to

jobs@shefaschool.org

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Head of Maintenance