Facilities Maintenance Associate

Trinity Episcopal School seeks a highly qualified individual to fulfill the role of a full-time Facilities Maintenance Associate. It is expected that this person will embrace the mission and values of Trinity Episcopal School and uphold policies set forward by the administration and the Board of Trustees. This position is available immediately.

Trinity Episcopal School is an inclusive, forward-thinking, faith-based PK-8 independent school that meets each student where they are to nurture the whole child’s academic, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Trinity is located in West Lake Hills, close to downtown Austin, Texas. Trinity’s mission is to nurture each child academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We will honor each child’s spirit for learning and life, ever mindful that we are all children of God.

Summary

Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine semi-skilled maintenance tasks for campus facilities; ensures that facilities are available for use and consistently maintained in a safe and clean condition. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: carpentry, painting, plumbing, HVAC and electrical trades work. Operates a variety of maintenance and cleaning tools and equipment; and performs related work as required.

Supervision Received and Exercised

Receives general supervision from higher-level supervisory staff as well as coworkers. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is a journey-level position responsible for performing a variety of routine semi-skilled maintenance tasks for an independent private school. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies. Work is reviewed upon completion for soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements. A motivated, results oriented individual with a can-do attitude is a must. Must be able to manage time effectively and efficiently, with the ability to prioritize critical issues and not lose track of open tickets in a computerized maintenance management system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Performs a variety of routine semi-skilled maintenance tasks, including, but not limited to, carpentry, painting, plumbing, HVAC and electrical trades work. Ensures that facilities are available for use and consistently maintained in a safe and clean condition
  • Assembles, repairs, maintains, and moves furniture, such as desks, cabinets, tables, chairs, shelves, and related fittings and fixtures
  • Maintain areas around campus, to include: classrooms, hallways, parking lots, landscape, sidewalks, rooftops, and all other interior aspects of a commercial/educational building
  • Conducts routine inspections and maintenance of heating, electrical, and air conditioning equipment; replaces filters; identifies and reports more complex maintenance needs to supervisor
  • Familiarity with CMMS software and how to effectively open/close/monitor tickets within the system
  • Inspects facilities and grounds for safety and security; identifies and reports hazardous conditions and facility maintenance needs to supervisor
  • Follows safe working practices and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required
  • Performs custodial tasks
  • Assists with pest control measures
  • Monitors inventory, order supplies, and maintains purchase records within authorized budget
  • Maintains records and logs of daily activities
  • Assists with campus special events, as needed
  • Works diligently amongst a small facilities staff, and performs all work with a service-oriented attitude
  • Performs related duties, as assigned

Qualifications
 

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma, college preferred
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Methods and techniques used in the operation, repair, and maintenance of facilities and equipment
  • Operational characteristics of a variety of tools and equipment
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Principles and practices of record-keeping
  • Principles and practices for providing high level of customer service
  •  Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications

Ability to:

  • Perform semi-skilled facility maintenance
  • Safely and effectively use, operate, and maintain equipment and tools
  • Perform heavy manual labor
  • Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments
  • Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships
  • Maintain records and files on work performed
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing

Licenses and Certifications:

  • At time of appointment, Texas Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record maintained throughout employment.

Physical Demands
 

Must possess: strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate a variety of tools and equipment, and to operate an electric cart on campus; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and to distinguish colors in wiring; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. Frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, calculator, and to operate tools and equipment. Employees in the facilities department often bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.

Environmental Elements
 

Employees work in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate to loud noise levels. May work in controlled temperature conditions, cold and hot temperatures, or inclement weather conditions. Exposure to chemicals, mechanical and electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.

Candidates must pass a criminal background investigation prior to confirming a start date.

Benefits
 

Trinity Episcopal School provides a variety of benefits, including Health Insurance, Life and Short-term Disability Insurance, a 403b Defined Contribution Plan, paid Holidays, as well as paid Sick, Personal, and Vacation, to all eligible employees.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and any letters of recommendation to Human Resources, Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas 78746 or via email to employment@austintrinity.org. You may also fax resumes and letters of recommendation to 512-472-2337. No phone calls please. No drop-in interviews.


Trinity Episcopal School invites all qualified individuals who share our core values to apply for faculty positions. All faculty members must be able to support Trinity’s mission as a Christian school. Trinity Episcopal School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Trinity Episcopal School complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Trinity Episcopal School expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Trinity Episcopal School employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.