The Maintenance Technician performs maintenance tasks related to grounds and lawn upkeep, school vehicle and equipment operation and maintenance, major and minor facility construction and repair, and assists with school program and special event needs as requested. The position is full-time, benefits eligible, hourly and reports to the Director of Facilities and Grounds.
Performs all types of maintenance related tasks as directed including, but not limited to, plumbing repair, minor electrical repair, and carpentry
Works with or assists other maintenance employees as directed
Maintains inventories of light bulbs and first aid supplies
Completes various operational work orders via a work order management system
Participates in the on-call team rotation for weekend and after hour emergencies
Attends regularly scheduled meetings as directed, including three all-school meetings
Is proactive in identifying and recommending action for grounds issues related to erosion, water retention, drainage problems, accessibility, vegetative habitat management, and any unsafe conditions
Is proactive in identifying and recommending action for facilities issues related to the safety, health and welfare of people within the Penland Community. These issues include, but are not limited to fire hazards, tripping potentials, unsafe work areas and visibility restrictions
As a Penland team member, responds to general campus needs relating to special events and other activities of the campus
Periodically inspect and maintain life safety systems within housing and administrative buildings
Assists the Director of Facilities and Grounds with the following:
- Serves as field coordinator with subcontractors as requested
- Assists in the maintenance of a campus-wide utilities
- Assists in the implementation of a scheduled maintenance program for all campus buildings,
equipment and vehicles
- Performs cost analysis for in-house work, including material cost sheets and labor estimation
- Updates job progress and concerns on a daily basis or as requested
Assists with annual Fourth of July pyrotechnics display
Assists with winter snow removal from sidewalks and parking areas
Assists with processing of hazardous waste
Serves as essential staff during emergency situations
Other duties as assigned
Experience in general facility maintenance and general equipment repair required. Must be self-motivated, have the ability to manage a varied workload and be able to assess needs, set priorities and solve problems. Must be able to function as part of a team.
Considerable knowledge of standard practices in maintenance field is required in addition to general knowledge of building trades, i.e., carpentry, mechanical, electrical, drywall, roofing, and painting. Must possess knowledge of hand tool and power machinery skills. Possess knowledge of safe operation procedures for heavy equipment including tractor with backhoe and forklift, and a North Carolina Pyrotechnic Assistant license or ability to obtain within one year preferred. Must have a demonstrated ability to organize and to schedule preventive and routine maintenance tasks. Good written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are required. Must have a valid drivers license.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools or controls and to speak fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and to walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects weighing significantly more than 25 pounds and must bend, lift, work in close quarters and sometimes handle hazardous materials. Position demands frequent exposure to inclement weather conditions.
Compensation discussions are a part of the interviewing process.
The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by Friday, March 10, 2017. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position and contact information for at least three references to Sally Loftis, Human Resources Manager, Penland School of Crafts, PO Box 37, Penland, NC 28765 or
Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education offering residential workshops, residencies, community education programs, and exhibitions. Located on 420 acres in the NC mountains, Penland has 16 teaching studios and 57 historic and contemporary buildings. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 63. Penland conducts its business with an annual operating budget of $5.7 million.