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Maintenance Technician

Category: Middle School Education
School: Stratford School
Location: San Jose, CA
Date Opened: Feb 7, 2024
Job ID: 4662

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Stratford School, part of Spring Education Group, is a leading independent WASC-accredited private school in California offering courses from preschool through 12th grade with a vision of creating a unique, multi-dimensional educational foundation for children. At Stratford School, we understand every child has his or her own interests and passions and contributes in their own way. Our proven program includes our STEAM-based curriculum that was recognized by the White House as a leader in early childhood STEAM education, and we are also the first California school to earn the Carnegie Science Seal of Excellence for STEM.

What We Offer
  • Pay range: $30-$35 an hour
  • Location: 3800 Blackford Avenue, San Jose, CA
  • Health, vision, and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Student Tuition Discount

About The Role

The Maintenance Technician will support the school and is responsible for coordinating various facility and operational aspects of the school that are critical to providing a successful educational environment to our students and staff. This is accomplished through detailed attention to the cleanliness and functional operability of the physical school building. Resourceful in solving problems, proactive in addressing potential issues. Maintains equipment and addresses facility needs with minimal direction.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Support and maintain the facility, building/grounds, and all equipment (including fixed assets, cleaning supplies, etc. ) This includes handyman-type repairs and painting/patching.
  • Contact vendors and get quotes for specialized repairs and submit quotes/estimates to the supervisor for approval
  • Work with vendors and oversee contractors as necessary
  • Maintain functionality and cleanliness of all outdoor recreation and dining areas
  • Support school events conducted at the facility and provide needed equipment, set-up, and take-down.
  • Monitor service visits for HVAC, utilities, fire systems, etc.
  • Maintain and manage the shipping/receiving area and Maintenance office and storage spaces
  • Maintain an eye on security concerns as it relates to facilities and grounds.
  • Work closely with the supervisor on long-term strategic facilities planning and campus ground upkeep.
  • Work with supervisor to identify CapEx requests, obtain quotes, and prioritize requests
  • Operate with resiliency and an ability to reprioritize tasks with a positive attitude.
  • Run facilities errands as needed; assist in facilities work at nearby campuses as needed or assigned (mileage reimbursement to be provided)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Organized- Ability to develop and maintain order while documenting, filing, and coordinating tasks
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Communication- Effectively convey information both verbally and in writing. Communicated in a manner that is clear, complete, and concise.
  • Accountable: Ability to take responsibility for own work, establish trust, and be receptive to feedback
  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.

Education and Experience:

  • Education: High School Diploma (or equivalent) or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Certifications and Credentials: Valid Fingerprint Clearance and or applicable state background check to work in a school will be required for the position.
  • Experience: 2+ years in a role with relatable job duties, ideally in a school. Working knowledge of building equipment (HVAC, BMS, Burglar, Plumbing, Fire & Sprinkler) a plus.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Google Suite of products

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent walking and standing (over 50%)
  • Frequent bending, crawling, squatting, stooping, kneeling, twisting, rising, and reaching (over 50%)
  • Frequent speaking and listening (over 75%) to staff, children, and parents. Must be proficient in speaking, writing, and reading English.
  • The employee is regularly required to speak, hear, and use clear vision with or without correction. This may include viewing small numbers.
  • Occasional use of computer keyboard and mouse (10-25%)
  • Frequent work on ladders and climbing stairs (25%)
  • Frequent carrying and lifting of 10-25 pounds; Occasional carrying and lifting of 20-100 pounds
  • Environmental exposures: heat, cold, dusts, noise, chemicals, moistness, dryness, blood borne pathogens, germs; occasional use of gloves and safety glasses

TRAVEL: Must be able to travel by personal motor vehicle to run errands (i.e. facilities supply stores) and assist other schools in the area as needed or as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: Middle School Education
  • Pay Type: Hourly
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Min Hiring Rate: $30.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $35.00
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