The Shipley School
  • Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The Shipley School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 coeducational day school, is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world. Through a strong college preparatory curriculum in the humanities and sciences, the school encourages curiosity, creativity, and respect for intellectual effort. Shipley upholds and promotes moral integrity, a sense of personal achievement and worth, and concern for others at school and in the larger community.

 The Shipley School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.


 Provide for the installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of HVAC, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and related building components and systems in accordance with recognized industry and school standards.

  • Assure the timely and appropriate readiness of designated facilities and equipment in support of the schedule and programs of the school.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Observing all safety regulations and policies.
  • Executing assigned duties within the scope of the Shipley School Handbook and in conjunction with the Physical Plant Departmental Policies and Procedures Handbook.
  • Periodic inspection, cleaning, and testing of heating systems and equipment including but not limited to motors, fans, drive assemblies, pumps, thermostats, insulation, burner assemblies, combustion chambers, filters, coils, and related equipment and devices.
  • Periodic inspection, cleaning, and testing of air conditioning systems and equipment including but not limited to motors, drive assemblies, air ducts, insulation, filters, pumps, piping, wires, compressors, condensers, driers, and coils.
  • Cut, assemble and install pipes and tubes with attention to existing infrastructure
  • Install and maintain water supply systems
  • Locate and repair issues with water supply lines
  • Repair or replace broken drainage lines, clogged drains, faucets
  • Repair domestic appliances and fixtures
  • Performing routine repair and replacement of electrical power, lighting, and communications systems components.
  • Assisting in the creation and maintenance of documentation for all power and lighting panels, feeders, circuits, transformers, switchgear, motors, and other electrical equipment.
  • Periodic inspection, cleaning, and testing of emergency electrical systems including but not limited to generator sets, battery packs, lights, switching devices, etc.
  • Periodic inspection, cleaning, and testing of fire alarm systems including but not limited to panels, wiring, detectors, pull stations, and other related equipment and devices.
  • Periodic inspection, cleaning, and replacement, as required, of lighting system components including but not limited to lamps, ballasts, fixtures, wiring, raceways, diffusers, anchors/mounts, and other related devices.
  • Periodic inspection, cleaning, and testing of controls, motors, and related devices of HVAC systems.
  • Repairing, replacing, and installing windows and related hardware; performing all re-glazing tasks within the capabilities of shop tools and equipment.
  • Repairing furniture, including desks, tables, chairs, etc. Building and installing lockers, cabinets, partitions.
  • Repairing and replacing doors and all related hardware including but not limited to locks, latches, door checks, etc.
  • Remodeling designated areas in accordance with plans and specifications; repairing and installing flooring, sheet goods, tile, etc.
  • Checking and repairing playground equipment and documenting work done.
  • Performing routine checks on all school vehicles and recommending repairs as required.
  • Driving student, faculty, parent, administrative, and visitor groups as required.
  • Assisting with obtaining bids from and coordinating work with contractors.
  • Maintaining records of time and material used on each project or work order.
  • Assisting with event set ups and tear downs as required.
  • In case of emergencies, inclement weather, or disasters you will be required to be at work and work additional hours if necessary including weekends, holidays and snow days.
  • Periodic inspection, cleaning, and testing of air conditioning systems and equipment including but not limited to domestic hot and cold water distribution, sprinkler supply, gas distribution, sanitary lines, pumps, valves, and related equipment and devices.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Certificates, licenses and College degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years' field or shop experience in the construction industry or building maintenance service, preferably in an educational environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 100 lbs. or more and work in awkward spaces.
  • Satisfactory personal background checks in compliance with Pennsylvania law.
  • Valid driver's license with no moving violations in the last three years.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Friendly with a great deal of patience.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays or extra hours for school events. Normal hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday with hours changing to 6:00 am to 2:30 pm after the initial employment period as needed.
  • Required to work additional hours for snow days and emergencies.

 Personal Attributes:

The Maintenance Technician/Plumber will have the ability to:

  • Maintain a positive can-do approach to the work at hand.
  • Meet the required standards of performance with minimum supervision.
  • Communicate comfortably with the full range of school staff and students.
  • Anticipate problems and undertake solutions without prompting.
  • Provide continuous attention to quality, detail, and final results.


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