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Building Engineer/Electrician

Sidwell Friends School
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Careers At Sidwell Friends School

Welcome to the Human Resources Department at Sidwell Friends School. Sidwell Friends prides itself in offering a high quality educational experience to those who will lead the next generation. To that end, we are seeking qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the student experience at Sidwell Friends. We encourage you to review the job postings below and to contact us for additional information.

Building Engineer/Electrician Department: Building & Grounds Location: Washington, DC
Position Start Date: Immediately
Status: Full-Time

Sidwell Friends, a coeducational, PK-12 Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD, seeks a full-time Building Engineer. The position is based on our D.C. campus but will also be required to be present on our Bethesda, MD campus a few days throughout the week. The Building Engineer is responsible for the daily physical campus maintenance which includes but is not limited to monitoring, maintaining, adjusting and repairing all building electrical systems and equipment to allow for the safe and smooth operation of all school buildings, across both campuses.

The ideal candidate will possess a developed and demonstrated expertise in the electrical building trade. Electrical work may include but is not limited to installing, modifying or repairing electrical circuits and related equipment, as well as monitoring fire alarm controls and equipment for proper operation, repairing or replacing wiring, lighting or power fixtures, worn or bad switches, wiring, relays, outlets, etc. Ability to read blueprints and adhere to the National Electric Code is essential.

Other duties include but are not limited to helping with snow removal, shelving, play/theater props, physical education equipment, assisting with periodic safety drills, etc. The ideal candidate will also make preparations for the many events held on the campus, including set up and break downs.

Must have at least 5 years of hands-on experience in the electrical trade. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience with leading basic maintenance projects, developing and writing scope of work, schedule and budget, using basic MS Office suite software and maintaining database of project information. Ability to work within a team with a strong customer service orientation and relationship building is required. Should have a working knowledge of safety procedures for working with electricity, moving parts and ladders as well as the ability to understand blueprints, schematics and technical manuals.

This 12-month, non-exempt full-time position is benefits eligible.

As a condition of employment, all employees who are employed with the school are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to provide proof of such vaccination. To make application for a medical or religious exemption, please contact the human resources department.

Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our on-line application.

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