Job Description

Senior Maintenance Engineer

Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
Position Overview:
Crossroads’ campus buildings are in a state of transition.  Ranging from 1950’s-60’s-70’ era light industrial buildings repurposed as classrooms to state-of-the-art science and art buildings with sophisticated control systems, the campuses require that facilities staff be both flexible and well-rounded.  The Senior Maintenance Engineer must possess journeyman-level skill in at least one construction trade (such as plumbing, electrical or HVAC work) and substantial experience in the other trades necessary to maintain properly a wide variety of campus buildings.  Able to carry out work themselves, as well as provide leadership and train more junior staff members in multiple trades, this Sr Engineer must have experience with such computer-based building management systems as are found in our newer buildings, but also the practical experience needed for older building repairs.  Since maintenance workers may paint the lobby one day, replace a faucet or adjust building systems settings the next morning, and then analyze a mysterious leak the next, they are required to have such basic skills as electrician, carpenter, plumber, mechanic, painter, HVAC technician or roofer. For this Senior Engineer position, Crossroads is looking for journeyman-level skills in one or more of electrical, plumbing, HVAC or building management systems, as well as proven leadership and planning skills in a team setting.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Maintain a safe environment for staff, students, and visitors. Models a commitment to safety in all operations.
  • Serve as second in command to the Plant Manager and provide leadership to the team of other maintenance engineers, especially with regards to efficient use of time and expense.
  • Conduct regular inspections to determine areas that need attention and schedule appropriate repairs.
  • Train more junior staff members in particular trades based on experience.
  • Use building management and work order systems to plan and communicate about work.
  • Help develop and maintain an environment that encourages active and efficient use of both the BMS and work order systems.
  • Ensure that plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and other general building systems are maintained and repaired as required.
  • Ensure that preventative maintenance is adequately planned and implemented.
  • Perform maintenance tasks as needed based on assigned work orders.
  • Provide leadership around shop maintenance and storage; ensure that shop tools are kept in good working order, plan for replacement and repairs, and encourage all workers to clean up after themselves.
Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions:
  • Assembly of new equipment, desks, chairs, and other miscellaneous items as needed.
  • Assist custodial staff with campus cleanup, trash pickup or other sanitation activities as required to keep the campuses safe.
  • Assist with and/or plan installation of AV equipment in classrooms and meeting spaces as needed.

Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • 5-10 years minimum experience in a similar trade
  • Journeyman level specialty in at least one trade.
  • General knowledge and troubleshooting skills in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, painting, and general building maintenance.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • High school diploma or general education degree.
Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to operate machinery, repetitively grasp objects simply and firmly, and use fine manipulation dexterity.
  • Employee must frequently sit, stand, walk, squat/kneel, crawl, bend/stoop, twist, and turn.
  • Must push/pull, flex/extend/rotate neck and wrists, rotate forearms, reach vertically and horizontally.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to use personal protective equipment such as ear/eye/skin protection, protective footwear and any other equipment required for on-the-job safety, including wearing COVID-19 protocol-required gear.
  • Must use both feet together, separately and repetitively to operate equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Must be able to listen and follow instructions.

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**COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

One of Crossroads School’s founding commitments is to developing a socially, economically and racially diverse student body. We are equally committed to a supporting a vibrant and diverse workforce. Crossroads is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation. People of color, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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