Sidwell Friends, a coeducational, PK-12 Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD, seeks a full-time Engineer to join its Facilities team.
The Engineer is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, adjusting and repairing all mechanical equipment and controls 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 either HVAC, plumbing or electrical. HVAC work may include but is not limited to installation, inspection, troubleshooting and repair of boilers, chillers, pumps, air handlers, filters, valves, VAVs, unit ventilators, ductwork, compressors and the digital control system. Plumbing work may include but is not limited to making installations, modifications, and repairs to new or existing plumbing, pipes, fittings, and drains. 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 replace lighting or power fixtures, worn or bad switches, wiring, relays, outlets, etc.
Must have at least 5 years of hands-on experience in at least one of the trades of HVAC, plumbing or electrical. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience working with and adhering to stated budgets as well as basic MS Office suite and database skills. A strong customer service orientation is required. Should have a working knowledge of safety procedures for working with electricity, moving parts and ladders and well as the ability to understand blueprints, schematics and technical manuals. Other duties include but are not limited to helping with snow removal, and assisting with periodic safety drills.
The position is based on our D.C. campus but will also be required to be present on our Bethesda, MD campus as needed. This 12-month, full-time position begins in June 2020.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references via our online application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.