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 HVAC and/or plumbing 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 either or both HVAC or plumbing. 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.
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.
This 12-month, non-exempt full-time position is benefits eligible.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references via our online application.
Must have at least 5 years of hands-on experience in HVAC and/or plumbing. 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 HVAC and/or plumbing, moving parts and ladders as well as the ability to understand blueprints, schematics and technical manuals.
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.