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Facilities Associate (Manhattan Day Shift)

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Manhattan Lower & Middle Schools


The Windward School is currently seeking a full time Facilities Associate for the Manhattan Lower & Middle Schools. This position is a day shift role, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm and located on our campus on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Qualified candidates should not only have the experience and expertise listed below but also:

  • A readiness to embody Windwards core values of commitment, growth, impact and community

  • Display a proven commitment to DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging) work and fostering an inclusive culturally competent work environment


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performing routine maintenance in school buildings such as fixing structural damage, windows, doors or wall repair.

  • Responding to maintenance tickets for repairs and furniture and supply needs of our faculty and staff.

  • Repairing broken or leaky plumbing to avoid water damage and restore full use of water fixtures.

  • Work on damaged electrical wiring when a shortage or wiring issue occurs.

  • Maintaining the building HVAC equipment in order to keep climate control in the facility functioning properly.

  • Assisting with preventative measures to the building to reduce the risk of future problems.

  • Painting rooms within in building when old paint has become faded or chipped.

  • Repairing any potential safety hazards to avoid injuries.

  • Sanitizing and thoroughly cleaning all areas of campus, where needed.

  • Event services set-up (including but not limited to chairs, tables, technology, and other décor) and tear-down and clean-up post event.

  • Parking and traffic duty during morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up, as well as, at large events.

  • Any additional duties & responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.



Salary Information

The annual salary for this position is $37,440.00 but is an hourly position eligible for overtime.


Specific Requirements

  • 2 3 years of similar facilities/maintenance experience.
  • Plumbing, electrical and HVAC knowledge a plus.
  • Must be flexible and willing to fill in at other Windward locations if needed

Preferred Requirements (All or any of the following are a plus):

  • General carpentry skills:
    • Installs, maintains, and repairs building hardware, including but not limited to, doors, windows, floors, and ceilings, adhering to accepted procedures and techniques of the carpenter trade.
    • Responds to departmental request which include, but are not limited to securing office equipment (i.e., computers, typewriters, etc.), and installing shelves.
  • General electrical skills:
    • Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment, Using suitable testing instruments.
    • Replaces faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators, and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixes and appliances.
  • General HVAC skills:
    • Inspects and operates heating and air conditioning units and machinery to determine that all are functioning properly.
    • Reads thermometers and gauges, and records readings, and can access and use the Building Management Control System, as necessary.
  • General Plumbing skills:
    • Inspects installs, repairs and replaces pipes, fittings and plumbing fixtures to maintain the heating water, gas and plumbing systems of the plant.
    • Repairs or replaces damaged plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, showers and bathtubs and/or connects them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting gaskets, couplings, traps and valves, and soldering connections to seal joints where necessary.