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Maintenance Technician

Congressional School
Falls Church, VA
  • Posted: January 13, 2023
  • Full-Time

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for general maintenance and repairs to campus buildings and grounds to ensure that all students, staff, and the community are provided a safe, clean, and attractive environment. The Maintenance Technician will provide technical and manual skill in the servicing and repair of all Congressional buildings, grounds, equipment, and furnishings, which include electrical, mechanical, carpentry, and construction in the maintenance and repair of school facilities and equipment. The Maintenance Technician must be capable of performing a wide variety of maintenance activities.


  • Completion of high school/GED
  • Three years related maintenance work experience.
  • Valid driver's license

  • Inspect buildings, electrical systems, grounds, and equipment to ensure safe, well-maintained conditions, identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair.
  • Perform minor troubleshooting and repairs; replace light bulbs, ballasts and fuses.
  • Follow Preventive Maintenance (PM) program - (changing filters, belts, greasing the bearings...) and complete it in a timely and professional manner.
  • Identify and perform basic service and repair on plumbing fixtures, open clogged lines and drains.
  • Identify and assist with carpentry and repair work.
  • Operate a variety of machinery, equipment and tools including saws, router, drills, sanders, planers, and various hand tools.
  • Maintain inventory of tools, supplies, and equipment; recommend tools, supplies, and equipment for purchase.
  • Perform a variety of locksmith duties; install, repair, and replace locks on doors
  • Inspect, service, and maintain operational functionality of doors and windows.
  • ort and emptying of large trash items
  • Adjustment of hours and/or weekend work may be required and/or occasional overtime.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional, tactful and courteous manner with students, employees, faculty, and the general public.
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted within the established School policies, other applicable laws pertaining to employment and education.
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision
  • Follow standard Lock Out Tag Out procedures.
  • Assists with preparation and clean-up activities for School events
  • Controls and directs traffic on campus as needed.
  • Basic ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, drawings, or oral instruction on a variety of structures related to the construction project.
  • Install or replace plugs, switches, outlets.
  • Assist with snow removal
  • Perform periodic maintenance of lawn equipment and vehicles.
  • Assist with moving loading, unloading and storing supplies, furniture and equipment.
  • Wear proper protective equipment while performing job duties (i.e., goggles, helmet, back brace, knee pads).
  • Respond to 24-hour emergency calls if needed
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Thorough knowledge of proper safety techniques and procedures while using chemicals, power tools, hand tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of proper lifting techniques; ability to operate heavy equipment; understanding of methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in maintenance, repair and electrical work.
  • Knowledge of department and school policies, procedures, and practices with the ability to answer work related questions; and/or interpret and apply these guidelines correctly in various situations.
  • Ability to use required tools and equipment skillfully and safely, understanding of building codes. Ability to learn and apply proper maintenance procedures and use of equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to follow procedures installing, testing, operating, or repairing machinery or technology systems.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices and Safety Data Sheets.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions.
  • Ability to perform work independently.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with employees.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively in a tactful and courteous manner with a variety of people, including students, employees, faculty and the general public.
  • Ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion; ability to verbalize understanding of a problem or situation, ask relevant questions for clarification, and explain it to others.
  • Follow instructions or work orders; and/or read routine sentences, instructions, regulations, or procedures; complete routine job forms and incident reports; and/or communicate routine information regarding daily activities.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional, tactful and courteous manner with students, employees, faculty, and the general public.
  • Friendliness, enthusiasm, reliability, with a positive "team-player" attitude

  • Requires limited decision making; perform manual duties; operate in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions; ability to complete assignments without immediate supervision; ability to perform all essential functions using safe work methods and following safety regulations relating to job.

  • Maintenance Technician will have to use computers/mobile devices to complete work orders and PM program

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Frequently must squat, stoop, or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward.
  • Daily uses hand strength to grasp tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Occasionally climbs ladders.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

  • Regularly works indoors and outdoors.
  • Occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemicals such as petroleum products, degreasers, and sprays.
  • Frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock, mechanical hazards, chemical hazards.
  • Meet deadlines with severe time constraints.
  • Moderate noise level.
  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat.

The successful candidate must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Congressional School


Falls Church, VA
22042 USA


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