2017-2018 Maintenance Technician

Location: FirstLine Network



Creating and inspiring great open admissions public schools in New Orleans


About FirstLine Schools


In 1998, FirstLine Schools started the first charter school in New Orleans.  FirstLine now operates four K-8th grade schools and a high school.  Our mission is to create and inspire great open admissions public schools in New Orleans. We do this by:


  • Ensuring college and career readiness for all students, as demonstrated by achievement, aspiration, love of learning, and confidence
  • Providing a rich variety of education experiences to nurture our students’ character, health, and active citizenship
  • Developing the skillfulness of our team members
  • Building a sustainable organization that facilitates our long-term success


Our faculty is a diverse and talented group dedicated to our students’ success and to their own growth as teachers.  Our schools are led by leaders who hold themselves accountable for student achievement and teacher development.


Position Summary

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the maintenance of the school facilities at FirstLine’s K-8 schools and high school.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Responds to osTicket requests related to facility issues at schools across the FirstLine network
  • Provides on-site direction for facilities subcontractors as required
  • Ensures proper materials for all jobs are procured, either via SOMs, Director of Operations or by going directly to a vendor (SupplyWorks, Home Depot, Grainger, etc)
  • Works with operations staff to problem solve potential issues before they arise
  • Assists with setup and breakdown needs for school events
  • Proactively identifies, communicates and works to resolve safety concerns
  • Responds to maintenance needs in a timely manner
  • Organizes and keeps storage areas clean
  • Assesses facilities for repairs needed and identifies hazards or risks on grounds or in building
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of purchases made for supplies and materials related to school repairs
  • Manages supplies and materials needed to complete site based projects in a timely manner
  • Repairs, moves, assembles, installs and sets up furniture, bulletin boards, picture frames, table, chairs, etc.
  • Perform light-duty repairs when needed
  • Sands, primes and paints wood or metal
  • Uses electrical saws, sanders, drills grinders
  • Maintains, adjusts and repairs door hardware and lock sets for interior and exterior doors
  • Performs plumbing repairs on commodes, urinals, flush valves, faucets, washers, water fountains, packing and drain lines
  • Performs electrical repairs to light ballasts, light switches, receptacles, fluorescent lamp lights, exit lights, shorts in wiring and replacement of light bulbs
  • Painting classrooms, bathrooms and hallways
  • Performs preventative maintenance such as: cleaning gutters and drains, checking catch basins, cleaning sound mufflers, etc
  • Monthly grooming of turf fields utilizing golf cart and LitterKat machine


Education and Experience:


  • High school diploma
  • Three or more years experience in general commercial or institutional maintenance work, maintenance work in a school a plus
  • Knowledge of methods and materials used in school maintenance
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing and electrical work
  • Skilled in using equipment and tools of the trade
  • Effective communicator with the ability to use technology (i.e., email, spreadsheets, and documents) to explain and catalogue activities and work
  • Highly motivated by a clean and well-functioning learning environment
  • Takes initiative to solve problems and maintain a welcoming school building
  • Passion for improving educational opportunities for urban students and for building a strong, mission-driven organization
  • Commitment to FirstLine Schools’ mission, vision and growth
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Desired Qualities & Characteristics:


  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving work environment
  • Believe in every student’s ability to achieve in a rigorous college or career prep curriculum
  • Achieve results based on agreed-upon expectations
  • Take personal responsibility
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Share a commitment to creating great schools in New Orleans
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Model the FirstLine values of Service, Learning, Collaboration and Results


Physical Requirements:


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, walk, stand, talk, and hear
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work off ladders to a height of 30’
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds
  • Ability to work evening and/or weekend hours when necessary
  • Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver License and ability to drive all school vehicles


MAINTENANCE TECH reports to: Director of Operations and works closely with the Maintenance Supervisor


How to Apply: Please apply online via: http://www.firstlineschools.org/careers




Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. FirstLine Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package with a generous 403b plan.


FirstLine Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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