Electrical - Control Systems, Electrical - University / Academic, Electrical Engineering
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 electrical 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 the electrical building trade. 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 replacing wiring, lighting or power fixtures, worn or bad switches, wiring, relays, outlets, etc. Ability to read blueprints and adhere to the National Electric Code is essential.
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.
Must have at least 5 years of hands-on experience in the electrical trade. 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 electricity, moving parts and ladders as well as the ability to understand blueprints, schematics and technical manuals.
This 12-month, non-exempt full-time position is benefits eligible and begins in August 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 is a PK–12, co-educational Quaker day school founded in 1883.
Our Lower School (PK–4) is located on a five-acre campus blocks away from Metro in Bethesda, Maryland. Our Middle and Upper Schools are housed on a 15-acre campus in Washington, DC, less than a mile from Metro’s Tenleytown/AU station and on several bus lines.
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.