Facilities Maintenance

Staff / Full-Time

The Rashi School, Dedham, MA

The role of the Facilities Maintenance Worker is to provide students, faculty, staff and visitors with a safe, attractive, comfortable, and clean facility in which to learn, play, and develop.  Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Maintenance Worker performs a variety of tasks related to the care and maintenance of the School building and grounds including; cleaning, repairing, maintaining, identifying issues, collaborating with contractors, and communicating with the Director of Facilities.

      Duties and Responsibilities include:  

  • Clean and sanitize areas of the school as assigned (i.e., classrooms, halls, offices, rest rooms, cafeteria, kitchen, gymnasium, etc.).
  • Sweep, vacuum, scrub, mop, wax, polish and buff floors, wash windows, clean white boards and walls, paint, replace light bulbs, perform minor repairs, etc.  
  • Sweep walks and entrances, pick up debris on the grounds, clean drains, gutters, and roof.
  • Assist in morning drop off and afternoon pick up traffic directing.
  • Perform routine grounds keeping duties such as grass cutting, tree and shrub trimming.  
  • Respond to special requests for maintenance as assigned.
  • Set up, take down, and move furniture, shelving and partitions as assigned.
  • Identify, report and rectify safety hazards.
  • Lock doors and windows, turn out lights, and secure building as assigned.
  • Monitor exit doors during hours of occupancy ensuring panic bars are functioning properly. 
  • Requisition custodial supplies and equipment as necessary.  
  • Maintain inventory records of supplies and equipment. 
  • Coordinate the shipping and receiving of school supplies. 
  • Participate in school in-service programs as assigned.
  • Act as a friendly ambassador for The Rashi School.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities and/or the Head of School.
  • Occasional nights and weekends for snow removal, and/or evening/weekend events coverage.

Position Requirement (Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the position):

  • High School or Trade School Diploma or equivalent is required.  Degree in Facilities Management preferred.      
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with supervisors, students, parents, and staff. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions with limited supervision.
  • Ability to use commercial cleaning solutions, equipment, and machinery. 
  • Strong mechanical ability.  Knowledge of basic carpentry, painting and electrical work. Experience repairing and adjusting structures and equipment using these skills.
  • Knowledge of security systems (i.e. electronic and key locks).
  • Knowledge of OSHA, MassDEP and other safety standards.  Training offered and required by The Rashi School.
  • Knowledge of requirements for maintaining clean and safe school buildings.
  • Familiarity with handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with students and employees.  

Physical requirements include:

  • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs., occasionally up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders, to stretch and bend.  
  • Possible exposure to bodily fluids.  PPE provided.

Required Certificates, Licenses and other documentation:

  • Suitable Massachusetts CORI and FBI fingerprinting national background check
  • Blood borne Pathogen Training (company provided)
  • OSHA’s Right to Know (company provided)
  • Lockout Tag Out (company provided)
  • Ongoing Health and Safety training (company provided)

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and a list of professional references to jobs@rashi.org

Full time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and student tuition considerations.

The Rashi School

Dedham, MA
Elementary, Middle School
All Gender