• Immediate Opening - Maintenance Generalist

    Immediate - Maintenance Generalist, Full time, 12 month, Non exempt (hourly)

    Summary:  General work for the purpose of maintaining facilities for students, staff and public in a safe, operating condition. Drive school buses for daily transportation routes and other school functions.


    • Responds to administrative work requests for completing work orders (and/or projects) in a timely, efficient, and productive manner.

    • Assists skilled workers as a helper in various trades (ex: carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, grounds, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

    • Inspects facilities, systems, and their components for the purpose of identifying necessary repairs.

    • Maintains tools and/or equipment for the purpose of ensuring the availability of equipment in safe operating condition.

    • May safely operate basic equipment using defined methods.

    • Performs minor repairs as assigned.

    • Provides support for school events, on and off campus.

    • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.

    • Transport various items (e.g. tools, equipment, supplies, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at the job site.

    • Assists with on-campus traffic control.

    • Required to drive established routes, school field trips and/or athletic field trips as assigned.

    • Ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional and courteous manner.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities

    Minimum Job Qualifications: A High School diploma or equivalent. Ability to read, write and speak English sufficiently to perform all of the duties of the position. Experience using power and hand tools, to perform minor facility repairs. Requires valid Maryland Driver’s License; requires a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for School Bus (Class B, P-Passenger and S-School Bus Endorsements). If employee does not have this certification at the time of hire, training will be provided with requirement that CDL is acquired within 6 months of hire

    Essential Physical Requirements:  

    This is a highly physical position requiring but not limited to the following:

    • Sitting less than 1 hour per day, standing greater than 7 hours per day, walking 3-7 hours per day ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds, push/pull greater than 50 pounds, climbing stairs/ladders 1-3 hours per day, moderate bending, excessive squatting and frequent twisting, kneeling, and reaching.  Driving is a requirement.

    • Also required is normal vision including distance, peripheral, and depth perception, normal visual color discrimination, normal hearing, and speaking/reading/writing English proficiently. Exposure to chemicals, noise levels above 85dB, dust, fumes, odors, humidity, as well as slippery and uneven surfaces should be expected.   

    • On-call duty is required, as well as overtime; work schedules may vary.  

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional and courteous manner.

    • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

    • Understands and follows oral and written instructions.

    • Estimates time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned

    • Performs multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.

    • Work with immediate supervision, providing information and/or advising others

    • Use resources from other work units to perform the job's functions.

    • Keeps up-to-date work records

    Functional Competencies:

    • Leadership/Integrity: Effectively communicates the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments

    • Team Player/Commitment: Understands the big picture and manages areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s mission and culture

    • Interpersonal Skills: Relates to employees, students and parents in a cooperative manner 

    • Productivity/Organizing/Planning: Meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time and handles multiple assignments successfully

    • Professional Growth: Understands and acknowledges the need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback.

    Commitment to Diversity: Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, completed application, and three professional references by selecting the link.