KIPP Chicago

[Immediate] Assistant School Building Engineer - Chicago

Chicago, IL
KIPP Public Schools is a network of 280 public charter schools with 15,000 educators and 175,000 ear

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[Immediate] Assistant School Building Engineer

Posted: Sunday, 4/7/2024
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ABOUT KIPP CHICAGO SCHOOLS

At KIPP Chicago, we are guided by a simple, yet powerful mission: Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. Our campuses are located in the Austin, Englewood, North Lawndale, and West Humboldt Park neighborhoods. KIPP Chicago also advises over 2000 KIPP alumni currently in high school or college through our KIPP Forward program. KIPP Chicago is the highest-performing network of schools in Chicago, as measured by our city’s school quality index. We attract, develop, and retain a diverse and talented staff of educators. Our students and families choose our schools because our teachers are exceptional educators who work together as a collective to ensure students achieve and thrive. For more data and information about our successes and vision for the future, visit www.kippchicago.org



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POSITION OVERVIEW

KIPP Chicago is seeking a part-time Assistant School Building engineer at one of our campuses. The person in this role will be responsible for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, masonry, electrical work, and other general maintenance functions. This position reports to KIPP Chicago’s Managing Director of Operations, School Building Engineer, and Director of Facilities, as well as the school’s site-based Operations Leader.

Our expectations for the Assistant Building Engineer include, but are not limited to:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices utilized in the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, electrical and air conditioning systems.

  • Thorough knowledge of Chicago Public Schools’ facilities rules and regulations.

  • Considerable knowledge of general maintenance methods and techniques.

  • Create and follow a preventative maintenance schedule.

  • Conduct regular walkthroughs – both individually and with the building’s Operations Leader, Director of Facilities, and/or Managing Director of Operations.

  • Assist with ensuring timely repairs are made in order to prevent premature failure of the aforementioned systems.

  • Assist with ensuring mechanical equipment and building functions are in compliance with City, State, and Federal codes (e.g., pest control, asbestos abatement).

  • Assist with ensuring necessary supplies for building maintenance are ordered, inventoried, and properly stored.

  • Work collaboratively with custodians, food service staff, and office team.

  • Communicate effectively with custodians, food service staff, and the educational staff (teachers, administrators, office team).

  • Develop positive relationships with vendors and hold them accountable to high expectations for both work quality and timeliness.

  • Work closely with the Custodial Team Leader on various aspects of building cleanliness & maintenance.

  • Be on call as issues may arise during nights or weekends.

  • Work closely with and support other KIPP Building Engineers with issues that may arise at other KIPP campuses.


Qualifications
Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • City of Chicago Stationary Engineers License

  • 3-5 years of experience as a building engineer (or assistant engineer), with experience as a Chicago Public Schools building engineer (or assistant engineer) preferred

  • EPA Universal Technician Certification (Refrigeration)

  • Department of Homeland Security FEMA Introduction to the Incident Command

  • 10-Hour OSHA Training Certificate

  • System for Schools Certificate

  • Chicago Public Schools Asbestos Awareness Certificate

  • Demonstrable computer skills in the use of various software & systems, including the EAM system

  • A belief in the mission and values of KIPP

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • A cleared CPS Background check.

Benefits
  • Salaries based on experience related to role and responsibilities

KIPP Chicago At A Glance

KIPP Public Schools is a network of 280 public charter schools with 15,000 educators and 175,000 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students and alumni.  Mission: Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
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