Careers At Sidwell Friends School

Welcome to the Human Resources Department at Sidwell Friends School. Sidwell Friends prides itself in offering a high quality educational experience to those who will lead the next generation. To that end, we are seeking qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the student experience at Sidwell Friends. We encourage you to review the job postings below and to contact us for additional information.

Building Engineer/HVAC Maintenance

Department: Building & Grounds
Location: Washington, DC
Position Start Date: Immediately
Status: Full-Time

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 HVAC and/or plumbing 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 either or both HVAC or plumbing. HVAC work may include but is not limited to installation, inspection, troubleshooting and repair of boilers, chillers, pumps, air handlers, filters, valves, VAVs, unit ventilators, ductwork, compressors and the digital control system. Plumbing work may include but is not limited to making installations, modifications, and repairs to new or existing plumbing, pipes, fittings, and drains.

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 HVAC and/or plumbing. 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 HVAC and/or plumbing, 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.

As a condition of employment, all employees who are employed with the school are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to provide proof of such vaccination. To make application for a medical or religious exemption, please contact the human resources department.

Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our on-line application.

Sidwell Friends School 
Human Resources Department 
3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20016

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