Plant Engineer II, Buildings and Grounds

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Job Title: Plant Engineer

Primary Purpose/Job Summary:   Under limited supervision, assists in the operations of the Buildings and Grounds Department to maintain the entire campus and several remote facilities.  Oversees, inspects and performs maintenance and construction activities for all school buildings, grounds, facilities and swimming pool.  Identifies problems, secures relevant information and probable causes and makes project recommendations.  Responsible for meeting project deadlines.  Can be a primary respondent to any campus emergency.  Able to evaluate and address urgent campus needs.  Some overtime work is required.

Essential Functions/Role and Responsibilities - The following tasks are typical for this position:

•          Hands on work.  Troubleshoot, repair and install items related to all facilities including classrooms, offices, gymnasium, parking garage, kitchen, dining rooms, pool area, residence and athletic fields.  This will include but not be limited to carpentry, hardware and locks, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and heating systems and controls, equipment and furnishings.

•          Communicate by phone, email and in person with students, faculty, staff, residents, parent groups, coaches and security to inform, respond and update community on all Buildings and Grounds matters.

•          Schedule, prioritize, monitor and inspect maintenance and construction activities for outside contractors and vendors.

Knowledge of:

•          Fire alarm, HVAC, air handling equipment and hydronic boiler systems, pneumatic and digital control systems, swimming pool operation and maintenance, building maintenance & repair and grounds-keeping methods and procedures.

•          Use of hand and power tools and equipment used in a wide variety of building construction, maintenance and repair activities including carpentry, electrical, painting, heating, air conditioning and plumbing.

•          Building maintenance, general construction and subcontractor trade methods and materials.

•          Operations, services, and activities of a building maintenance, repair and operation program.

•          Materials, methods, terminology, equipment and tools used in the maintenance and repair of building structures and systems including those used in performing rough and finished carpentry, plumbing, heating, electrical, mechanical and painting work.

•          Operational characteristics of tools and equipment used in building maintenance activities.

•          Proper procedures used in the maintenance and repair of hand and power tools.

•          Basic mathematical principles.

•          Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations including applicable building codes and ordinances.

•          Principles and practices of record keeping.

•          Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.

•          Operating a computer and associated software programs, such as: Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

•          Operating a variety of tools and equipment used throughout the facilities.

•          Operating a motor vehicle.

•          Operating a motor vehicle, lift trucks, and high/boom lifts.


Ability to:

•          Perform a full range of semi-skilled and skilled tasks involved in a variety of building maintenance, repair and operation activities including those requiring rough and finished carpentry, plumbing, heating, electrical, mechanical, painting, and welding skills.

•          Safely drive and skillfully operate power equipment and hand tools involved in building maintenance, repair and operation.

•          Maintain and repair a variety of tools and equipment.

•          Read and work from sketches, blue prints or drawings.

•          Maintain records including time and material use records.

•          Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

•          Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

•          Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

•          Deliver instructions.

•          Communicate effectively and create and maintain relationships with supervisor, co-workers and internal and external customers.

•          Handle multiple tasks and make decisions in critical situations.

•          A California Driver’s license is required.

Qualified applicants should submit cover letter (complete with salary history and salary requirements) and resume to (enter email address). Only cover letters which include this information will be considered.

Submit a cover letter and resume to

St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Courage to Lead; Passion to Serve

2001 37th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 731-7500
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