Feb 14, 2024

Facilities Maintenance Technician: Operations Services

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • Washington, DC, USA
Full-time Operations and Facilities

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

Rocketship Education is looking for a facility "jack of all trades" who is always striving to create safe and functional learning environments. This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Business Operations Manager and supported by the Regional Director of Operations, National Facilities Assets on the Operations team. The initial set of responsibilities is outlined here, but there will be significant flexibility and evolution around team roles as we work together to optimize the role.

Essential Functions
    • Support the Rocketship mission, vision and strategy for facilities and how it supports the schools and ultimately the communities that Rocketship serves
    • Campus & Office Maintenance: - Create and manage work order system and respond to request within the schools

      - Collaborate with BOM/RDO/Facilities Director on vendors for elevation of work order with contractors and vendors

      - Solve issues identified during routine Preventative Maintenance Inspections and quarterly audits

      - Complete minor repairs relating to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and fire / life safety systems

      - Complete specific recurring maintenance tasks across all campuses, e.g. power washing, touching up paint, etc.

      - Supports special projects as directed by the Facilities Asset Manager

      - Procure repair parts, materials, tools, and equipment within budget and approved by Facilities Asset Manager

      - Support campuses by responding to facilities emergencies directly and/or working with vendors

    • Conduct routine inspections of all campuses and offices to ensure functionality of equipment and maintenance of school campus facility standards
    • Periodic travel outside of DC may be required for training.

    • 5+ years of maintenance technician or handyman experience across a portfolio of properties
    • Evident passion for Rocketship's mission, matched with a strong work ethic, and a belief that all students, including those with special needs, can achieve academic success
    • PC-based computer skills: - Online work order management system (we use FMX)

      - Internet navigation

      - Experience using email and calendaring applications (Google based applications)

      - Ability to quickly adapt to new computer programs and software

    • Past success at being a "jack of all trades" capable of doing everything from power washing to minor electrical work (changing bulbs, ballasts), minor plumbing work (snaking drains, unclogging toilets, fixing minor leaks), minor sheetrock repairs and painting.
    • Experience troubleshooting facilities issues and and escalating when necessary
    • Strong communications, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills
    • Our Rocketship DC schools have a COVID vaccination mandate. All new employees must have received their first shot prior to their 1st day of work. New employees are expected to receive their full vaccination series within one month of their start date. Failure to comply with this COVID mandate could result in termination of employment.


Rocketship is committed to the health and safety of our Rocketeers and complies with federal and state vaccine guidelines. For this reason, Rocketship is requiring employees in most regions, including National, California, District of Columbia, and Wisconsin employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Tennessee and Texas regions are not included in this requirement. Under this requirement, applicable employees are subject to vaccination as a condition of employment or subject to religious or medical exemptions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Kenzie Kilb. Email: [email protected]. Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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