May 03, 2021

Facilities Technician

  • KIPP Texas
  • Houston,TX
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Company Description

\KIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 59 public charter schools educating over 31,100 students across four regions - Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.

Job Description

The Opportunity
The Facilities Technician is part of the Facilities Department, and is responsible for performing repairs, preventative maintenance, and improvement projects at one or more assigned facilities. The Facilities Technician will work on various systems, including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and grounds maintenance. As a key member of the statewide Facilities Team, the Facilities Technician will work under the direction and report to an experienced Sr. Facilities Technician and/or Campus Facilities Manager, and will have opportunities for on-the-job training and formal professional development. This role furthers the mission of KIPP by providing a clean and safe learning environment for students and faculty.
Key Responsibilities
  • Previous experience in maintenance and/or other related fields
  • Manage and maintain all building systems: burglar and fire alarms, elevators, HVAC, irrigation systems, fire systems and all other systems
  • Responsible for the campus buildings and grounds, including basic carpentry repairs, drywall/paint, pest control, lawn care, plumbing and basic electrical repairs
  • Performs HVAC, electrical, plumbing and preventative maintenance that include analysis, troubleshooting, and repairs
  • Execute work orders and event setups in a timely fashion with high standards of quality
  • Estimate time and extent of repairs
  • Experienced with maintenance tools and equipment
  • Maintain material and supply inventory
  • Oversee work performed by outside contractors as necessary
  • Assist the Sr. Facilities Technician in maintaining the operation of the campus and daily operations of the facility
  • Perform regular walkthroughs and inspections of campus' interiors and exterior
  • Flexibility in work schedule, on call response during and after operating hours
  • Attend staff meetings, professional development meetings and training sessions


Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate with required certification for subject and level assigned*
  • Demonstrated knowledge of core subject area assigned
  • Satisfactory outcome of a background check. Employees are responsible for a non-refundable fingerprinting fee (approximately $50.00).
*Applicants currently pursuing a certification may apply before certification is received. All certifications must be acquired and on file with KIPP Texas before the end of the first year of employment. For more information about obtaining certification click here .
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Texas mission, students, families, and community
  • Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with students in educationally underserved communities
  • Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas students

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

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