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Maintenance Technician/Bus Driver

Maintenance Technician/Bus Driver

St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School seeks a full-time Maintenance Technician and Bus Driver. 


The Maintenance Technician/Bus Driver is the sole Maintenance Team member housed on the Middle School/MacArthur Campus at 4590 MacArthur Blvd. NW. The Maintenance Technician/Bus Driver is responsible for regular maintenance, building repair, and outdoor/grounds duties on the MacArthur Campus, as well as daily bus routes between the Whitehaven Campus and MacArthur Campus. The Maintenance Technician/Bus Driver also drives the bus for Lower School and Middle School field trips. This position reports to the Facilities Director. 

The employee will use web-based event-scheduling software, eSpace, to determine event activity for the week ahead and perform set-up and break-down duties. The employee will also use eSpace to retrieve and respond to maintenance requests. The employee will be issued a smartphone with the eSpace app installed to have daily access to emails, text messages, and work/ event requests. 

The job is a full-time position that occasionally requires working overtime during the workweek and weekends. Overtime work typically happens during the workweek and/or the weekends for supporting event requests and/or snow removal duties.


Primary Duties in include:

  • Unlocking the building at 6:00 am and turning on the lights 

  • Periodically checking exterior doors to maintain the safety and security of the building and the faculty and staff who inhabit it 

  • General cleaning duties (inside and outside) of the buildings, such as o removing leaves and trash from the grounds 

    • removing trash and recycling from the building 

    • cleaning floors 

    • laundry 

    • monitoring the state of the bathrooms and cleaning as necessary

    • cleaning up after children who have been sick 

  • Setting up for events

    • Cleaning up after events

    • Breaking down and putting away chairs and tables/tablecloths

    • Restocking coffee machines 

  • Removing snow after a snowstorm 
  • Distributing supplies to various locations in the building. 
  • Responding to maintenance- and event-related needs as communicated by the Facilities Director 
  • Supporting the Administrative Team during emergencies by understanding and performing the designated roles of this position in emergency situations
  • Performing maintenance-related duties including, but not limited to:
    • changing light bulbs 
    • performing plumbing repairs 
    • repairing door locks 
    • small carpentry repairs 
    • maintaining playground equipment in a safe condition 
    • repairing furniture 
    • painting 
    • monthly fire drill 
    • performing maintenance on the synthetic turf field 


  • Understand and carry out, with minimal supervision, directions written in English 
  • Relay the above-mentioned instructions to other Maintenance Team members 
  • Utilize a smartphone to send/receive text messages and emails as well as to access the internet 
  • Learn, and become proficient with, web-based event-scheduling and work-order software utilized by Day School 
  • Utilize basic hand tools as well as an electric drill 
  • Anticipate how actions while performing essential duties may have negative impacts on school events and/or educational programs and the ability to work to minimize these impacts (i.e. appreciating the negative impact of using an electric drill to make a repair in a room adjacent to a music class would have on that event) 
  • Work in a fast-paced environment requiring flexibility and efficient use of time 
  • Take a team approach where everyone’s focus is on maintaining safe and inviting facilities that support the Day School mission 
  • Be well organized in order to successfully manage multiple tasks and event-oriented needs
  • Successfully complete a safety training class regarding the proper use of a lift 
  • Operate an all-terrain vehicle for the purposes of maintenance of a synthetic turf field 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record 
  • Have experience in a trade (trade license preferred) 
  • Have experience using equipment such as a snowblower, tractor, leaf blower, etc., preferred 


  • High School Diploma/GED 
  • Any Certificates/Diplomas/Degrees related to the job description as posted
  • CDL license 
  • A minimum of three years of related experience equal in scope to the requirements and duties required for this position 
  • Experience in a school setting is desired 


The physical demands described below represent those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Must have the ability to: 

  • Lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis and 100 lbs. occasionally 
  • Walk and stand for prolonged periods of time 
  • Be comfortable with climbing ladders and using a lift 
  • Work outside in various conditions for prolonged periods of time
  • Use hands to grasp and move items