Semi-Skilled Maintenance

Posted: Continuous 2012-03-19
Closes: 04/12/2012
Deerfield High School & Highland Park High School

Position Title:                          Semi-Skilled Maintenance

Department:                            Facilities and Grounds (District-wide)

Reports To:                             Building Manager and District Supervisor

Work Schedule:                      2 <sup>nd</sup> Shift, Sunday - Thursday

Application Deadline:             April 12, 2012


The primary function is to perform basic preventive maintenance and repair functions which do not require extensive training or certification to keep the district's school buildings in such a state of operating excellence that they present no problems or interruptions to the educational program.  Skills, trainings or experience with general maintenance/repairs, electrical systems, masonry, and HAVC systems will be considered.  This is a district-wide position with a flexible work week/schedule.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs general maintenance work inside and outside the buildings such as ceiling, roofs, electrical, plumbing, concrete, masonry, glazing, insulation, tile, pumps and fan repairs.
  • Carpentry skills are preferred for building maintenance.
  • Cleans and preserves designated spaces, equipment etc. in the building.
  • Maintains building and grounds security in the building each school day.
  • Restocks disposable items and provides head custodian with inventory usage and data.
  • Assists in maintaining seasonal grounds work (snow, lawn).
  • Assists visiting public utilizing the facilities with directions within building and in obtaining and setting up needed equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Training or experience in electrical, plumbing, HAVC installation, repair, carpentry, etc.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward.  The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp tools and climbs on to ladders.  The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as cleaning supplies, pails, ladders, scaffolding and unloading trucks.  Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to 90 lbs such as salt and bulk furniture.  The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables, bleachers, scrubbing machines.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors and will occasionally work outdoors.  The employee will work near or with moving mechanical equipment.  The employee may work with toxic or caustic chemicals such as petroleum products, degreasers, paints, stains, cleaners and sprays while performing the duties of this job.  The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


Township High School District 113

1040 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL 60035
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