North Star Academy HVAC/Boiler Operator & Custodian (2012-2013)
Star Academy Charter School of Newark is one of New Jersey's very first charter
public schools and has also become one of its most celebrated. North Star was
hailed by President George W. Bush during his visit as "a jewel of
excellence," and the Class of 2004 (100% college matriculation) was touted
by the New York Times as a harbinger of New Jersey public education reform. The
school and its programs have been featured in a PBS Documentary ("Charter
Schools that Work"), Time Magazine ("A Real School of Rock"),
and in the book No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning. The
school currently serves students in grades K-12 across several campuses.
Uncommon Schools, Inc. (Uncommon) is
a nonprofit organization that starts and manages high-performing urban college
preparatory charter schools. To accomplish this, Uncommon builds tight networks
of philosophically aligned schools in close geographic proximity to one another
so that principals and teachers can collaborate, benefit from common services,
and focus on the urgent tasks of closing the racial academic achievement gap
and preparing low-income students to succeed at the highest levels in college
and beyond. Uncommon schools all
College Preparatory Mission
Standards for Academics and Character
Longer School Year and Longer School Day
Focus on Accountability and Data-Driven Instruction
Highly Structured Learning Environment
Faculty of Committed Teachers and Talented Leaders
HVAC/Boiler Operator & Custodian will play a central role in ensuring an
orderly, clean, and safe campus for two elementary schools housed in an 118,000
SF building in Newark, NJ. The Custodian and HVAC/Boiler Operator will execute
on critical facility and other school operational tasks for all of the school’s
constituents. The HVAC/Boiler Operator & Custodian will report directly to the
school’s Directors of Operations and will work from 6:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday
through Friday. Opportunities for
additional overtime work may be available.
The HVAC/Boiler Operator & Custodian will
be a member of the campus Operations team at North Star Academy and will work
relentlessly to ensure that the facility is clean and orderly during the school
day and that general repairs to the building are made on timely basis to ensure
that all building occupants are safe and free from hazard. The Operations team has a fast paced
and “whatever it takes” culture that seeks to ensure that the facility and day
to day operations are not a barrier to high quality teaching and learning for
teachers and students.
Specifically, the HVAC/Boiler Operator &
Custodian will handle a variety of regularly recurring tasks such as breakfast
and lunch set up and break down, daily, monthly and annual boiler maintenance
and compliance, facility punch list execution and management and a variety of as needed tasks
including, clean up of spills, light carpentry and electrical, changing of
light bulbs, storage closet organization, painting, hanging banners, cleaning
rooms, some exterior landscaping work, picking up litter, and signs throughout
the campus and other miscellaneous tasks. As a member of a service-oriented team,
the HVAC/Boiler Operator & Custodian should be a problem solver and be
willing to adapt and be flexible in order to respond to urgent campus or cross
campus North Star Academy needs.
addition, the HVAC/Boiler Operator & Custodian will be experienced in
operating, maintaining, installing, and troubleshooting commercial HVAC
equipment. This individual will, as a critical duty, maintain the boiler and limited
other HVAC components in a 118,000 SF facility.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(including, but not limited to)
· Be present and engaged
Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
· Potential for overtime work
on nights/weekends for special projects and events.
- A minimum
of a High school diploma, GED or equivalent required.
- Vocational, technical or
apprenticeship training preferred.
- A minimum of 2-3 years of
HVAC/Boiler Operator experience is required.
- Must possess a minimum of a
current valid low pressure Black Seal Boiler Operator license in New
- Knowledge of basic electricity
and electrical motor troubleshooting is preferred.
- The ability to read/understand
blueprints is preferred.
- Familiarity with a computerized
Building Management System (BMS) is also preferred.
- Excellent communication skills,
both verbal and written
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Basic computer skills required
- Maturity and ability to work
- Must enjoy contact with
children and parents
- Ability to manage multiple
tasks and meet tight deadlines
- Prior experience working in
schools and/or urban communities preferred
- Able to lift and move heavy packages.
- MUST pass a criminal background
are passionate about improving educational opportunities for historically
underserved children and communities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 27, 2012.
As an equal opportunity
employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color,
national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran
status or disability.