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Maintenance Personnel I

Website Charles Wright Academy

Position:         Maintenance Personnel I
Reports to:         Director of Operations
Supervises:         N/A
Additional Terms:    non-exempt

Charles Wright Academy (CWA) is a co-educational, non-religious, independent school located in University Place, WA. Charles Wright Academy is located on a beautiful, green, and sprawling 107-acre campus that includes athletic fields and more than 60 acres of gorgeous Pacific Northwest forests that also serve as an extension of our proper academic campus. Our educational philosophy of experiential learning includes unique daily opportunities for wilderness exploration, hiking, birding, wildlife observations, gardening, nature habitat sketch subjects for art studies, local biological science exploration, conservation work, farming, and more.

The only completely co-educational, independent, and non-religious school serving students in preschool through grade 12 in the South Sound area, CWA provides a challenging and nurturing environment with college preparatory academics and robust programming that prepare students to thrive and successfully launch into college and beyond. A wide array of experiential education, artistic, athletic, travel, and service opportunities promote students’ social-emotional development and provide students avenues to discover and pursue their passions. A culture that values self-expression, appropriate autonomy, and exploration of their authentic selves, students are nurtured, encouraged, mentored, and supported by a highly-qualified and experienced faculty that share collective institutional values and provide engaging, active, and joyful experiences for students each and every day.

Charles Wright Mission Statement 

To inspire active, joyful learning while nurturing and challenging our students to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence.

Position Description

  • This position is full-time with benefits.  The Maintenance personnel performs routine maintenance on all buildings and ground equipment/systems and provides assistance to the faculty, staff and students as needed.   This position may work independently in routine maintenance assignments or under the technical direct.


  • Perform semi-skilled maintenance and repairs of campus buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment.
  • Accurately utilize campus work order system – FMX.
  • Safe completion of assigned work orders within time allotment is essential.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and troubleshooting practices.
  • Maintains records and logs of repairs, inventory used, costs, time and other information requested.
  • Perform general routine maintenance on all forms of commercial and light industrial electrical, plumbing, HVACR and boiler systems.
  • This position may work independently and utilize a general knowledge of several related skill fields such as electrical such as lighting and plumbing and door hardware.
  • Provide quality assistance in identifying the root cause of related problems, providing input and information in support of the campus/facilities mission.
  • Perform Preventive Maintenance, operation, and repair of HVAC equipment and other building maintenance assignments.
  • Able to Learn the Buildings Management System (Training provided).
  • Operate light and industrial machinery, provide assistance to the faculty, staff and students as directed by their supervisor.
  • Suggest efficiency measures to leadership.
  • Maintain and organize parts and equipment supplies, lists, catalogs, and maintain safety records.
  • Observance of the Safety Data Sheet policy and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work effectively with populations representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and abilities.
  • Two (2) or more years of general work experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction, repair work, or related field.
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent education.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid WA motor vehicle operator license required.
  • Must be in good physical condition and be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds.
  • Basic computer skills, Google Suite.

Good customer service skills; including establishing, building, and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of repairing and maintaining locks, doors and frames, performing new construction key/lock take-offs while reviewing and approving hardware specifications according to CWA standards.
  • Installation of new locks, cut new and duplicate key and pin cores as needed will be in plus for this position.
  • Basic knowledge of single and three-phase electrical systems, commercial plumbing, HVACR systems (both electric and gas), and a basic knowledge and use of basic carpentry and painting skills.
  • Knowledge of chemicals and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and ability to read and interpret SDS instructions.
  • Experience reading building plans.
  • Work experience in a variety of skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, of
  • Electrical, HVAC, building envelope issues, including windows, carpentry, door hardware.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate overtime and shift work.

Physical Requirements 

  • Work is performed both inside and outside, exposing the worker to a variety of weather conditions.  Exposure to high noise levels and a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding, lifts, ladder, and high places, and exposure to heat, weather extremes for the Pacific Northwest and work with various chemicals.
  • The ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crawl, stand for sustained periods, push and pull using steady force, and perform activities requiring repetitive arm-hand movements is essential.
  • Driving a school truck or van is necessary, which requires a valid Washington State driver’s license.

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