17 days old

Facilities Maintenance Technician

KinderCare Education LLC
Forest, VA 24551
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At KinderCare Education, we make it our passion to nurture a sense of discovery, joy, and wonder in every child, every day, at every one of our centers. As the nation's leading private provider in accredited early childhood education, we're committed to delivering the highest-quality child care and educational opportunities for families and the dedicated professionals who serve them.

We see the greatness in each child, and we believe teachers can change the world. Every day, our more than 33,000 employees create a world of learning, joy, and adventure for more than 158,000 children. Whether you're in one of our centers or providing support from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, being a part of the KinderCare family means that you care deeply about positively impacting the lives of children and families through the power of education.

KinderCare Education has three brands to meet the needs of busy families wherever they need us:

  • We're in neighborhoods with our KinderCare Learning Centers that offer early childhood education and care for children 6 weeks to 12 years old
  • We're at offices with KinderCare Education at Work , our suite of family-focused benefits for organizations to offer to their employees, including on-site and near-site early learning centers, Back-up Care for last-minute child care and Care Select
  • And we're at schools with our Champions before and after school programs

We have an opportunity to join an incredibly dedicated and talented team of Facilities Maintenance Technicians. In this role, you will be responsible to ensure that our centers are a safe, inviting environment for children to grow, explore and learn and help build Confidence for Life.

When you join our team as a Facilities Maintenance Technician you will join a team of dedicated, talented, supportive facilities Maintenance Technician bringing KinderCare mission and service values to life every day!

Provide overall maintenance support for KinderCare Learning Centers and Champions Before and After School Programs, through a consistent level of service and communication to our center staff and the families we support. Safety is our concern #1 as a facilities team. Through daily management, the nature of work involves a variety of facilities related tasks, such as preventative maintenance, external/internal building repairs, and safety and licensing concerns. KinderCare Education provides a company vehicle and equipment for completing assigned tasks. To be successful, you need to be able to navigate independent and highly collaborative work, partnering with your direct supervisor, your fellow techs, and the centers' staff.

Job Summary:

Technicians are responsible for the following: ongoing maintenance at assigned centers; reacting to emergency situations as they arise; completing preventive maintenance as directed by immediate supervisor; and ensuring that centers are maintained in a safe, inviting condition. Technicians are also responsible for engaging and communicating effectively and productively with the Operations team and with local vendors for the purpose of providing excellent service delivery.

Job Responsibilities:

Performs general repairs and improvements to building interior and exterior spaces and facility operating systems (e.g., Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC); electrical; plumbing; other mechanical; and lighting) General carpentry and repair of facility structures, as well as minor plumbing work

Perform monthly preventative maintenance visits for each assigned center

Perform safety and security inspections of playgrounds and property

Monitor performance of outside vendors (landscaping, snow removal, pest control)

Assists with inspections of renovations and new construction, as well as assisting management in identifying potential capital replacement projects

Order materials, update and/or create work orders and provide status updates through electronic Facilities Management software and systems

Other related duties as assigned

Occasional travel/overnights stays may be requiredQualifications

Clear State/Federal background/DMV check

Proven experience in managing ongoing lists of maintenance projects and follow through commitments made.

Maintenance experience in a multi-unit environment, preferred

Demonstrated knowledge of materials, methods, terminology, equipment, and tools used in the maintenance, repair, and construction of building structures and systems, including those used in performing rough and finished carpentry, plumbing, heating, electrical, mechanical, and painting work.

Knowledge of and ability to use tools of office automation, including computers and applicable software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and work order management software, iPhone and iPad.

Time management and organization skills

Basic knowledge of mechanical equipment and the ability to diagnose and correct equipment malfunctions and a working knowledge of basic machinery preventive maintenance and repair.

Ability to read, understand, and apply facility maintenance manuals and technical bulletins, construction drawings, plans and specifications.

Ability to perform well under high volume of requests.

Ability to build and maintain relationships with team and center staff.

Strong professional communication skills.

Self- motivated and able to work independently and collaboratively.

Qualified to operate a company vehicle based on a motor vehicle record check and company policy.

Nice to Have; Trade/vocational training or certifications (specific to; Playgrounds, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, roofing, and/or construction).

The benefits our career professionals enjoy:

In addition to a rewarding career where you help shape children's futures, KinderCare Education provides a competitive compensation package, benefits include:

Medical, dental and vision

Substantial childcare discount at KinderCare Learning Centers and Champions before and after school programs

Generous paid time off

Education assistance and reimbursement

Medical expense reimbursement/ Life insurance/Disability benefits/ Health and wellness programs

401(k) savings and investment plan with employer match

Our highest priority has always been to keep our employees, children, families, and communities as safe and healthy as possible. Starting October 18, 2021, we began requiring COVID vaccinations or weekly COVID testing for all unvaccinated employees. We are also subject to state law, local ordinances, and Health Department requirements for child care workers or school staff.

KinderCare Education is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

Posted: 2022-08-02 Expires: 2022-08-31
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