Relief Engineer

Racine Unified School District | Racine, WI

Posted Date 5/25/2023

As soon as possible

RUSD Salary Schedule Level 8

Full Time

Position Summary:
The Engineer provides leadership support for custodial and preventative maintenance operations performed on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Position has responsibilities for conducting building operations, custodial cleanliness, minor maintenance and activity support. Provides leaderships over the district’s day-to-day operations in their assigned building by maintaining a clean, sanitary, orderly and safe workplace. Engineers perform all aspects of Preventative maintenance, light mechanical and cleaning operations completing proper forms and schedules, operation of equipment in a safe manner. Custodians maintain an assigned cleaning area and perform to standards of care established by the Department of Facilities and Maintenance Services.

Essential Functions:
1. Prioritize work orders; assigns duties and work orders; outlines work methods; directs work in process; trains staff; reviews completed work; monitors absences; conducts employee evaluations and provides ongoing formative feedback; takes or recommends disciplinary action as needed.
2. Collaborates with facilities supervisors and FMS divisions to ensure work performed does not interrupt instruction or school/ office operations. Attends to emergencies when necessary following established protocols.
3. Orders necessary supplies following district procurement procedures and maintaining an accurate up-to-date inventory records. Instructs staff on proper procedures for storing, utilizing and documenting inventory. Advises and makes recommendations on cost of service/s for equipment and projects to ensure effective and efficient resource utilization.
4. Supports the effective and efficient operation of the RUSD electronic facility management system, ensuring dashboard metrics reflect best practices and current district needs, ongoing data quality and data utilization to inform decision-making.
5. Coordinates and performs all phases of preventive maintenance on heating, ventilating, electrical, life safety and other building related equipment.
6. Understands, operates, monitors and schedules building managements system (BMS) effectively to ensure both maximum efficiency and occupant comfort.
7. Performs daily monitoring, testing and operation of boilers and related equipment.
8. Plans and directs the staffing, scheduling, inventory, cleaning and maintenance of their assigned building and grounds.
9. Coordinates and assists with the setup of facilities for meetings, classes, conferences, events, etc. and develops alternate cleaning schedules to cover for vacancies internally.
10. Monitors state of building to detect and anticipate issues and problems that may arise and takes corrective action.
11. Submits work orders to correct building mechanical, structural, life safety and support conditions.
12. Performs playground inspections and insure any unsafe conditions are corrected.
13. Requisitions, receives and accounts for equipment, materials and supplies.
14. Maintains adequate inventory levels.
15. Coordinates building snow removal and deicing activities to ensure student, staff and public safety. Cares for lawns and shrubs; cleans sidewalks and driveways.
16. Develops, coordinates and performs summer cleaning activities including summer school and deep cleaning
17. Cleans and sanitizes restrooms/bathrooms; dusts, and wipes furniture; sweep, mop, and/or vacuum floors; washes walls and equipment; empty/clean trash and recycling receptacles; replace light bulbs; refill restroom dispensers.
18. Strips, cleans, buffs and applies floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets.
19. Uses, maintains and safely operates assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washers, high speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.
20. Locks and unlocks assigned buildings: secures building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, reports any unauthorized occupants, turns off lights.
21. Moves furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis; washes accessible interior and exterior windows; cleans blinds; and launders cleaning rags and dust mops.
22. Maintains clean and organized storage areas for tools, cleaning equipment and supplies.
23. Takes classes as required in cleaning methods and techniques, new products, First Aid, CPR, and working relationships.
24. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
25. Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position and actively supports the RUSD Strategic Plan.

Knowledge of:
1. A broad range of mechanical equipment, systems and processes.
2. Practices, procedures and methods used to perform routine cleaning functions (e.g., dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming) in building areas such as office spaces, lobbies, cafeterias, classrooms, gymnasiums, locker rooms, stairways, hallways, career and technical education areas, auditoriums and/or other related building areas.
3. Practices, procedures and methods used to perform deep cleaning functions (e.g., scrubbing, waxing, carpet shampooing and upholstery cleaning) in building areas such as office spaces, lobbies, cafeterias, classrooms, gymnasiums, locker rooms, stairways, hallways, career and technical education areas, auditoriums and/or other related building areas.
4. Practices, procedures and methods used to clean restroom facilities, including the ability to use disinfectant and/or chemical/germicidal cleaners.
5. Equipment operations (e.g., scrubbers, buffers, wax applicators, burnishers, carpet extractors, pressure washers) following standard departmental operating procedures and policies to minimize potential hazards associated with inappropriate use.
6. Knowledge of safety and environmental requirements associated with tasks performed.
7. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
8. Modern office practices, methods, computer equipment, and basic computer applications.
9. Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting.
10. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
11. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service.
12. Occupational hazards and safe work practices.
13. Dealing with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors in a tactful, congenial, personal manner to not alienate or antagonize them.
14. Gathering, collating, or classifying information about data, people, or things. Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action or presenting alternative actions.
15. Proper use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.

Education and Experience:
1. Associate’s degree in facility management, business administration, structural, mechanical or manufacturing Engineering or a related degree from an accredited college or university, preferred.
2. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
4. Level 2: minimum of two (2) years’ as a level 1 engineer or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have excellent attendance and have no pending disciplinary action on them. If all qualifications are not met, the school district may assist the most qualified applicant with developing a plan for achieving them.

Licenses and Certifications:
3. 2nd class engineer’s license from the American Society of Power Engineers.
4. National Swimming Pool Foundation Certification or a Certified Pool Operator License
6. Six Sigma White Belt certification within six months of employment.
7. Blood Borne Pathogen and other RUSD required safety training (lead, asbestos, ALICE, etc.) within 12 months of employment.
8. RUSD supervisory certification within 12 months of employment.

It is the policy of the Racine Unified School District not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital or parental status, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability in its education programs, admissions policies, and practices, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendment, and Wisconsin Statute.

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