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Lead Technician - Building Services

Baltimore City Public Schools
United States, Maryland, Baltimore
200 East North Avenue (Show on map)
August 31, 2023

Organizes, schedules, and coordinates all facets of the custodial program at a school facility within the guidelines established by the Facilities Management Department. Operates and maintain boilers, air conditioning and all other auxiliary equipment as a Grade 4 stationary engineer.

Essential Functions

Every day, students walk through the doors of Baltimore's schools filled with talent, dreams, and enormous potential.

Our responsibility is to provide the world-class education that will empower them to hone their gifts and develop the skills they need to pursue the future that calls them.

' NEW BLUEPRINT lays out how we will move toward our goal of building a generation of young people with the skills, knowledge, and understanding to succeed in college, careers, and community ? not just here in Baltimore, but in any city in the world.

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, we pursued a comprehensive approach designed to ensure that all students have access to high-performing schools that meet their needs and interests, no matter where they live in the city. We will turn a deep focus to work in :

These areas are intertwined: If students are motivated and excited about learning, have the foundational skills to think critically, analyze deeply, and express themselves powerfully, and have adults around them who encourage them to persist and excel, they will be positioned to move steadily toward high school graduation and postsecondary success.

  • Maintains working knowledge of the boiler(s), heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system(s) (HVAC).
  • Makes periodic visual safety inspections of the boiler, air conditioning and auxiliary equipment (i.e. checking boiler settings and gauges)
  • Troubleshoots and gathers necessary information on malfunctioning equipment and communicates findings to the Facilities Management Department promptly.
  • Operates and maintains the facility's HVAC equipment such as boilers, air handling units, heat pumps, and air conditioners.
  • Maintains records of equipment inspections, operations, and fuel consumption.
  • Performs preventive maintenance checks and makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment (i.e. changing filters and belts for exhaust fans, greasing pumps, and lubricating motors.
  • Coordinates, plans, assigns, supervises, and executes the work of assigned custodians in cleaning and maintaining assigned facility.
  • Conducts on-the-job training of custodial staff for all items/tasks requiring training (such as the safe operation of floor care equipment, proper cleaning of different areas of a school, proper use of chemicals, and ensuring that all appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is used as needed.
  • Maintains building and surrounding areas due to weather-related issues including ensuring snow/ice prevention/removal from sidewalks, performing temporary protective measures from roof leaks, etc.
  • Completes monthly inspections and reports as needed for items including playground equipment, GFI outlets, fire extinguishers, boilers, and emergency lighting.
  • Prepares new surfaces for painting by ensuring the smoothness of the surfaces and utilizing primer when needed and paints all types of interior and exterior surfaces with brushes, rollers, sprayers, etc.
  • Assists and/or makes minor repairs to low voltage electrical systems, machinery and equipment, counters, floor tiles, stairs, castings, window frames, cabinet doors, shelves, and various other minimal carpentry repairs
  • Utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to monitor and assign work to staff.
  • Updates pesticide log sheets for school site and assists with any identified pest problems on the school campus.
  • Responds and assists as designated essential personnel during situations including inclement weather assignments, vandalism, and emergency repairs.
  • Performs daily checks and inspects the building and grounds for cleanliness, state of repair, work accomplishments, theft, and vandalism; and reports on findings.
  • Performs ground maintenance tasks such as raking and removing leaves, collecting, bagging and disposing of all accumulated trash in bins and placing in trash cans and other trash receptacles.
  • Assists in weather-related emergencies for the removal of snow and ice (utilizing a shovel and/or snow blower), and ice melting agents to melt or remove ice from walkways, steps, driveways, etc.
  • Performs general, routine custodial duties to include dusting (i.e., lockers, furniture, ledges, stair railings), mopping, vacuuming, buffing, stripping, shampoos, and spot cleaning of carpets, and waxing of classrooms, offices, hallways and community spaces and organization of storage rooms and closets. Also cleans the cafeteria after lunch shifts.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of restrooms and unclogs sinks and toilets. Reports leaks and non-working sinks, commodes, and urinals via a work order in a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Washes and covers broken windows. Reports damage via work orders.
  • Secures all exits, doors, and windows during shift and after the end of operations. May be required to unlock/lock building or arm/disarm security system.
  • Performs routine maintenance to equipment and supplies (i.e., chairs, desks, tables, and related items).
  • Climbs ladders to replace light bulbs and ceiling tiles.
  • Assists in the movement of furniture and equipment. Accepts and receives deliveries to the school. Carries items to storage areas. Distributes packages. Set ups folding chairs and tables for events. Hangs banners and signs.
  • Maintains an inventory of supplies such as paper towels, tissues, trash bags, and cleaning supplies. Ensures all assigned areas (i.e., bathrooms and locker rooms) are stocked with supplies. Orders supplies as needed.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board polices and the professional standards.


  • Customer Focus - Commits to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; acts with stakeholders in mind; values the importance of providing high-quality customer service.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations; can put others at ease and disarm hostility.
  • Managing Relationships - Responds and relates well to people in all positions; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; looks for common ground and solves problems for the good of all.
  • Functional/Technical Skills - Possesses required functional and technical knowledge and skill to accomplish higher level job tasks.
  • Demonstrates active interest and ability to enhance and apply new functional skills.
  • Ability to perform basic tasks on the computer including the use of a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Maximum Salary


Minimum Salary


Desired Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Three years of experience in a custodial, mechanical, or related trade with a minimum of one-year supervisory experience as a Chief Custodian or equivalent position.
  • Must have working knowledge of carpentry, electrical, and plumbing trades.
  • Must hold and have maintained a Fourth Grade Stationary Engineer's License issued by the
  • Maryland State Board of Stationary Engineers.
  • Required to attend pesticide application training and maintain a pesticide certification applicator card.
  • Individuals appointed to this position may be required to hold and maintain a valid driver's license to carry out the essential functions of the position.

  • Physically able to perform the essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodations, including handling wet and dry mop heads, buckets of material weighing up to 50 pounds and the ability to climb ladders more than fifteen feet as well as ability to access lifts, scaffolding, man lifts, pallet jackets, boom equipment and use back-mounted equipment. Various lifts, tools and mechanical means of assistance should be employed for lifting heavier supplies, equipment, and material.
  • Must be able to give and explain directions in a clear and precise manner and supervise others utilizing good human relation skills.

Full time or Part time

Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate and graduate if applicable
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application

Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the City Union of Baltimore (CUB) bargaining unit.

This position is affiliated with the City Retirement Plan.

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