Lead Facilities Maintenance Technician

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center (Eagle Rock / ERS), is seeking an experienced Lead Maintenance Technician (“Tech”) who, as part of the Operations Team, will perform both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities to support the safety and sustainability of our 629-acre campus and its thirty-plus buildings. This position will report to the Director of Operations and will work full time, Tuesdays through Saturdays, executing and supervising campus-wide maintenance and groundskeeping activities. The Lead Maintenance Tech assists and supports the school’s Leadership Team, Instructional Specialists, Business Office staff, and all other staff in a manner that enhances their roles. The Lead Maintenance Tech will attend to emergencies outside the normal school hours and programming, including and not limited to: snowplowing, responding to fire alarms, HVAC outages and plumbing issues. The ideal candidate will bring a business sensibility to the operations of the school, making the daily operation of the school as cost-effective and time-efficient as possible, while maintaining a high degree of student, parent, resident, and staff satisfaction. This role supports the school’s mission by setting the “tone” of the school as a warm, safe, and friendly environment, and by supporting our commitment to antiracism and social justice while being committed to each student’s success.

A full-scholarship residential high school with an enrollment capacity of 72 students, Eagle Rock serves adolescents from historically marginalized groups and communities, for whom opportunities are not otherwise available, and who have the desire and commitment to excel in their academics, leadership, and personal growth. Visit our website to learn more about who we are, the work we do and the students we serve: www.eaglerockschool.org


  • A high school diploma or GED
  • 5+ years of experience in two out of the five following trades: carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, groundskeeping, and electrical trades
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience in the safe operation of a variety of tools, machinery and power equipment used in performing essential functions
  • Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license
  • Basic knowledge of building codes and construction and architecture terminology
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract concrete variables.
  • Technology Skills: Proficient use of technology which includes: basic operations and concepts, word processing, spreadsheets, internet usage, critical evaluation of information, data analysis, email, and integration of technology. Working knowledge of Google Workspace products as well as Word and Excel.
  • Ability to manage daily work schedule using software tools (applications), on computers and mobile devices
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and efficiently complete all activities
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to interact/communicate with all members of the community (students, teachers, administrators, board members, and parents)

Essential Job Duties

  • Take ownership of the general flow and prioritization of campus maintenance and groundskeeping projects and activities. This includes individual hands-on work, work performed by supporting staff and work to be completed by contracted vendors
  • Inspect school facilities to ensure that all facilities are suitable for safe operations, and maintained in an attractive and clean condition
  • Plan, schedule, and perform preventative and ongoing maintenance tasks for the purpose of ensuring equipment is in proper working condition
  • Maintain knowledge regarding methods of industrial cleaning, safety practices and procedures, and health standards and hazards
  • Schedule and coordinate annual inspections per state and county regulations
  • Determine the type, amount, and delivery of maintenance and cleaning materials to support the efficient delivery of assigned duties
  • Schedule vendors for repairs and maintenance
  • Snow removal on the roads, driveways, paths, steps, and roofs
  • Forestry: fell trees, pine beetle mitigation
  • Plumbing, heating, unclog drains, in-floor heat maintenance
  • Electrical: replace switches, outlets, fixtures, ballasts
  • Drywall: replace drywall, texture, and paint
  • Aquatics Facility Operator: maintain the pool in a safe, comfortable, and good working condition
  • Carpentry: repair broken furniture, walls, ceilings, baseboards
  • Landscaping and Erosion management: repair washed-out roads and paths, maintain drainage ditches; equipment operator; noxious weed management
  • Athletic Field: mow, trim, and maintain the irrigation system
  • Automatic Gates: troubleshooting and repair
  • Fleet Maintenance: 20+plus vehicles, such as small SUVs, service/work trucks, small buses, ATVs, skid steers, and other passenger vehicles and construction equipment
  • Fire Protection Systems: maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Appliances: troubleshooting, ordering, installation, scheduling repairs
  • Kitchen Equipment Repair and Maintenance: descaling and cleaning ice machine and steamer oven


  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the community
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form and maintain confidentiality
  • Documenting the Before and After of projects
  • As appropriate, solicit and analyze proposals from contractors to perform various repairs and special maintenance
  • Respond to immediate safety issues to maintain a functioning educational environment
  • Coordinate appropriate facilities set-up and technical equipment for a variety of activities either for the school or outside use as required
  • Track and communicate the status of project requests to the Director of Operations and other interested parties to ensure timely feedback and accountability
  • Maintain manual and electronic documents, files, and records (inspection records, timesheet, work orders, and requisitions, supplies, chemical storage, crisis management data, security controls), to document activities and ensure an up-to-date reference

Physical Essential Job Functions

  • Ability to perform strenuous physical effort as needed; this position may require extended periods of standing, walking, using hands to handle, hold and control tools and objects, reaching with arms, stooping, kneeling or crawling
  • Ability to push, pull, lift and carry objects of up to 100 lbs.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception

This job description is subject to change at any time.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume and 3 professional references (phone number and email address). Clarifying questions can be sent to info[at]eaglerockschool.org. No phone calls, please.

Eagle Rock is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination. All employment decisions at Eagle Rock are based on merit and to the principle of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with both the letter and spirit of this policy, Eagle Rock will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic. Members of racial/ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.63 – $28.84 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Vaccinations have been made available to all staff. Staff may be required to PCR test and/or administer at-home COVID tests depending on campus infection rates or government requirements/recommendations.


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Carpentry: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Plumbing: 5 years (Preferred)
  • HVAC: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Groundskeeping: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Electrical: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Colorado driver’s license (Preferred)