Maintenance Technician

Catherine Hershey School | Harrisburg, PA

Posted Date 11/17/2023

Maintenance Technician

CHS Harrisburg - Harrisburg, PA


The Catherine Hershey School Maintenance Technician is responsible for overseeing and attending to mechanical, electrical, and structural trades issues at multiple CHS locations. This individual is required to have the knowledge, skill, and ability to maintain, service, and repair all building systems as required. Trade disciplines relevant to this position include plumbing, appliance repair, HVAC, building automation, lighting, and electrical systems and utilities. The Maintenance Technician will report to the Facilities Supervisor on a regular basis to discuss any updates, progress, risks, or issues. Starting pay is in the range of $21 - $25 per hour, based on expertise.


  • Diagnosing issues with facilities systems and equipment
  • Determining the proper equipment or solution to use in each setting and execute the necessary changes when needed
  • Performing proactive, corrective, and preventative maintenance on all facility equipment and building systems
  • Inspecting, - repairing, and maintaining campus plumbing equipment, -, appliances, campus lighting and basic electrical systems
  • Inspecting, repairing, and maintain facility hot water systems and equipment
  • Inspecting building drain lines and grease interceptors periodically
  • Attending to fire alarms and access systems as needed
  • Completing duties in accordance with proper safety procedures
  • Completing all paperwork necessary for CHS safety maintenance records
  • Remaining current with the latest equipment advancements and appropriate trades
  • Attending safety trainings through CHS as neededWorking with and managing contractors hired for CHS maintenance risk mitigations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 1 - 3 years' experience with demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques used in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC/R, plumbing, appliances, and basic electrical
  • Valid PA Driver's License
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to effectively work with low-income families (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and customer skills
  • Ability to read, understand, and execute manufacturer's recommendations regarding servicing and maintenance
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Responsible, enthusiastic, and cares about working in a mission-focused organization
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and implement solutions
  • Willingness to be held accountable and receive feedback
  • Comfortability with technology including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and/or willingness to learn
  • Commitment to the mission and values of CHS and MHS and demonstrated high degree of integrity as all MHS and CHS staff are considered to be role models for children
  • U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances

Who we are and what we’re looking for

At CHS, we are leaders passionate about early childhood education and community betterment. Our work is driven by the desire to endow children with the resources for educational and physical well-being, while supporting and empowering their families. We listen to the needs of our diverse community and adapt to give everyone a voice. We hold each-other accountable for bringing our best and most authentic selves to school every day, creating an environment of mutual respect.

We strive to build a team of individuals that is passionate about our mission, brings in new creative ideas, and loves their work. If this sounds like you, we look forward to seeing your application.

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Salary21.00 - 25.00 Hour

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