Carpenter/Maintenance Mechanic @ Districtwide

  • 5928 SW 53rd St, Topeka, KS 66610, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is a district consisting of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. Presently, we have 13 total attendance centers — one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative learning centers.

Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.

Job Description

TITLE:  Maintenance Mechanic II - Carpenter

REPORTS TO:  Maintenance Supervisor

JOB GOAL:  To provide all students with a physical learning environment that is safe, clean, attractive, pleasant, and smoothly-functioning.


1.         As a maintenance carpenter, repair, build, alter, and finish structures, equipment, facilities, and                  furniture made of or containing word products.

2.         Install or fix metal and non-metal fixtures.

3.         As a maintenance painter, mix paints, varnish and calcimines, prepare surfaces for painting, erect              scaffolds and apply paint with brush or spray equipment.

4.         As a maintenance plumber, repair plumbing equipment, water lines, sprinkler systems and hot                    water heaters.

5.         As a maintenance electrician, install, repair or maintain switches, breakers, conduits and                            electrical motors.

6.         As a heat, air-conditioning or refrigeration repairman, replace and repair defective components,                  pumps, fans, or capacitors, replace or repair leaking lines.

7.         As a journeyman glazier, replace glass in doors and windows.

8.         Weld basketball frames, goal posts, food carts, automotive equipment, and playground                              equipment.

9.         May operate medium and heavy automotive equipment.

10.       Replace concrete and asphalt.

11.       Repair and replace roofing.

12.       Work as skilled cabinet maker.

13.       Repair and maintain boilers.

14.       Instruct and check the work of part-time maintenance workers.

15.       Such other maintenance duties as may be assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor.

16.       Regular attendance is required.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:  8 hours/day, 12 months/year (benefits-eligible)

SALARY:  $16.00/hour

EVALUATION:  Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Maintenance Supervisor.



1.    Completion of standard high school or trade school course, or any equivalent combination of                     experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

2.    Knowledge of standard practices, tools, and terminology of carpentry, electrical, plumbing,                         painting, locksmithing, refrigeration, air-conditioning, heating electronics and working knowledge of           one or more of the trades.

3.    Knowledge of the safety hazards of the work.

4.    Skill in the use of tools of two trades.
5.    Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
6.    Dependability and good judgment.
7.    Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Kansas.
8.    Such alternatives to the above qualifications as are determined to be appropriate and acceptable.


1.    Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and     the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. The amount and kind of     climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
2.    Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing     or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. The amount and     kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of     body equilibrium.
3.    Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist,     requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
4.    Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
5.    Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
6.    Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
7.    Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
8.    Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
9.    Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long     distances.    
10.    Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in     order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
11.    Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or rug     objects in a sustained motion.
12.    Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects     horizontally from position to position. Requires the substantial use of the upper     extremities and back muscles.
13.    Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing/keyboarding or otherwise working primarily     with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handing.
14.    Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
15.    Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture     by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
16.    Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
17.    Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
18.    Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/    or fingers.
19.    Very heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or     in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently.
20.    Mechanics, Skilled Trades People: Where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach     while performing work of a nonrepetitive nature such as carpenters, technicians,     service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc.
21    The worker is subject to all environmental conditions: Activities occur inside     and outside.
22.    The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods     of more than one hour.
23.    The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for     periods of more than one hour.
24.    The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to     shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
25.    The worker is subject to vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of the     extremities or whole body.    
26.    The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as     proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding     and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
27.    The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following     conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts,     mists, gases or poor ventilation.
28.    The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other     cutting fluids.
29.    The worker is required to wear respirator.

Additional Information

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.