Maintenance/Mechanical and Grounds Manager

22/per hour    Morley, MI

Full-time    40



The Head of Daily Operations (shall include Mechanic, Maintenance, Grounds, Operations & Facilities) works under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools and is responsible overseeing all functions and operations including planning, staffing, budgeting and complying with established requirements related to the upkeep, repair and improvement of facilities and grounds; upgrades the effectiveness and efficiency of maintenance; coordinates all safety issues and training within the district; oversees the proper functioning of the various systems within the physical facilities of the district; designs and implements energy saving programs throughout the district; helps plan and oversee the bidding process of district projects (including development of bid specifications); helps develop budgets for capital outlay projects and other assignments as directed by the Superintendent.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary and essential functions.



Recommend facility improvement and modernization to improve the systems, equipment, and facilities of the district

  1. Lead, organize, manage, and supervise all Facilities, Maintenance, Grounds and Custodian Services of the district in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and Board of Education policies and procedures.
  2. Administer the Department of Facilities, Maintenance, Grounds and Custodian Services. Recommend facility improvement and modernization to improve the systems, equipment, and facilities of the district.
    1. Mechanic:
      1. Maintain buses in good running order and in compliance with State police inspection requirements
      2. Maintain the bus garage in a clean condition
      3. Complete required paperwork including, but not limited to, vehicle reports and maintenance logs
      4. Wash buses as needed
    1. Maintenance Supervision:
      1. Maintain assignment as maintenance worker
      2. Coordinate all maintenance for district
  1. supervise/oversee maintenance work with contractors and other personnel
      1. Coordinate timelines
      2. Develop and oversee annual preventive maintenance schedule for the district.
    1. Safety Coordination:
      1. Provide safety training (equipment, work practices, chemicals, etc.) as needed
      2. Oversee all government program compliance (O.S.H.A., A.D.A., HAZ-MAT, playground equipment safety, gas operations, fire code compliance, elevator, etc.)
    1. Facilities Systems Supervision:
      1. Monitor all operational systems within the district;
      2. Perform appropriate maintenance or contact appropriate contractors for maintenance;
      3. Supervise preventive maintenance.
      4. Monitor and recommend systems and procedures to ensure the security of all facilities.
    1. Building/Grounds Project Supervision:
      1. Plan projects;
      2. Develop bid specification;
      3. Oversee bid process;
      4. Act as district project manager where appropriate;
      5. Verify project completion
    1. Budgeting:
      1. Work with the Superintendent and Business Administrator to develop capital outlay budget;
      2. Plan projects in a manner to best use time, personnel, and resources.
    1. Conform to District policy regarding attendance and absences. Employee attendance must be adequate to perform the above listed essential job functions.


Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the district. Develop and implement the multi-year Comprehensive Maintenance Plan that is both corrective and preventative for the upkeep of all facilities, grounds, and the major facilities systems (HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and structural) of the district.

  1. Collaborates with others (e.g. district personnel, other district personnel – contractors, community organizations, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and/or programs.
    • Provide an efficient work order system for repairs of facilities and equipment that ensures that all maintenance and repairs are completed in a timely fashion.
  2. Coordinates schedules and special event operations for the purpose of ensuring required facilities preparation.
  3. Develops long and short-range maintenance plans/programs (e.g. emergency response plans, energy management plans, annual budget, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that district resources are effectively utilized.
  4. Completes/Directs projects (e.g. site repairs/construction, preventive maintenance, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring completion within established time frames, project design and budget.
  5. Conduct regular inspections of all school facilities, grounds, and equipment to ensure that high standards for cleanliness, attractiveness and safety are maintained and to meet all federal, state and local requirements. Recommend to the Superintendent any improvements needed.
    • Monitors/Inspects:
      • New construction, repair work, projects,
      • Equipment, work orders, daily maintenance
      • Supplies for the purpose of ensuring that jobs are completed efficiently;
      • Specifications for major capital improvements are within local/state/federal regulations
      • Approves inspection reports and payment requests.
  6. Develops and monitors budget of assigned programs and related financial activity for the purpose of ensuring that expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed, completing all required documentation
  7. Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  8. Presents information for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls
  9. Recommends/Researches new products, laws, regulations, etc., for the purpose of recommending purchases, contracts and maintaining district wide services.
  10. Approve the specifications and recommend contractors to perform maintenance and repair services, using established district procedures. Supervise and inspect the work performed and recommend payment upon satisfactory completion of the work.
  11. Supervise removal of snow and ice so that safe conditions exist and schools can be opened in a timely manner.
  12. Display the highest ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school.
    • Serve as a role model for students and staff in demonstrating positive attitudes, appropriate attire and grooming, and an effective work ethic.
  13. Adhere to federal statutes and regulations, Michigan school law, construction codes, State Board of Education rules and regulations, Board of Education policies and procedures, and contractual obligations.
  14. Communicate regularly with the Superintendent and School Business Administrator, principals, and appropriate staff about the needs and regulations and procedures for the effective operation of the buildings and the maintenance and custodial programs of the schools so that cooperative working relationships with building staff are encouraged and maintained.



  • Preferred experience in the custodial field. Must possess effective communication skills including the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety data sheets (SDS), blue prints, operating and maintenance instructions and manuals; to write correspondence. Must project a positive and professional image to the client and public.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Exceptional time-management skills and ability to prioritize tasks in a logical manner.
  • Ability to motivate workers and maintain employee morale and ensure job completion.

Required Education and Experience

        • Bachelor’s degree in facilities management or comparable work experience
        • Michigan certification as truck mechanic
  • ASE Certification a plus
  • CDL Class B with PS and air break endorsement preferred – must be able to obtain within first 6 months of employment

Physical Demands:

In the course of performing her/his duties, the Head of Daily Operations is required to: stand, walk, make use of hands and fingers to feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear: reach in all directions with hands and arms; squat, kneel, or stoop; have sufficient hand and leg strength to clime ladders; frequently twist or bend at the neck, knees, and waist; routinely lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift objects more than 120 pounds; push and or pull heavy items such as cleaning machines, tables, or bleachers; work from high platforms or rooftops; operate power tools and power equipment; and have acceptable vision including peripheral vision, color vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of the Head of Daily Operations, the employee regularly works both indoors and outdoors. The employee will work with or near moving mechanical equipment and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level is normally moderate.


Health, Vision, STD, AD&D, Life, Dental

Paid Time Off

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