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Citizens of the World Los Angeles



Position: Maintenance Technician

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Reports to: Director of Operations

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt

Work Class: Classified 

Capacity: Full-Time 

Salary Range: $66,560-$79,545


The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC LA schools develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world, and we promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity. CWC LA enrolls a diverse student body that reflects the abundant diversity of the communities served by our schools.


On a grown path to serving more than 5,000 students in the coming years, CWC LA operates five charters:

  • CWC Hollywood (TK-5th) operating since 2010.

  • CWC Silver Lake (TK-8th) operating since 2012.

  • CWC Mar Vista (TK-8th) operating since 2013.

  • CWC West Valley (TK-4th) operating since 2020.

  • CWC East Valley (TK-3rd) operating since 2021.


CWC LAhas a Regional Support Office (RSO) that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWCS), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in other parts of the country.


Our core values are embraced by the entire community:


  • Excellence:We demand lasting quality.

  • Diversity:We are better and stronger because of our differences.

  • Authenticity: We are our true selves in this work, and we are candid.

  • Community:We care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times.

  • Change:We welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.


Job Overview and Summary

CWC LA is seeking a dedicated Maintenance Technician. Primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth operation and upkeep of the school's facilities. You'll be tasked with maintaining a safe, clean, and functional environment conducive to learning for students and conducive to work for staff. The School Maintenance Technician will be part of the Regional Operations Team and report to schools on a daily basis. 


Key Responsibilities

The Maintenance Technician’s job responsibilities include:


General Maintenance 

  • Inspects facilities, systems and their components (e.g. playgrounds equipment, heating systems, plumbing and refrigeration) for the purpose of ensuring safety and identifying necessary repairs and providing an ongoing program of preventive maintenance

  • Installs system component parts, classroom and office equipment and facility components (e.g. lighting, heating and ventilating systems (HVAC), alarms, plumbing, security, and electrical panels for the purpose of maintaining facilities in a safe, comfortable and operating condition

  • Repairs various items, systems and/or components requiring skills of maintenance trades (e.g. electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, locksmith, painting, wall board, safety rails, doors, locks, windows, pumps, toilets and plumbing fixtures) for the purpose of ensuring that items are available and in safe working condition

  • Conduct inspections to identify issues and implement solutions promptly

  • Inspect and maintain school equipment such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, and power tools

  • Coordinate repairs and servicing with external vendors as needed

  • Keep an inventory of tools and equipment and ensure they are properly maintained

  • Coordinate and complete regular floor care and rug care

  • Train housekeeping staff on floor maintenance and other special maintenance processes 


Safety Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and protocols

  • Regularly inspect facilities to identify and mitigate potential safety hazards

  • Implement safety measures and procedures to prevent accidents and injuries

  • Maintains tools and equipment for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items in safe operating condition. Transports various items (e.g. tools, equipment and supplies) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at job site.



  • Maintain outdoor areas including lawns, sidewalks, and parking lots

  • Perform landscaping duties such as mowing grass, trimming hedges, and planting flowers

  • Monitor irrigation systems and make necessary adjustments


Emergency Response

  • Respond promptly to emergency maintenance requests

  • Address urgent issues such as leaks, power outages, or heating/cooling failures

  • Collaborate with other staff members during emergency situations


Record Keeping

  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs, and inspections

  • Keep track of equipment warranties, service contracts, and maintenance schedules

  • Requests equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of required items. 

  • Provide reports to management as required




Technical Skills

Proficiency in using tools and equipment relevant to the field.

Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals.

Troubleshooting skills to diagnose and solve equipment malfunctions.

Attention to Detail and Safety Awareness

Ability to perform thorough inspections and identify issues.

Precision in executing repairs and maintenance tasks.

Careful documentation of work performed and observations made.

Understanding of safety protocols and procedures.

Knowledge of OSHA regulations and compliance.

Ability to identify and mitigate workplace hazards.

Problem-Solving Skills:

Analytical thinking to diagnose complex problems.

Creativity in finding innovative solutions to challenges.

Ability to prioritize tasks based on urgency and importance.

Creativity in finding innovative solutions to challenges.

Ability to prioritize tasks based on urgency and importance.

Communication Skills:

Clear verbal and written communication with team members and supervisors.

Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical personnel.

Active listening skills to understand concerns and requirements.

Time Management:

Efficient use of time to complete tasks within deadlines.

Prioritization of work based on criticality and impact.

Flexibility to adapt to changing schedules and priorities.

Customer Service Orientation and Adaptability

Responsiveness to maintenance requests from internal or external customers.

Professional demeanor when interacting with clients or building occupants.

Empathy towards user needs and concerns.

Ability to work in various environments, such as indoor and outdoor settings.

Flexibility to handle different types of equipment and systems.

Resilience in dealing with unexpected challenges or emergencies.

Requirements and Qualifications 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in facility maintenance, preferably in an educational setting

  • Strong knowledge of building systems including plumbing, electrical, and HVAC

  • Proficiency in using maintenance tools and equipment

  • Availability for flexible hours, including evenings and weekends for emergencies or special projects.

  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation as travel between school sites in Los Angeles will be required

  • Demonstrated cultural competency and understanding of urban school environments.



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with staff, students, and vendors

  • Awareness of safety procedures and protocols to prevent accidents and injuries while performing maintenance tasks.


Physical Requirements 

  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing effectively. 

  • Ability work in various weather conditions

  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects, equipment, or materials (e.g., up to 50 pounds or more) as required for maintenance tasks such as moving furniture, equipment, or supplies.

  • Capacity to stand and walk for extended periods, as maintenance technicians may need to move around the school campus to inspect, repair, or replace various fixtures and systems.

  • Capability to bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch to access and work on equipment, fixtures, or systems located at different heights or in tight spaces.

  • Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to operate tools, equipment, and machinery safely and effectively for maintenance and repair tasks.

  • Ability to climb ladders, stairs, scaffolding, or other structures safely to access elevated areas or equipment for maintenance, repair, or inspection purposes.

  • Endurance and physical stamina to perform tasks that may be physically demanding or require sustained effort over time, such as painting, landscaping, or repetitive maintenance tasks.

  • Good balance and coordination to work safely on elevated surfaces or while operating equipment and machinery.

  • Adequate vision and hearing to perceive and respond to potential safety hazards and communicate effectively with colleagues and supervisors.

  • Overall good health and fitness level to meet the demands of the job and withstand the physical rigors of maintenance work.

Equal Opportunity Employer 


Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC) prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status, immigration status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. CWC requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or Title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to: CWC Talent and Human Resources Department at talent-hr@cwclosangeles.org


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