Maintenance Employee

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director of Facilities

Background: Asheville School is private, boarding high school. We have a 300 Acre campus with more than 350,000 total square feet of academic, athletic and residential facilities, along with athletic fields and specialty activity facilities. As a boarding school, we have 24/7 Student and Faculty residences, and as such the maintenance needs can extend to all times of the day and night. Being a Maintenance Worker at Asheville School requires an uncommon flexibility for ever-changing needs.

Work Description: We are looking for a dedicated, flexible, multi-skilled individual, eager to learn the details of our campus and facilities, with the goal of developing a broad range of maintenance skills and becoming one of the rotating 24/7 on-call crew members. Responsibilities will likely include (but would not be limited to) boiler maintenance, HVAC system maintenance, building controls systems, plumbing, architectural finishes, carpentry, equipment and vehicle maintenance, lawn and landscaping work, snow removal, event setup/staffing/teardown, deliveries and/or materials pick-ups, backup for security and any other tasks as assigned or required.

Job Requirements

  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to lift heavy objects
  • Flexibility in scheduling
  • Ability to respond immediately to unforeseen conditions
  • Adaptability to rapidly changing needs
  • Pass basic background check

Work Hours

  • This is an hourly, full-time position
  • Standard work week is 40 hours (5 ea 8-hr days)
  • 30 minutes (unpaid) break for lunch daily
  • Two 15-minute breaks (paid) daily
  • Initially, position will be Mon-Fri, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • After approximately 2 months, it is anticipated that the position will either shift to a Monday - Friday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm schedule and/or to Tuesday - Saturday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Some mandatory overtime / off regular hours scheduling will be required for special events and unforeseen issues, which could include late evening or weekend work
  • Opportunities for discretionary overtime as agreed with or directed by Director of Facilities

Tools and Equipment

  • Employee provides all common hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers, tape measures, etc.)
  • Asheville School provides specialty tools, power tools, etc.
  • Asheville School provides uniforms (shirt, pants and jacket) and weekly cleaning
  • Asheville School provides footwear and other outerwear as necessary for weather

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment physical examination and medical history check and background check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment involves exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.


Asheville School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with applicant's skills and experience.

Application Process: Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to This position is open until filled.

Asheville School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.