Facilities Maintenance Technician

Milwaukee, WI
Network Support – Facilities and Capital Finance /
Full-time /
At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential and it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

Position Description

Rocketship Public Schools Milwaukee is looking for a facilities “jack of all trades” who is always striving to create safe and functional learning environments.  This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Regional Director of Operations with support and coaching from the national facilities team.  The initial set of responsibilities is outlined here, but there will be continual opportunities to grow and specialize. 

Essential Functions

    • Support the Rocketship mission, vision, and strategy for facilities and how it supports the schools and, ultimately the communities that Rocketship serves
    • Campus  & Office Maintenance
    • Complete work order requests
    • Solve issues identified during routine inspections and quarterly audits
    • Complete minor repairs relating to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and fire/life safety systems 
    • Complete specific recurring maintenance tasks across all regional campuses, e.g. power washing, touching up paint, etc.
    • Assist with ongoing landscaping, snow removal, and beautification projects. 
    • Supports special projects as directed by the Facilities and Operations teams. 
    • Procure repair parts, materials, tools, and equipment within budget and approved by the Facilities team and Regional Director of Operations. 
    • Support campuses by responding to facilities emergencies directly and/or working with vendors
    • Conduct routine inspections of all campuses and offices to ensure the functionality of equipment and maintenance of school campus facility standards


    • 5+ years of maintenance technician or handyman experience across a portfolio of properties
    • Evident passion for Rocketship’s mission, matched with a strong work ethic and a belief that all students, including those with special needs, can achieve academic success
    • PC-based computer skills and Internet navigation
    • Ability to use our online work order management system (FMX)
    • Experience using email and calendaring applications (Google-based applications)
    • Ability to quickly adapt to new computer programs and software 
    • Past success at being a “jack of all trades” capable of doing everything from power washing to minor electrical work (changing bulbs, ballasts), minor plumbing work (snaking drains, unclogging toilets, fixing minor leaks), minor sheetrock repairs, and painting.
    • Experience troubleshooting facilities issues and escalating when necessary
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills
    • The candidate should have access to a vehicle and possess a valid driver's license to be able to transport materials and tools between locations
This position requires daily travel to the two schools in the region.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and wellness benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools’ employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy.  For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Human Resources.