Somerset County Public Schools maintenance technicians are each responsible for two of the ten schools where they are deployed throughout the week unless called upon to team with the other technicians on a larger project. The two remaining schools are shared by all four maintenance technicians. The County is divided into Northwestern, Northern, Central, and Southern regions with the technicians generally remaining in their schools’ regions to maintain quick response time and minimize travel expenses.
Building Principals submit requests electronically to the Supervisor of Maintenance. The supervisor catalogs those requests into work order lists, organized by school and by priority, and distributes those lists to the Maintenance Technicians. A record of work orders completed to date is kept on file at the Central Office.
Somerset County Public Schools strives to anticipate and prepare for corrective maintenance or minor repairs throughout the year. Typically corrective maintenance is performed by the Somerset County Public Schools Maintenance Technicians. These actions include but are not limited to minor technology wiring, replacing broken plumbing fixtures, replacing ballasts in light fixtures, patch and repair of surfaces, replacing hardware, ceiling tiles, minor carpentry requests, HVAC troubleshooting, kitchen equipment repairs, etc. When work exceeds the ability or resources of the in-house staff, outside contractors may be required.
Outside contractors are used for corrective maintenance such as painting, carpet and tile replacement, asbestos removal, fire alarm system upgrades or repairs, elevator repairs, fencing, playground equipment, roof patch and repair, concrete sidewalk repairs, paving, large scale demolition, minor construction of partitions, installation of new doors and frames, major electrical work, major technology wiring, etc.
The Somerset County Public Schools Maintenance technicians perform preventive maintenance activities throughout the year. Those activities include cleaning and lubrication of equipment, changing filters, checking levels of Freon, changing batteries, inspecting fire extinguishers, checking major HVAC equipment for normal operation, and routine visual inspections of roofs, drains, and other major building components to name a few. Somerset County Public Schools understands that by performing preventive maintenance as the manufacturer recommends, the useful life of the equipment will have a longer life expectancy.
In addition to the preventative maintenance performed by the in-house staff, Somerset County Public Schools holds service maintenance contracts and/or agreements for the following routine inspections:
The comprehensive maintenance plan is established to develop, maintain, and/or improve the maintenance program of the Somerset County Public Schools in support of the delivery of educational programs and services in safe and healthy environments as effectively and efficiently as possible.
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We are now utilizing a digital work order system for all maintenance requests.
Please click the link below to create a new request.