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Dawson School Plant Superintendent in Lafayette, Colorado

Plant Superintendent

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Job Location

Dawson School - Lafayette, CO

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

High School

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Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 530 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 107-acre campus, seeks an exceptional Plant Superintendent to supervise and manage all day-to-day facilities needs. Our facility includes multiple classroom buildings, residential housing, athletic fields, and a sewer plant. This position is equal parts of administrative and hands-on work. This position participates in board meetings, manages remodeling projects, oversee vendors, does event set-ups, and provides leadership for an amazing maintenance crew.


After a long career at Dawson, our current Plant Superintendent is retiring in May. Our hiring timeline is as follows: Interviews will be conducted in December. The position will start in February or March to allow for training and shadowing.


Dawson School Mission Statement

Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world. 


Professional and Personal Qualifications


  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of plant operations- administration and hands-on

  • Lead by doing.  Be a role model for work ethic and safety

  • An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Proficient with computer software including email, calendar, google suite, vendor software systems, payroll system, and spreadsheets.

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for work with all school constituencies

  • Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity

  • Communicate (orally and in writing) effectively with all school constituencies



  • Oversee all facilities projects on-campus. This includes vendor selection, project management, and processing payments

  • Development and implementation of procedures for the efficient and effective operation of the maintenance department

  • Model workplace safety and customer service for the maintenance crew.

  • Interview and train new employees. Process timecards each pay period. Manage time-off requests.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective preventative maintenance and energy conservation programs

  • Develop procedures and maintain proper written records of maintenance and repair activities

  • Ensure compliance with OHSA, Fire Codes, federal/state/local ordinances, insurance requirements, and any other applicable codes or ordinances

  • Oversee and participate in snow removal

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations and Human Resources