Building Engineer

About us

The Lincoln Academy is a new K4-12 charter school in the city of Beloit, Wisconsin.  We will serve 700 scholars when fully enrolled after four years.  We will offer K4 through 2nd grade and 6th through 9th grade the first year.  We will add a grade in elementary and high school each year until we grow into K4-12.

The Lincoln Academy has three pillars - Academic Rigor, Character Expectations and Career Pathways.

  • Academic Rigor:  We will ensure all scholars are prepared with foundational skills and will be on grade level within three years of enrolling.  This will be accomplished through specifically designed curriculum, longer instructional day, interventions/enrichment, blended learning opportunities, strong professional development, coaching and a growth mindset expectation.

  • Character Expectations:  A strong emphasis on character development and citizenship will build our school culture.  Civic responsibility, service learning and community outreach will play an important role in developing character in our scholars.  Restorative Practices and the Jubilee framework for character education will guide TLA in a joyous, collaborative and healthy school environment where all scholars thrive.

  • Career Pathways:  Career exploration will begin in K4 and scholars will develop an Individualized Learning Plan by 8th grade to help guide them in their course selections in high school.  Scholars will set career goals and be fully prepared to graduate high school.  They will be able to have choices to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or technical school, enlist in the armed forces or be employed in a living-wage job.

Vision: The Lincoln Academy will be the premier K4-12 school in the state of WI providing college and career pathways for scholars to lead happy, choice-filled lives.  We are committed to an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships.


  1. Children First-Every decision we make is in the best interest of the scholars we serve.  We are completely focused on their education and their well-being and we always act accordingly.

  2. Trusting Community-We model and expect transparency, honesty, open communication and respect to collaborate with one another and push each other to always be our best.

  3. Get it Done-We are fiercely determined to do whatever it takes to ensure scholars reach their goals.  Innovation and productivity will drive our quest.

  4. Find the Joy-The work is challenging.  And in the face of those challenges, we choose joy.  We choose positivity.  We choose to find the wins.  We choose to lift each other up.

  5. Community Focus -We work alongside our families and community partners to build alliances that afford our scholars unique learning opportunities.   Shared voices will be honored and help us grow.

Job Description

The building engineer is responsible for the daily facility operation and maintenance of all aspects of The Lincoln Academy. This includes high-level maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, use of associated machinery and controls, and interaction with third-party contractors and vendors. The engineer will also be expected to perform daily custodial tasks throughout the building. The building engineer must take enormous pride in the physical condition, usability, and appearance of the entire property.  Finally, the building engineer will occasionally be responsible for responding to facilities issues that occur outside of normal business hours and also for staffing occasional weekend and evening projects. A reasonable amount of flexibility to accommodate this need is an essential part of this position.

It is the expectation that this individual will work with the colleagues, parents, and scholars to create a school environment that is focused on student achievement, character and success beyond high school. TLA is a school where scholars and families are supported, while maintaining high expectations for all.  The building engineer is expected to fully embrace the school’s methodology and uphold the high expectations of The Lincoln Academy.  The building engineer will support an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships. Though it is impossible to list all roles the building engineer will fill, specific job responsibilities include:

Essential Functions:

  • Deliver Straight-A courteous, professional, and skillful facility support with no exceptions

  • Be self-directed and identify building challenges before being expected to do so

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, manage, repair, and supervise all building infrastructure, including: Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems, Plumbing/Piping, Boilers, Refrigeration, Emergency Backup Systems, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, Fire Safety Controls and Systems, Motors and Generators

  • Develop and execute proactive preventative maintenance on crucial building systems

  • Be able to read and understand drawings, line diagrams, sketches, O&M manuals, instructions, and specifications

  • Install and repair valves, filters, seals, piping, and other forms of general maintenance as required

  • Analyze the operation of various building systems, assess equipment faults when necessary, and develop appropriate courses of action to remedy every issue

  • Provide familiarity and capability with general carpentry skills when required

  • Assist kitchen staff with the maintenance and repair of equipment necessary to provide healthy, consistent food for staff and students

  • Provide input and critical thinking to a long-term capital plan for the building

  • Provide trusted counsel to school administrators in preparing facilities for extra-curricular or non-standard use by staff and students

  • Respond with enthusiasm to all building issues, large and small, and demonstrate respect for the needs of all school staff and students

  • Perform general custodial tasks as part of a daily routine

  • Maintain accurate count, supply, and requisitions of custodial and cleaning supplies

  • Put safety first and use proper protective equipment at all times

  • Maintain a professional appearance, demeanor, and work ethic

  • Possess the ability to lift, carry, and maneuver heavy equipment willingly and often

  • Report and communicate efficiently with administrators, supervisors and all staff via phone and email


  • Alignment with The Lincoln Academy’s vision and values

  • Strong people skills and leadership ability to develop a team environment

  • Belief in maintaining the bar for educational equity for learners at every ability level

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting with high expectations

  • Demonstrated professionalism and integrity

  • Strong critical thinking skills and strategic problem solving skills

  • An ability and passion to work with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds

  • A joyous attitude and drive for personal excellence

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt to change quickly and efficiently

  • Interpersonal skills that encompass strong relationship building and communication

  • Ability to use technology and data to drive toward exceptional outcomes for scholars

  • Demonstrated strong work ethic

  • Commitment to professional growth and personal development


  • A high school diploma or GED

  • 5-7 continuous years of engineering or recent military experience

  • CFC Universal license

  • Other certifications as requested

Physical Demands/Working Conditions: The majority of this job involves walking or standing necessary to provide maintenance activities, both inside and out. The ability to physically perform the duties and work in the school setting is required.  Some conditions include:

  • Must be able to stand up to 2 hours consecutively

  • Must be able to sit and look at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing f

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs on a frequent basis

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Office Hours

Walk-ins available every Wednesday from   12 p.m. - 4 p.m.