Facilities Technician II


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Position Description

Under the supervision of the Head of Facilities, the Facilities Technician II performs a variety of functions related to the repair and maintenance of the museum grounds and buildings, addressing immediate operational and/or safety concerns; assisting skilled trades; providing light troubleshooting for a variety of different types of machinery and equipment; and occasionally janitorial, mail processing, or lawn maintenance. The Facilities Technician II also performs general grounds maintenance and oversight. This is an essential on-site museum position.


· Perform a wide variety of general and semiskilled maintenance activities (e.g. general maintenance work including painting, patching walls, and hanging pictures in offices, moving office and gallery furniture.)

· Responsible for completing work orders produced on Facilities software in a timely manner. Establish time frames for completing projects.

· Prepare estimate requests; request and collect bids.

· Maintain furniture inventory in the building and in offsite storage.

· Act as primary contact with staff for office furniture needs. Coordinate and assist with staff office moves.

· Establish and foster relationships with furniture, flooring, and paint vendors in order to procure products.

· Create purchase orders and check requests. Escort contractors and vendors and equipment service technicians on museum property, following museum security protocol.

· Arrange furniture and equipment for the purpose of providing adequate preparations for special events.

· Routinely inspect grounds, maintain reports of damage or outdoor maintenance or fixture wear and report to the Facilities Director for repair or replacement.

· Operate equipment such as scissor lift, forklift, elevated dock lift, battery charger, etc.

· Participates in meetings, workshops, trainings, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

· Prepare written materials (eg. repair status, activity logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or conveying information.

· Assist with loading and unloading freight and supplies. This may include pick up and delivery.

· Document and submit job risk analysis to the Head of Facilities.

· Maintain driver’s license and safely operate museum vehicles to pick up or deliver parts and supplies.

· Responds to emergency situations during and after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.

· Perform grounds maintenance, gardening, snow removal, and cleanup on landscaped areas and adjacent hardscapes. Routinely inspect grounds, maintain written reports of damage or outdoor maintenance needs or fixture wear, and review them to the Head of Facilities for repair or replacement.

· Maintain, repair, and install automatic irrigation systems. Use blueprints for planting and irrigation layouts.

· Empty exterior trash cans, clean lighting and signs, and pick up litter year-round.

· When necessary, install and maintain, shrubs, trees, ground covers; do light tree and shrub pruning; plant grass or lay sod when necessary, etc.

· Operate standard equipment/tools related to landscaping; maintain equipment/tools in working order and keep storage shed in neat orderly condition.

· Responsible and accountable for performing tasks in accordance with museum and OSHA safety regulations.

· Other duties as assigned.

· Maintain confidentiality.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Skills and Requirements

· Ability to communicate effectively with all employees, contractors, and vendors. Must work congenially with museum staff, volunteers, and visitors.

· Ability to read and understand written directions.

· Must have a basic understanding of how things work (facilities-related).

· Must be in good physical condition, able to stoop, lift, and move objects up to 50 pounds. Job may require periods of walking and standing. Must be able to work in cramped or elevated areas of the building, as well as from a ladder.

· Must be willing to follow safety regulations at all time; must follow Lock-out/Tag-out procedure exactly.

· Current or previous forklift and/or reach lift certification; training certification preferred.

· OSHA regulation training related to the position.

· Knowledge of repair and upkeep of irrigation system. Operate irrigation controls for running and testing the system.

· Work from a ladder when necessary; use safety belt when appropriate.

· Skilled and reliable in computer operations; proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

· Should be willing and able to learn new software and evolve as related technology evolves.

Key Characteristics/Traits

· Must be highly organized and able to multi-task. Ability to prioritize and manage multi-functional tasks.

· Self-starter and team player.

· Must be responsible, reliable, and flexible; available for overtime work when necessary.

· Ability to work effectively under pressure, and against strict time constraints.

· Practice and understand the elements of good customer service, good communication skills, and interaction with others. Interact well with co-workers, immediate supervisor, building clients, and general museum staff; team player.

· The flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations.

· Good project management skills

· Flexible approach to work


· Minimum education requirement high school diploma; some college or trade school certification and education preferred.

· Basic knowledge of and diagnostic skills for electrical and plumbing repair, Lock-out/Tag-out procedures, and Osha standards required.

· Prior experience with building computer monitoring and operating systems desirable. Must develop competency using Metasys system within the first six months of employment.

· Must maintain valid driver’s license and good driving record.

· Job requires moving items that weigh up to 50 pounds and climbing.

· Satisfactory completion of MVR, background and drug screens required; uniform is provided.

Applicants accepted through 9/17/2021.