Now Hiring! - Maintenance Technician
Job Title: Maintenance Technician Classification: Part Time
I. Organizational Philosophy/Hierarchy of Responsibility
The Lincoln Children’s Museum is a high-quality work environment that emphasizes individual accountability in making the entire organization successful. All staff members, be they full-time, part-time, paid or volunteer, have a critical role to play. To promote this mindset, the following hierarchy applies to all staff:
1. Your first responsibility is the success of the whole.
2. Your second responsibility is the success of your peers.
3. Your third responsibility is the success of your individual role.
If each staff member truly embodies this mindset, the Lincoln Children’s Museum will enjoy continued and sustained success.
II. Job Overview
The Maintenance Technician supports the mission of the Lincoln Children’s Museum by ensuring that Museum patrons enjoy an extraordinary and safe visitor experience with every visit. Responsible for maintaining, repairing, and fabricating Lincoln Children’s Museum exhibits, and completing building and facilities maintenance.
The Maintenance Technician demonstrates and models a positive approach and works well as a team member. He/She establishes and maintains productive relationships with Museum staff and vendors. The Maintenance Technician behaves appropriately around children and works well with diverse museum visitors and volunteers.
III. Essential Functions
A. Conducts daily, scheduled and as-needed inspections of exhibits to ensure that they are functioning correctly and are visitor ready.
B. Contacts or ensures daily contact with Exhibits & Facilities Manager to:
- Identify potential problem areas needing immediate or future attention;
- Solve potential emergency situations;
- Perform immediate repairs when warranted;
- Troubleshoot problems identified by routine inspections and staff/visitor feedback
C. Schedules, coordinates, directs, and performs routine and comprehensive maintenance and repairs on exhibits and facility, which may require various construction techniques including painting and laminate, mechanical, electrical, or finish carpentry work.
D. Manages exhibit and routine maintenance quality and timeliness expectations within approved budget.
E. Provides regular, user-friendly management information related to exhibit status.
F. Maintains museum tools, shop, storage areas, and other resource materials in an appropriate and professional manner.
G. Fabricates new exhibit components from drawings or approved prototypes.
H. Performs landscaping activities as needed.
I. Responds to emergency facility and exhibit situations during and after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
J. Performs various maintenance (including preventative) and custodial duties such as installation and repair to fixtures in restrooms, minor plumbing and electrical problems; replaces a variety of light bulbs and lighting accessories.
K. Other duties as assigned.
IV. Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions
Active work-lifting and/or carrying up to but not to exceed 75 pounds occasionally, lifting and/or carrying up to 20 pounds frequently. Work also includes climbing, crouching, crawling, walking, kneeling, and standing for long periods of time. Must display the dexterity and motor skills necessary to perform mechanical repairs and work on a variety of machinery. Tolerate dust, paint, cleaning solutions and plastic/latex.
Primarily indoor work – may occasionally be exposed to some outdoor elements and/or hazards.
A minimum education level of high school diploma is required. Associates degree or equivalent in technical training with certification is preferred. Must be skilled in use of power tools, machine tools, and hand power tools. Prefer experience with mechanical and electrical systems, finish carpentry, painting and laminate, fasteners and other building supplies. Ability to diagnose, problem solve, service, and repair various equipment and exhibits. Superior skills in organizing, determining priorities and taking initiative. Willingness and ability to work toward objectives, shifting priorities when needed. Good communication abilities are essential. Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is helpful. Must be able to function in a fast-paced environment with routine interruption. Responsive to phone calls and emails. Thrive on working in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of job responsibilities and demands. Friendly, outgoing personality and must enjoy working with young adults, children, and families in public spaces. Must have driver’s license, own transportation and appropriate liability insurance. Schedules may fluctuate depending on departmental needs.
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