Facilities Maintenance Technician | Houston, TX

Posted By: Alex Freeman Classified Job Listing ,

Position Title: Facilities Maintenance Technician

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Department: Operations

Salary: $18-$22/hr, plus optional benefits package

Open Date: August 15, 2021 Closing Date September 15, 2021

Job Description

The Facilities Maintenance Technician is responsible for janitorial service and

maintenance - including preventative - and repair of the Buffalo Soldiers National

Museum building(s) and equipment under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer.

The Facilities Maintenance Technician will have overall responsibility for

groundskeeping and landscape, campus safety and security, janitorial and sanitation,

maintenance and repair of all systems including structural, electrical, plumbing,

HVAC/mechanical, alarms, vehicles, and furnishings. The maintenance technician also

shares responsibility for all setups and takedowns for museum events and programs.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure facilities and operations support, coordination, and consultation for all

Museum programs, events, and exhibitions to enable the Museum to deliver an

outstanding visitor experience while meeting audience and participation goals

  • Oversee preventative facilities maintenance and risk management programs that

ensures all assets are managed in accordance with industry best practices in an

aging historic facility

  • Initiate, negotiate, and administer building and service contractual agreements

regarding security, maintenance, engineering, and other vendors; prepare bid

specifications as necessary for all such contracts and ensure that contracts meet

annual budget parameters

  • Make periodic assessments of the cost effectiveness and functions of building

and service contractors and make recommendations for value engineering

  • Write, release, review, and, in consultation with the CEO, award RFPs and RFQs

for replacement or upgrading of equipment and systems or for new projects

  • Oversee the engineering function to ensure the effective and economical

protection of collections, visitors, staff and volunteers, property, physical plant

and collaborate with collections staff to maintain and monitor the HVAC systems

to maintain an environment that supports the conservation of collections

  • Oversee and participate in research, engineering, acquisition, and installation of

new equipment

  • Partner in the evaluation of business processes to assess how facilities and

operations oversight can improve company workflows, decrease manual labor,

and reduce human error

  • Oversee the external and internal events operations functions, including set up,

break down, and event operations logistics, in collaboration with event program

and project managers

  • Oversee the upkeep of the Museum’s landscaping in compliance with

established standards

  • Act as the internal facilities expert to the construction contractor and construction

manager, as applicable

  • Collaborate with the construction contractor and construction manager to ensure:

o The requirements of the approved plans and specifications are being

completely executed by conducting continuous inspection through all

stages of construction contemplated

o Plans and construction projects comply with legal requirements,

construction project drawings, and specification

o Material and workmanship meet specifications

o Problems are identified to the project and construction manager as they

Arise

o Engineering and construction problems are identified, identified, analyzed

(including potential budget impacts), and communicated timely

Qualification

  • Some skilled trades experience (HVAC, refrigeration, painting, carpentry etc)
  • Knowledge of general maintenance and repairs
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Minimum five years’ experience working in building maintenance (preference

given to experience in school, hospital or hotel industry)

  • Proficient in basic technology applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel) Google Apps

knowledge is beneficial (i.e. Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail)

  • Exhibit excellent verbal, visual, written, and interpersonal communication skills in

English

  • Represent the museum in a positive light
  • Committed to the mission and values of the museum

Required

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • High school diploma and completed trade/professional certification preferred.
  • Availability to work varied shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to operate powered equipment such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle

vehicles, snow blowers, chainsaws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning

saws

  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 lb
  • Ability to stoop and bend
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time including maneuvering up and

down ladders and stairs

  • Excellent communication, time management and organization skills
  • A high level of self-awareness, receptivity to change and integrity
  • Energy and enthusiasm

This position requires strong interpersonal skills, initiative, and a general knowledge of

repair and maintenance practices. The Maintenance Technician is primarily responsible

for addressing daily work orders and must be a self-starter, able to collaborate with the

staff and contractors to maintain the buildings and facilitate events. The Facilities

Maintenance Technician may be required to perform a wide range of repair tasks and

paperwork management depending on whether the task requires an outside contractor

and/or impacts the museum’s fire and safety permits.

How to Apply

Email resume with 3 references to desmond@buffalosoldiermuseum.com using the job

title as your subject. Attachments must use your first initial and last name (e.g. JDOE

RESUME & & COVER LETTER). The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is an EOE

employer.