Facilities Technician

Location: 2411 Makiki Heights Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822

Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Operations and Facilities Manager, the Facilities Technician is responsible for the care, maintenance, and operation of the Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House. The Facilities Technician performs and supervises tasks related to HVAC, electrical, plumbing, safety, custodial and event coordination.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 years or combination of experience and/or formal training in construction, electrical, facilities maintenance, HVAC, mechanical, and plumbing systems.
  • Working knowledge of carpentry, custodial, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and proper use of hand/power tools.
  • Understanding of basic HIOSH/OSHA requirements, safety and first aid procedures.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to work independently and in a team setting with a variety of staff, vendors, and the general public including children.
  • Strong focus on attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to multi task and manage multiple projects/deadlines.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, Word).
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification/professional training in related fields (e.g. HVAC, mechanical, heavy equipment, etc.). 
  • Museum facility maintenance experience.
  • Ability to interpret and use blueprints, schematics, manuals, and specifications.
  • Experience in development, tracking, and working with a budget.
  • Understanding of Honolulu Museum of Art’s vision, mission, values and a dedication to advancing the organization in a sustainable way for future generations to enjoy.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for oversight of the Museum’s physical plant at Spalding House.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper operation of the mechanical and electrical systems as well as utilities.
  • Inspect buildings and grounds, building systems, and equipment to determine need for maintenance and/or preventative maintenance; establishes maintenance schedules; coordinates, assigns, and supervises the work of employees or contracted maintenance providers in the general maintenance and upkeep of building, grounds, and equipment; inspects completed projects.
  • Requisitions materials, supplies, parts and tools. Maintains control over their inventory, storage, and use.
  • Compiles and maintains service logs. Analyzes operational and maintenance cost and prepares reports as needed.
  • Working with the Operations and Facilities Manager, assist in the oversite, monitoring, and administration of capital expansion and improvement projects; assists with the coordination of construction, remodeling, and outfitting of the facilities between the Museum and contractors.
  • Keeps buildings safe by making sure they meet building code requirements; works with Operations and Facilities Manager to report problems, solutions and cost associated.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Traits and characteristics:

The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to initiate and sustain momentum without close supervision. Exhibiting a polished presence, diplomacy, discretion and a deep respect and understanding of the museum and its brand. Sense of humor and flexible approach to the position is a must.

Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

Ability to climb stairs, walk on uneven, and occasionally slippery surfaces.  Ability to pull, push, lift and carry up to 50 pounds with occasionally heavier loads.  Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, and crouch.  Work areas can be dusty, humid, have various kinds of chemicals, fumes and odors.  Noise level is usually normal, but may be loud when using power equipment.

This position works with minimum supervision. Work will often be performed with short deadlines and situations sensitive to the Museum. Regular office hours are required. Due to the nature of the responsibilities, evening and weekend work is sometimes required.

Contact Information

Contact: Sharon Stillman, Honolulu Museum of Art
Email: hr@honolulumuseum.org
Phone: (808) 237-5223

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