Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, USA
Exploratorium

* We are hiring for either a Campus Facilities Technician I, II, or III depending on experience. The functions, qualifications, and pay rate for each position are listed below.

SUMMARY

The Campus Facilities Department is responsible for day-to-day maintenance and repairs of the Exploratorium’s facilities and maintains security and safety systems. The department provides support for day and evening special events and public programs. The Campus Facilities Technician I/II/III must be competent in all the areas mentioned above since this person may be the only Campus Facilities Technician on duty. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Campus Facilities and is required to work with and without supervision, using skills and knowledge in the areas below. The schedule may include all shifts: day, evenings, and weekends as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Campus Facilities Technician I

  • Help maintain, repair and upgrade electrical systems to power exhibits and workspaces.
  • Assist in maintenance and development of facilities, including:
    • Electrical tasks such as installation and replacement of circuit breakers, connectors and plugs
    • Painting and dry walling of interior and exterior walls and offices
    • Lighting tasks such as re-lamping and general ballast changes
    • Plumbing tasks including replacement and repair of faucets and plumbing fixtures
    • Changing belts and filters on HVAC system
    • Perform ergonomic workstation modifications for Exploratorium staff.
  • Support safety and security functions, including First Aid and CPR coverage and the operation and response to fire and burglar alarm systems.
  • Provide logistical support for museum rentals, special events and programs (during evening and/or weekend hours), including providing access to electrical outlets; restoring museum floor to original condition for public opening; serving as primary provider of First Aid/CPR.
  • Provide Campus Facilities Department coverage during evening, weekend and holiday hours.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Campus Facilities Technician II

  • Maintain, repair, document and upgrade mechanical systems to provide fresh air and thermal comfort to office and public spaces. Replace air filters, water filtration systems. Repair pumps and gearboxes.
  • Maintain, repair, document and upgrade electrical system to provide power to equipment and workspaces throughout (322K ft2). Repair electrical equipment.
  • Maintain, develop, repair, and modify office and public facilities, including interior construction, lighting, plumbing, HVAC, fire safety equipment.
  • Provide technical support for programmatic operations including permanent and temporary exhibit installations, as well as for outside vendors and contractors using the facility through Museum Rentals and Special Events.
  • Problem-solve and troubleshoot a wide range of unique or site-specific solutions including work under piers and other unusual spaces, with a strong safety standards for self and others.
  • Actively support and promote a safe and secure physical environment for staff and public.  Assist Campus Facilities Manager in maintaining Cal/OSHA compliance throughout facilities.  Operate fire safety and security systems.  Provide First Aid as needed by the public and staff. 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Campus Facilities Technician III

  • Maintain, repair, document and upgrade electrical system to provide power to exhibits and workspaces.  Repair electrical equipment.
  • Maintain, develop, repair, and modify facilities, including construction, painting, wall repair, ventilation, lighting, plumbing, HVAC, fire safety equipment.
  • Maintain First Aid and CPR certification by American Red Cross, and provide First Aid as needed by the public and staff.  Assist Campus Facilities Manager in maintaining Cal/OSHA compliance throughout facilities.  Operate fire safety and security systems. 
  • Provide technical support for Museum Rentals, Special Events, and programmatic operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally, in writing, and by two-way radio.
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Campus Facilities Technician I

  • One year’s related outside experience or two year’s Exploratorium experience.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, use good judgment and reflect the department and Exploratorium in a positive way.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely and conscientiously with tools and live electrical installations (120 volts to ground).
  • Conform to Cal. OSHA’s Respirator Protection, Forklift and Platform Lift Programs.
  • Certification in AHA or Red Cross CPR and First Aid or ability to become certified.
  • Acceptance and ability to work required weekends, evenings, and night on-call assignments.

Campus Facilities Technician II

  • 3 years of related experience or minimum 2 years’ experience as an Operations Tech I and ability to demonstrate the required skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent mechanical skills; understanding pump theory and operation, fan operation, etc.
  • Demonstrates excellent skills working on electrical systems; design and installation of utilization equipment, branch circuits, feeders, overcurrent protection, etc., to National Electrical Code specifications
  • Fully knowledgeable of and able to demonstrate safe work practices on live electrical circuits.
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in construction trades and machine shop techniques: including welding, metal fabrication, hydraulic repair, plumbing, use of wood and metal machines, hand and portable power tools.
  • Demonstrated expertise using tools related to mechanical maintenance: hand tools (wrenches, ratchets, sockets, etc.), power tools (portable saws, impact drivers, drills, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally, in writing, and by two-way radio.
  • Safe practices when working around large industrial equipment.
  • Experience driving forklift, scissors lift, and boom-lift in confined areas.
  • Certification in Red Cross CPR and First Aid or willingness to become certified.  Prior experience in handling first aid emergencies.
  • Able to train others in first aid, basic safety, and emergency procedures.
  • Able to understand and apply various federal, state, and local codes regarding construction trades, safe work practices, etc (e.g. UBC, NEC, Fire Code, CFR, ADA, Cal/OSHA)
  • Able to work independently and/or with others to design, manage and carry out significant projects with minimal supervision
  • Able to troubleshoot and problem solve effectively
  • Basic computer literacy: e-mail, ability to learn and use MS Word, Excel
  • Create spreadsheets and document daily work
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as assigned.

Campus Facilities Technician III

  • Minimum 4 years related experience
  • Advanced level skills working on electrical systems; design and installation of utilization equipment, branch circuits, feeders, overcurrent protection, etc, to National Electrical Code specifications 
  • Fully knowledgeable of and able to demonstrate safe work practices on live electrical circuits.
  • Certification in Red Cross CPR and First Aid (and/or certification as Instructor) and prior experience in handling first aid emergencies.
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in construction trades and machine shop techniques: including framing, carpentry, cabinet making, painting and dry walling, plumbing, use of wood and metal machines, hand and portable power tools.
  • Working knowledge of locksmithing techniques, especially Schlage pin-tumbler cylinders, and standard master key systems; ability to track and enter key records on File Maker computer program.
  • Experience driving forklift, scissors lift, and boom-lift in confined areas.
  • Able to train others in first aid, basic safety, and emergency procedures.
  • Able to understand and apply various federal, state, and local codes regarding construction trades, safe work practices, etc (e.g. UBC, NEC, Fire Code, CFR, ADA, Cal/OSHA)
  • Able to work independently and/or with others, design, manage and carry out significant projects with minimal supervision; able to supervise other Op’s Technicians.
  • Able to trouble shoot and problem solve effectively
  • Basic computer literacy: e-mail, ability to learn and use MSWord, Excel

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to climb tall ladders, move throughout museum, crawl into tight spaces, lift and carry 50 – 75 lbs short distances, use machinery applying Cal/OSHA safety standards, able to twist, bend reach.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

This position is open until filled

HOW TO APPLY

This is a regular, full-time (37.5 hours per week), non-exempt, union position that includes benefits. The starting range for the Tech I role is $25.06 to $26.53. The starting range for the Tech II role is $29.88 to $31.63. The starting range for the Tech III role is $33.24 to $35.20. This range represents steps 1-3 on a 6 step union pay scale. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page.

Condition of Employment: Willingness and ability to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination will be required. All medical or sincerely held religious belief exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.

The Exploratorium is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity, inclusion and respect.  We welcome and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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