Under the supervision of the Engineering Manager, the Senior Engineering Technician will provide a consistent and reliable environment in all museum buildings. Utilizing the Museums building automation system to maintain the environmental conditions that best preserve the works of art is top priority. This position will require a trained and experienced hands-on HVAC mechanic that has the skills to troubleshoot, repair, PM, and install all types of HVAC equipment. An understanding of the interaction of the museum mechanical systems and their effect on the museum environment as a whole is essential.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Monitor and maintain the proper environment for the preservation of the art by:
- Daily monitoring of the temperatures and humidity levels throughout the museum by periodic checks using the building’s automation system.
- Promptly addressing alarm conditions as reported by the building automation system
- Maintain proper operation of facility mechanical systems by:
- Completing scheduled preventative maintenance tasks as assigned.
- Trouble shooting and repair of any malfunctioning equipment.
- Provides recommendations to the Engineering Manager regarding capital improvements.
- Producing weekly PM tasks using the building automation computer system and maintaining the database as assigned.
- Manage resources including outside vendors and contractors by:
- Ordering parts and necessary preventative maintenance materials as needed.
- Gathering quotes from contractors and providing recommendations to the Engineering Manager.
- Coordinating/scheduling contractor work.
- Creates and closes work orders in the absence of the Engineering Manager.
- Fulfilling other duties as assigned by:
- Providing 24 hour-on-call coverage as assigned.
- Assisting other museum staff as required.
- Performing all other duties as assigned.
- Marinating the overall cleanliness, condition and safety of all mechanical areas.
- Minimum High School/GED
- HVAC trade school completion – Journeyman status
- 5 years + experience in operation and repair of low pressure steam boiler controls and commercial HVAC equipment.
- Knowledge of building Automation systems – (Metasys) preferred.
- Understand wiring diagrams and schematics.
- Training in and knowledge of the operation and controls of low-pressure steam vessels.
- Knowledge of air movement systems and their components, i.e. Commercial air handling units, Variable air volume boxes and reheat coils, freq drive fan motors and controls.
- Knowledge of humidification equipment and the relationships between temperature and humidity.
- Skilled in proper use of hand and power tools.
- Skilled in the use of test instruments; combustion analyzers and VOM’s to properly diagnose equipment failures.
- Must be computer proficient.
- Ability to work from ladders, lift 50 pounds and be available 24/7 on an as needed or on-call status.
The Walters Art Museum provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, subsidized transportation and parking, museum membership, short-term disability, FSA (flexible spending account), 457b retirement, and free professional financial management counseling.
The Walters Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer. Our policy prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital status, mental or physical disabilities, or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy applies to all employment actions and complies with all provisions of federal, state, and local laws enforcing nondiscrimination in employment practices. Volunteering opportunities and employment at the Walters is contingent on a favorable investigative background check. The museum is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. The Walters Art Museum is an at-will employer.
The Walters Art Museum is a smoke and drug free workplace.