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General Handyman 

About the Organization The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation exists to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and enrich society through an understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran or uniformed service member status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Taliesin West  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 2/7/2018  

Position Summary:

The General Handyman assists with a variety of maintenance and preservation duties at the historic Taliesin West campus in Scottsdale, AZ. Adheres to safety and established systems and processes in support of Foundation departments, School of Architecture at Taliesin, and the Taliesin Fellowship.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with the day-to-day preservation and maintenance of facilities as directed by manager.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools to perform maintenance work within multiple maintenance trades.
  • In collaboration with leaders, assists students with construction projects/student work in the shop.
  • Reports need for equipment repairs and equipment replacement.
  • Assists with emergency and unscheduled repairs site-wide as needed or directed by supervisor/manager.
  • Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.
  • May be called upon to oversee projects and leader-assigned staff while in the field and/or on an episodic basis.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service and understands and writes standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required to perform duties.
  • Ensures documentation is complete and includes reference materials such as images or schematics for shared daily task lists and ongoing major project files.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma (or GED) with experience in maintenance trades.
  • Ability to perform semi-skilled labor in trades such as carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, etc., with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to use basic and precision hand tools and utilize precision measuring instruments.
  • Ability to read, write, and utilize drawings in performance of duties.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to foster cooperative relationships with staff, faculty, students, the Taliesin Fellowship, contractors, vendors, and the general public.
  • Ability to understand and follow Foundation and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work effectively individually or as a team member in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and unexpected events or delays.
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours a week as scheduled and occasional nights and weekends as required by supervisor.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Familiarity with OSHA safety guidelines and regulations and/or willingness to undergo such training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificatie of completion at a two-year technical trade school.
  • Computer proficiency including Outlook, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office products.
  • Previous experience performing similar duties at a historic site.
  • Familiarity with the architecture and ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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