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Maintenance Technician 

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 12/31/2018  

The Maintenance Technician works closely with Preservation and Facilities staff on identifying and performing highly diversified duties to troubleshoot, repair and maintain buildings, grounds, and facility equipment at the historic Taliesin West campus. Adheres to safety and preventative maintenance systems and processes in support of Foundation property. Selected candidate will possess a helpful, service-oriented attitude, creative problem-solving ability, desire to learn and grow in a unique environment, and a team approach that supports the Foundation’s programs and staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with the day-to-day routine maintenance of facilities and preventative maintenance/repair as directed by supervisor.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools to perform work within general maintenance trades including carpentry/painting, electrical, plumbing, landscaping, and mechanical repair.
  • Assists with the installation, operation, and/or general maintenance of all equipment and components that support the buildings and grounds and in compliance with organizational safety policies and procedures as well as OSHA guidelines and regulations.
  • Responds to maintenance requests from a variety of facility users including Foundation staff, School of Architecture students and faculty, Public Engagement visitors and guests, and completes necessary paperwork and/or documentation logs for submission to the Construction and Maintenance Manager in a timely manner.
  • Works on assignments that can be complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative is required in resolving problems and making recommendations.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service and understands standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required to perform duties.
  • Documents tasks completed and includes reference materials such as images or schematics as part of shared tasks lists/project files.
  • Works within all types of weather conditions predominately in outdoor settings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, preferably with apprentice or journeyman experience in maintenance-related trades
  • Ability and interest in learning and performing semi-skilled trades such as carpentry, painting, tile, drywall, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems, etc.
  • Must have excellent customer service ability including strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to foster cooperative relationships with staff throughout the organization.
  • Ability to use basic and precision hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • Ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as safety regulations, operating and maintenance guides, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to understand and follow Foundation and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and unexpected events or delays on up to a daily basis.
  • Availability to work up to 40 hours a week as scheduled and occasional nights and weekends as required by supervisor.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience performing similar duties at a historic site, or within an arts/cultural setting or museum environment.
  • Familiarity with the architecture and ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Desire to learn and grow under the direction of and in collaboration with experienced leaders, supervisors and coworkers.

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