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Facilities Mechanic 

Location Museum of Life and Science  
About the Organization The Museum of Life and Science, one of North Carolina’s top family destinations, has been a beloved Durham institution for 75 years. The Museum features 84 acres of exhibits, experiences, and outdoor exploration, including one of the East Coast's largest butterfly conservatories and a two-story science center. As an accredited zoo, the Museum is home to lemurs, black bears, endangered red wolves, and more than 140 species of live animals, butterflies, and insects. Readers of Durham Magazine, Indy Week, and Carolina Parent have repeatedly named us the top Museum in the Triangle. Charity Navigator rated the Museum, a 501(c3) nonprofit organization, 100 out of 100-- the highest possible score.

Our mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people of all ages embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world. The Museum serves our increasingly diverse community with interactive and accessible experiences that build and develop lifelong connections with science, nature, and critical thinking. The Museum partners with NASA, NOAA, the National Science Foundation, Duke University, NC State University, and the University of North Carolina on many research projects and programs.

In addition to an incredible team of co-workers, the Museum provides competitive compensation commensurate with experience, as well as a full array of employee benefits for eligible positions, including a generous 403b retirement plan with employer contributions, health, dental, and vision insurance, flex-spending plans, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, nine paid annual holidays, employee appreciation events, and a family membership to the Museum.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

  • Safely fulfills facility requests as assigned by supervisor.
  • Coordinates repairs with supervisor and end users.
  • Maintains and repairs Train engine, coaches and track.
  • Performs routine mechanical and preventive maintenance duties and recommends improvements in PM task lists.
  • Performs scheduled and emergency vehicle maintenance.
  • Diagnoses problems, adjusts, repairs, and overhauls engines, transmissions, rear-ends, clutches, brakes, hydraulic systems, valves, pumps, electrical problems, and other vehicular systems.
  • Maintains and repairs other museum mechanical equipment (i.e. mowers, composting, tractors, generators, bobcat, excavator, etc.)
  • Places orders for parts and supplies.
  • Maintains required computerized and manual records of all repairs.
  • Interacts with customers and vendors as needed.
  • Makes recommendations for outsourcing repairs of equipment and vehicles.
  • Performs welding repairs as required
  • Assists in other assigned Facilities projects or activities

Actual Pay Rate: $24/hour

Position Requirements
  • Aptitude: Senior level mechanical skills, able to provide expertise in diagnosis and repairs.
  • Complexity: Works on assignments requiring significant judgment and initiative. Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions.
  • Supervision: Works independently and prioritizes daily workload. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments. May provide guidance to other nonexempt personnel.
  • Interaction: Works and communicates well within the Facilities team, and interacts well with staff and guests. May provide specific task instruction and assistance for other team members
  • Experience/Education: Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience. High School degree or GED required. Trade school, 2 year technical degree or equivalent experience desired.



  • Certification from the National Institute for Auto Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Welding experience and proficiency
  • Experience working on equipment such as bobcats, excavators, tractors.
Shift Various Shifts  
Pay Range 24/hour  
EOE Statement The Museum of Life and Science is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, perform crucial job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we value the differences and benefits that a diverse culture brings. Join us!
Category Facility Management  

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