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Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 3054349561
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Facility Mechanic I


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Miami, FL, United States




$13-16 per hour

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Full time



Job Description:


The Facility Mechanic is responsible for the continuous running of plant equipment and machinery using computerized systems, power, hand and diagnostic tools. Conducts routine maintenance and organizes repairs on all building systems including but not limited to: heating, ventilating and cooling systems, plumbing, doors, painting, and general maintenance throughout the facilities to include LSS systems for aquariums and BAS.


Adhere to the established policies and procedures of the Museum.

Perform general and preventative maintenance on building systems.

Inspect electrical, mechanical and pressurized gas such.

Read blueprints or technical diagrams.

Troubleshoot minor maintenance problems involving electrical, structural, plumbing, and equipment repair or replacement.

Preventative maintenance and repair HVAC equipment such as replacing belts, filters motors and pumps.

Perform routine plumbing repairs such as unstopping toilets, sinks or urinals, fixing water leaks, leaking faucets, and water fountains.

Perform routine electrical repairs such as changing light bulbs or fluorescent lamps and assists in repairing ballast and light fixtures.

Purchase supplies, equipment, and materials necessary to complete projects.

Painting, sanding, and patchwork.

Assemble and moves furniture, hangs pictures and bulletin boards, moves and sets up tables and chairs.

Participate in exhibit and building projects including general prototyping, fabrication and installation.

Assist in the installation and breakdown of traveling and permanent exhibits, including the loading/unloading of tractor-trailers with forklifts and other common equipment (i.e. personnel lifts, dollies, Johnson bars, lift gates etc.).

Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:


High School Diploma and a minimum of 2 years of building maintenance, repairs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Museum/attractions experience a plus.

Building Automation Controls experience, a plus.

Universal EPA license, a plus

One (1) year of building maintenance experience required


Must demonstrate proficiency in the safe use of designated tools.

Willingness to work weekends and have flexible availability in response to deadline-oriented schedules.

Knowledge of a variety of building maintenance procedures and techniques.

Knowledge of machinery, equipment, and tools necessary for the maintenance and repair of buildings systems.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Skill in reading and following blueprints and assembly instructions.

Skills in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.

Skill in using hand and power tools.

Ability to use a multi-meter, refrigerant gages and other electrical diagnostic tools.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Museum staff and the public.

Ability to work independently for short periods and without immediate supervision.

The technician may be invited to travel in support of a touring exhibit, although this is not a requirement of the position.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk and hear. The employee is required to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time, along with climbing and reaching with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move from to 50 to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to work in high and low/ places, be near fiberglass insulation and work under sinks and cabinets.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those as employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed both indoors and in outdoor settings. Work is performed in a public attraction facility. May require driving to and from worksite locations. Equipment can be located in/on mechanical rooms, rooftops, and outside facility. Employees may work around chemicals, electricity, high levels of noise from equipment, and depending on external weather conditions, wind, rain, cold, and heat. Work may be required for holidays and/or weekends.

NOTE: Unfortunately, submissions without salary requirement cannot be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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