Facilities Maintenance Technician / Employment
August 31, 2022
Organization Name: MoPOP
Organization Location: Seattle, WA
We’re really glad you’re thinking about joining the team at MoPOP! We believe pop culture is a universal language capable of building connections across a range of people, no matter our differences in race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, education, socio-economic status, ethnicity, country of origin, or any other characteristic that makes us who we are. For more than twenty years, we have been showcasing how music, film, fashion, video games, sports, and more spark those connections and create a lasting cultural impact.
MoPOP provides both a physical space and an emotional and intellectual opportunity for people from any background to explore, find and build community, and recognize their own creative potential. This applies not only to our guests, but also to our staff — be it in designing an educational program to engage the next generation of creators, trying to reach a new audience with a marketing initiative, preserving an artifact in our collection, or providing excellent customer service to a visitor. If this sounds like something you’d be into, we’d love to hear from you!
MoPOP’s Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
Our mission is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities. A nonprofit grounded in five core values — open arms, creative exchanges, light bulb moments, pursuing excellence, and excitement — MoPOP is actively committed to ongoing learning in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). In partnership with our community, we hope to also develop safe spaces for their application. This includes taking steps to continue increasing our awareness of institutional “-isms,” as well as uncovering and undoing the ways they show up in museum culture. We recognize this is a process that requires intentionality, energy, and resources, and we are developing a DEIA framework that can cultivate a work environment and museum experience that is truly welcoming for all.
We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that having staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better meet our mission and encourage BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply. We acknowledge that our work to build safe spaces and better systems for traditionally marginalized groups is ongoing and will require constant vigilance and expect all MoPOP employees to be part of our DEIA journey.
The Facilities Maintenance Technician is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the building’s mechanical equipment and maintenance of the building systems, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and other maintenance needs. They respond to daily maintenance requests and performs scheduled maintenance work around the building as assigned. They are responsible to perform all assigned duties in a safe, professional, and efficient manner according to established policies and procedures. The shift is a full time 4 x 10, morning or evening position, Sunday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Saturday.
Essential functions (other duties as assigned)
• Monitor building HVAC equipment in BMS and respond to alarms and equipment related events in a timely manner.
• Record performed work and work order results in CMMS system.
• Assists in supporting all private and public events in and surrounding museum property, working with event staff and managers.
• Maintain a clean and tidy work environment.
• Assist with special projects as directed.
• Operate man lifts, forklifts, and other equipment essential to performing maintenance and repairs to the facility.
• Participate in team meetings and contribute to the team’s success.
• Support our internal culture which inspires and empowers our staff to live our mission to its highest standards.
• Contribute to a consistent customer service standard across all departments.
• Work to ensure customer service is ingrained at the core of the team and is reflected outward to our guests and other staff.
• Commitment to participating in anti-racism work, learning about the ways institutional racism impacts the workplace, and supporting teammates in operationalizing DEIA strategies in the department.
• Must possess a valid WA state Driver License and proof of insurance.
• 2 years of professional experience in the field of facilities maintenance preferred.
• Must have verifiable hands-on experience in building trades, including carpentry, patching and painting walls, electrical, and plumbing.
• Boiler operator license Grade 5 or higher for the City of Seattle (must be willing to obtain within 12 months of employment).
• Refrigeration license for the City of Seattle (must be willing to obtain within 12 months of employment).
• Knowledge of plumbing and functions of devices, such as valves, water fountains, etc.
• Knowledge of electrical installations and ability to perform electrical repair work or installations (i.e. re-lamping fixtures, cabling, and conduit work).
• Knowledge of mechanical equipment operations and ability to perform equipment repair work and installation (i.e. electrical motors, bearings, belts and chiffs).
• Basic understanding of Building management system (SIEMENS technology preferred).
• General computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications, BMS, CMMS, and other programs as necessary.
• Effective communication skills.
• Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers and client groups
• Detail oriented with ability to work effectively in a dynamic, high volume, and multi-tasking environment.
• Commitment to work safety, accident prevention, and the safety of co-workers.
• Ability to operate scissor lifts and forklifts.
• Ability to work in high and/or confined spaces.
• Ability to oversee contractors in their work performance on behalf of the museum.
• Ability to operate a two-way radio.
• Ability and willingness to learn new things within the scope of assigned work.
• Team player.
• Ability to work with diverse group of employees, handle stress and stay organized, focused, even-tempered and congenial in stress situations.
• Work with management to maintain the image of MoPOP in the public’s view.
• Proficient in English language (reading, writing, speech)
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
This full-time position includes a generous benefits package, details of which will be shared during the hiring process.
Reasonable accommodations may be made during the application or hiring process upon request, please contact jobs@MoPOP.org.