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Facilities Mechanic I (Full Time) - $500 HIRING BONUS

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami

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Under general supervision, the Mechanic 1 performs general maintenance and repair of equipment and buildings requiring practical skill and knowledge in such trades as painting, carpentry, plumbing, door hardware, HVAC, and electrical work. Work involves a variety of duties other than those of skilled craft workers, with attention to knowing and using safe work practices. This position also supports the successful completion of after-hours and weekend events by assisting with operation of building lighting, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.


  • Performs a variety of maintenance functions in and around the Facility providing routine, emergency, and scheduled maintenance to the building and associated equipment.
  • Adhere to the established policies and procedures of the Museum.
  • Perform building, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, door, drywall, ceiling tiles, and painting repairs, as necessary.
  • Maintain departmental standards for PM completion rate.
  • Implement preventative maintenance measures as necessary on tools and equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and tools.
  • Respond quickly in the event of an emergencies, i.e., Fire alarm, Power outages, floods, elevator entrapments, and notify appropriate personnel.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, hazard-free work environment within area of responsibility.
  • Maintain positive work relationships and exhibit teamwork, and collaboration with all levels of Museum staff.
  • Maintain rooms, and all mechanical areas clean and well organized.
  • Maintain and uses equipment, tools, and vehicles in a safe and careful manner.
  • Communicate via radio system in a professional and affective manner.
  • Provides coverage for hurricanes and other emergencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or technical certificate required and a minimum of one (1) years’ experience performing general maintenance duties (plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other general facility repairs) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Demonstrated ability to use hand and power tools (such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, precision measures, electronic/electronic testing devices), and knowledge of and ability to properly use specialized equipment, including that used in one or more of the trades of electrical, plumbing or general carpentry;
  • Must possess excellent hand/eye coordination as well as close vision.
  • Must be able to read, understand and interpret plans diagrams and drawings.
  • Must be able to work self-sufficiently with little supervision in support of after-hours and weekend events.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, including nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Experience with door hardware repairs and maintenance is a plus.
  • Ability to manage material resources and time;
  • Ability to work safely;
  • Ability to follow directions, instructions, structured process and procedures, and to complete tasks;
  • Customer service skills to act responsively to customer inquiries and requests; and escalate the more difficult matters appropriately;
  • Communication skills to provide procedural and information, and to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work priorities, and to build effective working relationships with staff, customers, and others.
  • Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving and common-sense skills;
  • Ability to manage and accurately track material resources and time, and adapt to changing work priorities;
  • Ability to travel to various facilities, and to work independently and as a team.
  • Ability to work well in a customer environment

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 be exposed to hazardous and/or toxic substances, electrical shock, noise from equipment, and depending on external weather conditions, wind, rain, cold, and heat.


  • Level 2 background clearance as defined by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
  • Drug screening as part of the Drug Free Workplace Program.
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine(s) by date of hire to be considered for employment unless applicant is eligible for an exemption pursuant to all applicable laws.


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