The Facilities Maintenance Technician will report to the Chief Engineer and will be responsible for the overall maintenance and upkeep of Brookings facilities. Duties will include general maintenance, carpentry, repairs, cleaning, organization and oversight of facilities assets, engineering staff support, security staff support and conference services staff support. S/he will Respond to service requests for maintenance and repairs
Normal working hours for this position are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This position must be flexible in the ability to adjust work hours upon request by the supervisor, and must be available for overtime as needed.
This position is considered essential/non-exempt and the individual is required to be available during emergencies and special closings (often weather related), working on-site if the situation requires it.
Building Maintenance and Repairs (75%)
Facilities Department Operational Support (15%)
Vendor Operations (10%)
High School Degree required. Bachelor's degree from four-year college, trade school or university preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in building maintenance, building construction or relevant trade required. Finish quality carpentry capabilities required. The ability to blend new wood work with existing, finely balance door closures, or other carpentry where exact joints and minimal margins of error are desired. Additionally, familiarity with performing and overseeing drywall work, painting and caulking. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills and demonstrated commitment to quality service. Excellent attention to detail in completing quality work. Be able to work independently and effectively as part of a team with varying work hours. Be a self-starter who can identify problems and solve them, and a track record of successful team work. Have strong organizational skills and excellent verbal communication. Skilled at trouble shooting a variety of building systems and conditions. Strong problem-solving capabilities. Sound writing skills to communicate with staff, tenants and vendors via email and other electronic media. The position will require the ability to perform work from a ladder, routinely lift 50+ lbs. and have a familiarity and comfort level using a variety of different tools and equipment.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.