Facilities Maintenance Technician
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Job Description


The Facilities Maintenance Technician solves facility related problems and performs basic maintenance and minor engineering tasks within the museum. This position carries out service and small projects related to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in the museum and performs periodic inspections of building infrastructure and equipment.

The Facilities Maintenance Technician also performs routine carpentry, plumbing and electrical work using hand and power tools and precision measuring and testing devices to repair or remodel existing structures according to work orders or verbal instructions.


Job responsibilities describe the general nature of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all job functions.

  • Performs skilled mechanical maintenance work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and refrigeration control systems by inspecting and testing elements of those systems to locate and diagnose malfunctions.

  • Assures the proper operation of a wide variety of mechanical equipment and devices including pumps, engines, motors, compressors and equipment through troubleshooting and repair. Performs preventative maintenance and repairs on equipment to return equipment to operating standards or performance rates.

  • Repairs existing structures according to work orders or verbal instructions by inspecting the work site to determine the materials, equipment, tool requirements, and method to be used to achieve the proper repair.

  • Performs basic electrical work by replacing faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, breakers, insulators and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixtures and equipment.

  • Performs basic plumbing work by repairing existing plumbing and pipelines, replacing washers in valves, installing plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, toilets, water heaters, and opening clogged drains and stopped-up toilets.

  • Practices preventive maintenance in maintaining electronic test equipment and mechanical tools by performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, cleaning and servicing tools and equipment as directed.

  • Assists with documenting the cost of repairs and services by keeping records of time and materials to each job using the work order system and providing periodic status reports to the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor regarding the status of work projects, material consumed, and man-hours utilized.

  • Performs routine carpentry work as needed.

  • Performs painting of non-gallery spaces as needed.

  • Responsible for shoveling and salting walkways and steps in the winter.

  • Assists with deliveries to and from the museum’s storage facility.

  • Contributes to the overall success of the Buildings and Grounds Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


High School Diploma or General Education degree and 3-5 years of electrical, plumbing, general handyman and/or HVAC experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. Must have a valid driver’s license. Computer literacy is required.

Candidates must be able to communicate with museum personnel, management, and visitors daily. Candidates must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables. Must have the ability to read and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Preferred Years Of Experience:

3 Year(s)

Education Required:

High School

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 01/22/2021