OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • 16-Nov-2018 to 07-Jan-2019 (PST)
  • Education
  • Newport, OR, USA
  • $15.00-$17.00
  • Hourly
  • Regular - Part-Time

Eligible for Oregon Sick.

The Camp Maintenance Technician is responsible for supporting residential education programming through effective care, repair, and maintenance of camp facilities, buildings, grounds, and equipment. 


Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization.
  • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives.
  • Professionally represent OMSI with all internal and external contacts with appropriate appearance, action and communication.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

"Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters:" 

  • Maintain site appearance and function to support a positive work and education environment.
  • Maintain accurate records of all work and repairs done to The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray.
  • Work with the site manager to prepare weekly and monthly project lists, as well as costs incurred for the projects and progress reports.
  • Provide general maintenance, including but not limited to plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas appliances and systems, carpentry, tile repair and maintenance, and occasional landscaping.
  • Implement preventative maintenance systems.
  • Check all utility systems on a weekly basis (including electric, water, refuse, and natural gas) and contract with local businesses to ensure proper operation.
  • Monitor facility-related safety while recognizing and responding appropriately to hazards.
  • Procure and maintain inventory of camp supplies (except education supplies).
  • Help obtain bids and proposals for supplies and services.
  • Maintain/repair/replace program equipment as needed.
  • May have limited purchasing authority for supplies and materials.
  • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly
  • This position is regular part-time, scheduled for 25 hours/week.


Working Conditions:  

  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate security and emergencies.
  • Physical Demands: 10% Sitting 50% Standing 40% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling up to 100 Pounds
  • Must be physically able to walk on uneven, rocky terrain, for up to 10 miles a day.
  • Must be able to drive to local businesses (50 to 100 miles away) to purchase parts for repairs.
  • Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).
  • Work environment includes working near moving mechanical parts, open flames, work in high/precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electric shock, radiation, and vibration, and working with explosives.
  • Noise level is moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic), although sometimes can be loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment).


Secondary Functions: 

  • Assist with staff safety and maintenance training.
  • Drive camp vehicles as the job requires.
  • Assume any task and responsibility necessary for successful camp operation.





  • Demonstrated knowledge of facility maintenance skill: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, tile, landscaping and custodial.
  • Working knowledge of facility safety/risk management (OJT).
  • Working knowledge of building codes, health codes, and applicable local, county, state, and federal laws and regulations as they pertain to camps.
  • Ability to follow basic written and oral instructions.
  • Self-initiative to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent coordination and project management skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure with flexibility.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.



  • Nonprofit experience.
  • Museum experience.
  • Experience with project management database programs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Ability to operate small commercial construction equipment such as small tractors or skid steer loaders.


Education & Work Experience: 


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Project management skills.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in basic plumbing, carpentry, mechanical, and electrical appliances/systems.
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in general maintenance, construction, or other relevant profession, in a commercial/institutional setting.



  • Residential camp experience.
  • Bilingual - Spanish/English.
  • Experience working with volunteers.


Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications: 


  • Valid driver's license with excellent driving record.
  • Current CPR and first aid certification required (training can be provided at the employee's expense).
  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, American Camp Association (ACA) background checks (& on annual basis), and requirements in the Vehicle Policy including passing a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check.
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