OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • 17-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Facilities
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $26.58 - $30.03 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Regular - Full-Time

Eligible for health benefits and PTO.

The Maintenance Engineer is directly responsible for performing and assisting in the facilitation of all maintenance operations pertaining to OMSI facilities. This includes general maintenance, equipment repair, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and the preventative maintenance program.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, and repair the facility HVAC systems, including electrical, plumbing, pneumatic, air handlers, fans, pumps, cooling towers, boilers, and chillers;
  • Collaborate with Facilities staff and external vendors to advise, coordinate, and accomplish departmental and/or project goals in support of day-to-day operations and strategic priorities;
  • Use HVAC control system to monitor, and adjust building climate controls, including programming of digital set points and control devices;
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain refrigeration and kitchen equipment;
  • Schedule Lighting and HVAC regularly, according to museum operating hours and special events needs;
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace, which includes the maintenance shop, mechanical rooms, and storage space.

Working Conditions

  • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly;
  • This position is regular full-time scheduled for 40 hours/week;
  • You must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for an accommodation under the ADA for medical or religious reasons;
  • This position may occasionally require working on some weekends, holidays, and/or evenings;
  • Physical Demands: 5% sitting, 75% standing, 20% lifting/carrying/pushing 50 lbs;
  • Vision Demands include:
    • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches of 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)
    • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus)
  • Environmental Demands include:
    • Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)
    • Outdoor weather conditions
    • Work near moving mechanical parts
    • Work in high, precarious places
    • Fumes or airborne particles
    • Toxic or caustic chemicals
    • Risk of electric shock
  • Noise Levels include:
    • Moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
    • Loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment)
    • Very loud (examples: jack hammer work, front row at rock concert)

Secondary Job Responsibilities

Provide support to the Facilities Maintenance team and Facilities department as assigned by the Facilities Maintenance Manager. Secondary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in facilitating the day-to-day operations of OMSI's facility maintenance activities including, electrical, plumbing, doors, hardware, and key systems;
  • Perform tenant improvements such as painting, carpet square replacement, hanging artwork, and bulletin boards;
  • Provide support to the events department during special events by providing temporary power drops, spider boxes, and extension cords as needed;
  • Assist in obtaining bids for projects and in maintaining contractor and vendor relations;
  • Order and purchase supplies and materials, including driving to local stores as needed.
  • Ensure that all supplies and parts inventory are maintained at acceptable levels.



  • Business Practices:
    • Moderate proficiency with Google Suite and/or Microsoft Office;
    • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy;
    • Ability to model and support a positive team dynamic with people from diverse talents and backgrounds, with an emphasis on team-based collaboration;
    • Demonstrated ability to pivot between individual and team work;
    • Exercises sound judgement while upholding high integrity and ethical standards;
    • Ability to adhere to confidentiality, protocol, and community agreements;
  • Facilities Maintenance:
    • Developed knowledge of computerized maintenance management programs, with an emphasis on HVAC and lighting control systems. Followed by effective communication with a variety of methods and approaches e.g. email correspondence, in-person discussions, collaborative processes, etc;
    • Ability to effectively troubleshoot and problem solve, with an emphasis on facilities maintenance;
    • Ability to work safely and an understanding of facilities and/or shop safety protocols;
    • Ability to conduct repairs to electrical and mechanical equipment;
    • Thorough knowledge of all facility mechanical, electrical, and life safety systems;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial construction and maintenance practices and codes;
    • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, and codes. Followed by effective implementation.


  • Proficient or native fluency in a second language (non-English).

Education & Work Experience


  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • 3 years of experience with increasing responsibility:
    • Experience working in a commercial or industrial setting, with an emphasis on mechanical, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, tenant improvements (painting/office remodeling), and preventative maintenance;
    • Demonstrated experience working with and effectively troubleshooting HVAC, climate control, and lighting systems;
    • Developed program management and/or coordination experience;
    • Prior experience working collaboratively in both small and large teams/departments/projects.


  • Experience working with volunteers.

Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications


  • Valid driver's license;
  • Meets the requirements in the Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Policy, which includes passing the MVR check;
  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background checks and reference checks.
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